Eye Play

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 16 2010

Category: skateboard

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Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

Try Again

This is from my early days of skate photography. OK October 3rd. But still only the second day I made it to the skatepark. For today’s post, writing just before I head to the pictured location, I combed through the archive and happened upon this.

What strikes me, even now after viewing it for a while, is that the eye can’t fixate on any part of the image for very long. When you’re looking at the skateboard on the right, there’s a definite pull from the skater on the left and his board. When you look at them, your peripheral goes wild and forces you to dart back to something else.

Of course it’s a neat moment of unresolved motion and whatnot with many imaginable outcomes. My favorite is the shoe in the upper right. There’s a person attached to it, but it’s entirely up to your mind to place him and figure out where he’s going.

To the skate park!

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