Saturday, October 1, 2011
Speed Demons: A Photo from Sports Day in Japan on a Lucky Day
Normally, a photo like this ends up in my digital dustbin but, I decided this one's a keeper.
At first, I thought of titling it What To Do When You See Ghosts but, settled on Speed Demons. The ghosts were just kids running a relay race and I focused on the ones sitting still while the speed demons ran by with my shutter speed at 1/15th of a second.
This morning was fourth Undokai (Sports Day Event) I've been to in the past week.
To keep from burning out, between mandatory shots of friends and family, I like to play with the camera and shoot some different scenes. If I'd have been outdoors, wildlife would have been my choice. Indoors, you don't get many choices. There's only a few other things to shoot. Fashion, food, maybe some architecture, and that's it.
When you have a group of 500 people with children packed into a gym for a sporting event there will be exciting times where everybody is jumping up and down, cheering or applauding, then, spells where nothing is goin on. I get bored easily. Kids do, too.
Guaranteed, if you are patient and look around carefully at a school event like this, you will find a kid, somewhere, picking his nose. There's one at every event. Sometimes you can find two. Well, anybody can take a photo of a kid picking his, or her nose; that's no challenge for me, anymore.
Today, I decided, I'd scan the crowd and see if I could find something like, maybe, two kids picking their noses side by side, or back to back. That'd be different. Wouldn't it ?
Hah ! It couldn't have been more than two minutes, after I got easily bored and made-up this challenging assignment that I struck gold.
It must have been my lucky day. I didn't get one kid picking his nose, or two.
Three of the little darlings, THREE, ALL IN A ROW.
It couldn't have been done better by a professional choreographer facrynoutloud !
Now, I wouldn't post something like that here, without model releases, signed by the parents.
I'll work on it.
For now, you just get to see the Speed Demons.
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