May 22, 2016

Soaring

Kiteboarding When you're approaching the Sunshine Skyway from either direction on a nice day with a bit of a breeze, you're bound to see kiteboarders having fun on Tampa Bay. The colorful kites always grab my attention.  And, it's so easy to pull off the road, it's almost like it's meant to be for me to shoot them. So, yesterday, when I saw the kites I stopped for a few minutes.

Kiteboarding

It was late in the afternoon and the sun couldn't have been in a worse position. After taking a few shots that ended up being silhouettes, I thought maybe I could use the sun to my advantage and do something funky with the sun bursting over the kiteboarder and water.  I like how the symmetry in this shot worked out.

Kiteboarding

And, this is Anthony, the soaring kiteboarder from the previous photo. He told me he took up this water sport 7 years ago -- and insisted it isn't difficult. (We didn't get into upper body strength etc.) With his ability to do some cool aerobatics, he was fun to shoot. Looking forward to shooting some more out there -- with my long lens and better light.

9 comments:

Kate said...

It is a scene filled with great activities and fun to watch. I love your use of the word "soaring"--a perfect description.

Andy said...

Photo #2 is a winner!

bill burke said...

Awesome photos! I really like how you worked the sun in photo 2 to your advantage.

Jacob said...

Nice shots! And you did use the sun to suit your purposes perfectly! This looks like a lot of fun but I think I'm past the age when it is possible!

Brian King said...

I wouldn't do it myself, but it does look fun!

Jack said...

SRQ, your final shot is so fine! Love it. (And, I appreciate you taking care of Florida while I am away.)

Michelle said...

Nice shots! I cannot imagine doing this!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This looks so fun and the photos are great! If I did not have a fear of heights I would totally partake.

William Kendall said...

That is cool!