A Modes of Flight Street Photography Project
The light in this photo makes it perfect for black and white I think.
Thanks. I wish the sun was at a better angle to make their silhouettes much deeper for the b/w. There are other shots that I took from other angles to get that effect but the body positionings weren’t ideal.
The way the silhouettes turned out though, very much suggest the movement that was going on.
At first I thought …. it was something new again. go roll skates on the ice. But then I saw that it is not winter. Neat movement in the picture.
I can’t wait for summer to return. I had to show something summery.
I do the same, but on ice. I’ve tried inline skates once, but it didn’t feel right…
I’ve done ice skating, roller skating and inline skating but I’ve never tried to dance on them. I may have to give it a try now.
Are they dancing? I thought they were just skating.
Both. A DJ sets up beside the rink on summer Saturday evenings and plays music so that skaters can have a good time. Groups of skaters; most who are complete strangers, will get a groove on and start line dancing. Usually one to a few people will start a series of simple but fun moves somewhere near the centre of the rink. Soon, many just join in while others continue to do laps around them.
The Hamilton Waterfront Trust (http://www.hamiltonwaterfront.com/) established the Hamilton Waterfront Outdoor Rink by Pier 8 with City Council’s blessing. In the winter, if conditions are right, the rink is soaked down, frozen over and used for ice skating. The place is a hit.
You can rent skates suitable for each season or bring your own. Skating itself is free. The only caveats are no violence, harassment, abuse of property or use of the rink for hockey or any team sports that would interfere with free skating.
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It’s me again, I just wanted to let you know I made reference to this post in my post:http://wp.me/p2owKx-IE In the post I mention that I was looking at this image and I feel that it influenced what I ended up creating.
I very much appreciate your connecting this shot with WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge theme of “Optimistic”. I definitely wanted to use this picture to convey an optimistic side of Hamilton.
Great, that is interesting that the optimism shows through.
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Great rhythm in this classic shot Allan. Let the music play!
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