I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can FlyI Believe I Can Fly

Skate Boarder – taken at London’s Southbank.  I didn’t have a lot of time for setup as I was with friends.  I was using a shutter speed of 1/200 and ISO 200 so I just switched the Nikon D7200 to Continuous High Speed mode and followed the action as this guy took off.

When I looked through the sequence in Lightroom I found this image and I was able to recover lots of detail in the shadows while still keeping some detail in the highlights – you take your luck where you get it!

This area has been used as a skate park for as long as I can remember – at least 40 years.  Years ago I was skateboarding here and I heard a very young couple walking past say “oh darling, these young things certainly know how to play don’t they”.  Little did they know I was close on 30 years old.

I’ve just switched from a D5100 to the D7200 and still getting up to speed with it.  What a great camera.

I was using the Nikon AF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens which I use almost all the time – a wonderful lens in my opinion.  Not a fast lens but with street photography high ISO settings aren’t an issue for me and I like a zoom lens – no fixed 35mm for me!


I believe I can fly
I believe I can touch the sky
I think about it every night and day
Spread my wings and fly awayR. Kelly > I Believe I Can Fly Lyrics

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