Big Blue Hobbies Halloween Skate Event 2013

A sequence of shots of skateboarder Travis Baker flying off the pyramid at Woodland Park in Lexington, The D4 captures 10-11 frames per second so this sequence represents just over 1 second. I really enjoyed photographing these high flying athletes at the Big Blue Hobbies Halloween skate contest. To really see the details, click on this image to zoom in. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

I was invited by Big Blue Hobbies owner Troy Pinkston to come out and take a few pictures at the Skateboard event he was hosting at Woodland Park in Lexington on Halloween night.  Troy is famous for getting me sucked into the R/C helicopter world and responsible for building my great quad.  In addition to every hobby item you can imagine, he is now also specializing in skateboards and has brought back lots of fond memories of this childhood pastime of mine.  If you have any hobby or skateboarding needs, Troy is a great guy and can get you fixed up in no time!!!

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate on Halloween to allow the event to take place so the event was moved to Saturday.  The event went off very well with a huge crowd and lots of great skaters.  I really enjoyed the chance to photograph these high flying athletes and had the opportunity to meet a lot of great new people.  I can’t wait to go out to Woodland Park again and shoot some more skateboarding.

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James "GypsythaNomad" Hayes Ollies off of the pyramid at Woodland Park. It is a long way down once he flies off the pyramid! Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

Skater Pablo Tetula flies off the mini half-pipe at Woodland Park. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

Pro skateboarder Aaron Owens attempts a "Nollie big heel" off of the pyramid at Woodland. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

David Walker grabbing some air off the Pyramid. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

One of my favorite pictures. An intense look watching during a break in the action. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

Skater Micah Wu drops in on the half pipe. Micah's dad David was there for all the action and was a super nice guy and great to talk to for me. He was able to give me lots of pointers on the action. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 16-35 f/4 VRII.

 

A skater takes flight. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

High Ollie Contest Cotie flies over the bar at a little over 34 inches on his way to victory as Troy Pinkston looks on. Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8 VRII.

 

I couldn't resist this shot of friend Jeb Smith who shot a little video of the event from his quad. Check out SkyDroneStudios on Vimeo to see the great work he is doing from the air!!! Nikon D4 with AFS Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII.

 

 

 

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