During the deep cold January days of winter, we were 'waiting out this spot' and needed to keep warm, so I busted out these Light Sabers that were part of my Nephew's Halloween costume prior.
Why would I be traveling with my Nephew's toys? Moral booster! When working in the streets shooting snowboard photos, there's the inherent risk of getting kicked out. Sometimes you're not asked to leave until after you've spent two plus hours setting up the spot...those are the kick-outs that really hurt deep inside, so being moral booster equipped can save the day!
Jeremy was shooting a long exposure on the GF-1 of Mark walking back and fourth waving the Light Sabers in a predetermined pattern. I asked Jer if it would be OK to introduce some low powered artificial light...he said "no problem, let's do this." Setting the Sunpak 544 to 1/32 power, I simply flashed Mark every 1/2 second to illuminate his head and upper torso. The long exposure did the rest.
For the image that showcases Mark drawing the Burton Process Logo, that required a long exposure, with one pop of the flash at 1/16 power. After taking these photos, the spot was a go and Sollors pinned down a smooth 'Front Board Re-Direct Fakie Wall Ride.' All in all a great night on a cold January evening. Blotto
Photos ©Jeremy Jones 2012