For this theme, I needed something moving. I did not want to use cars – boring. I headed to the Bradenton skate park by the Manatee Memorial hospital. With the kids now out of school, there are plenty of kids skateboarding, cycling, and riding scooters, next to the Manatee River. I sat on one of the supports for the bridge above and just watched the kids go back and forth. I talked with one of the mothers there (the young boy on a scooter), just to be sure they were ok with my taking photos. This is a good place to get all kinds of photos, and to practice panning as they are zipping by you constantly, so if at first you don’t succeed, you will have another opportunity in less than a minute.
Settings – Canon AI Servo, Center Focus, Spot metering, TV (shutter priority), ISO 400, 70 mm lens, most taken at 1/30th second, at between F11 and F13. I would have preferred not having to go to ISO 400 but when you go at 7:50 PM and you only have a half hour before sunset, you are losing light quickly – but it was so much cooler than going earlier.