Southport has a very long pier, which is chiefly over developing land. One interesting note is a small skate park on the north side (on your right as you walk seaward along the pier). I found it interesting to watch the skaters and bikers because you look down on the park from the pier. It’s only small (just a couple of jumps and half pipes) but I enjoyed watching the guy in the photograph above jumping the tops of the half pipes. I’m sure he wouldn’t mind me publishing this picture. To be honest, visiting and photographing skate parks and extreme sports really interests me and is something I plan to do a lot more of in the future. In the picture he is actually in the air; the front wheel isn’t resting on the top of the jump, it just looks that way because of the timing.
So I was out playing American Pool with a friend and decided I would try to get a photo of the balls moving around the table. I wanted a dark image but showing movement. I had fun trying to get the right settings and shutter speed. Obviously I didn’t use flash or a tripod but I am still happy with the final result, maybe a little too dark.