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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Young Skater


Evening training session on ice. The kids are preparing a Christmas show. The sun is getting low and is entering through the corner window reflecting of ice with a blinding beam. I’m watching the kids with moderate interest as the session drags quite slowly and it seems to lack cohesion from the trainers and participants.

One of the skaters crosses the beam of light, then another. Now they have my interest. I get the camera, expose for the brightest spot and wait… and wait. Finally one of the girls breaks rank and crosses the light again. Snap. Thank you.

Ideally I’d like them to skate closer to me so the silhouette effect is stronger. Never the less I’m happy with this photograph. It captures the blinding light and the skater.