Maloof Money Cup vert ramp skater

year 29 || day 60 – Maloof vert

Maloof Money Cup vert ramp skater

I got some pretty awesome shots at this year’s Maloof Money Cup at the OC Fair. I also found a new respect for action sports photographers. There’s so much going on that needs to be watched and the added pressure of not wanting to interfere coupled with the reactions and sounds from the massive crowds. It’s not something I’ll ever aim to put on my resumé, but I wouldn’t mind vacationing there from time to time. Luckily for these shots I was able to post up on a nearly empty halfpipe catwalk so I could avoid having to use my “cheap” telephoto lens. Sure, it’s great for slow moving objects when I’ve got a tripod, but for fast-action excitement I’ll gladly use my 50mm.

  • Camera: Canon T2i
  • Focal Length: 50mm
  • Shutter: 1/4000
  • Aperture: f/1.6
  • ISO: 100