"Jump" instantly brought Van Halen to mind when I heard it and I think that I actually went so far as to play their "1984" album in an attempt to get the song out of my head. I am sorry to report that it didn't work and writing about it now has firmly lodged it back in my head.
I thought this shot would be a bit easier than it was. I didn't realize just how long the cords were on a kiteboard rig. Also the wind direction was not favorable to shorten the cord length. The result is that the boarder ended up very small in the shot.
I still enjoyed the shot and the subject stands out in the scene. I would approach this shot differently if I were to shoot it again, but all in all I thought it was successful.
On Taking Assignments
I frequently listen to the On Taking Pictures (OTP) podcast, which I highly recommend to anyone looking for good conversation about creativity, especially as it related to photography. In January 2014 the hosts, Bill Wadman and Jeffery Saddoris, began a new segment of weekly assignments that they gave to listeners. Results of the assignments are posted on the OTP Google Plus group. I decided that I would commit myself to the assignments for a year without interruption, and that I would complete each one before the next assignment was announced on the show each Tuesday morning. My 'On Taking Assignments' blog posts are the culmination of my year-long focus on these assignments.