On Taking Assignments #28 - Jump

"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.