52 Frames. Week 3: Your Hobby

This week’s photo prompt was “Your Hobby”…and well, I have many hobbies. So it took me a little bit to figure out what I want to photograph and how.

Ultimately, I decided on my figure skates because figure skating is one of those things for me that is pure happiness, even through moments of frustration. I started figure skating when I was 27 after I found the card for a figure skating coach in a local coffee shop. I had one goal in mind when I started. I wanted to be able to skate backward. Six years later and I’m getting ready for my third season of competitions…and I skate better backward than I do forward.

To shoot this photo, I set up my synthetic ice in my office and pulled out my studio lights. I wanted to simulate the boots laying on the ice.

Is this the best photo I’ve ever taken? No. Do I like it and am I happy with it? Yeah. I think so. On to next week’s.

(And if you’re wondering why I started with Week 3…it’s because I missed Weeks 1 & 2 and you can’t go back to redo them…oh well.)

Image of a figure skate lying on its side with five medals draped over it.

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