Yet one more day I came down to this spot on the west side by a picturesque road near the water, to capture people walking up and down the flower laden path as the sun was setting. I picked an angle where the cityscape would act as a backdrop. Finally I succeeded in picking a day where the sky was clear all the way down to the horizon guaranteeing an evening with a rich red sundown reflecting off the buildings in the distance. But none of those shots were as interesting as the scene I saw taking place off in the distance.
I noticed two large groups of girls, practicing their gymnastic routines on the pier 30 yards or so from where I was shooting. After getting all the shots I wanted of people walking by, I determined to rush over there before the sun completely set and grab some shots of one of the girls being hoisted up and dropped by her fellow cheerleaders with the city behind them as a backdrop. When I would hear someone shout out "Elevator, one two!!" I quickly found out it was time to get my camera ready. But with the light level so low I had a hard time capturing the moving action I wanted without the pictures getting blurred, and I had to settle for capturing a more static shot instead before there was no usable light left. This turned out to be the only good shot I was able to get. But in this case one good shot was more than good enough.
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