Skatepark in the Ghetto

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

These are some shots that I took over the weekend at the skatepark in Alexander Township in Johannesburg.  I always knew it existed but never knew where it was and I have to say, I didn’t expect it to be as good as it was.  It’s a huge park with loads to skate and ride on and the kids there are cool which, for me, is key.  I really don’t care to hang out with a bunch of people that think they’re cooler than everyone else because they skate or ride better.  Who cares, we’re all there to have fun anyways.  It was fun watching these guys rip on their bikes and even more fun shooting some photos.  Thanks to the people that built the skatepark and gave those kids a place to go to and do something positive, it beats most of the parks I’ve seen in upper to middle class neighborhoods.

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Once in a Blue Moon

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

I heard on the radio a couple nights ago that there was a Blue Moon and that it wouldn’t be seen again for quite a long time!  Something like 15 years or something like that, I can’t quite remember now.  I grabbed my camera and ran outside to get a shot of this elusive ‘Blue Moon’.  The Moon itself wasn’t quite blue but, the sky all around was definitely reflecting a blueness.  This is my shot of the not so Blue Moon.