Ramp Camp

 (David T. Kindler)

Ramp Camp is a Park District of Oak Park summer camp at the Active Sports Area on top of the water reservoir. The day I went to photograph these skaters for the Park District 100th Anniversary Book, it was pushing 100 degrees. For this shot, I used too Canon Speedlites to open up the shadows of this killer backlit group.

Young skateboarders at summer Ramp Camp. (David T. Kindler)
This guy here really impressed me since I stood at the top of one of those ramps once in my hockey skates. Taking the plunge and dropping in can be terrifying. He was just hanging there ready to drop. No fear, all concentration. It was the Calumet Photographic Picture of the Week for a week. That was exciting for me.

Young skateboarders at summer Ramp Camp. (David T. Kindler)