Last Saturday (6/4) I had two opportunities to have fun with the cameras. In the morning, I tagged along the the First Pres Church High School guys as they went into the rural county to try their hand at skeet shooting.
The weather was threatening rain and the skies spit at us a few times (shooting holes in the clouds?), but the downpour held off until we were cleaning up. They brought a pop-up canopy just in case.
The morning started off with safety instructions (like don’t shoot the photographer) and the safety coaching never stopped all morning.
A few who never fired a shotgun took a turn at stationary clay pigeons before aiming at the flying saucers.
The rest jumped right in to shooting the flying orange disks. Well some us shot at them… something that made future live targets breath a sigh of relief.
To make the most of each flung saucer, a second shooter was given the opportunity to knock it out of the sky if the first shooter missed.
As the skill levels improved, dual orange platters were flung with dual shooters vying for the bragging rights.
We had a few well trained adults who were spot-on shooters. It was comforting to know a few with law enforcement careers were dead on target…
Some of the youth could claim bragging rights of their own.
Claudia also came along (tried to dress like a guy – but no fooling us – cannot hide that beauty). I think sitting ducks would be her favorite target if she had to shoot dinner.
Group photo just before the rain started in earnest.
I had a great time. More photos here: Skeet Shooting
Technical disappointment – the battery on my Pocket Wizard flash trigger was dead so I had to shoot the flash from the opposite side using the optical sensor of the flash. Meant most photos shot from the back of the shooters. I could have had someone hold the flash upside down from the other side but that would put them too close to the firing side of the morning’s activities.