Great fun to watch young and old skating around, the Christmas Market only a few feet away, lots of room to stand and watch. This looked like a temporary set up, about 1 foot off the ground, all the workings for the artificial ice below, parked not too far away an ATV fitted with ice cleaning equipment just like a mini Zamboni.
The challenge with this photo, a long exposure for the low light , combined with a flash to catch the skaters moving around. With just the long exposure the skaters that were moving disappeared from the image. It took several images to get one that i liked, but I figured this one wasn’t too bad. This is a large area for the flash to handle, draining power quickly in the cold, I was using a rear shutter sync, catching the action at the end of the exposure, rather than the beginning, this affects the “ghosting” in the image.
let me know if you think it was a success or if you have any tips.