Jumping around street obstacles with a Fisheye 2! A friend invited me to see how she and her friends practiced their passion..Parkour, discipline of training to overcome any obstacle within one's path by adapting one's movements to the environment.
Parkour is an extreme sport where participants run and jump along a route on the street, employing specific moves.
It´s not competitive and for the guys is a passion. It´s practiced in urban areas and in buildings.
When I saw the sport for the first time, I knew the Fisheye was the camera to capture this with. So, I took my camera and I felt more like a participant because I was closer to the people in the action.
The jumps are very hard. The guys make dangerous moves to overcome the obstacles in the streets. But their passion is amazing.
Parkour is not a simply extreme sport, also it´s a life philosophy. You can overcome any obstacle in your life when you want to. You only need the passion.
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