Monday, March 27, 2017
Giant Slalom Ski Race
It is not very common that a course is set to allow such a position for the photographer. The gate was set on a small flat spot and the hill dropped off sharply in front. By positioning the camera on the slope we were able to be very low in relation to the skier and looking almost directly head-on. The race took place in the late afternoon on a cloudy day so the light was awful. However, dark goggles were not necessary so the skier's eyes are visible in the photo. A nice bonus to see the facial expression.
400mm lens, 1/1600 second at f/3.5, ISO 400.