Chamonix Kandahar 2011
Kandahar 2011 World Cup Downhill - Chamonix Valley, France
Taken on Training Day.
Is amuses me slightly to also capture the photographers in action jostling for position. The guy in brown seems to have particularly good technique leaning into the pack!
Two lots of action going on here which may amuse other photographers.
It was unfortunate that it was a “flat light” day causing loss of shadows and creating a kind of in the studio look. Arguably the shot would benefit from more depth of field, but hand held shooting and shivering cold from standing still too long and given the speed of the skiers I was not prepared to push past F8. Perhaps I could have gone to ISO 200 or more … but I don’t like extra noise in my shots.
Skiing around the side of the course with my heavy camera gear to get the best angle was an interesting experience as usual. I’m not a great skier!
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