Photo Friday is a quick blog capturing skiers on the slopes. It’s a journal of present and past photographs captured from resorts across North America.
Here’s a set of photographs of a junior skier during a GS Race. The skier skis very well throughout this run and is quite advanced for their age. She exhibits some great fundamentals showing speed, strength and agility.
The purpose of the article is to help other skiers see what’s happening at certain portions of the turn and begin understanding what biomechanical movements are required at different parts of the turn – “Where in the body” & “Where in the turn”.
Type of Turns
This skier was racing in a Giant Slalom race.
Time of Year
This photo was taken in late March at 10:14am at Craigleith Ski Club, Ontario, Canada.
The photo was captured on a Black diamond slope.
Conditions were mid season, groomed firm.
- Camera: Nikon D500
- Canon Zoom Lens: AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm – f/2.8 ED VR II
- Focal Length: 200mm
- ISO: 100
- Aperture: f/4
- Shutter: 1/1000 sec
The photographer positioned himself in line with the skier and the gate. The photographer wanted to capture the skier almost coming directly towards the camera.Andrew Elsdon
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