Skiing is a very dynamic sport – athletic, fast-paced, aggressive in the way a slope is attacked, but also graceful. Watching a skier execute turns with the sun behind him demonstrates something of the skill that we have to learn to be competent skiers. Each turn kicks up snow that hangs in the air, backlit by the sun.
The series of four images above spans two seconds during which the skier changes direction twice. Using continuous focus, capture was not too difficult. Processing was harder. You would think that four images taken in a narrow arc so rapidly would all have exactly the same exposure and could easily be batch processed. Not so: there were subtle differences that needed correcting and I’m still not entirely happy with the results. But they do show the athletic, just-in-control, attacking style of this skier.
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