Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Skiing Cross-Country

Skiing Cross-Country

I stopped at the frozen Lake Rudan yesterday and met a couple of cross-country skiers. The first person I asked for a portrait was a pretty girl, but she told me she was camera shy. Next to her stood Stefan. He is from Aspudden. Stefan had a day off, so he decided to go skiing for the first time in a decade! He wasn't too sure which of the prepared ski tracks to use, and was talking that over with Kenneth when I arrived. Stefan told me that the skies he was using weren't exactly new, he got them when he was thirteen, back in 1990. The weather was perfect for skiing on this day, with a temperature around -5 Celsius, which is a bit better than the -17 C we had last week. I had some camera trouble here, the auto focus was not working, but hey, that happens sometimes!

15 comments:

Olivier said...

il y a un coté vintage dans cette photo que j'aime bien

brattcat said...

Maybe it wasn't your auto-focus. Maybe Stefan was shivering. Even if it is a bit warmer.

Rambling Round said...

Nice seeing all these "older" people getting out to enjoy the snow.

Leif Hagen said...

Or "Cross-country skiing" as we say over here. Did you say to him, "Hi Steffe, I'm Steffe!"

Steffe said...

Of course I did Leif. Always great to meet someone with such a beautiful name.

Kate said...

I keep saying that I have to go out to get new boots and poles, but haven't done it yet! Looks a little nippy!

Lois said...

A handsome fellow!

MrsLittleJeans said...

He is a charming man...that smile! Make sure to let him know. : )

arjan said...

A great photo of a fine young man, he looks great on that skis and it surely looks fun to be doing that. Thanks for the photo!

Don and Krise said...

I would like to try cross country skiing one of these days. It looks fun, and a great way to see the scenery. I'd guess your camera was a bit cold and sluggish?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and nice shot !!

Birdman said...

The shivers and cross-country skiing. Tis the season.

Amy said...

He's very adventurous, I've never tried skiing.

Steffe said...

Go for it Kate! And Amy.

If Stefan reads the comments I'm sure he will get the message Mrs LittleJeans.

I have very cold hands. And that's not good when you are a winter photographer!

VP said...

This seems a reasonable mean of transportation there. Lots of Stefans even there...