Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Smiling Skier

The Smiling Skier
Thanks to the recent cold spell the ski club at the Rudan nature reserve have been able to start the snow cannons. On my visit to the lakes the other day they had created a short ski track. It is only 700 meters long but if you like cross-country skiing and live in Stockholm it is one of the few places with snow at the moment. I took a bunch of photos using the panning technique. Shot with the pancake lens so I had to stand close to the track on the icy grass. One skier asked if I was from the local paper and I told her that I might send them a few snaps.

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice shot.

Mersad said...

Great capture in motion!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Lowell said...

Well done, Stefan! It's cold here, too, this morning. 41 degrees F. Ugh!

Birdman said...

She looks in shape. No wonder she's having a happy 'go'.

Karl Demetz said...

She looks very happy.
Nice panning effect, we see the motion !

Sharon Anck said...

You got some great motion in this shot. I like it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That was an interesting choice of lens Steffe, wouldn't the pancake lens be more for close up portraits etc.

Stuart said...

Your panning skills are superb! Only her face was caught perfectly sharp.

William Kendall said...

Excellent action shot, Stefan. I do like cross country skiing.

We're at -23C here today, and there's a windchill on top of that.

Bob Crowe said...

This one is terrific - her face is sharp but everything else is in motion. A longer lens might be easier to use, though. You wouldn't have to rotate the lens so many degrees to stay with the subject.

Bob Crowe said...

And -18 here tonight.

VP said...

A fine portrait 'at work', and she is really smiling... Bravo!

Jack said...

This is a good panning shot. It is not easy to get it right.