Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Week 42, Day 296, February 17, 2010, Groton Olympics

My son enjoys snowboarding.  For several seasons he was part of the ski club at the local school.  Every Wednesday after school they would head to the local ski slope for a night of snowboarding. 

In more recent years he was unable to join the ski club because of his choice to play on the high school basketball team.  But, he still misses the snowboarding.  He has this week off from school, and has built a ramp in the corn field across the road.

I saw this as another opportunity to take some photos.

Lessons Learned:
  • I can see why the athletes that compete in the Olympics wear a large variety of bright colors.  Black on snow is a large contrast that makes it difficult to choose a good exposure setting.  (Although I do like the snow coming up around his leg near the snow board.)
Photo details: Exposure time 1/1600 sec, Aperture f/2.8, ISO 100, Focal Length 70 mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, handheld.

4 comments:

Andrew said...

Cool action shot!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

the dude is QUITE an athlete :)

Sandra said...

Cool action shot. I really like the snow around the board too. I gave you a shout out and wanted to make sure you didn't miss it.
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ruma2008 said...

Your all works are outstanding cool.

It is a wonderful scene.