Hi sjc*2: if you shoot this kind of shot again, maybe try shooting form a lower point of view, kneeling or even laying on the ground to emphasize the compressed form of the skier as they crouch through the edging of the turn. Also, if you don;t want a tight crop, but an image that has more environment in it, try leading the skier so that the action is frozen at about a third of the way from the right of the crop, leaving a good amount of space in front of the skier for the skier to "ski into". The skier is usually looking one or two gates downhill by the time they hit their gate, so their eyes will be looking into that space instead of looking completely out of the image. You could also try to get in a position that offers you more of a head-on shot so the skier is coming toward you instead of across you. Try shooting in burst mode to get a sequence of images through the turn, giving you more options to select your keeper. Nice shot - looks like a lot of fun shooting.