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Feb 21, 2008 21:04 |  #1

Here are a few shots from a HS GS race I shot last weekend.

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Feb 21, 2008 23:04 |  #2
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Shot # 1 is AWESOME!!!
I used to ski giant slalom about 25 years ago, and that picture just brought back all those memories. ... WOW, you did a great job. I can feel the "edgy" fear/adrenaline I used to get when I (stupidly) pushed the straights and then hoped that my edges would bight the curves.

Yikes!!! Like I said, # 1 is fantastic. I can actually feel it!!;)

Boy did I do stupid stuff when I was younger!!!


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Feb 21, 2008 23:07 as a reply to  @ SilverHCIC's post |  #3
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... You really did a great job. I had to take another look. The expression in both of their faces is priceless!!! I know EXACTLY what they were thinking: "Oh, god, PLEASE BIGHT!!! ..."

Nice capture!!;)


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Feb 21, 2008 23:09 |  #4

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Shot # 1 is AWESOME!!!
I used to ski giant slalom about 25 years ago, and that picture just brought back all those memories. ... WOW, you did a great job. I can feel the "edgy" fear/adrenaline I used to get when I (stupidly) pushed the straights and then hoped that my edges would bight the curves.

Yikes!!! Like I said, # 1 is fantastic. I can actually feel it!!;)

Boy did I do stupid stuff when I was younger!!!

Glad you liked it! Bet you wish you had some of the skis around now, back in the day :). I once skied some 210s that were about 15 years old, those things were crazy considering I am used to the cut skis :lol:.

That shot is at the top of the steepest part of the course that is renowned for being icy (this year it wasn't), usually you hear a few choice words as people come around that gate and try to bit in the ice.:lol:


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Feb 21, 2008 23:39 |  #5

wow,

nice shots, I like both of them

nice colors, good work


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Feb 22, 2008 00:05 |  #6

Excellent pics!


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Feb 22, 2008 00:08 as a reply to  @ barmajan's post |  #7
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OK, I'm giving away may age now, because you can tell by the model of my skis ... I used to ski GS on 203mm Pre 1600GSP's. I had 3 pair. Regardless of conditions, I would hone the edges with a pocket-sized diamond impregnated sharpening "stone" so sharp that I used to accidentally slice my gloves. ... And I would still push the straights so hard that if I got even the slightest chatter on an icy curve I was practically peeing in my pants for a bite at the gates.

I LOVE the expression on their faces!!!


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OK, I'm giving away may age now, because you can tell by the model of my skis ... I used to ski GS on 203mm Pre 1600GSP's. I had 3 pair. Regardless of conditions, I would hone the edges with a pocket-sized diamond impregnated sharpening "stone" so sharp that I used to accidentally slice my gloves. ... And I would still push the straights so hard that if I got even the slightest chatter on an icy curve I was practically peeing in my pants for a bite at the gates.

I LOVE the expression on their faces!!!

My brother just cut himself through his pants on the edges of his GS skis tonight at practice.

That said, the quality of the racer really helps the quality of the picture... but I love the face on this one...

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Feb 22, 2008 00:14 |  #9

barmajan wrote in post #4969279 (external link)
wow,

nice shots, I like both of them

nice colors, good work

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Excellent pics!


Thanks! I couldn't have asked for better light :).


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BTW - I see you're from Oregon. ... Back in the day (25 years ago???) I skied Bachelor & Hood a few times. Each time, the wind was terrible!! The ice crystals would blow right into your face and sting like bees.

... I used that as an excuse for poor finishes:rolleyes:. LOL. I haven't raced in years. And like you said, cut skis make a world of difference!!! You can practically read the Wall Street Journal and drink a capuccino while turning on skis these days!! Way too much technology; where's the challenge of that?? -- My youngest daughter (teenager) has me up on a snow board now. Boy, do I feel old!!:rolleyes:


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Feb 22, 2008 00:18 |  #11

Once again, Riley....AWESOME work!!


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BTW - I see you're from Oregon. ... Back in the day (25 years ago???) I skied Bachelor & Hood a few times. Each time, the wind was terrible!! The ice crystals would blow right into your face and sting like bees.

... I used that as an excuse for poor finishes:rolleyes:. LOL. I haven't raced in years. And like you said, cut skis make a world of difference!!! You can practically read the Wall Street Journal and drink a capuccino while turning on skis these days!! Way too much technology; where's the challenge of that?? -- My youngest daughter (teenager) has me up on a snow board now. Boy, do I feel old!!:rolleyes:

All these are from Hood, we got a great break in the weather for an amazing and rare day.

I skied Bachelor a couple years ago when it was 10 degrees in the parking lot and really windy. One of the lift booths said it was -35 degree windchill or colder, not a lot of fun.

Tech is sweet :). I like my brother's 152 Pin Tail Slalom skis, I swear they read my mind when I turn.


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Once again, Riley....AWESOME work!!

Thanks Mo!


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My brother just cut himself through his pants on the edges of his GS skis tonight at practice.

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Now that is FUNNY!!! I am actually laughing out loud!!! I am glad NOBODY took pictures of me when I used to race, because I would have the same expression (only worse!!!). This is the BEST post I have seen on the forum so far. Absolutely hilarious!!! And your pics are truly fantastic!! Nice job.

Oh, my kids have been looking over my shoulder while I've been typing, and they are making fun of me. They say I still make those faces when I race. -- I am a triathlete, and they have mercilessly reminded me that I look like crap when I drag myself out of the ocean.:evil:


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Feb 22, 2008 01:06 |  #15

Riley:

Last image posted is great! I'd be curious to know what your exposure settings were on that one and what PP you had to do if any. I shot some stuff at a ski resort a couple weeks ago and all were way too dark as I did not compensate enough for all the white!

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