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Skiing & Seracs



Roddy Anderson skiing past seracs on the Grand Envers in Chamonix.

Roddy Anderson skiing past seracs on the Grand Envers in Chamonix.
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Baumhaus
 
Baumhaus April 07, 2017
Light, cut, colors and power ....great shot!
Makschultz17
 
Makschultz17 June 06, 2017
Great shot Olly! Love the angle!
DianeJuneW PRO
 
DianeJuneW July 15, 2017
Hope you enter this shot into rule of thirds...
ManueLeandros
 
ManueLeandros April 07, 2019
Wonderful!!
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO May 19, 2019
cool and very interesting for photos of people who play ice skating
myramac
 
myramac September 07, 2019
Love mountain scenery, love the beautiful colors. Keep talking mountain shots for us
gman176
 
gman176 November 01, 2019
Superb capture!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken on the Grand Envers route down the Vallee Blanche in Chamonix, France. It wasn't a great snow day, but we managed to find some good patches of soft snow for some photos.
Time
This was taken mid morning, it's always best to be on the glacier as early in the day as possible to avoid serac falls, avalanches and weak snow bridges over crevasses. It can be quite a risky environement to take photos in, as there's a lot to think about.
Lighting
The original shot was quite flat and needed brightening as it was taken into the sun. This does always make the snow behind the skier look good, especially if a lot of snow is being thrown up.
Equipment
This was taken with a Canon 7D mark ii and a Sigma 24-70 Lens.
Inspiration
The background makes it really interesting I think, it's unusual to be able to ski that fast so close to the seracs.
Editing
I've had to lighten the shadows quite a lot, and i've increased the contrast in the sky.
In my camera bag
On a day like this I normally have my Canon 7D mark ii, sigma 24-70, canon f4 70-200, a canon 430ex flash, a couple of batteries and some memory cards. I also have a lot of safety gear when on a glacier which includes a rope, crevasse rescue kit, shovel, avalanche probe and transciever and an avalanche airbag, along with food and extra clothes. It makes for quite a heavy bag with all that kit.
Feedback
Go for a high burst rate as the skier moves pretty quickly, lots of fresh snow to get thrown up, and shooting into the sun always makes the snow in the air look amazing.

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