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Ski Backflip Overhead - Hein Stroomberg

By rrf105
My first upload for three years here...sorry about that!

This was taken on a super fun day at Fernie Alpine Resort in the Canadian Rockies. I was lying on the floor and Hein hit a big backflip straight over the top of me. I had a GoPro helmet camera mounted on my head which was filming while I was shooting this. The footage became part of the film here: (in fact, that's Hein upside down on the video thumbnail!).

Even at 1/400th of a second- the max I can get and still sync with flash using my 7D and PocketWizard Hypersync- he's quite blurred as he was really shifting! I should have panned with him but was concentrating too much on not getting landed on to think of it at the time!

Still, I quite like the shot anyway.

Tags: Snow Ski Flip Jump Trick Skiing Back flip Backflip Snowsport Sports and action

Voters: DilysT, FlashBangPicture, saeidNL and 2 more

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DilysT 7 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:46PM
WOW! Fab shot!

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rrf105 12 42 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:50PM
Thanks very much!
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
28 Dec 2011 9:57PM
WOOO What great capture,very well done,
Sean_Dillon 9 2 2 England
28 Dec 2011 10:56PM
Very brave of both of you to attempt this, as you mention the blur, but in some ways it actually adds to the photo.
DT01 9 69
22 Jan 2012 8:42AM
well done!

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