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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 11 2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:46PM
WOW! Fab shot!
rrf105 16 42 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2011 9:50PM
Thanks very much!
saeidNL 12 3 Netherlands
28 Dec 2011 9:57PM
WOOO What great capture,very well done,
Sean_Dillon 13 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 13 69
22 Jan 2012 8:42AM
well done!

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