We had a sledding party on New Years Day. It was lots of fun, us men spent 5 or 6 hours outside “fixing” the sledding hill. We pulled out the snowblower so we could move the approx 14 inches of snow on the ground around and build a jump. Then we decided we needed something to launch off of, so instead of the slight ramp down the stairs we stacked a kids slide at the top and attempted to bury it in snow. It worked a bit.
The next day everyone came over again, and brought more people. We put a ladder up to the house and pushed another tonne or so of snow off onto the deck, and built it up to a starting table on the deck about 4′ high. Then we engineered a launch ramp. It was great fun.
I was still figuring out exactly what kind of photography new years resolution I was going to do, so when I settled on 52 planned photowalks/sessions I thought that this would be a really good one to start off with number 1. I wanted to try panning but with the angle of the hill I couldn’t easily set up a tripod, so I took these hand held.
These shots were mostly zoomed in as fas as I could @ 150mm to enhance the camera movement. 1/20 shutter speed at about F7 or so. I could have gone longer, but I was having a hard time tracking well enough to keep the subject clear. Here are the results.