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World Cup Biathlon Coverage Continues

Peter was up in Fort Kent yesterday to continue the coverage of the IBU World Cup Biathlon coverage. He has place several of his shots in the Gallery... check them out and stay tuned!

More of us will have photographs to put up soon I'm sure.


Notice & World Cup Opening

This came across Facebook Saturday about our coverage of the IBU World Cup Biathlon #7 

A big "Thank You" to the Nordic Heritage Sports Club! AND to Dave Allen, Peter Freeman and Paul Cyr and others that have been contributing.  Paul sent over 3 or 4 shots of the groomers early Sunday morning.. like real early.  I'll get them up soon.

Dave Allen Graphics most recent slideshow.... just put up... shouldn't be missed. I like all of your work Dave.. but I think this one of the Opening Ceremonies is your best yet!

When you put a URL in an entry in Facebook... it picks up the first link... or photo it finds... Thus you see Mike's ad for his shop down in Rockland.

I'm not to worried about it as we'll be charging him twice as much next year for the ad! Ha...  Just kidding Mike! Too funny.

NordicHeritage SportClub  You've got to check out this local photography club - you won't believe how they've captured the World Cup! If you haven't "liked" The Aroostook F-Stops yet, you should!

A herd of volunteers have been working from sun up to sundown to ensure the Venue is in tip top shape for German Television

Saturday at 12:31pm · View Post



E-ON World Cup Biathlon - Thanks

 Paul, Ken, Tom and I had another fantastic day photographing the 2011 E.ON World Cup Biathlon at the Nordic Herritage Sports Center in Presque Isle, Maine.  Lots of fans, lots of energy, and lots of new snow.  Athletes, support teams, and volunteers were pushed to their limits.  What a great day.


Many thanks to all of the athletes, their trainers, and their support teams, they were truely world class.  Also many thanks to all the people that brought this world class event together:  the IBU, the promoters, the local business community, and all the volunteers without which none of this would have been possible. 


Be sure to check out all the photos of the World Cup in the Club Members Galleries, also at NorthernShutter.com, NorthernMainePhotos.com, and at www.capture27.zenfolio.com.


World Cup Biathlon Wax

Click to EnlargeTwo team members test wax to see which one works best. They ski to the top of a small hill and glide down after releasing a hand hold to syncrhonize their speed. Even a small fraction of a second over this short distance can really add up over three laps on a 10k course.

Air temperature, snow temperature, snow texture and age all are contributing factors in the selection of the appropriate wax to be used for the race.

Don't forget to check out the Galleries for photographs of the event.


An Incredible First Day

Click to EnlargeWe attended the first day of the "World Cup Biathlon".  I was on the back side of  the course and could hear the screams and yells back there. Apparently a lot of people were having fun.

The attached photography is just a taste of what was happening around the course and is untouched from the camera.

As we get more of these photographs sorted and cleaned up, we'll upload them to a gallery.... so check back often.


IBU Biathlon #7 Unofficial Training

A herd of volunteers have been working from sun up to sundown to ensure the Venue is in tip top shape for German Television

This is from Feb1 &2


Change Things Up

Click to EnlargeWe are so into doing things just right. I suppose it has to do with learning such a complicated hobby. But you can get some wonderful, if not interesting shots if you change things up.

At the workshop "Bending the Light: 411" last November, Chris & Cami suggested setting our flashes to fire on the rear curtain, at the end of the exposure.

This shot of the P.I. Ski Team unloading the luggage from the planes for the Athletes participating in the World Cup Biathlon Championships last night is an example of this. This was a 2 second, hand held exposure where the flash fired at the end of the exposure just before the shutter closed.

Without the flash it would have been extremely under exposed. and the blurry, unreal look to it was all the movement while the shutter was opened before the flash fired. The flash locked down the parts of the photograph that do not looked blurred.

Experiement... have fun.