Thursday, January 12, 2012

Royal Navy at Tignes 2012

Today was of of the two days that I help out with race control  for the Tignes ski station. It's always a pleasure to work with Tignes Development because they are good natured and easy-going. Even the town administration is friendly!

Even better it's the chance to spend a couple of days with the Royal Navy and help them out with their annual championships. Today was the Ski-cross and Boarder-cross competitions.

The competitors might not have had the best technique in the world but they were certainly going for it!

This tight corner was the scene of several pileups. 

The skier's were notably faster than the boarders - and "cross" does make for a more interesting spectacle than traditional racing. Seeing someone being caught and overtaken adds another dimension of entertainment.

All the rest of the photos can be accessed here...

On the way home I noticed the lenticular wave clouds above St Foy and had to stop to photograph them...

The contrasting light in the evening at Aime also obliged me to test my new camera further. The camera takes about 6 images for a hand held shot like this and then processes them together for excellent results.

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