It never ceases to amaze me how independent an 8 year old can be. Although I rushed to put on my boots so that I could help Sierra register for the race, she managed to register on her own and was coming down the stairs by the time I got to the lodge. A few minutes later we were both on the snow, getting in some early runs before she met the team to preview the course. Jeff and I headed off for some skiing of our own, returning to the race course just before the event started.
Photographing a ski race with a DLSR is hard enough ... photographing a ski race with an iPhone or pocket camera is next to impossible! But I was determined to try to snap of photo of Sierra as she raced by, so I stood next to the race course, iPhone at the ready, waiting for Sierra to ski by. As soon as I spotted her, I snapped the picture and got a beautiful shot of ... an empty race course. Somehow I managed to snap the photo just after she skied past, and just before the other racer (skiing side-by-side, in dual slalom format) skied into my frame. But the race was dual slalom format, best of two runs, so I tried again. This time I tried to anticipate when Sierra would ski into the frame: