|Morgan on a Flat Light Day in the Forest|
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I used an ultra wide angle lens when I shot this, at full-wide, so I am actually very close to the action. I did this because it would mean I have to pan less in order to keep Morgan, the athlete, in the frame, but also have him take up a larger portion of the frame. It also affords me a view of takeoff and landing in the same frame, so in theory, I didn't really have to pan. Also it's a bad idea to change in flat light, low cloud cover weather anyways, so it's what was already on my camera for the day.
Because I knew my subject was moving pretty fast I kept my shutter speed in the 1/1000 of a second area. Even though it meant boosting ISO due to low-viso weather, I don't want a blurry athlete in this shot. Besides, when you expose properly, even when boosting ISO, you won't introduce any noticeable noise until you get really high up there.
I am getting pretty stoked to capture some more winter sport photos this season!
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