Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Schladming Night Slalom


Last night I shot the Schladming night slalom event, a totally mad event with over 50000 fans cheering on Mario Matt to the winners podium.For me it was my first ever night shoot without the aid of a flash gun, I am fairly happy with the results and will add some pictures here. The course did not really last the night and only the first 15 really had any chance of winning, by the time Alain Baxter hit the course with bib no 69 it was more like a mogul event than a slalom!
Mario Matt was the winner with Italy's Manfred Moelg running him a close second and the Frenchman Jean-Baptiste Grange third. It seems almost impossible to stop J-B Grange from getting on a podium these days, although Ted Ligety nearly managed that!!
I am off to Ofterschwang next, to shoot the women. I have not been there for about 20 years I actually learnt to ski there with the British Army a long time ago, so it is a trip I am looking forward to.
Mitch