Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Sports in Payson Park

A skier does a flip off Payson Park's biggest jump.
In the Cloud--a snowboarder flies through a cloud of snow in Payson Park, Portland, Maine.
This one looks like it went right over my head, and some of those snow bits DID hit me, but he wasn't nearly as close as he looked.  Phew!
Winter Sailing
This is one of my favorite shots of the shoot--there's so much movement in this exciting shot.
Hands down my favorite shot of the day!

This shot is almost otherworldly to me.

I love how this guy's snowboard appears to be resting on the setting sun.
Catching Air. . .
Yesterday, near sunset, I drove to Portland's Payson Park, hoping to get some shots of kids sledding and enjoying the beautiful Winter weather we have been having.  I got a few good shots of sledders, but then I walked over to the Snowboarding area, about thirty feet away and got some great shots of a group of high school (and one college) guys on snowboards and skis, doing awesome jumps. 

I quickly decided on shooting into the sun to bring out the luminosity of the light and highlight the sprays of snow that occasionally accompanied the jumps so beautifully.  These guys very kindly jumped for me for almost half an hour before I got too c-c-c-cold to continue.  I tried to capture a lot of shots with them facing away from me so they can be used by Visit Portland.com.  The guys were all pretty excited to see the shots, so I hope they are all able to find my website and check the pictures out. 

You can see the full series in my new gallery, Snowboarding in Maine where there are 62 different shots, including the ones I've put in this post. 

Hope you're all having a great Winter--I know I am!  Cindy

6 comments:

Nikhil said...

Wow! What an excellent departure from your normal photography. Its pretty cool that you vary so far from your norm, yet did such a good job. Shows that a good photographer can shine no matter what.

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks so much Nik! I have wanted to do this kind of photography for so long! But there just isn't that much snowboarding going on in Portland--lol! I'd love to photograph skateboarding in the summer too--there's apparently a great skate park in Lewiston, ME, about a 45 minute drive for me--so keep an eye out this summer!

Bruce said...

Fun in the snow! Great catch with the board blocking the setting sun.

b

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Bruce!

Lloyd said...

Very nice! You handled the lighting beautifully!

Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld said...

Thanks Lloyd! I bet you could get to some amazing mountains and some really fabulous shots in your area of the woods!

Cindy

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