This Photo Might Make Your Jaw Hit the Floor

SkidSkid Posts: 56 Baller
edited December 2017 in Videos, Photos & Media


  • swc5150swc5150 Posts: 2,574 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Wow does that take balls of steel to get that close to the action! Best water ski pic I've seen in my 44 years on this planet.
    Scott Calderwood
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,032 Mega Baller
    @swc5150 Never have I been more convinced that this was another naked photo of Freddie...
  • SkidSkid Posts: 56 Baller
    @swc5150 zoom is your friend! The scary part from these style of shots is having the rope catch your flash and rip the camera out of your hand and ruin your day. But yes, I was pretty close.

    @BraceMaker I would be running in the opposite direction :smiley:
    Don't Click Here
  • BraceMakerBraceMaker Posts: 5,032 Mega Baller
    @Skid so zoom wouldn't be your friend in that scenario?
  • KelvinKelvin Posts: 1,316 Mega Baller
    I have some friends that dip the handle in the water on their onside turns. No way to get this shot of them.
    Kelvin Kelm, Lakes of Katy, Katy Texas
  • SkidSkid Posts: 56 Baller
    @Kelvin Judgment is the key. The first skier I ever shot from this angle was Whitney McClintock and even then I was super cautious.
    Don't Click Here
  • WishWish Posts: 8,480 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited December 2017
    Don't know how he does it. Or any photographer on the inside of the buoy line. I've helped out on multiple photo shoots. Helps to have photographer of high caliber as a neighbor. Been on the inside like that once or twice holding a flash and once with a burning flare. Ducked/flinched every time the rope went over my head. Plus it looks like the skier is headed STRAIGHT for you as they connect and start heading your way. Freakish view to say the least. Much much much respect to those that capture these images. Even was lucky enough to have the opportunity to keep the rope over the photographers head in a photo shoot. That's sorta equally freaky as well. Bit of extra concentration to hold the handle UP. Great shot @Skid. That takes some serious nerves and focus to pull that off.
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
  • KRoundyKRoundy Posts: 576 Crazy Baller
    Such an incredible piece of art! I love it.
  • customskicustomski Posts: 134 Baller
    Great shot Spence
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