Ski Jumping

Registered: Feb 23, 2009
Total Posts: 743
Country: United States

The Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, IL. is the oldest continually operating ski club in the U.S.. They held their summer of 2012 competition Sat and Sun, Sept 29 and 30. The longest jump on the 70 meter hill was 75 meters in a free style jump.

Photo nmbr one shows a jumper soaring over the IL. Fox River north of Fox River Grove.

Photo nmbr two ... The temperature was about 68 degrees and though suits are hot at that temp.

Photo nmbr three ... What every dedicated jumper should have I suppose.

Registered: May 19, 2007
Total Posts: 2316
Country: United States

summer in IL, ski jumping, very #1


Registered: Jun 21, 2012
Total Posts: 68
Country: United States

Great features. What a unique sport to shoot, especially when there isn't any snow.

#1's nice, especailly with the fall color. Suggest straightening the horizon with the crop. Would like the action on the skier to be a little sharper, too.

Personally, I'd like to see more action and faces.

Registered: Jun 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1768
Country: United States

What are they landing on in this warm weather with no snow making?

Registered: Apr 03, 2009
Total Posts: 5930
Country: United States

gschlact wrote:
What are they landing on in this warm weather with no snow making?

good question !

Registered: Oct 17, 2006
Total Posts: 39
Country: Canada

Great colours in the first shot - glad to see someone else shooting SJ!

I'm heading to the jumps in Calgary in 2 weeks to shoot a competition there. I'll post a few pics afterwards