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I decided to stop by a notorious snow sledding hill on a beautiful winter afternoon, just to see if there might be some “action” to photograph. This was the last major snowfall of the year and I was not disappointed by what I found! Everyone, young and old, appeared to be having loads of fun!

These lovely young ladies were obviously having an absolute BLAST! They were riding a colorful two-seat snow tube from the very top of the hill, over and over again. The gleeful expressions on their faces and screams of laughter confirmed exactly what a delightful experience they were enjoying. This one captured moment simply tells the whole story!

This photo was captured “handheld” using a Canon EOS 10D camera with a Canon EF 100-300mm f/3.5-4.5 USM telephoto lens at maximum focal length. The shutter speed was 1/4000th sec at f/4.5. The camera’s ISO was set to 100.

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© 2009 Gene Walls

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Hello, My name is Gene. I live in the Susquehanna river valley (West Branch), in the mountains of north central Pennsylvania. I strive to produce photographic images that are simply “true” to the subject, usually with minimal post processing. If something is beautiful or interesting enough to deserve a viewer’s attention, it justifies being captured just as it is …or as close to reality as possible.

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  • Kelly Robinson
    Kelly Robinsonalmost 6 years ago

    looks like fun!!!!

  • Thanks Kelly! It was a lot of fun for me, and everybody on the hill was having a blast!


    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 6 years ago

    Brilliant shot, fantastic action.

  • Thanks, Joy. It really was an action-packed afternoon in the snow!


    – Gene Walls

  • Glenna Walker
    Glenna Walkeralmost 6 years ago

    Looks like a WIPEOUT…great shot!!!

  • Thanks! It truly was a wipeout, but no harm was done at all. They just toted the “sled” back up to the top of the hill and did it all over again, many times, until the sun had finally set for the day.


    – Gene Walls

  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely capture, my friend!

  • Thank you, Béla! It’s tough work, but somebody has to do it. lol


    – Gene Walls

  • chijude
    chijudealmost 6 years ago

    What wonderful expressions!! Well done!

  • Thanks! Everyone was having a total BLAST in the snow!


    – Gene Walls

  • clizzio
    clizzioalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful candid shot! Is this anyone you know?

  • Thanks! I don’t really know who these young ladies were. I just got a model release from them and sent them both copies of my shots, and they liked them. They were just having a great time on the hill, along with a huge crowd of very jubilant snow worshipers.



    – Gene Walls

  • Anne-Marie Bokslag
    Anne-Marie Bok...almost 6 years ago

  • Thanks for the great news, Anne-Marie!



    – Gene Walls

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 6 years ago

  • Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am delighted and honored by this “feature”!

    – Gene Walls

  • Maggie Hegarty
    Maggie Hegartyabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations from the hosts of The 100 – 499 Viewings Group. You are in the Top Ten places in the ‘Happiness is…’ challenge.

  • Thanks for this wonderful news, Maggie! I’m really proud and thrilled to have this photo finish in the Top 10, among so many excellent images!

    Kindest regards,


    – Gene Walls

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 3 years ago

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