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Despite the frigid temperatures, there were lots of brave souls on the sledding hill today. This young lady was having a little trouble keeping her sled on a straight course …or, that’s just the way she liked it.

The hill was running extremely fast. Everyone was zooming past me like a flash. Thankfully, nobody had any accidents. There was a big grin on every rider’s face (even if you couldn’t see it behind the wildly blowing hair).

This is the best local sledding hill in the area. It is located on Cemetery Street in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA.

This photo was taken hand-held on January 23rd, 2011, with a Canon EOS 10D camera body. I was shooting through a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L zoom lens, zoomed to 140mm. The shutter speed was 1/180th of a second at f/9.5. The camera’s ISO was set to 100.

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© 2011 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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Comments

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 4 years ago

    Super action shot, Gene! But no helmets?

  • Thanks, Jan! Funny, I’ve never seen a helmet on any of the riders here. I’m sure it would be a really good idea, but that issue has never been raised here.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • JanT
    JanTalmost 4 years ago

    You know, that looks cold even to me.

  • It was quite cold for us. I think it was about 10 degrees when I shot this. That was the high temp for the day. A gusty breeze definitely made it feel even more brutal. My fingers were totally numb, even with gloves on. We just had our coldest night in years, -8F at sunrise.

    Brrrrrr,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • John Schneider
    John Schneideralmost 4 years ago

    What a great action/fun shot! Superb! – John

  • Thanks a lot, John! Everyone was having a great time …even the photographer.

    Kindest regards,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 4 years ago

    Cool action.

  • Thanks a bunch, Joy! All the riders were zipping past me in a blur. The hill was perfect for really fast sledding.

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • mspfoto
    mspfotoalmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you very, very much for this extremely kind honor! I am thrilled to have my action photo Featured in “If It Moves, Shoot It!”

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • KarynL
    KarynLalmost 4 years ago

    amazing shot!

  • Thank you so much, Karyn!

    Kindest wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • trish725
    trish725almost 4 years ago

  • Thanks a lot for Featuring my picture in “The World As We See It…”, Trish! I truly appreciate this wonderful honor!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47almost 4 years ago

    Brrr. Well caught, albeit Frozen In Time….

  • Thanks, Sheila! “Frozen” is certainly the right word, my friend.

    All my best,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • Karue
    Karuealmost 4 years ago

  • Yahoo! This is fantastic news! Thanks a bunch!

    Most gratefully,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

  • RoseMarie747
    RoseMarie747almost 4 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL DESERVED IMAGE…

  • Thank you very kindly, RoseMarie! Deeply appreciated!

    Best wishes,

    Gene

    – Gene Walls

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