It was chilly on February 1, 2015 at Kincaid Park for the 2015 Alaska Ski for Women. Hundreds of women show up to ski in costumes. The event is a fundraiser for organizations to prevent the cycle of violence against women and their families. The event is held every year on the same day the super bowl in televised. It was cloudy and then the sun came out. Everyone faces were red from the cold.
I shot the skiers using my Nikon D600 and 70-200mm f/4 telephoto lens mounted on a monopod. During the last part of the event my shutter finder was getting to cold to function smoothly even though I carried a metal water bottle filled with boiling water to keep my hands warm. The container is covered with a thick sock and is stored within my side pocket of my cargo pants. Cargo pants have a lot of pockets that are needed for camera equipment. The bottle has cooled too much to keep my index finger warm. Operating the shutter with gloves on makes it hard to operate the shutter smoothly. You end up with camera shake. I always wear long under wear and insulated boots when photographing in the winter. It is no fun getting cold while shooting images. These are low resolution images for web viewing. I will remove any photo upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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