Goods weeks at Weissensee with a load of publications in all the regional and national newspapers!
Once every few year, not only the smaller part of the Weissensee (AT) lake, but also the bigger part freezes over. This results in one giant black piece of ice, every iceskaters dream!
When winter temperaturs and summer sun are combined, what results is shadows dancing over the natural ice.
It is always the battle between the different natural ice rinks who can organise the first marathon on natural ice. This year it was Haaksbergen that won this race by being the first track to offer 3cm of pitch black ice combined with a good weather forecast for the evening. The woman started in the snow but finished under good conditions.
The man started and finished in good conditions and delivered the big crowd a great race. It was Gary Hekman that won the sprint of the leading group!
First race of the season and first time on the icerink with the 400mm. Great lens for this face paced indor sport under bad lighting conditions.
Nikon D3s + 400.0 mm f/2.8 @ ƒ/2.8 - 1/1000 - ISO8000
Experimenting some more with remotes during the ice speedskating season. Reach off the Pocketwizrads PlusIII's is incredible long with no misfires when mounted on a metal bridge over the ice, under a metal roof, over 100 meters away. Impressive!