They say that the life of a good sports photographer depends on three things: 33 per cent skills, 33 per cent gear and 33 per cent luck. Well, I got lucky yesterday, during the downhill finals.
You need luck because you cannot anticipate out of the ordinary things during a race and oftentimes, you can work hard and yet, not being able to catch that key moment for a number of reasons.
Yesterday, I got lucky, when Steve Peat did his run in the final. He made an unfortunate mistake on a steep, rocky section and veered off the course. His superb skills allowed him to avoid a crash but it slowed him down and broke his rhythm.
The video below contains a series of photos I have taken of him at that spot
I’ve got a train to catch now, so the post with all the photos of yesterday downhill race will be up tomorrow. Wish me luck so that the volcanic ash doesn’t shuts Stansted airport down 🙂