Silver Skaters

Snow Skate

Speed skate carved out of snow

Saturday morning I took in the 25 km Speed Skating Marathon at the 2012 Silver Skate Festival at Hawrelak Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

I wanted to get some tight action shots so I put on the 70-300mm telephoto.

I expected the skaters to be going much faster, but being a marathon on a lake with less than even ice, the pace was fairly slow. This was just as well because zoomed out to 300mm it was a challenge to capture the action.

Welcome

Welcome

First lap

A photographer across the lake captures the start of the race

Sprint

Coming around the corner at the Silver Skate 25km Marathon

The Pack

The leaders in the race formed a pack and took turns taking the lead so others could draft.

Fan

Fan

Ice

The ice on the lake at Hawrelak Park

Ice Pack

Ice Pack

Sun Skater

Skating under the sun at Hawrelak Park

Skater silhouette

Skater silhouette

Skate in the City

Skate in the City

Duo

Duo

Skate with a smile

Skate with a smile

Time

Time

Ice Crack

Ice Crack

 

About Chris Wulff

I like to make pictures. Sometimes they move across the screen, sometimes they move you. I draw with fire on wood, with my finger on a phone, with a keyboard and fancy filters and sometimes even with a pencil on paper. I use a camera to capture what I see and my imagination to capture what I can't see.

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