The season hadn't started yet back in 2008, but I decided to get some early season impressions of Hintertux in Austria. The conditions were pretty good - fresh snow and bluebird skies were forecasted. We went up the glacier really early to check everything out.
Daniel Schiessl, who had just got back into skiing after his knee surgery, was part of the crew. He came up with the idea to do some fast plant shots at the knuckle of the jump. The jumps weren’t that big so I thought it was a good idea. I wanted to get the camera as close as possible and use a fisheye lens so someone looking at the picture could really get a feeling of how the trick is done.
It took a while to set up the shoot so Dani didn’t hit the equipment, or me! The sun came out behind the mountain at just the right time and I gave Dani the go-ahead. I think he flew by about 30cm from my camera. It was a close shave, but we got the perfect shot.
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