Event: Red Bull Crashed Ice
Location: Quebec, Quebec
Athlete: Gabriel Andre and Martin Niefnecker

Crashed Ice 2010

The Red Bull Crashed Ice event this year was a little bit different than last year. If you read my post about last years event you might remember that it was -37 Celsius with the windchill and cameras just didn’t want to work. This year it was around +15 Celsius during the day, and maybe a little below freezing at night. Way better conditions for photography, maybe not so great for making ice. The Gestev crew did an incredible job in spite of the warm temps though, and this years track was the best ever. More steep sections, better corners,…

Nikon D3s

I got a new camera, not just any camera, but a shiny new Nikon D3s. Well maybe not shiny, it’s black, but it’s new and it’s wonderful. I kept putting off getting a regular D3 knowing that something better was coming and I’m glad I did. I’ll be testing it out the next little while and posting some images to Flickr and here. I won’t do a complete review because that’s already been done, but I will let you know my thoughts about it as time progresses. It has very happily joined the other cameras in my stable, Nikon F5,…

Camera Sync Speed and Flash

There seems to be a fair bit of confusion in the world about camera sync speeds, Pocket Wizards, and high speed sync so I thought I would try to explain and demonstrate how it all works. Camera Sync Speed (SLR) Your camera has a set sync speed which is the fastest shutter speed you can use with a flash for that particular camera. So say the camera companies. Knowing how it works can allow for some additional creative processes. I’m going to assume that you know what a shutter is, and the examples here were shot with a Nikon D2Xs,…