It's time to get in shape for next weekend. I will be shooting the Noram cross country ski races. Here is a shot from last year's events I covered in Canmore. For more information on the races go to www.sovereignlake.com.
Shooting cross country is one of the most challenging things for my equipment. I quite often keep batteries in my gloves in order to keep them warm. I will typically go through about 4 or 5 batteries shooting just a couple of races.
Last year was the first time I had a chance to cover races using my Canon EF 300 2.8L IS. It was a real joy breaking in that lens for the XC races. I have contemplated adding a Canon 1D series camera several times for sports but so far my 5D is doing the job just fine.
You can view hundreds of cross country ski photos at my SmugMug site.