Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sony a6300 Landscape and Sports Photos

Warmer weather and disappearing snow means more hiking, mountain biking and climbing shoots! A selection of recent photos below with the Sony a6300:

Sony a6300, Sony 55-210mm, 1/320, f/8.0, ISO 300

 Sony a6300, Sony 55-210mm, 1/2500, f/5.6, ISO 100

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/500, f/6.3, ISO 200 

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/500, f/5.0, ISO 640 

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 400  

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/1600, f/5.0, ISO 400  

Sony a6300, Sony 55-210mm, 1/1250, f/5.6, ISO 640   

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm, 1/800, f/5.6, ISO 640  

Monday, 8 May 2017

Video: Avalanche close call - Rohnenspitze, Austria

While skiing down the north face of Rohnenspitze in Austria, I set off a small surface avalanche and you can see it in the video below as it brushes past the tips of my skis.

It was April 30th and the avvy warning was a 2/3 that day. There had been a fresh dump of snow after a week of warm weather, so not enough layers to form a slab. My skiing partner was watching me from above and we both had receivers, shovels and probes.

Learning from this experience, although I stopped to the left of my skiing line, I really should have stopped much further over to the left on a higher 'safety island'.

At the end of the video you can see us checking out the remains of a previous avalanche with boulder sized chunks of "beton schnee" or concrete snow. That would have been a different story!

Video and map below:

Shot on GoPro Hero 3+ with chest mount

Blue marks the spot

Skitour and Photos at Rohnenspitze, Tirol, Austria

End of April and it's dumping snow all week. Best course of action? A new ski tour! Rohnenspitze in the Tirol was ideal, only two and a bit hours up with a steep north face decent back down.

We set off from the car park at Zöblen, followed the piste up and through the forest, popping out just below the peak and zig zagged up to the top.

The snow was great for this time of year, not too heavy and about 40-50cm deep. Check out the map and photos below!

Tracked with the Outdooractive app

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm - 1/1600, f/14, ISO 100

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm - 1/250, f/22, ISO 100

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm - 1/250, f/22, ISO 100

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm - 1/250, f/22, ISO 100

Sony a6300, Sigma 10-20mm - 1/250, f/22, ISO 100

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