It was going to be a very rainy Sunday according to all weather forecasts. Since I knew it could start raining at any moment, I had absolutely no desire to photograph the Local Series of Downhill a.k.a LSD event in Zawoja. But I decided to give the weather a chance, and set the alarm clock for an early Sunday morning. Just to check the forecast for the last time. Imagine my surprise when on Sunday early morning the updated weather forecast reported that it would be sunny! An optimistic forecast convinced me to pack my photo gear and travel to the Mosorny Gron mountain.
It was worth coming to Zawoja, oh boy it was worth it! The bike trail on Mosorny Gron is largely led along the ski slope, so unlike the dense forest from Koninki where I have recently been photographing, you have a beautiful clearing overgrown with wild flowers. Although plenty of insects were biting me mercilessly for several hours, I was delighted with the event. I was photographing in good light and in the flowery scenery from any place and any position I wanted. The event atmosphere was great. Contestants were eager to pose, and up in the hill there were no other spectators! Even before the start of the actual competition, during training, I already managed to collect plenty of interesting photos. The trainings also turned out to be an opportunity to see the competitors riding close together, one after another, which is rarely the case in proper competitions, when downhillers start at fairly long time intervals. Besides, the beautiful Babia Gora mountain was in the background. What an amazing landscape!
I like to photograph downhill events, and two more are coming later this year:
September 26-27 in Wisla
October 3-4 at Zar mountain
Below there is a gallery of 15 selected photos. All the photos are tagged with GPS coordinates, so you can see where exactly I took each of them. I will share more photos soon, but for now I'm done with this post because I am still scratching my insects' bites ... ;)