Something different

Speed skater Koen Verweij

Sometimes I like to do something completely different. Yesterday a friend of mine asked me to join her to the World Cup speed skating in Thialf, Heerenveen. I didn’t have to think twice about that, as this is one of the nicest speed skating ovals in the world. I decided to bring my camera and see what I can do in sports photography. Something I haven’t tried much before, but I knew should be very possible with my equipment. It was great fun! I found a place near the curve was ideal, as you could see them coming from the distance and follow them when they rounded the curve. As the movement is really quick I shot many pictures, throwing away 95%, but ending up with a few really nice ones. I think I like this one the best. Ypie, thanks for the invite!!

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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