What comes to mind when you think of the Winter Olympics of the past? Is it graceful ice skaters or the bruising hockey encounters? Is it the hip-swerving skill of the slalom or the knee-trembling speed of the downhill?
Sports Pictures Editor Greg Bos has varied the theme today and gone for a picture from the world ski jumping championships. Here’s Greg’s view of the shot: I like this picture from Munich-based photographer Michael Dalder because he took the time to find a different angle and made a beautiful picture combining the falling snow and a spot light to isolate the ski jumper in mid air.
Original caption: Austria’s Martin Koch soars through the air during his second round jump at the ski jumping World Championships in Oberstdorf, February 13, 2009. REUTERS/Michael Dalder