Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Big air and Big hotdogs!

The rough landing

Today we took a trip over to Inawashiro lake for the Freestyle ski world championships. Got there in the arvo just in time to catch the mens aerial competition. It was pretty expensive to get in (3000yen) so Haruna opted to go for a drive around town with Jet. Its always annoying as a photographer to have to pay to get into these events and then have to stand in the crowds when you can see the "working" photog's get into all the best positions to shoot from. I know if I had put in a little effort I could have organized a press pass somehow but anyway...Imminent Danger

The spectators had to stand on a very steep section of snow and most of the time I was slipping over trying to get up and into a good position for shooting from. Managed to get a good view eventually and was able to enjoy watching and shooting these crazy guys doing their thing. The most exciting part of course was the crashes!




Big Asss Hotdog!!
After a couple of hours shooting the aerials I met up with Haruna and Jet and we headed of to have lunch at a place she saw on tv called Hiro. Some biker cafe that made huge burgers and 40cm long hot dogs!!! Sure enough the food was great there and not too expensive. Will be going back there for sure again. Next time I will try their giant hamburger. 
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