Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 70-200mm @ 93mm; handheld; RAW capture: f/10 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 400; Auto exposure, TV mode; Centerweighted-average metering; Auto WB
Highly skilled waterski slalom competitor cuts sharply past a buoy, leaning left into the turn with her hip closely approximating the buoy. A complete slalom water ski course consists of 26 buoys. On the slalom course each contestant negotiates a zigzag course of the buoys. In a tournament, the boat speeds up or the rope shortens until the skier fails to complete the slalom course by falling or missing a buoy.