Neilson holidays run activity holidays as well as skiing.
I have been fortunate to take part in a few of their water sports holidays in Turkey. My main interest was in water skiing and wake boarding.
At the end of each week, the water- sports staff let their hair down and put on a show for the guests. I was asked to be the photographer for a couple of the shows. I was positioned at the rear of the speed boat. I had to photograph them doing all sorts of tricks. Seven people at once water skiing. Solo water skiers doing jumps and removing a ski mid- air! Skate boarders turning somersaults and crashing at high speed. All this time I am bouncing about in the boat attempting to keep the camera steady (as well as dry!)
Problems included avoiding the spray, changing light as the boat turned different directions and managing the correct shutter speed to obtain sharp images! Quite a task but highly enjoyable.
I was pleased to see the photos on display for the hotel guests to look at.