View Full Version : South-central Regionals At Lake Cypress Hills

east tx skier
07-24-2004, 05:27 PM
Just got back from watching some slalom at the South-central regionals at Lake Cypress Hills in Houston, TX. Really nice community. 3 Lakes. 2 Slalom. 1 Jump. Only running competition on one slalom lake with practcie on the other. Saw each of the big 3 pulling slalom. 197 pulled Womens II.

Here's a couple of shots of Mens III. I'll split them up so they'll hoepfully pop up on the screen. Can't remember the name of the skier. Winner ran 2 at 39.5 off. By the way, Ms. Ixthus, this is taken with that telephoto lense on a Canon DigiRebel. Enjoy

07-24-2004, 05:29 PM
Talk about a wall of water! SWEET!

east tx skier
07-24-2004, 05:50 PM
And another ...

07-24-2004, 11:16 PM
Great shots Doug, and the second is an old bald guy! JK

east tx skier
07-25-2004, 10:58 AM
I don't think this is out of focus. I'm pretty sure that's water. OCICBW

east tx skier
07-25-2004, 10:59 AM
Almost deleted this one, but then decided I liked it.

07-26-2004, 11:49 AM
Nice shots Doug

Sure makes me realize how bad I ski, (the gas face:o)

east tx skier
07-26-2004, 12:31 PM
Yeah, you and me both. Still fun to watch. Beautiful ski site, too.

07-27-2004, 06:58 PM

You know the first time I looked at those shots, I did so before reading your text.
And for a second, I thought wow, Doug did get some new board shorts..

I forgot to ask. What camera did you use? The shots came out really nice

07-27-2004, 09:55 PM
MarkP :purplaugh He got new shorts and awesome!

east tx skier
07-28-2004, 10:52 AM
Yeah, the new shorts really helped. :D I'm telling you though, those long ones in that picture have still not been matched for certain aspects of skiing over my new ones.

Gotta read, Mark. ;) Cannon Digital Rebel. Vivitar 75/300 Telephoto lense (i think). Not mine. On loan from my mother, who lives in Houston (where the tournament was held). When I got back, she told me about a feature that would've come in handy. Basically, you can set that camera to rapid fire pictures. I could've probably gotten more good shots than I did had I known this.

07-28-2004, 11:09 AM
Thanks Doug,

I should have caught that.:o . In my defense, sometimes when I am at “work” It’s difficult to devote 100% attention to peripheral activities such as TT. But I try.

I have been hearing more and more good things about the D-Rebel.

east tx skier
07-28-2004, 02:19 PM
Hey, I was just bustin' your stones a bit. You definitely have more distractions than I do from the sound of it, that's for sure. The D-Rebel is fancy stuff, but then again, it's the only high-end digital I've messed with. My digital is a Cannon Elph 4.0. My hardcore camera is a Minolta 35mm. I like the elph because it is so tiny, but doesn't sacrifice quality for the purposes of snapshots. The minolta takes phenominal pictures, but is bulky to carry around. I use the Elph 98% of the time for this reason. I'd invest in a mini-dv video camera before I got a digi-rebel.

07-29-2004, 11:34 PM
Doug -

Wow, those pics are awesome.

Gotta get me one of those "real" digital cameras! What resolution did you use for the original shots? I am assuming that you re-sized the images to post.

Would be neat to see the original of the first two pics, amazing spray! :eek:

east tx skier
07-31-2004, 12:41 PM
The original image is 3072x2048 (approx. 11"x17"). I think it's a great camera for one of my relatives to own. Can't say enough about the Cannon Digital Elph for day-to-day snapshot photography.

08-02-2004, 12:41 AM

Holy cow! Gotta get me one of those bad boys!