2016 was crazy. 30+ flights, two World Cups and a Paralympics along with marque events like Henley and the NFL International Series in my hometown of Twickenham. So, to round out the year, I planned for a New Year relaxing skiing trip with my girlfriend and a few other friends of hers and mine from Primary School in Bulgaria 🇧🇬.
Normally a ski trip for me is just an excuse to make a skj movie. But this week I took it easy. My Sony only came out onto the mountain one day and the GoPro made a brief appearance, mostly to get the ski lift group shot. However...old habits die hard, and the transfer saw us sitting in the quiet town of Bansko for a good couple of hours with some hours to kill...
From the 36 GoPro shots and a spare hour where I'd honestly just gotten a little tired of the incessant Uno games 😜 I threw together a quick edit. The first Short Snack of 2017.
Not bad for a half day's worth of random video & an hour or two's editing! I'm aiming to make one Short Snack a week for 2017 - a goal I've had for a while. I've toyed with doing a video a day, like my #PhotoPerDay project on Instagram from a few years ago - but I don't know what that achieves. This is also a great way to work out the "other" clips from jobs and push some editing boundaries.
As for Bansko? I can't recommend it more! It's a little bare and small in terms of difficultly...but I went early season - I've heard it is a great off piste resort when the snow does fall, and I could see the tree runs being pretty awesome on their day. Food and drink are fabulous and cheap and accommodation gives you a lot more bang for your buck vs a French resort. It's going to be a struggle to convince myself to pay the extra £200-300 for a "premium" resort anymore.
The little puppies & their parents at the lower lift station kept us coming back 🐶
All images taken either on a Sony A7sII with 85mm or GoPro Hero 4 Black & edited in Lightroom