The best shots are ones you didn’t expect to nab; and sometimes the stars are the stars of the show.
Photographer Guy Fattal and athlete Flo Goeller set out for a simple hike, hoping to see the sun vanish over the peaks outside of Whistler Blackcomb, B.C. Says Fattal: “With the sun setting at around 3 p.m. during that time of year [December], it was an amazing chance to ski during the sunset and make it back in time for après beers.” Opportunity struck, and Fattal decided to attempt to capture Goeller with the sun descending behind him. “While Flo was up there ready to go, I was constantly moving to find the composition I wanted,” Fattal says. “It took me so long I’m sure Flo was freezing.” Given the success of this serendipitous shot, we bet all is forgiven.
Nikon D750, Nikon 24-70 f/2.8 @ f/16, 1/1000sec, ISO 500