Close call with Aaron Gwin, Photo Sequence by John Ker of MBA, Photo 1

This is from the finals of the World Championships in 2010 at Mont-Sainte-Anne, Quebec. I was standing just outside the tape, leaning over the tape to shoot around the photographer in front of me in the red jacket. When Aaron appeared, flying over the jump at top speed, he appeared to be aiming straight at the guy in the red jacket. I kept my finger on the camera’s motor drive for only half a second, as it fired off shots like a machine gun, at eight pictures per second, and got ready to jump out of the way.