Underexposure and flat light will keep this absurd picture out of the Week in Sports slideshow, but it's still worth seeing. This is a hard picture to shoot (timing is critical), so it seems an unlikely gamble for a photographer when editors usually prefer straightforward pictures. It's also an unlikely accident, though, since Pfaffenbach's other ski jumping images show careful framing. In any case, I'm thankful for shooters who offer new perspectives.
Sweden's Andreas Aren soars past a loudspeaker during the first practice of the four-hills ski jumping tournament in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, December 31, 2006. The second competition of the four-hills tournament will take place in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on January 1.