Marathon in Freiburg, Germany 2015

Last Saturday, on March 29th, the annual marathon took place for the 12th time in Freiburg, Germany. It was my second time photographing the event.

11.137 runners from 34 nations participated despite rainy and windy weather.

Here are some moments from the day, beginning with a photo that got published in the Guardian.

The old city of Freiburg gave me narrow perspectives like this one.

The old city of Freiburg gave me narrow perspectives like this one.

Runners passing through the wet streets of Freiburg’s old city.

Some runners descended directly from Ancient Greece.

Some runners descended directly from Ancient Greece.

Others were running beer bottles.

Others were running beer bottles.

And some were on their way to the jazz club.

And some were on their way to the jazz club.

A Scottish kilt is certainly  very comfortable for running.

A Scottish kilt is certainly very comfortable for running.

Spring flowers.

Shoe trails.

Runner's legs.

Runner’s legs.

Drinking water while running requires abilities like this.

Drinking water while running requires skills like this.

And the supporters where "phenomenal".

And the supporters where “phenomenal”.

You can see more photos from the day here on Demotix.

FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee-Neustadt 2015

Ski jumping was a whole new world for me. It was actually the first major winter sports event I covered. It was intense. It was cold. But it offered a number of different perspectives for capturing the action and the atmosphere during the weekend. It was also great spending some time outdoors in the Blackforest mountain.

I tried to implement various technics used by renowned photographers. Big thanks to Philipp Schmidli for his tipps! Make sure to check out his amazing sports photography at http://www.philippschmidli.com/sport/ .

So, here are some impressions from the weekend.

Jarkko Maeaettae (FIN) in flight during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

Jarkko Maeaettae (FIN) in flight during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

Daiki Ito (JPN) competes in the Large Hill Individual competition on day one of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 7, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

Daiki Ito (JPN) competes in the Large Hill Individual competition on day one of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 7, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

Sebastian Colloredo (ITA) competes in the Large Hill Individual competition on day one of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 7, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

Sebastian Colloredo (ITA) competes in the Large Hill Individual competition on day one of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 7, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

I tried getting different angles of the action.

I tried getting different angles of the action.

Stefan Kraft (AUT) in flight during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 8, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

Stefan Kraft (AUT) in flight during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 8, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

I had a remote camera with a fisheye lens set up just at the end of the in-run.

I had a remote camera with a fisheye lens set up just at the end of the in-run.

This is what the fisheye perspective gave me.

This is what the fisheye perspective gave me.

Piotr Zyla (POL) competes during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

Piotr Zyla (POL) competes during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

Another different perspective here. They were flying just above our heads.

Another different perspective here. They were flying just above our heads.

A competitor accelerates on the in-run during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 8, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

A competitor accelerates on the in-run during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup on February 8, 2015 in Titisee, Germany.

And the colorful fans were excited.

And the colorful fans were excited.

I love painted faces!

I love painted faces!

Kids know how to get the best of a snowy day...

Kids know how to get the best of a snowy day…

Slovenian supporters have an amazing slogan!

Slovenian supporters have an amazing slogan!

Yes, dogs were allowed too...

Yes, dogs were allowed too…

German supporters during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

German supporters during the Large Hill Individual competition on day two of the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Titisee, Germany.

Like a world champion...

Like a world champion…