Well we’re ringing in the new year in style in Juneau, with the most snow at our summit of any ski area! Not a bad way to start off the year. The skiing/snowboarding has been ridiculously good since November. With any luck 2012 will be as snowy as the end of 2011! So far this season the camera has spent quite a bit of time at home. My goal for the season is to spend more time on the board than behind the lens. This will be my fifth full season riding and I need to concentrate on improving my riding skills to improve my shooting. I’ve progressed each season to push the limits of my riding to make photos of skiers and snowboarders, but I feel the only way for the photos to improve/evolve is for my riding to progress. I need to see the mountain more from the perspective of a skier or a snowboarder than as a photographer, to spot the line or to pick out lines for people that will make a good photograph. On any given day that I’m at the resort or in the backcountry I’m with people who have been skiing or snowboarding most of their lives, and as such they see the mountain differently. Their vision has been shaped by a lifetime of turns and they perceive the snow and terrain at a different level; one that I’m only just beginning to perceive. With that said, I hope to post more fully composed images that are tighter in style and visual form of skiers and snowboarders in their element. Thanks for visiting and may the pow be with you this season!
The photos below are from the month of November. I will slowly get caught up to the end of 2011 in the coming weeks.