At long last, the votes have been tallied from the Swix/FasterSkier Photo Contest III. We assembled a panel of judges, including a professional photographer, a designer, several ski coaches, and the FasterSkier staff, to vote on the the submissions.
We have included comments from some of the judges.
“This picture is stunning- It caught my eye right away. At first I didn’t think it showed spring other then the sun and light layers of clothing, but then I learned about crust skiing, only to be done in the spring. The composition of the photograph works nicely. It gives a wonderful sense of environment showing the viewer how high up the skier was, with the clouds below. Very well done.”
“Playful and creative, this photo captures the essence of the transition time of the spring. Too bad the day wasn’t sunnier.”
“This photograph is a great action shot. The spectacular waterfall in the background adds a wonderful sense of drama, and the skier, both skis almost completely off the ground, has been captured nicely, although I do wish his back wasn’t to the camera. Nice composition!”
“Another crust-cruising shot, we see a skier taking advantage of the conditions to explore a remote area. The precipitous drop and line of cliffs gives a sense of adventure and the excitement of exploring the unknown.”
“At first glance this photograph comes off as any other snapshot. When I stopped and really looked at it I loved it. This image tells a wonderful story and shows just how crazy cross country ski lovers are. They will do anything for that last patch of snow when the spring arrives, even ski on dirt roads. I also like how the woman knows just how crazy the adventure is. The photographer really captured a great moment, and a great energy.”
“Technically and visually stunning, this photograph does a great job of capturing the spirit of warm, sunny spring events. Play.”
June 18, 2009 at 11:29 am
“Anyone can participate. Regardless of whether you are a professional or an amateur. You can submit ONE photo per person, maximum!”
Mark Nadell took some great shots but I’m wondering about rules and why they are printed at all sometimes?
June 18, 2009 at 11:46 am
Rules are printed to provide parameters and guidance. Sometimes mistakes happen. Multiple people were collecting photos and distributing them to the voters without photographer names. All voting had occurred before we realized that we had broken our own rule. Mark is getting a prize for first, but certainly not for the other positions. Instead of taking the time to redistribute the photos and re-vote, we opted to let things stand on this one, and worry about more important things. The point of the contest is to recognize great photos and photographers, and share those photos with the rest of the ski community. The actual placing is really not that important.
The same people receive the prize either way as Mark is not eligible for multiple prizes.
June 18, 2009 at 3:08 pm
thats me in the sixth place picture!