GeneralNewsThe ‘Get Your Spring On’ Swix/FasterSkier Photo Contest III

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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.

A-Final Podium

First Place

Mitch Dion on the Mount Rose to Brockway Summit tour in 2006, with the 3,000ft. drop to Lake Tahoe just to his left. May 6, 2006 - by: Mark Nadell
Mitch Dion on the Mount Rose to Brockway Summit tour in 2006, with the 3,000ft. drop to Lake Tahoe just to his left. May 6, 2006 - by: Mark Nadell

 

“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.”

Second Place

Cross-Training - by: Adam Terko
Cross-Training - by: Adam Terko

 

“Playful and creative, this photo captures the essence of the transition time of the spring.  Too bad the day wasn’t sunnier.”

Third Place

Tav Streit cranks some gnarly turns above Eagle Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe. April 20, 2009. - by: Mark Nadell
Tav Streit cranks some gnarly turns above Eagle Lake, Desolation Wilderness, Lake Tahoe. April 20, 2009. - by: Mark Nadell

 

“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!”

Fourth Place

 

Tav Streit explores the beauty of the Mount Rose ridgeline high above Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. April 18, 2009. - by: Mark Nadell
Tav Streit explores the beauty of the Mount Rose ridgeline high above Lake Tahoe and Incline Village. April 18, 2009. - by: Mark Nadell

“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.”

Fifth Place

Trina Hosmer joined the fun with the Mount Washington Nordic Club for their annual spring ski tour. - by: Amy Patenaude
Trina Hosmer joined the fun with the Mount Washington Nordic Club for their annual spring ski tour. - by: Amy Patenaude

 

“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.”

Sixth Place

A competitor at the 2009 New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League Festival makes the most of the terrain park.  - by: Kris Dobie
A competitor at the 2009 New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League Festival makes the most of the terrain park. - by: Kris Dobie

“Technically and visually stunning, this photograph does a great job of capturing the spirit of warm, sunny spring events.  Play.”

 

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