Thursday, February 11, 2010

Recently Published in The Ski Journal

November 2006
Fuji Provia 100
Nikon N80
Months before I switched to digital

Check out the latest issue of The Ski Journal. They published my photo in their Special Edition Photo Book Vol. 3, N. 4, 2010. You can order it from

In November 2006, Ryan Hokanson, Jason Kwiatkowski, Karen Hilton, and I left the small town of El Chalten in southern Patagonia with a broad objective: Our primary focus was to kite ski and possibly climb some smaller peaks on the Southern Patagonia Ice Field. We planned for 18 days with a few extar days of food and spent our first four days battling crazy winds and sideways rain and snow; a preview of more to come. We were fortunate to enjoy one of only three nice days ski kiting around the western side of 10,000-foot Cerro Torre in an area known as Circo de Los Atlares-this ended up being the highlight our whole trip.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Two Strokes to Freedom

Seattle Creek Headwall

Jeff about to navigate a cornice hazard along the Headwall

Rob ripping it up in Resort Bowl




View from Resort Bowl

Big Chief
Luke skiing on the bottom left ridge in the foreground

Lauren and Cassie

Lauren with Turnagain Pass in the Background


Jeff and Nick

The poor mans helicopter... Once again I've found myself wanting one more toy I can not afford.

These are all pictures from early February in Turnagain Pass Snow machine skiing with some of my favorite Girdwood locals. This is the end of a two week high pressure, super stable snow pack, and all kinds of people getting after it. I was thrilled to see the Girdwood women pushing this terrain with their own snow machines and ripping lines. It's nice to see the red neck side of the highway gaining a little more gender balance.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sun Valley

A quick trip to Sun Valley to celebrate my Aunt Sandy's Birthday. I shot this picture of Kris on our first day at the resort, near the end of a week long storm. We lucked out. The locals were saying the mountains in the background were brown a week earlier.

I shot this at ISO 100, 1/640 @ F13. I enhanced the photo in Lightroom by increasing the brightness, exposure and clarity. I also increased the luminance in the red tones and gave it a slight vignetting of the edges.