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Challenge: Sports V (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Steamboat Springs, CO
Date: Feb 4, 2012
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 4, 2012

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Not from a lift. We held my brother's memorial on a ridge between two runs. During the proceedings (a little after them actually) I turned around and saw this lone skier swooping down. Basically I thought it was the spirit of my brother, so I made a series of exposures of him carving along.

Thanks for the wonderful votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 57
Avg (all users): 7.4161
Avg (commenters): 8.6000
Avg (participants): 7.2258
Avg (non-participants): 7.4661
Views since voting: 3421
Views during voting: 332
Votes: 149
Comments: 95
Favorites: 25 (view)


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10/24/2017 06:31:50 PM
I'm sorry about your brother, Robert.

This image is stunning.
07/23/2012 10:34:33 PM
WELL I COME BACK TO THIS ONE MATE AND DECIDED IT DESERVES TO HAVE ONE OF MY NEW 21_F.gif SHERPET JEWEL AWARDS

I LOVE THE WAY THE TREES ARE VERTICAL AND THE SHADOWS ARE HORIZONTAL AND THEN THE WHITE SNOW WITH THE SOLITARY SKIER.
POWERFUL TO ME AS WELL AS A FEELING OF A WHERE'S WALLY DUE TO THE TREES AND THE MIGHTY FEELING ONE GETS FROM THEM AND THEN AFTERWARDS ONE SEES THE LONELY SKIER... LOVE IT A FAVOURITE AND ALSO NOW A SHERPET JEWEL IMAGE FROM SHEZ XOX

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07/23/2012 10:29:51 PM
WOW THIS IS SUCH A POWERFUL IMAGE NOT AT FIRST AS IT IS KIND OF GAVE ME THE FEELING WHAT IS THIS AND ONE HAD TO REALLY TAKE TIME TO VIEW IT TO SEE THE SKIER BUT WOW AWESOME AND A GREAT RESULT AS WELL...
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02/18/2012 03:40:13 PM
A beautiful tribute, congrats on your ribbon!
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02/18/2012 12:08:28 PM
you could really get this published. and you should! absolutely beautiful and a splendid composition.
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02/16/2012 11:21:10 AM
Beautiful!
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02/15/2012 08:40:59 PM
Beautiful
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02/15/2012 07:24:03 PM
I love this shot... Gasped when I saw it... Really awesome image and story behind it. Congrats!
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02/15/2012 02:42:40 AM
Loved the shot during voting Bear, and now I know the story behind it I like it all the more.
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02/14/2012 11:24:50 PM
Yes, quite a stunning piece of art, the combination of ski tracks with the perpendicular trees and their shadow is breathtaking. A wonderful tribute, congratulations.
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02/14/2012 08:21:34 PM
Bravo! So glad this made it into the ribbons. Wonderful composition, the verticals and horizontals so powerful. The tiny lone skier in the immensity of nature. Even in the saddest of moments there is beauty to be seen.
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02/14/2012 02:47:09 PM
Awesome shot. Love it. Inspiring actually.
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02/14/2012 02:07:44 PM
Oh! I rarely look at challenges I haven't entered/voted. So when something good happens I often miss it. This is something good! It's a very fine picture indeed. I'd have given you a big score and a gushing comment, Robert. It's such an unusual, clever photograph, and quite beautiful. Other-worldly, in a quiet way. A great thing to remember this special moment by. Thank you.
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02/14/2012 10:45:52 AM
Robert, I'm so sorry to hear of your brother, but what a positive image this is of a free spirit. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/14/2012 07:20:27 AM
yes it was...
thing of beauty
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02/14/2012 12:10:07 AM
Oh dear, I forgot to congratulate you on your well deserved ribbon, Well done, on a super fab shot, with all the right elemments to make a great photo.
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02/13/2012 10:52:51 PM
classic.
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02/13/2012 10:03:53 PM
Gorgeous photo and thanks for sharing the touching story.
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02/13/2012 09:51:06 PM
incredible image robert .. give me goose bumps .. cant get any better than that .. :)
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02/13/2012 09:31:53 PM
Class.
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02/13/2012 09:19:33 PM
Lovely image and a beautiful story. Thanks for sharing, such a personal memory.
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02/13/2012 05:49:11 PM
Holy cow, Robert! I am looking at this from my iPad since I am away from my computer and those shadows make this shot look amazing. What a vantage point on the skier too! Congrats!
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02/13/2012 02:20:58 PM
Brilliant image and touching story. This was my favorite of the entire challenge.
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02/13/2012 02:08:59 PM
71 comments! The pic, and the photog clearly loved. My favourite. Thanks.
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02/13/2012 01:58:11 PM
Nicely done, Robt. Thought it was a quite spectacular image, and well-deserving of a ribbon. Not an image I'd have expected from you though -- I'm quite surprised!
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02/13/2012 12:43:05 PM
Looks like that skier is smart enough to stay out of the trees! Well done Robert, I was ahead of you before roll over and then I lost 3/10 of a point as the votes got scrubbed putting you ahead by that little bit. Congrats on a very well done shot.
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02/13/2012 12:34:27 PM
Congratulations,wonderful shot.
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02/13/2012 12:27:49 PM
Good work - I also love the thumb, it is so deceiving.
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02/13/2012 12:19:35 PM
Originally posted by bspurgeon:

Tremendous shadows.


Well done Robert. Beautiful sentiment.
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02/13/2012 12:03:35 PM
Congratulations Bear, on a fine image that is both unusual and original.
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02/13/2012 11:46:22 AM
I like the treeline and the shadows of the trees sorry I only gave you a nine
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02/13/2012 10:12:37 AM
WOW. Love the story as well.
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02/13/2012 08:49:22 AM
This is absolutely stunning; my only 10. Congrats!
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02/13/2012 08:07:47 AM
This got a 9 from me. Those lines! What an image! Great result. Tough not to do better with a score like that, but front page material for sure. Love this.
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02/13/2012 07:29:56 AM
This is very very good, being a skier I appreciate your work here even more.
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02/13/2012 07:12:02 AM
congrats on another ribbon, this is wonderful, love the perspective
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02/13/2012 06:52:36 AM
Should have guessed this wonderfully restrained shot with thoughtful composition was yours. It's a beauty. Congratulations on the ribbon.
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02/13/2012 04:42:12 AM
Well done Robert. A fantastic image and a fitting memorial, and tribute.
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02/13/2012 04:00:19 AM
Absolutely fantastic. And you took it on the spur of the moment!
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02/13/2012 03:56:36 AM
So much to learn from this triptych of horizontal, vertical and curved. Congrats on the ribbon, it just adds our appreciation to what is already there - a wonderful memory.
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02/13/2012 02:56:46 AM
What an amazing capture. I could look at this for hours and find something new within the snow, trees, or the long cast shadows. You seem to capture this in perfect timing with the skier and the sun. This is a wall hanger! Great photograph.
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02/13/2012 01:56:44 AM
Hmmm. Didn't I call it about the basketball player? This shot, though, is awesome.
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02/13/2012 01:51:32 AM
Congrats, Robert! Serendipitous.
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02/13/2012 01:43:32 AM
Wonderful moment and memory, congratulations.
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02/13/2012 01:26:02 AM
My favorite of the challenge, and then some. Excellent photo. Congrats on the ribbon (which is blue to me).
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02/13/2012 01:14:53 AM
Great Shot! So much I like about this one..personally I think This deserves the red..
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02/13/2012 12:54:40 AM
It did ribbon! But to me it is the true Blue..
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02/13/2012 12:49:19 AM
Wonderful shot Bear. Congrats!
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02/13/2012 12:46:28 AM
This is ... fabulous.

I gave it a 9, but I should have given it a 10.
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02/13/2012 12:39:43 AM
My absolute favorite. I love single point composition like this showing scale. Wonderful.
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02/13/2012 12:34:13 AM
Amazeing Bear, I really thought it was from a lift. Awesome capture!!! A ribbon in memory of your Brother, how wonderful!!
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02/13/2012 12:20:30 AM
This was my choice for blue. Congrats on the ribbon.
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02/13/2012 12:18:42 AM
Congratulation on your ribbon .. I was surprised to see it was yours but then again, you are very versatile, as this shot proves.
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02/13/2012 12:10:36 AM
wow, this is great robert. congratulations.
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02/13/2012 12:07:29 AM
Fabulous sense of scale, Bear. Congrats on the ribbon!!
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02/13/2012 12:07:20 AM
WTG sweetie. You did Paco proud.

Message edited by author 2012-02-13 00:07:32.
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02/13/2012 12:07:03 AM
Nice long shadows! Steamboat? Yes, i think so. Congrats on your well deserved yellow!
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02/13/2012 12:05:18 AM
Did not imagine this was yours, but way to go, top pick from me (Can't believe it was yellow with a score like that)
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02/13/2012 12:03:58 AM
yay, congrats Robert, did not see it coming from you! :) and a great score!
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02/13/2012 12:03:30 AM
Wonderful image. This should have won the gold.
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02/13/2012 12:02:43 AM
ah, bear! This is a beauty!! I bumped it up to a 9 in the last 10 minutes. The only shot that I bumped up.
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02/13/2012 12:02:36 AM
Wow, WTG Bear, I didn't vote in this one or this would have got the max, awesome.
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02/13/2012 12:02:28 AM
Amazing photo, wtg Robert!
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02/13/2012 12:02:24 AM
Check you out! Was this from a lift? Gorgeous shot! The edit is superclean. And I love the shadows.
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02/13/2012 12:01:28 AM
Yay!
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02/13/2012 12:01:14 AM
Awesome.. Congrats :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/12/2012 11:37:33 PM
Tremendous shadows.
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02/12/2012 11:16:52 PM
Looks terrific! It seems nicer to look then to ski.
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02/12/2012 07:07:09 PM
WOW !!! Really fabulous! 10!
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02/12/2012 05:19:02 PM
Great lines.
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02/12/2012 01:17:16 PM
Beautiful lines and the shadows are stunning.
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02/12/2012 12:42:06 PM
Or maybe they like the sun better!! Great shot... love the tree and their tall shadows.
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02/12/2012 12:41:43 PM
This is great. Love the shadow play and sense of scale. Great work.
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02/11/2012 01:50:20 PM
Wow, I like it very much. The composition and BW are perfect!
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02/11/2012 10:03:55 AM
If this doesn't ribbon I'll eat my undies.
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02/11/2012 07:06:33 AM
love it, 10 great shot, like the distance and the clarity of the tress and shadows well done
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02/09/2012 06:37:09 PM
Wow! Gorgeous. Unbelievable sense of scale, this is fantastic!
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02/09/2012 12:15:10 PM
Wow. Of course the tree cutting the shot in half sorta bothers me, but other than that, this shot is amazing.
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02/08/2012 06:53:34 PM
This is very cool. Nicely done!
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02/08/2012 08:43:38 AM
Can not say just how beautiful this is. Such lovely composition, and love all the detail in the shadows of the trees. Wish there was slightly more contrast (but that's minor). A stunner of an image -- one of my very rare 9's.
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02/08/2012 02:05:23 AM
Well this is nice for sure.
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02/07/2012 03:08:56 PM
That's really nice. The POV, the mass of trees, the shadow leading to; and suddenly the small isolated skier. Great PP too. Top marks.
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02/07/2012 12:34:34 PM
LOVE the perspective.
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02/07/2012 05:51:56 AM
beautiful picture! absolutely love it...
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02/06/2012 07:02:23 PM
The composition bothers me a bit...a little crop of the wood would give a better impact...imho 8.
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02/06/2012 05:20:57 PM
Beautiful - wish I was there! Love the contrast between the trees and the slope.
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02/06/2012 03:31:41 PM
Beautiful photo. Great B&W choice. Perpendicular lines make for a great design in its own right. Sweet photo.
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02/06/2012 02:15:30 PM
Awesome image. From the thumb I wasn't too excited, but the full size is perfect. Can't think of any ways to improve it.
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02/06/2012 12:31:19 PM
Super shot,front page in my view.
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02/06/2012 11:09:16 AM
What a cool use of lines and shadows.
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02/06/2012 08:44:07 AM
Very cool perspective.
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02/06/2012 08:21:30 AM
gorgeous
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02/06/2012 07:52:25 AM
So cool...I love the play of shadowd and the lines from the skiers. Were you on the chairlift?
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02/06/2012 02:51:28 AM
Had to look for the skier, which made the shot all the more interesting. Cool (pardon the pun).
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02/06/2012 12:10:38 AM
oh WOW, this is perfection! :O
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