In honor of World Photo Day, I decided to dig through the files and pick out 10 of my favorite images captured over the years. Well as you can imagine, we have an awful lot of photos from our exceptionally entertaining years. And limiting that to 10 photos was just not possible. Several were captured with my own eye behind the viewfinder. But of course my personal favorites are the ones captured by others. In all honesty, this project resulted in a serious case of the feels. If given a choice, I would much rather be cold than hot, and my selections may reflect that as these are slightly heavier on the winter-side of things. Now back to the mention of the feels. For those of you who are not familiar with this term, the feels refers to an overwhelming case of emotion. i.e. watering eyes, the chills, goosebumps...
Nostalgia came rushing back like a Splasherhorn...
Especially when thinking of all the times I had attempted to capture an excellent shot on the golf course. Whenever asking if I could take their picture, golfers generally said it won't be very good as this gentleman did. For the record, this shot came to rest about a foot short of the hole.
Sometimes we are lucky enough to capture a once-in-a-lifetime moment and share that with the people who chose us to be their special place.
If you have ever tried, capturing Zipline photos can be pretty tough. The person traveling on the line can't really control their orientation to the camera, so when you catch something like this, feel free to fist pump.
Since we are talking about catching a shot, I couldn't leave this gem out of the mix. I came across these three guys enjoying some excellent Spring weather. They were sending it off of a natural bump on Meadows when I saw them from the chair. We did a lap while I was trying to catch some sweet individual jumps. "What if we all went off in a line?" they asked. Well it would be awesome if we could catch it. And so we did just that - and on our very first attempt. If you guys are out there reading this, thank you again.
After two winters, I have come to recognize how tough it can be to capture a solid powder photo. We didn't really get many big powder days during those winters, but I was able to capture a handful of good ones. None of which topped this gem.
With that in mind, I am in awe of this shot of the late, great, Stein Eriksen shredding a pow stash at the top of Hemlock way back in the day. Now remember, folks, this shot was captured on film. Imagine the photographers excitement seeing this capture come to life in the dark room.
This was captured at the top of Ramshead in November of 2015. Solidifying the fact that some of the coolest things we can save in an image are the gifts from Mother Nature. Preparation, patience, and snacks made this come to fruition.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Here, enjoy another thousand flooding into your mind...
Whether you came looking for love, or perhaps stumbled upon it while here.
We're all just out here to have a little fun!
No matter what time of year you come for a visit, just remember that it's....
Until next time,
Andy◂ Return to News & Updates