Originally Posted by dbostedo
Back on topic - does anyone think that if that "run" was really that steep, the skier wouldn't be approaching it turned like that? I did some Googling and that picture is everywhere, but I didn't have any luck finding the original. The oldest use of it I could find was a 2009 article... but it's just an example image and isn't referenced (http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/ski-articles/Acceptable_Risk).
Even if we tilt the image so the horizon is level as I've done above, that guy does not look right.
The snow spray is particularly unconvincing. That uphill knee should be at his chin with this pitch.
But, nice photoshopping. Notice the reflected yellow on the snow, and the intense sun hitting his uphill thigh and uphill shoulder?
Good work there. Calling on @MidwestPete to comment!