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February 2017 Image of the Month Contest  

post #1 of 31
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Hello All,

 

This months prize is a free rental from KitLender. If you've not heard of them, check them out here

 

Rules:

 

  1. The image must be your own and taken during the month of February 2017. 
  2. Please submit one image per post; you can submit up to three images/posts per month. 
  3. Please put a brief description of the image (where, what, when, or any other interesting details). 
  4. Voters can vote for as many images as they like. 
  5. Images do not need to be SOTC (straight out of the camera), standard editing and even HDR shots are welcome and encouraged. However please do not submit composite shots** in the contest thread as the idea is the best image you can capture rather than the best picture that you can create in Photoshop. 

 

Also not a rule, but an explanation. Please vote for the images you like! At the bottom of the post there is a little thumbs up button, please click it! 

 

**composite shots meaning using two unrelated and completely different shots to make one image, ie putting the sky from one shot with the foreground of a shot from a different location. 

 

Official Terms and Conditions for the Contest can be found here. 

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"The Diving Board" -  Gaper friendly cliff jump under Supreme @ Alta-  it really filled in this year but still gnarly - I've seen a handful of brave souls launch off it while riding the chair up. 2-5-17

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Look off of Mountain Chief Lift at Copper

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A couple from my trip to Yellowstone. Rime frost on trees formed by Bluebell and Seismograph Pools at the West Thumb Geyser Basin.

 

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Somewhere in the Upper Geyser Basin near Old Faithful.

 

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Northwoods, Vail.

It needs to snow again...

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Thread Starter 

I don't qualify to win, but just for fun felt like posting:

 

 

Took this around sunset just across the street from Bretton Woods this afternoon. Mt. Washington, NH. 

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I call this action shot the "white room" that was me coming back up for air after a 15ft drop at snowbasin.


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Snowbird 2-12-17

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I skied Kicking Horse with my girlfriend, Liz yesterday. Conditions were pretty good on the north sides of the ridges. 

 

Kicking Horse has Four main Ridge-lines: Terminator 2, Terminator 1, CPR, and Redemption. CPR and Redemption Ridges are served by the Gondola and Stairway to Heaven Chair, respectively. The Terminators are "hike to terrain". There are four prominent chutes on the North Side of Terminator 1. 2 of these: Truth and Dare are very easy to see from the Gondola, where they look quite intimidating. The intimidating look and the steep hike to access are two reasons why these chutes see low traffic. Fortunately, for "average joes", the  chutes aren't nearly as bad as they look from a far....more on the "fun" than scary side"

 

 

Here is a shot of Liz, relatively high in Truth. Before last season, she had less than a dozen resort days under her belt. She has improved quickly and it's so nice to see her confidently skiing steeper terrain. She's even taking the lead now.

 

 

If you look closely, you can see the gondy on the opposite ridge.

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Inversion over Salt Lake, picture taken from top of Snowbird

 

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Crystal Mt Ski Resort, Mt Rainier, and Mt St Helens from the plane window this morning.

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Saturday 2-11-17, 3PM Northern Utah...

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Snowshoe tracks on a snowy hill above the Sun Valley Nordic Center on Sunday.



Edited by Christy319 - 2/14/17 at 9:11am
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Stevens Pass

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Winter scene in Irasburg, Vermont. While driving home after a day in the mountains, the storm clouds started to lift revealing Jay Peak on the horizon. 

 

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February back country skiing near Jay Peak, VT. Much better than last year!

 

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Hideout Canyon, UT (just outside of Park City), 7:30 am

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An interesting weather phenomenon as seen from Lookout Mountain at Northstar, California on February 19, 2017.

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Is tilt intentional?

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Quote:
Originally Posted by alexzolot View Post
 

Is tilt intentional?


No, it isn't. I needed to use the pano feature to capture the full rainbow and it created some tilt.

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Hey guys - Seeing as this is a contest thread and the "likes" are votes toward the prize, I'm going to ask that you refrain from re-posting already posted images. Especially not under multiple user names as that could be very confusing.

 

@Stev and @alexzolot, I've removed the second image post... feel free to communicate and share edits like that via PM. @tylrwnzl - please feel free to jump in or change this/undelete if you like.

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Inside the snow globe at Crystal Mountain, WA today.

 

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Sorry, I just rotated the image 5 degrees to make horizon horizontal.

post #25 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by alexzolot View Post
 

Sorry, I just rotated the image 5 degrees to make horizon horizontal.

 

It looked good, it's just since this is a contest thread we didn't want to create confusion and have people splitting their vote on accident. You could repost it in the Photo of the day thread though. 

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Please note that following picture was formerly posted under the username "fosphenytoin" and was taken down as the photo was originally taken by her Nephew (me). This is a repost of the photos under my own account.

 

Looking down the top of the “Village” run at the base of Val d’Isere, taken on the morning of the 1st of February. We warm up here every morning and end it with it every afternoon, given its accessibility and variance of gradient making it an interesting enough run to practice our carving. The main village of Val d’Isere can be seen at the foot of the run, while the satellite town of La Daille can be seen in the distance, below the gorges of the river Isere. Despite the overnight snow, the higher temperatures in the village meant that the run was icy, but the colder air up top ensured that we enjoyed plenty of powder that day.
 

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Please note that following picture was formerly posted under the username "fosphenytoin" and was taken down as the photo was originally taken by her Nephew (me). This is a repost of the photos under my own account.

 

Powder day at the Val d’Isere glacier, 1st of February. Short lift lines on powder days are a rarity, but seem to be a common appearance in Val d’Isere. This is our favourite area in the whole resort, as the high altitude and wide slopes are the perfect conditions for on-piste carving. This place also holds the title of the highest road pass in the whole of Europe, but in winter the road surface becomes a long and winding piste down into the valley.

 

 

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Please note that following picture was formerly posted under the username "fosphenytoin" and was taken down as the photo was originally taken by her Nephew (me). This is a repost of the photos under my own account.

 
A panoramic shot of the base area at Val d’Isere, 1st of February. The Village chair is visible in the foreground, which apparently never develops lift lines. The famous olympic run “La Face du Bellevarde” is partially obscured by a tree, making it down from the peak on the right. The base area in general is rather chaotic, as both beginners and advanced skiers ski together in the same area, along with pedestrians cross the snow to reach the other side of the village. 
 
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One more shot of some northern Vermont back country during the best week of the season. 30-40" of super light powder.

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Mt. Lincoln- Sugar Bowl. 631 " and counting.

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