tdk6, it seems we're destined to agree about nothing regarding skiing! Oh, well. I would say exactly the opposite of your comments about the two pictures, fwiw.
Max, let's find time to go skiing. But, if you've skied with Rogan, you've had far better input than any of us can give you here!
I think the first picktrure is great and it also shows better technique but I still like the other one better. I see something that I like, movement.... action.... skiing. I think we should be able to look at photos and say "wow, I like that one" without giving it too much MA. Maybe that is what max is asking for so in that sence you are right and I am wrong.
BTW, look at where his ski poles are pointing.... uphill