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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Since the last time was so much fun what do you guys think of this one?

post #2 of 20
That one looks like fun too!
post #3 of 20
Stop posting pics of snow! It is summer here....

: Actually...
post #4 of 20
Bad topic title. Should read: Photo to envy, you gapers! [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #5 of 20
post #6 of 20
: Gee! That can't be a "pure carve" with that much snow flying!

OK .... everyone has to post glowing "gee whiz" comments?

.... Or can you tell that I'm cranky having spent the whole *#1&% day in "the lodge" watching while I recover from the flu?

Great shot! Great big grin too! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]
post #7 of 20
I just looked at Cannonball's profile and noticed where he teaches.

That explains the BIG smile!
Sunshine is the happiest mountain I've ever skied.
post #8 of 20
What's to critique? You could use a more solid headgear is about all I see in an otherwise great photo. (Note that I'm a new convert to helmets)
post #9 of 20
I can't believe that you came back for more after that last time!

What strikes me immediately about this is the fun you're clearly having, and the joy in that turn. At the end of the day, that's really what it's all about.
post #10 of 20
Carve, shmarve! This guy is having WAAAAAY too much fun!
post #11 of 20
Now just wait a cotton pickin' minute all you sychophants .

Skis not at same angle , upper ski 1.3º less inclination

Smile too big , see profile ( drinking )

Right hand pole bent , obviously leaning on it to stop falling over . ( snow spray pixelled in after for effect )

I will get out my parralel rules,dividers and pixel counters to check other faults when I get more time.

NIce try !!! In any case if this was genuine he would be pulled for speeding !
post #12 of 20
Since several people convinced me that Canadians ski in a more compact way I now think that the picture screams: I AM CANADIAN.

Fantastic shot! [img]graemlins/thumbsup.gif[/img]

[ December 21, 2003, 04:42 AM: Message edited by: TomB ]
post #13 of 20
That looks like your uni you’re skiing in. NICE UNI! It looks like it’s warm and toasty, which I would guess is a must in Canada.

Now for the turn. The first thing I noticed that was wrong with it was NOTHING! And quit smiling! [img]tongue.gif[/img] -----------------Wigs
post #14 of 20
Originally posted by Lisamarie:
I just looked at Cannonball's profile and noticed where he teaches.

That explains the BIG smile!
Sunshine is the happiest mountain I've ever skied.
Your at Sunshine now!!! Got a pass there this year. Will have to stop by before the Castle trip.
post #15 of 20
Mr. Ball,

We can clearly see that you've flossed lately.

Did you avoid the cameraman?
post #16 of 20
Not bad..... I'd say you've moved up to "Heckuvaskier"

Theres still only one "Heluva," though. Has anyone seen the pictures of him that he promised last time?
post #17 of 20
They are coming, ive only been out 7 times this season... its been a slow start so far... but the pics will be here. I'll even send you some originals if you want me to U.P. [img]tongue.gif[/img] .

BTW, nice pic again. I think i liked the other one better because it showed the whole turn. Are you skiing fresh powder, or is it just a fluffy groomer? I wish we had snow like that around here (as the Christmas rain comes down)...


post #18 of 20
That's not a smile, that's a grimace due to pain!
Nice, very nice picture. Was a one-turn-for-the-pic or just one in many linked turns?

Gute rutsche ins neues jahr.

[ December 31, 2003, 02:15 AM: Message edited by: Matteo ]
post #19 of 20
OK, time for a bit of serious criticism. Since everyone else here is pandering to your ego, and saying what a wonderful shot it is, I, with my level of expertise on all things technical when it comes to high quality skiing, would like to point out a couple of very major problems with the photo.

You have more weight on your right ski than I have right now, and as for your left leg, it is definitely pushing into more snow than I currently am. Therefore it is all wrong. I should be in that photo, not you.

Hope this helps make you a better skier, and you should feel grateful I gave you these tips free of charge. Next time, I'll be sending you a bill.

post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the great comments. It's pretty hard not to smile when you do what I'm fortunate enough to do every day. As soon as I start sliding I start smiling.

A good friend of mine that I've just recently reconnected with took that photo. His name is Lee and it is clearly evident he is an awesome photographer. It was actually one of those set up shots. "Ski through this pile of snow" kind of thing. I just thought that it was really good in terms of composition. Blue sky, flying snow, mountain background, cheesy grin, etc.

I've got a CD full of pictures from that afternoon and to be honest some of them are not flatering, I'll reserve the right to post just my good ones.

edit: tried to post another pic but I'm having trouble with the link, I'll try it again next year! I'm on my way out.

[ December 31, 2003, 10:00 PM: Message edited by: Cannonball ]
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