CITY COUNTRY OF EVENT Canada D.CARLIER EVENT MEN PHOTOGRAPHER RIDERS Revelstoke SAMMY LUEBKE - USA SNOWBOARD Swatch Freeride World Tour Reve Viewfinder Outside Online Snow pillows
Swatch Freeride World Tour by The North Face 2013 - The best riders on the best mountains in the ultimate freeride competition - the 2012 Swatch Freeride World Tour goes into its 5th season and consists of six (6) stops in Revelstoke (Canada), Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (France), Courmayeur Mont-Blanc (Italy), Røldal (Norway), Fieberbrunn (Austria) and the final in Verbier (Switzerland). (David Carlier)

Snow Pillars on Mount Mackenzie

Braving the cold in British Columbia

CITY COUNTRY OF EVENT Canada D.CARLIER EVENT MEN PHOTOGRAPHER RIDERS Revelstoke SAMMY LUEBKE - USA SNOWBOARD Swatch Freeride World Tour Reve Viewfinder Outside Online Snow pillows

I was on top of British Columbia's Mount Mackenzie waiting for riders to climb up before dropping in on the infamous Mac Daddy Face. Temperatures had dropped to 30-below and the low sun on the horizon created a perfect winter light. I saw this particular snowboarder walking, ghostlike, though deep snow and tried to position myself to shoot him. 

The cold was a major challenge that day; my control wheels and buttons were difficult to operate with big expedition gloves. I ended up taking them off. Surprisingly, my batteries lasted through the cold, and I was able to shoot for several hours.

TOOLS: Nikon D700, 70-300mm f/4.5, 1/3200 second, f/5.6, ISO 160 

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Lead Photo: David Carlier
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