This winter has been a snow sport lover’s dream. Plenty of snowfalls have left piles of powder on the mountains and huge smiles on the faces of residents and visitors of the small mountain towns of the Kootenays. This weeks Guestagrammer @mcphoto99 is sharing photos of winter fun in the Canadian Rockies.
“With photography, there are magical moments when interesting light, conditions and people all come together. These moments are usually fleeting and hard to predict. Here is one of those moments with BC pro skier Nick McNutt carving through fresh powder in the late daylight.”
“In some places après is as important as the activity! There is nothing like a beer shared with friends after a day in the mountains.”
“Morning alpenglow on the Lizard Range in Fernie.”
“There is something special about snowshoeing through a snow-clad fores. This quiet, soothing and contemplative experience soothes the soul in a busy world. If it’s snowing out, this can add an element that speaks directly to our Canadian DNA.”
“There are moments when everything comes together without any planning. These “happy accidents” often turn out to be great photos. For this shot I was actually shooting in the other direction and happened to look over and see Island Lake Lodge guide Rick Emmerson carving perfect turns with nice light down a run called Cyclops.”
“Snowboarding in fluffy powder is like surfing on air. There is very little that compares to this experience. I snapped this shot of Salomon athlete Nils Mindnich recently blasting through the ‘Cold Smoke” on an exceptional powder day.”
Mike is a photographer, writer, video producer and marketing guy based in the Kootenays of BC. He started getting photos published in high school and has had images and articles published around the globe.
“I thrive on being out in the wilderness doing various activities and basically shoot my friends doing what they love. I have been very fortunate in that I get to shoot photos as part of a more regular marketing job. I love capturing action and often get almost as much adrenaline going as the athletes!”
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