Posts Tagged ‘ski/snowboard’

Volcano chasing in Oregon

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

In February, accompanied by a writer, I spent several weeks exploring the Cascades Range of mountains in Oregon on the west coast of the US . Actually volcanoes – they’re mostly dormant, though not all (remember Mt St.Helens…) and dominate the skylines with their perfect triangular profiles. The filthy Oregon weather scuppered a lot of the landscape work – for example four days on Mt Bachelor and we never saw the mountain once due the thick cloud, fog and snow. Still I have an excuse to go back…

The High and Low Tatras, Slovakia

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Since my first visit to Slovakia in March 2008 I’d been looking forward to returning to snowboard and to shoot in the Tatra mountains. That trip the foggy peaks of the Low Tatras, bordering Poland, proved pretty elusive. At the end of a week of almost zero visibility I unexpectedly got a bluebird morning which revealed seemingly endless lines in multiple powder-filled craggy couloirs.

This year I visited both the High and Low Tatras ranges and once again the snow was deep and plentiful – but the visibility was much the same! High winds closed the top lifts and the snow never stopped falling. Despite the unhelpful weather I shot some new panoramas – and a good variety of images that will accompany the published article.

Huge thanks to Ed and Ruth at Ski and Snowboard Slovakia and Petra from the resort of Jasna without whom the trip wouldn’t have been possible.

The ‘Naked’ series gets a makeover

Friday, November 21st, 2008

‘Naked’ is a series of images which feature solitary figures in vast mountain landscapes. So that’s ‘naked’ in the sense of being exposed and vulnerable rather than the literal sense! This series was initially published in 125 magazine in the UK with the images in colour. However, I have now converted them to black and white and toned them. Here are some examples:-