After several challenging months of unseasonal weather in British Columbia, the conditions had finally lined up for some classic BC backcountry shooting. The first part of this day was spent waiting for the clouds and fog to lift and visibility to improve so we could explore further into the backcountry. With the day quickly disappearing we found an area of huge pillows and features tucked away in an alpine bowl below some huge cliffs.
Eric Jackson hiked up and began scoping out the terrain immediately as the light was starting to fade. He quickly found a good take off and landing and began to hit the jump once the cameras were set up. With light dying quickly he hit the jump and hiked back up as fast as he could.
As the photographer I was also scrambling to find the best angles and make sure to get the best shot. This angle was definitely one of my favorites but I wasn’t sure if it would translate properly and with the darkness setting in I got a couple shots and moved to another spot. What I love about this photo is that is shows how big the jump is that Eric was hitting but also sets the scene showing the surroundings and landscape. I think the viewer gets a good sense of the location, time of day and that classic BC winter feeling.