This picture was taken in San Martino di Castrozza during the King of Dolomites contest. It was the third day of the contest and was a very bad condition day for skiing and taking pictures. We were in the Rosetta refuge waiting for the sun but it was foggy and snowy and Giuliano decided to do something different.
There is a couloir not so far from the refuge and we decided to make some pictures there. I went on top of the couloir by a not so hard way and Giuliano started the climb from the base. Due to the weather conditions the climb was not so easy; it was cold and there was so much snow on the rocks especially in the final part. I started shooting with a tele zoom lens and then with a wide angle when Giuliano was very close.
This picture was taken with a Canon Eos 1DX and a 16-35mm lens at 16mm. I used a shutter speed of 1/1250 sec to freeze the action and an aperture of f/5.0 to have the face of Giuliano completely in focus and the background and foreground blurred.