This was the first shoot that I had done with Dane Tudor and I knew that he was just getting back from a gnarly leg injury. We had been mostly skiing powder that day at Park City Powder cats when Dane noticed this spot would be perfect for a jump. Although a bit surprised that he was ready to take some air so soon after his injury, I was stoked to see what he had in mind.
We spent a bit of time prepping the jump. While doing so I noticed that it was going to be back lit nicely. This got me thinking it might create a really cool shadow in the foreground if Dane was able to get close to silhouetting himself in front of the jump.
So I framed up an angle that I thought might put him pretty close to being directly between the sun and me. Luckily I guessed pretty close, and we nailed this shot on the first take. Dane said the air felt really good and we ended up sessioning the kicker for a while. But none of the other shots where quite as cool as the first angle.