Early January in Engelberg is very hard for shooting. Mount Titlis casts a huge shadow over the whole area including the backcountry. You get great riding but poor light for shooting.
However, it gives the opportunity to shoot on more south facing slopes that normally get way too much sun. It was one of the first days of shooting with Sverre that season so we decided to hike up this one ridge to see how the snow was. The shadows and cold temperature kept the snow good and we found this very interesting looking snow feature.
the shadows were moving pretty fast and i knew we had limited time to get the shot, but everything worked out fine. Just minutes after we got the shot, the light was gone. i instantly knew it would be a good picture; the shape of the snow and the shadows made the backdrop, while Sverre’s powerful skiing made it come to life.
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