I captured this image while shooting the 2010 Thredbo Big Air Competition at Thredbo Ski Resort in Australia. The snowboarders and skiers hurled themselves off a 50ft jump trying to pull off their maddest tricks for a panel of judges perched atop the cabin of a snow groomer. For my untrained eye the aerialists were pretty amazing and I had heaps of fun shooting a subject that I had little experience with. The rider pictured is Jordan Houghtan.
Technical Info: Canon 5D Mark II | Canon 24-105mm f4L IS USM | Exposure: 1/1000sec @ f/6.3 | ISO 500.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | December 02
Title of the photograph: Thredbo Big Air
Photo of the Day Award Category: Adventure Photography
Photograph Location: Thredbo | Australia
Photographer: Cameron James Cope (Melbourne, Australia.)
Cam Cope is an Australian emerging photographic artist dedicated to travel photography and producing personal and collaborative projects with focused themes of colonial history, indigenous culture and the environment. His travel work intends to inspire a sense of awe for the world around us and his personal projects intend to contribute to public debate and engineer platforms for people to tell their own stories.