A last glimpse of winter

15 April 2014

The winter of 2013/2014 will certainly be one that is remembered, in Scotland we've seen the biggest snow pack on record up on the hill, while down low it's been a rather warm and wet season.

I've was fortunate enough to photograph a ski touring mission when the snow pack was at it's peak, the sky was blue and the sun was shining, I couldn't have asked for better conditions or a better environment to be working in! A documentary photographer at heart, I also felt lucky to gain such conditions to document part of what has been a historical winter. So working and playing in the snow has been great for developing the winter sports portfolio, with the addition of skiing to bring more variety before heading into the summer. While the Scottish images are yet to be published, I can share some images from a recent trip to Austria, to photograph some late season freeriding. There's a few images below, and over the next week more will be working their way into the Outdoor & Adventure gallery. Looking forward to summer sports, there is currently a five page feature in Outdoor Fitness magazine featuring my images, which document a team pushing through the 2013 Great Kindrochit Quadrathlon (Swim, Run, Kayak, Bike) in just under their target time of 12 hours. Photographing this event really stood out in my mind as a highlight from last year, as both a physical and logistical undertaking with some stunning photo opportunities in the hills and on the shores of Loch Tay. Once the magazine is off the shelves I'll pop a blog up with more insight about photographing a team around this sort of event. In the mean time enjoy a few ski shots from Austria and look forward to the summer! Gex1 Matze1 Gex2