Another shot from the slopes during February’s trip to Telluride, Colorado. Riding up the Plunge lift one afternoon, the light was creating some striking definition of the Mammoth mogul run. I didn’t have my iPhone out so I was hoping that by the time I skied down and rode back up, the light hadn’t shifted too much. Luckily, the light was perfect and as I was shooting, a lone skier was coming down, making for a near-perfect composition. I hadn’t initially thought of it as a black and white shot but as I played around with it in PhotoToaster, the deep troughs of the bumps made it a no-brainer. Definitely one of my all-time favourite shots.
Taken in Telluride, Colorado (top of lift 5, Polar Queen, for ski bums). I was struck by the symmetry of rusted tin roof, the snow and the fir trees. Taken with iPhone 6 and messed with PhotoToaster and Snapseed to bring out some drama in the sky.
Roudy, a legendary cowboy in Telluride, Colorado, shares a laugh with his trusty steed.
How the West was worn
Looks like rein
At the end of the trail
To say Roudy is a character is an understatement. He’s been running trailrides out of Telluride, Colorado, for almost 40 years and looks like he stepped right out the Old West, which is why I took these Hipstamatic shots using the Tinto 1884 lens and C-Tye Plate film to give them a worn, vintage feel (apart from the ranch shot which was shot with Doris lens and Sussex film).
If you’re ever out west, I can highly recommend a ride with the dude! Check him out here.
One of my favourite places on earth is Telluride, Colorado, where I ski most winters. This is a selection of images shot on my iPhone 5 native app and Hipstamatic during my most recent trip in February 2013 and edited with a variety of apps, including PhotoToaster, FX PhotoStudio and PhotoForge.