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    Two mountain guides direct a helicopter into land high in the Swiss Alps. I took this shot whilst shooting an extreme ski and snowboard competition - the Nendaz Freeride FWQ. I had been dropped just before on the peak and with the permission of the guides cowered down behind them to capture this shot when the remaining supplies were delivered. My lens took a bit of a battering and I could only hold myself in position properly for a few seconds as the rush of snow debris was insane at this point.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 37
    Lighting 15
    Creativity 19
    Story 32

    A really fabulous photo that puts the viewer "into" the frame. Lots of interesting power going on in this photo, from the body language of the two people in the foreground, to the helicopter, it all adds up to providing information so the viewer knows what's happening here. Great shot.

    Jay Dickman
    National Geographic Photographer
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 16, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Dec 16, 2013
    Location: Haute Nendaz, Valais, Switzerland
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/2000 sec
    Aperture: f/4.5
    ISO: 100
    Copyright: © Philip Field
    Categories: Adventure, Black and White, People
    Assignments: Chasing Moments, Epic, Our World in Motion, Capturing Action, Behind the Adventure, Sense of Place, How Close Can You Get?, The Moment