10/04/2012 | by Tom Copsey
The third and final mission of this season’s Burn SnowPark Rally wrapped up a while back and the judges have selected the top 5 shots. Check ‘em out, there’s some bangers. Finals kick off March 29-April 1 so stay tuned for how that breaks down…
1. Christoph Enderer (GER) / Wally
This photo definitely earns the first place! The crew found a great spot and managed to make the best out of it. The shot is realized with great technical perfection from photographer’s side but also with stunning action from the side of the rider. The lighting, the composition and the atmosphere on the sky with the sunbeams make this photo outstanding. Congratulations to the crew for accomplishing the mission with such a convincing photo!
2. Martin Fabian (AUT) / Bob the builder
We really like this photo. You can see that the crew tried hard to accomplish the mission. And they’ve succeeded! The spot is very creative and the photographer did everything right: he has chosen a deep angle and got nice colorful reflections instead of an empty black space on the ground. Also the composition with the rider on one side and the workers checking out the ongoing action on the other side is really cool. Maybe next time the rider could wear brighter pants so it’s not black in black. But still a great photo, congrats!
3. Renato Rocha (POR) / Spring session
This was one of the most creative spots in the competition, building a quarter in a lake isn’t something we see everyday. Also the composition is well done and contrast between the water and ice looks very cool. The angle from slightly above is good indeed, so you can really see what’s going on. There is only one problem: the rider missed the grab! As a photographer you have to check if the trick is ok and if not the rider has to try it again.
4. Mikel Besga (ESP) / The land of flying rocks
The judges were really stoked about this photo. The spot and the surrounding look awesome. Also the angle and the composition with the stones as a little framing are well chosen. But we think that the photographer used just too much Photoshop, and therefore we only give out the 4th position for this photo.
5. Ren Rob (FRA) / Front Board To Gap
Nice spot combined with good blended light. We like the mixture of artificial orange light and flashlight. Also the rider did a good job! Maybe next time you can park away the car and get the shovel out of the photo. All in all a solid photo, but the others were just a little bit more creative.