The last qualifier mission of this season's Burn Snowpark Rally is over and the judges have made their decision. In the snowboard category we have the same winner as in mission 1, thus the 2nd ranked in this mission gets the invitation to the finals, which will be held from 7th to 10th April in Leogang (Austria). Here we go with the top 5 of mission 3, including the comments from our very own photo editor Sami "This is really good photo" Tuoriniemi.
1st place: Florian Model (GER) – Method "This picture is outstanding in various aspects. First, we like the untouched natural terrain – first try rules. Second, the lighting works really well. The light on the rider in front of the darker background results in the attention this nice backside air should get. And third, the composition of the picture is done with perfection. The rule of thirds worked great in here. A perfect shot - well done!"
2nd place: Carlo Schmid (SUI) – The narrow way “Although this shot was taken from behind, it captures a great perspective of this stylish method. You can see the grab and the nice tweaking. Furthermore the action shot works very well with the ‘dropping in’ shot next to it.”
3rd place: Dominik Steindl (AUT) – criple-tree handdrop “Very nice backlit photo with a fill in flash. Great work! The picture conveys a really nice feeling. Trick purists might start a discussion if this trick could be truly filed under ‘backside air’ – we say yes, and consider it a creative interpretation of that trick.”
4th place: Christian Waldegger (AUT) – oldschool “This very classic method photo comes with a nice natural spot. This picture makes you wanna go snowboarding! We all wish we could be there right now. Furthermore, the black and white also works very well and differentiates this shot from most other mission entries.”
5th place: Adam Laister (GBR) – Over the fence “50-50 on a bench to method over the fence? Gnarly! And we give out an A+ for being creative! Also the lighting of the picture and its composition work very well.”
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