Wednesday, May 27, 2009

MSC photo contest RULES!

here you go everyone. now get out there and start snapping some shots. there is already some great stuff up on from the angel fire race. did you go? did you bring your camera and take photos? WELL?!?! submit yo! it's free and you could win cool stuff!

2009 MSC Photo Contest

Entry Fee:
FREE!!!! That’s right nada! All you have to do is go to, set up a profile and start uploading to the MSC photo gallery.


-includes downhill, dual slalom and 4x
-hanging out at the pit, spectators, chilling’ in your hotel or at a restaurant, anything to do with racing where you aren’t actually racing.
-this is for all your photo chop lovers out there. Get crazy with it. Turn your best action shot in to a digital work of art.

The first three categories should have minimal to zero photo touch up. Common curves and or contrast are acceptable, along with minor color adjustment. If you are fixing for open sky illumination that is ok but if you are trying to color match flashes, ambient light, sunlight, etc you should have thought about that before pushing down the shutter button. Also you should have minimal to NO cropping from the original to the submitted photo. The idea is to capture the image correctly in the camera. Just because we can fix everything on a computer doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get the correct exposure.


-Images should be no smaller than 72dpi 6”x9”

-Image title should be formatted in the following manner and placed in the description section:
photographer’s first initial and last name_race name(G=gravity, E=endurance, L=lifestyle, P=photoshop)
example: dbalet_angelfireG_filenumber

-Also please include in the photo description: “2009 MSC Photo Contest”

-Please do not place watermarks directly over the action of the photo. It is hard to judge a photo with a watermark going across the rider. If you want to copyright your photo do so on the bottom right side of the photo and include in the description.

-Please limit five photos per race per category. That is a total of 20 images per race.


After each MSC race, go to and download your submissions to the MSC gallery.

Contest is open to any none professional photographer. If you make money taking photos you are out, sorry. The contest will run until September 21st 11:59pm, one week after the Fall Classic. You don’t have to submit after each race, but your chances of winning won’t be to good.

The idea is to base the contest on community judging. You like a certain shot in the gallery? Leave a comment, and give some kudos. Once the contest closes, the top 10 images of each category will move on to the finals, which would be judged by Devon Balet, Brian Riepe with Mountain Flyer, Karl Burkat with, and Sarah Rawley with Big Foot Productions. The top ten winners would be announced and displayed on both and If you shot has got the fire for print, you may see your photo in Mountain Flyer Magazine.

-Top ten photographers will be asked to send the full resolution file of the final image. If we feel it is necessary you may also be asked to send original image straight from the camera. The idea is to push people to capture great images, not create them in photoshop.

- From each race we will choose one photo to be featured on the home page of Rooly is going to throw down some rad eye wear to each featured photo winner. You get until the Friday following the race to submit to consideration.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New 5.25

Banshee Legend MK1


Doom at the Lyons CO Can Cup Bike polo tournament

New 5.19

Sunday, May 24, 2009

New 5.24

Shawn Eason motoring a turn in Angel Fire NM

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Updated portfolio site

Check it out here! Fresh new eye candy for your eyes!


Linden Carlson on Independence Pass 2005.

New 5.18

DTA skate crew in Denver

Old... Snapdragon

Snapdragon wants YOU to play bike polo.

New 5.18

Little portrait work, Nick Simcik.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mountain States Cup Photo Contest

Check out the link. Keep posted for "official" unofficial "rules".


Linden Carlson in a place you would like to be.

New 5.18

Nick Simcik throwing down picture perfect for the killer Colorado sunset. This is my newest favorite action shot. What do you think?

Monday, May 18, 2009


Got this one day this winter while hiking on my split board.

New 5.17

Went out shooting for a little bit yesterday in Boulder with Nick Simcik and Elliott Hover. Here is one i got of Nick railing a berm.

Friday, May 15, 2009

IMBA Trail News Cover

I recently was on the cover of IMBA Trail News. It is a publication sent out with IMBA info and upcoming events. My good buddy Linden Carlson is the rider in the shot.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

New 5.12

I did a shoot with pro skier Claudia Bouvier in Vail yesterday for Powder Magazine. Claudia skis for Rossignal, Smith Optics and Skull Candy. Planning a back country shoot with her later this month.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Self motivation

I am setting a self goal to post one new and one old photo on my blog once a week. it is similar to when i started my photo post emails. it is a way to force myself to shoot more and get it out there for people to see. please feel free to leave comments.

I'm starting it off this self portrait i took back when i was going to photo school at CMC here in glenwood. being a photo student had it's perks! ;)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

old old old....

Took this photo of my friend Tamara back in 2005... anyone interested in modeling for me to update my portrait/fashion portfolio please contact me!

Second cover photo!

I recently found out I got another cover photo!!! This time it was for the University of Wyoming's REACH Magazine, which is a student publication.