Sun Dog Over Silver Star: Not Your Average Ski Photo

Outdoor photography is dependent on the ever-changing qualities of light and weather, as well as the billions of variables in our biosphere.

And sometimes, the cosmos just zaps its spooky magic into a photo. Here’s an example.

 

Photo by Tim Fitzgerald. Courtesy Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Photo by Tim Fitzgerald. Courtesy Silver Star Mountain Resort.

 

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Tim Fitzgerald shot this for Silver Star Mountain Resort, and we’re featuring it and lots of other crazily unique ski and snowboard photos in our upcoming Mountain Life BC Resort Guide.

We asked Fitzgerald to explain how he shot it.

My background is in newspapers, so most of my favourite shots happen naturally, when I see something out of the corner of my eye. Coming up the Comet Express lift I noticed the Sun Dog hitting the Milky Way. When I reached the top I raced down halfway, looking for an angle. Lo and behold a ski instructor and two friends were taking a break ‘at the right place at the right time.’”

Our “Powder Perfect” photo-focused BC Resort Guide is coming up in the winter print issue of ML Ontario. (See our fall BC Resort Guide here.)

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