When I was setting up for this shot in Utah's Wasatch backcountry, the spot I wanted the athlete, Matt Gauthier, to make his turn was in the shadows. The mountains behind were much brighter, so contrast was going to be a problem. I knew then that it was going to look much better in black and white than color and changing it brought the whole image together and gave it the feel I was looking for. (Mike Schirf)