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Sochi 2014, a photo retrospective

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Guy In The Sky ~ Slopestyle

Photograph By Nick Atkins/sceneimages.com

Action sports photography rules require a photograph to have three things, which are illustrated quite nicely here: a takeoff and landing reference, and the snowboarder must be grabbing his or her board.

You can see from the position of the photographers camped out on the kicker, pointing their long lenses up at Brit rider Billy Morgan as he soars past, their photos will likely be what are called "guy in the sky" or "trampoline" shots. This, alas, is a tragic crime against style.