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Curtis Woodman, Tahoe

Photograph By Ben Birk / www.benbirk.com

These 10 images, including one of snowboarder Curtis Woodman, make up our picks for some of the best early photos in action sports this month. "Curtis has been taking me to this zone for the past few years and every time we go, I try to shoot the spot a little differently," photographer Ben Birk said. "On this day, it was snowing and the daylight was very dark so I bought my Elinchrom Ranger out with the idea of using it to spice up the images. Curtis did his trick, I got my photo and we had a blast that day at Bo's Nest."