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K2 Snowboards rider Leanne Pelosi, cq, 22, performs a front side hand plant as photographer Mark Kohlman, cq, captures her image during the first ever Ms. Superpark held in the Catalyst Terrain Park at Copper Mountain Resort Wednesday May 4, 2005. Pelosi placed first in the Rail Jam and second in the Slopestyle events at the 2005 U.S. open in Stratton Vermont. Using a Canon Mark II digital camera body and a 17-35mm lens I exposed for the sky and let the snow covered quarterpipe act a reflector to fill the subjects face with light. I tried shooting the action with a longer lens, but it felt too much like every other snowboarding pictures I have seen. I knew that in order for the image to have impact I would have to get low and use the sky as a clean backdrop. Then I timed the rider and moved into position as the rider aproched the quarterpipe. Shot the frame, hitchhiked a ride on a snowmobile, headed down the slope and transmitted the photograph back to the paper. (BARRY GUTIERREZ/ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS)**cq-Leanne Pelosi-Mark Kohlman

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