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USA-Canada International Border on the Rainbow Bridge at Niagara Falls

Laura Pearson

Snowmass Ski Area Boundary

Snowmass, Colorado, USA

March 21, 2006, 2:45pm

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© 2006 Laura Pearson, All Rights Reserved.

Caption

A rope marks the boundary of the Snowmass ski resort. Gates and warning signs are posted at legal access points to the back country. Ropes also mark closed areas within a ski resort. "Ducking a rope" is extremely unwise. Skiing in a closed area in Colorado usually results in a loss of a ski pass and a possible $1000 dollar fine. This panorama was taken at the top of Long Shot, a 5.3 mile (8.5 km) alpine ski run in Snowmass, Colorado.

An interesting thing about cubic or spherical panoramas is the lack of a border. Although it is framed by the computer screen, the image usually has no boundaries other than a tripod cap at the bottom. I attempted to accentuate this by cutting out the top of the panorama, creating a border.

As far as the self portrait..... well that just borders on stupidity. I use a homemade panohead ( http://www.aspenportrait.com/monopod.html ) mounted on a ski pole for my skiing panoramas. Normally I use it like a monopod and keep my hands on it. At this location I found the snow to be particularly dense and I was able to plant the ski pole into the snow and let go of it. The camera did not fall over but I nervously held onto the cable release instead of using a self timer.

Location

USA-Canada / USA-Colorado

Lat: 39° 12' 39" N
Long: 106° 56' 42" W

→ maps.google.com [EXT]

Precision is: Unknown / Undeclared.

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Equipment

Canon 20D, Sigma 8mm, homemade ski pole monopod, Photoshop, PTMac, Cubic Converter
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