"A PHOTOGRAPH IS USUALLY LOOKED AT - SELDOM LOOKED INTO." - ANSEL ADAMS
Captured - A Photo Story by Pete Alport | Episode 5
I saw the "007 Couloir" 23 years ago, in the late spring, with barely enough snow to know it was a couloir. The name for the couloir came 17 years later when we ventured out to shoot/ski/ride it; the line is virtually invisible from most angles, tucked away, discrete, yet loud, difficult to get to, has fickle snow seasons, and you are about as alone as I know how to get in Oregon. Unfortunately, I was unable to capture the 007 Couloir on that trip.
Captured - A Photo Story by Pete Alport | Episode 4
My family has been driving by the "Shark Fin" featured in this video since well before I was born. As both a passenger and a driver, this natural monument has captivated me with its powerful Shark Fin shape. I could never forget this particular volcanic rock, jutting out from the summit of a volcano. The fin had snow on its east face and looked to yield an incredible rideable/skiable line.
Captured - A Photo Story by Pete Alport | Episode 3
One of the most challenging parts of my job is weather. I'll adjust a line from the movie Forest Gump: Working in the snow is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. Over the years I have been defeated in the snow more times than I can count, in a multitude of ways, primarily due to poor weather conditions. With each passing year, it becomes a little less frustrating when forecasts and snow conditions don't work out; if I have an option to pivot and make another plan I try to choose that...I guess you could call that growth.
Captured - A Photo Story by Pete Alport | Episode 2
In this episode, "The Arch," I finally made the moves to go see the cliff band up close, to see if there was terrain to shoot photos of snowboarding and skiing. The crew and I found incredible terrain. I now have spent three days in the area you are about to see in this second episode of "Captured." Enjoy.