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ABOUT THE IMAGE and THE PHOTOGRAPHER - Originally from Texas, but too much a skier to remain there, Rick McClain relocated to Utah over twenty five years ago and has been skiing Alta and creating photographic images ever since.  
 Most pictures of Altašs Torchlight Parade,  while showing the fireworks and torches,  were too  dark  to show  the mountain  itself.   Rick wanted to capture Alfšs High Rustler, Eaglešs Nest, Regal Chute, Stone Crusher, Lone Pine, Jitterbug and all  the other runs.  He felt it was important for  people to be able to see every mogul, every detail and to be able to show their friends where they skied!
For all this to happen, he needed perfect lighting, a full moon and a clear  night. He had to wait several ski seasons for all of these  things  to coincide.   New Yearšs Eve  of  Altašs  50th  Anniversary, 1988-89  ski season   was  the  right  time.....and  it  happened to be a Blue Moon that night, too!  With  that  in mind, he trudged  up  the  mountain  with his large format camera in his pack and his hefty tripod over his shoulder to create this image.
Mr. McClain  can  be contacted  about  this image,  other stock  images,  and commercial  photography  at the contact link below.

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