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Firing Squad: November 16, 2010

Sometimes I wonder why anyone would want to be a professional photographer, much less a professional snowboard photographer. 14 hours making slideshows for the Mervin sales meeting today leaves me with nothing much to say about this week’s challenge, but a real need for some stronger coffee and/or a crystal meth habit. But whaddaya know, they hired me again for another year, so maybe winning the Firing Squad will help someone else achieve that dream.

The Champ

The Challenger


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Think you can do better? Then quit your bitching. The Firing Squad is a weekly photo competition. Winners of a single battle will receive a pair of Da Kine gloves and should a photo survive 4 weeks, the photographer receives a place in the Champions Gallery and a Da Kine Camera Pack, as well as a chance to compete in the year-end Ultimate Champions battle. To enter your own photo in the Firing Squad, check out our submission guidelines.

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  • Barrt

    Gotta go with the Champ.

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  • Sam

    Champ, no contest. Challenger is way too busy! And, too much focus on the foreground.

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  • LA

    CHAMP , ^agree, composition is meh

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  • hagfish

    cant really tell whats goin on in the challenger
    goin with the champ

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  • http://hillbillyexpress.wordpress.com burnzkid

    hate that you can’t see where he’s going in the challenger. champ for sure

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  • TRV$-K

    Is that MFM? Haha, challenger foshizzle

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  • mer

    champ for sure

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  • rdub

    the colour of the jacket is the only thing that makes the challenger stand out.
    champ, no doubt.

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  • anonymous pussy

    both are weak. first shot is lit very poorly, and i dont even know where to begin on the second shot. what the hell is going on in that photo?

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  • K

    challenger gives me a headache what the f

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  • mel gibson

    Not going to lie, If the challenger was not dressed like a fucking moron and if the nose of his board wasn’t pointing at the sky, I would say I like this photo. Find a new snowboarder to shoot and while your at it, tell the old one to stop listening to Creed while he rides.

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  • http://skatedokument.blogspot.com/ Porterfield

    Challenger is cool it leaves you wondering where he is going. Yes to something different

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  • http://facebook.com/nikonakamura niko

    did a tumble weed just roll across the photo battle this week?

    i miss the shit talking now i have nothing to kill time with

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  • Z

    there’s only good shit talking when the photos really suck

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  • Tackitt

    Hey Zim, you hook up any of that crystal meth yet? Haha!

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  • http://www.flickr.com/jim_ferrigno Jimbo

    Yeah I’m gonna go ahead and venture a guess that the challenger is NOT Mark Franc. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure the only reason you think that is because he’s a white kid dressed as a snow-thug, but take a good look at his face and you’ll notice that under all that tripple-XL gear, is a lima-bean sized MFM fan-club president…

    And yeah, sorry Niko, I tend to only venture out of my hole for really shitty photos… Anyone else notice the trend that when I’m not around, there’s peace, love and butterflies on the firing squad?

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