We were honored last week to receive the grand-prize Juror’s Choice Award for the submission of our image, “Ski to Sea“, to the latest juried photography exhibit at the Vermont Photo Space in Essex Junction, VT. Jurors Corey Rich and Justin Gural also selected two other images of ours (see below) for display at the exhibit, which will be open through Nov. 4, 2011. Also, check out this post about the exhibit on VentureThere.com – a site that Justin edits.
We captured “Ski to Sea” a few years ago during a month-long, self-guided backcountry skiing adventure through the wilds of western Iceland. We were immersed in Iceland’s Westfjords region, skiing from the heights of the remote Hornstrandir Nature Reserve, and en route to our floating basecamp, Aurora, on the ocean waters below. The skier is our friend, Ken Lucas, from Hood River, Oregon. The Aurora is a 60′ sloop that is owned and operated by our friends Siggi and Runar of Iceland’s Borea Adventures. Their boat is available throughout the spring and summer as a wind-powered basecamp for skiers, hikers, paddlers and nature lovers interested in exploring Iceland’s Westfjords, East Greenland and beyond. We spent several days sailing and skiing with them before continuing on to explore Iceland’s abundance of unskied mountains – on assignment for several outdoor and skiing publications and working in partnership with Iceland’s Westfjords Tourism office. It was our fourth trip to the region.
The Vermont Photo Space is a relatively new exhibit space for the greater Burlington, VT area, and owner Ken Signorello is pouring some great energy into a monthly rotation of exhibits showcasing an impressive variety of photography from Vermont and beyond. The current exhibit featuring our images, Natural Playground, will be open through Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. Viewers can cast votes for a People’s Choice award either at the gallery or online HERE.
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