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Photographer: Anthony Medina, Bainbridge Island

Photo taken: March 15, Sun Valley, Idaho

Photographer’s description: “Spring skiing was at its best for skier Michael Medina and boarder Kian Murchison. Caught on Ridge Run with 300mm lens on a Canon Rebel XT, 100 ISO.”

Expert says: “This image is strong because of its ‘clean’ background, meaning the blue sky is simple and uncluttered behind the skier and snowboarder. When composing a photograph, position yourself to avoid anything in the background that might distract from your subject.” — Barbara Kinney, Features picture editor, The Seattle Times

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