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In the Spirit of Sport
Photograph by Melissa Farlow and Randy Olson

Ivano Columbo, a lifelong resident of the Italian Alps, gets ready to enjoy some homemade liquor and grappa—as well as a little sunshine—after a day of cross-country skiing with friends near the Lucomagno Pass. He, like many others, worries about the impact of global warming and mass tourism on Europe's winter playground. "There are still many very beautiful places," Columbo says. "But the glaciers are withdrawing and the small rustic lodges now look more like hotels."


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Film Type: Digital
Lens: 40mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/250 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: I used a strobe to bring out the highlights in the skier in the background.

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