OP – The Blog

February 16th, 2011

In the Field–Mount Baker Backcountry

Posted By Jay Goodrich

Point of View (POV) cameras are growing extremely fast in their popularity. They are lightweight and give the viewer a unique perspective into an otherwise hard to access location. This week I am using the footage that friend and ski athlete Mark Kogelmann captured during a photo shoot in the backcountry near the Mount Baker Ski Area here in Washington State. This short film highlights how we work to inevitably get the shot in not so safe conditions. Let me know what you think. Are you game to join me up there in path of those avalanches? Maybe not, but I can now bring you there thanks to this growing technology.


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  1. Nancy Lamb Says:

    Jay — that is awesome. I think I”ll leave the dangerous stuff to you. Great images and I love the final two. Make some turns for me. I’m an old hard core skiier with too many neck injuries to keep it up.

  2. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Thank you Nancy. I will keep bringing skiing to you for as long as I can. Hopefully for the rest of my life.

  3. Russ Bishop Says:

    Great footage Jay. I love these helmet cams -they open up a whole new world of possibilities. A friend took one on a recent cycle trip through the Rockies and the shots droping down the passes were amazing. Nothing quite like POV HD!

  4. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Thanks Russ. I can’t wait to get my hands on the HD POV from v.i.o. It will bring this type of stuff up a notch.

  5. Lené Gary Says:

    That’s incredible! I can’t believe what a rush the film creates… and then how beautiful your still shots are. Cool! Travel safe.

  6. Jerry Monkman Says:

    Way cool Jay! I gotta get me one of those POV things (and learn how to ski like that!)

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  8. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Thank you so much Lené. I am glad that it made such an impression on you. Have a great weekend.

  9. Jay Goodrich Says:

    Hey Jerry it is definitely a super cool perspective to look at things. If you get a moment head over to my Vimeo Channel and check out an HD POV film by athlete Andrew Whiteford. There is the craziest cliff drop that I have ever seen about half way through the film. Have a great weekend.

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