There never really was a typical day for me on the slopes, except to say that I always had my camera with me and always posted images from my day of skiing when I got home. No matter what the snow conditions or weather, it was a joy to traverse the various runs and try to capture as many different details as possible. The way I looked at it, I was on a mission to try and tell the story of what skiing on Hudson Bay Mountain was like. The grand, wide-open panoramic vistas as seen from the very top of the mountain almost became too easy to shoot. Instead, I consistently challenged myself to seek out the tiniest of details that to me were just as important. One such moment stands out in my mind. On this particular day it was still quite cold, about 20 below Celsius, and I was taking the Lower Sidewinder trail from the Prairie T-Bar back to the lodge. Along the way, in between the various chalets and cabins, there was a stretch of snow that immediately caught my eye. The gentle undulating curves in the snowpack were lit with the most magical light. So I stopped and photographed some of the hoar frost decorating the snow. Upon further contemplation of the scene, I noticed a stump that had some different frost formations, so I trudged through the snow to take a look. I was rewarded for my efforts with the most magical formations of frost I’ve ever seen. Tiny, delicate feather-like flakes were my photographic subject for the next several minutes. It was quite profound when I realized that without these tiny flakes about the size of your fingernail, we wouldn’t have a ski hill in Smithers.
I run a freelance photography and graphic design business out of my home here in Smithers.
2015 BIG BAND DANCE Published November 18, 2015
2104 SSS Big Band Dance photography by curtis cunningham Published May 14, 2014
2013 SSS Big Band Dance Published February 18, 2013
TELKWA photographs by curtis cunningham Published October 22, 2012
LAKE KATHLYN photographs by Curtis Cunningham Published October 17, 2012
RIVERSIDE PARK photographs by Curtis Cunningham Published September 27, 2012
TWIN FALLS photographs by curtis cunningham Published September 27, 2012
HUDSON BAY MOUNTAIN photographs by Curtis Cunningham Published September 25, 2012