As we were heading down after another day playing in the snow, we ran across a group of friends out kiteboarding on the Mesa.
Who could resist capturing some shots?
Their red, blue, and green kites made for great photo ops, making up the three primary colors. I had a lot of trouble getting a focus on Anthony since his fleece matched the pine trees color, but I managed to get some good action shots anyway.
Todd demonstrates fine form as he glides along effortlessly
A close call and an amazing save
Blue on Blue
Blue and white contrasted nicely on blue and white
Red White and Blue
Todd’s red kite highlights nicely against the blue sky
I’m betting that he’s having fun!
You need wide open spaces to get these kites aloft
Justin is a picture of total focus as he manages his kite controls.
Cutting a Line
Working hard against the strong wind gusts on the Mesa.
Two of a Kind
Two of the three kiteboarders playing up here on Grand Mesa.
Ready to Play
A snowboard sits ready for playtime.
Anthony carves a tight edge on his board
Not the biggest vertical, but he nailed a nice amount of airtime and a long glide before becoming earthbound again.
Good vertical exposure with great form!
Nailing the Landing
I bet the tongue sticking out is his trademarked concentration look
Sailing to Nowhere
Gliding effortlessly across the snowpack
In Your Face
Anthony demonstrates his kite control as he sails the chute paste the camera
The massive kite fills the sky
Moving on Out
I’ve Got Soul
Anthony’s 21 square meter kite has some soul.
I can’t be the only person who thinks this looks like a banana…