Winter Games: picture of the day

February 18, 2010

 

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Reuters North America news pictures editor Gary Hershorn writes of this Mike Blake shot of snowboard halfpipe winner Shaun White:

Context and perspective are the key to this picture, which gives a beautiful illustration of the height the snowboarders achieve against the environment they’re in.

Original caption: Shaun White of the U.S. competes during the men’s halfpipe qualifying on Cypress Mountain at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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