The results are in and while it is not what I had hoped I feel quite a bit of pride. There were thousands of entries from all corners of the world and both of the images from The Raptor Series that I entered were choosen as 2 of 50 nominess. Now I know what they mean by it's nice to nominated but I would have rather won.
"I would like to thank you for your beautiful contribution to the Birds of Prey World Cup event in Beaver Creek."
Co-President, Mountain Division, Vail Resorts
Cheif Operating Officer, Beaver Creek
"It is a beautiful collection of photos."
T. Boone Pickens
November 20th 2009
"I really loved your portfolio. I am an amateur photographer and I am quite interested to explore fine art photography. Would you be kind enough to enlighten me as to how you went about making these images? I loved the lighting especially. Was there a lot of post - processing involved to arrive at these gems ? "
This is the interview by Jolana Smith, TV8 Vail Beaver Creek, of Rob Westrich regarding The Raptor Series as trophies for The Audi Brids of Prey World Cup.
Beaver Creek,, CO FIS Audi Birds of Prey
Aksel Lund Svindal (Norway) looks enviously as Carlo Janka recieves his second gold of the weekend. Swiss teamate Didier Cuche recieves silver. Thw Swiss are domitaing with 2 golds and two silvers so far this weekend.
The Raptor Seies by Rob Westrich