The annual New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association (NHPPA) was held April 22nd-25th and included a print competition that was open to all active members of NHPPA or any other Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliate organization. Entrants were allowed to submit up to 5 images.
This image was created during the Mount Washington Sunrise Ascent, an annual fundraiser event for Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country (ASPNC), where adaptive athletes make the ascent to the 6288' summit via the auto road. This image was captured at mile 5 of the 7.6 mile climb, as adaptive participant Erik Kondo made the ascent on his hand-cycle. I tried to capture the strength, determination, and also the beauty, of such an amazing effort.
Nikon D3S. 14-24mm f/2.8 lens @ 15mm. ISO 200. f/5. 1/8000 sec.