“I was ecstatic to hear that I had won the wildcard spot in Saint Deep Summer Photo Challenge. We had three days to get our team out to Whistler to begin the competition. Mike Hopkins exhausted himself for three days of nonstop shooting, and Kurt Sorge made it to the shoot the last day. Rounding out the our Kootenay-based team was our editor Andre Nutini who also helped slug gear around the mountain. Between working my day job and working the phones in the evening I managed to forget to arrange to borrow a bike for the weekend, so I huffed the Whistler bike Park by foot. It was a great to compete against some of mountain biking’s premier photographers, and although the long days and late nights of the photo challenge eventually caught up with me, I feel privileged to have had this opportunity.”—Bryan Ralph http://www.ralphie.ca