Christian Pondella is based in Mammoth Lakes, CA, on the spectacular East Side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. He is a photographer specializing in adventure sports with an emphasis on skiing. He enjoys traveling to exotic locations throughout the world experiencing different cultures and photographing in remote mountain ranges. One of the elements that makes his work truly distinctive in a competitive field is his ability to get up close, personal, and often way, way out there with his subjects. An accomplished ice climber, rock climber, ski mountaineer and extreme athlete in his own right, it is these activities that have inspired his photography. Being an avid participant in the sports he photographs gives him a unique and intimate perspective at the cutting edge of human endeavor.
I use SanDisk’s Extreme Pro SDXC II 128GB cards exclusively with my still camera
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I also use San Disk Extreme Pro SSD when I travel as these are
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I have a hard time defining my own style, but I think a common theme is a small subject in a grand landscape often backlit. I certainly do have a style I guess because often I have people tell me they know a photograph was taken by me before looking at the photo credit.