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Shots of Adrenaline



nullLorenz Holder

Winner Category: Playground
Lorenz Holder - Germany
Athlete: Xaver Hoffmann Location: Raisting, Germany Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: Zeiss Distagon T* 3.5/18 ZE ISO: 1000 F-stop: 3.5 Shutter speed: 4 Flash: Elinchrom
“I found this place in summer, and my idea to shoot in heavy snowfall wasn’t going to be easy. There was pretty much just one chance to get the shot. I used two big strobes to light up the snowflakes, and a four-second exposure to get light from the moon.”


nullRomina Amato

Winner Category: Energy
Romina Amato - Switzerland
Athlete: Todor Spasov Location: Vila Franca do Campo, Azores, Portugal Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Lens: EF70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM ISO: 400 F-stop: 6.3 Shutter speed: 1/1600 Flash: none
“I was covering the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series from a boat. I like pictures that leave the viewer asking questions. In this case: Where’s he coming from? Will he survive? Does that guy seriously think he can fly?”


nullDaniel Vojtech

Winner Category: New Creativity
Daniel Vojtech - Czech Republic
Athlete: Tomas Slavik Location: Prague, Czech Republic Camera: Nikon D800E Lens: 24-70mm
f/2.8 ISO: 100 F-stop: 7.1 Shutter speed: 1/100 Flash: Fomei
“Tomas tries to do new and ‘impossible’ tricks on his mountain bike. I wanted to create a backstage feeling for the shot. We suspended the bike from the ceiling: one rope for Tomas and two smaller ones for the bike.”


nullMorgan Maassen

Winner Category: Lifestyle by Leica
Morgan Maassen - USA
Athletes: Jake Marshall, Taylor Clark, Frankie Harrer, Thelen Worrell, Colt Ward, Nolan Rapoza, Dryden Brown Location: Tavarua, Fiji Camera: Nikon D700 Lens: Nikon 16mm f/2.8 fisheye ISO: 250 F-stop: 5.6 Shutter speed: 1/500 Flash: none
“A group of America’s next-generation surfers, surfing 10 hours a day, only coming in for food or sunscreen. I captured them one morning, discussing everything from the surf they were enjoying to homework they forgot at home. I was fascinated by their camaraderie, their laughing and hollering at each other’s successes and misfortunes with pure glee.”


nullChris Burkard

Winner Category: Spirit
Chris Burkard - USA
Athletes: Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas Location: Unstad, Lofoten Islands, Norway Camera: SonySLT-A77V Lens: 70-200mm F2.8 G ISO: 200 F-stop: 4 Shutter speed: 1/320 Flash: none
“We thought it would be a long session of the best cold-water waves any of us had ever scored. Suddenly, the winds changed, and within minutes it began to snow. Caught in a blizzard, we paddled in and made it back to the truck to wait out the storm. Snow piled high around us; it was clear the truck wasn’t going anywhere. Keith and Dane made their way home.”


nullJeroen Nieuwhuis

Winner Category: Close Up
Jeroen Nieuwhuis - NL
Athlete: Erik Journée Location: Denekamp, Netherlands Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II Lens: 15mm f/2.8 fisheye ISO: 320 F-stop: 16 Shutter speed: 1/50 Flash: none
“My buddy Erik and I thought it would be cool to try something different. I wanted this shot to be less set up, less studio lit. The sun was just right, so we grabbed our skateboards and I grabbed my camera. After almost smashing it on the concrete, I thought I would give it just one more try. This is the last image I shot.”


nullZakary Noyle

Winner Category: Sequence
Zakary Noyle - USA
Athlete: Gabriel Medina Location: Oahu, Hawaii Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Lens: EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM ISO: 320 F-stop: 5.0 Shutter speed: 1/800 Flash: none
“This was not a big day by North Shore standards. When the waves are smaller, the surfers usually go out for a surf right before the sun sets. By pulling the lens back, I was able to get the sand and sky, so it is almost as if someone was walking down the beach and looking over to see Gabriel doing this massive backflip.”


nullLorenz Holder

Winner Category: Experimental
Lorenz Holder - Germany
Athlete: Jordan Mendenhall Location: Ornskoldsvik, Sweden Camera: Canon EOS 40D Lens: Hartblei 50mm f/2.8 ISO: 160 F-stop: 4.0 Shutter speed: 1/1000 Flash: none
“After shooting on a tripod, I end up with shots that are essentially the same, with minor changes. In Photoshop, I flip them and arrange them to create something that doesn’t exist in real life, with perfect symmetry, something I like a lot. In this one, I mirrored parts of a building to give the impression of a really, really big building.”


nullSamo Vidic

Winner Category: Wings
Samo Vidic - Slovenia
Athlete: Jorge Ferzuli Location: Athens, Greece Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Lens: EF15mm f/2.8 fisheye ISO: 200 F-stop: 3.2 Shutter speed: 1/2000 Flash: none
“I was booked for the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series stop in Greece, to capture the action from the water. It’s very difficult to shoot from water, as you are limited with angles. The bird was pure luck.”


nullScott Serfas

Winner Category: Illumination
Scott Serfas - Canada
Athlete: Travis Rice Location: Tordrillo Mountains, Alaska Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Lens Ef 100mm F2.0 USM ISO: 200 F-stop: 10.0 Shutter speed: 1/1000 Flash: none
“I really wanted to shoot a photo from a helicopter, right above Travis Rice as he was riding a line, but another heli was in the air at the time. The sun was setting fast, so as Travis dropped and made his second turn down the mountain I snapped this shot—the last photo of the trip.”




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