Marcel LämmerhirtCameraCanon EOS-1D Mark IIILensEF24-70mm f/2.8L USMISO125F-Stopf 8,0Shutter Speed1/1600About the shotIn September 2008 I went to Hamburg, Germany, for the Red Bull Cliff Diving event, which was at three different locations over four days. The first spot was Speicherstadt, the largest warehouse complex in the world, built on oak pile foundations.It wasn’t easy to get permission to shoot there because the buildings are protected as they are historically important. For a safe dive the organizers needed to dig out a bit of the canal bed to get the four meters of water the divers needed for the high dives. We had just one hour of high tide to get as many shots as possible.I used 2 cameras, one overhead above the platform connected with flashes, and the second on the opposite bank for the sequences. Just before the session was over I changed my position to a bridge over the canal to get this angle. It was 4pm and I shot against the sun. Because of the bad light conditions I decided to shoot in HDR to get more information in the picture. In order to avoid the typical HDR look, I manually put the five single exposures together. download wallpaperBiographySome years ago I moved from Germany, where I grew up, to Arlberg in the Austrian mountains. During this time I began shooting snowboarding action photography with friends. What could be more stunning than to work outside in nature with some good buddies, having a good time in the snow? I decided I liked the idea of turning my photography hobby into a serious job. Since 2005 I've been shooting professionally, specializing in action sports photography. With sports photography, I love to catch the right moment and put the action in a smooth frame to show the spirit and passion of the sport. I travel around the world for various shoots and since July 2010 I have been a member of the SanDisk Extreme Team. I have worked for numerous international magazines and clients, including Blue Tomato, Adidas and Burton snowboards.