Martin LuggerCameraCanon EOS-1Ds Mark IIILens17-40mmISO200F-Stopf6.3Shutter Speed1/320About the shotWe always had the idea of a highline image set in the Austrian Dolomites. My friend Flo Unterweger, who has an excellent knowledge of this Alpine region, picked the spot and Thomas Gaisbacher set up the line. Florian Ebner is the athlete in this image. The idea was to emphasize the height of the line as well as highlight the extraordinary beauty of this perfect spot. Florian Ebner is a master of the highline. He jumps, does backflips and moves as if he was on the ground. In this case, the highline was 1000 feet above ground. The sky was slightly cloudy that day so I wasn’t sure how to work with the light coming from the sunset. The location of the highline was very exposed, so I equipped myself with climbing shoes and a harness to be able to climb into good positions. At last I found the prime position with approximately 8 x 8 inches of space, located on a little rock ledge 30 feet up. The light and mood increased with the sunset. Florian got a good start and did one move after the other. It was a perfect evening! To cast more light on the action, I also set up a Ranger Quadra flash system. This was positioned to slightly brighten the athlete whilst at the same time maintaining the natural light mood. My special thanks to all participants for their support!BiographyI was born in Austria and grew up in an environment of steep mountains and wild rivers. Sports have always played an important role in my life since I was a kid. About 14 years ago, my uncle bought me a camera and I started taking pictures of friends climbing rocks and riding their mountain bikes. During my studies at the University of Applied Sciences I focused on photography. In 2007 I finished my master thesis in photography and was awarded a diploma in environmental technologies. In 2009 I decided to turn my passion into a career and have been specializing in sports, portrait and lifestyle photography ever since. For me, photography is all about the right moment. The right angle, nice light conditions and good vibes are the best recipe for top shots!