With Red Bull athlete projects sometimes it’s almost impossible to plan your shot in advance. I saw lots of location-shots, as the Cleopatra-Pool is a well-known touristic geothermic pool in Pamukkale, Turkey. But that just gives you a first impression of what maybe is possible and what maybe makes no sense. What I noticed was a pool barely deep enough to ride on it – surrounded by a Café with lots of tables and other objects I would have to avoid in my images somehow.
First I did a lot with my water housing and with a GoPro inside the water, but in the end this was my favorite photo. I shot it from a roof almost over the pool – a perfect angle to see everything in the water and make it look a bit surreal. Even if we had to wait after each ride to have glassy water, Brian just needed a few hits to get this shot done.