I was taking a walk to scout spots for a landscape picture and as I was walking through the swamp area around Murnauer Moos, I found this unique spring-bowl with crystal clear water and awesome colors. I thought that the bird’s-eye view must look incredible so I went back to the car and switched my large-format-camera for my drone and went back.
The result was stunning and after I looked at this picture several times I just couldn’t hold back the thought of getting an action sport picture here. It was late in the season and the snow down in the valley was rare. But when I drove on that day to the spot, the landscape was beautifully covered in snow.
However, the closer I got the less snow was on the fields. When I finally got there, it was a big shock: no snow, just wet grass.
I talked to the snowboarder Max Horn and we discussed what we could do and he just made the call, trying it out without snow, just pulling in with the winch on wet grass. It sounded strange, but maybe it could work?
I think we had like three tries before the grass got dry and it became impossible to get enough speed. But we managed to get it all together on the last try. The image came out differently to what I expected, but with no snow around I think it makes the photo even more special.