The location for this photo was built a year ago by my good friend. When I first saw this place it looked amazing. The problem was, there are not a lot of riders who are able to ride these kinds of trails. But the guy in the picture, Joosep Nilk, was one of them.
I called him and he was super stoked about the idea. So the next week I drove to the place and slept in my van for a few hours. Jossep came straight from a competition he competed in the day before, bringing a friend with him to help with the shot.
But these guys came straight from the party so they were pretty tired! For this shot I knew we needed morning sun with some haze or smoke, and those tired friends were responsible for the bonfire and the smoke we needed.
We set everything up then started the session. It went ok at first but took a long time to get the correct shot and the angle I wanted, and the guardians of the bonfire became even more tired. Eventually they just fell asleep which was really funny! At the end though, we managed to pull it off. Not with the first sunlight of the day, not with the perfect smoke but still enough to make it look good.