Last year I was lucky enough to be invited by Lanzarote Island Tourism for a weeklong trip to that beautiful small island. I actually knew the place, as I already had been there for holidays and working trips. Compared to Tenerife, its bigger sister, it does not have a terrific elevation, 671m at the highest point, compared to the incredible 3,718m of Pico del Teide in Tenerife.
So I knew it would be a short but intense trip, wandering in canyons, looking for the perfect line. Strangely enough, it worked beyond our expectations, and we managed to shoot spectacular pictures every single day of our stay.
This one was absolutely lucky. I was on a rest day, and I just followed the rest of the team, as they had to gather some more video footage of volcanic runs. I always carry a small but powerful camera and a compact 50mm on these occasions as you never know what could happen, and it’s better to be ready for it.
I noticed a dead tree that would make the perfect foreground in my picture, and I knew there would be enough dust trailing behind the rider to make it look like a snowboarding shot. I did not even tell anyone I was ready to shoot, I just captured what was happening. And this is it, one of my all time favorite pictures.