Red Bull Illume judging phase continues... Red Bull Illume judging phase continues... 05/29/2013 created by Red Bull Illume Photographer: ©Devon Balet // Athlete(s): Chad Chaney and John Bailey // Location: Durango, CO, USA The agony of waiting is certainly tough for photographers who have submitted their amazing images to Red Bull Illume, but spare a thought for the judges who have the difficult challenge of selecting best shots from such an impressive field.“It's not going to be easy,” says Rudi Übelhör, photo editor at The Red Bulletin. “There's a lot of great stuff.”From their first impression right down to the finest cluster of pixels, the judges have been studying every image. The panel comes from all over the world – and consists of a number of top editors who deal with spectacular images on a daily basis. After going through the images, James Mullinger, photo director of GQ (UK) told us: “Oh my word, the standard is high! What incredible photos.” All the judges are equally impressed, and none take their task lightly! Over the next few weeks, the panel will continue to cast their votes in three judging phases. The top 50 finalists will be unveiled in Hong Kong at the end of August where the top 10 and ultimate winner of the 2013 Red Bull Illume will be announced.