The reflection of a lake framed by mountains has been the idea for a unique paragliding image for a long time. However, low wind days together with clear air at high altitudes are rare in the high mountains, so the planning behind such an image idea is extremely important.
Together with Michael Maurer, we started to search for a mountain lake that was suitable for our shooting in terms of light and flight possibilities. Near Interlaken in the middle of the high alpine mountains of Switzerland we found it. The upper Sulsee at 2191 m directly under half of the Lobhörner in the Bernese Oberland was the ideal location. After a hike of almost 1000 m with heavy photo equipment, we had only a short window of time to capture the mirrored surface of the lake with the last sunbeams on the Lobhörner together in one picture. Since I had to set my flash to full power the right timing was needed to press the shutter. I almost fell into a shock freeze when Michi touched the lake with a spiral movement of the paraglider. I pressed the button exactly in this moment.
When we looked at the picture together on the small screen of my camera afterwards, we had tears in our eyes.