When arriving to a new location, I'm constantly scanning for the best possible lines to fly, and the smallest gaps available. As Mark walked this 185m highline to the far anchor over Lake Superior, I filmed him on my cinema camera. As he neared the far anchor, I began setting up my FPV drone to get a shot of him on the way back. My hope was the catch him around the middle of the line to show it's magnitude, but he was CRUISING on the way back! This resulted in only being able to capture the last moments of his walk as he joined the stoked crew at the cliff edge. I knew the money shot that I wanted to get (flying over the trees to reveal the cliff, popping over the highliner, and falling away from them to show the cliff and lakeshore). I wasted no time after launching the drone and was stoked to come away with the shot while he was still walking!
The wait is over and we can finally share the first new images of this year's Red Bull Illume Image Quest! Every week, we announce the semi-finalists of a different category, so stay tuned for more mind-blowing images.