Red Bull Illume Photography Competition - Runners Up

Category: Energy Category Finalist Credits: Photographer: Christian Pondella Athlete: Tim Emmett Location: Helmcken Falls, Wells Grey Provincial Park, BC, Canada Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV Lens: EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM ISO: 800 F-Stop: 4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/320 Flash System: none "My goal is to give people an intimate and more personal view, capturing the viewers' emotions and making them feel like they are part of the action." Biography: I am an adventure sports photographer based in Mammoth Lakes, CA. As a participant in a lot of the sports I photo-graph, I try to capture an image through the athlete's perspective, instead of the spectators view. My goal is to give people an intimate and more personal view, capturing the viewers' emotions and making them feel like they are part of the action.I am a Senior Photographer for Powder Magazine, photographer for Red Bull USA, a contributor to Getty Images, staff pro for FSTOP Gear, and a SanDisk Extreme Team member. My images have been published in a variety of magazines like Outside, Men's Journal, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, GQ, Playboy, Maxim, FHM, and most major ski publications throughout the world. The Shot: Helmcken Falls, located in Wells Grey Provincial Park in British Columbia, is the fourth highest waterfall in Canada with a height of 141 meters. The water cascades over a natural amphitheater where the mist from the waterfall freezes to the overhanging and horizontal rock, creating a recent discovery for the world's elite ice climbers. Will Gadd and Tim Emmett were the first to discover and climb this severely overhanging cave. Due to the unique way the ice clings to the rock and the ability to place bolts into the rock, Will and Tim were able to scale the frozen walls with the safety of knowing their gear would not fail. The climbing here is the first of its kind and very cutting-edge as it is several grades harder than traditional ice routes.Tim Emmett is on the second pitch of "Spray On", wh - Sunday 23rd January 2011 (1 Picture)


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