CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest
Jesse Milner climbs his way out of the Breiðamerkur Glacier as the Milky Way lights up the Icelandic sky.
This photo is a combination of long time exposure, external flash photography and image stacking. The image was created at the “Nordportalfall” and shows alpinist and ice climbing athlete Philipp Pichlbauer soloing this ice fall at night. This image is the result of aproximately 200 long time exposures combined together through stacking techniques to create the depicted star trails. This is the technique used to create a final image like this. All photos were taken during the course of one hour approximately.
We returned from our expedition to the Lautaro Volcano. We woke up in the Ice Field with a lot of wind and some clouds that made us leave as soon as possible. While we were passing through the Circo de los Altares, I walked away from my colleagues just enough to use a zoom that would allow me to bring the background closer and get this image.
Poster Bilbao Mendi Film Festival 2018
I was shooting for Mammut, the famous swiss company. The weather wasn’t very good this day. After a couple of hours shooting, a huge thunderstorm came on us and we had to stop everything. We came back after a while and what a surprise! the rock was dry and the view over the mountains was perfect. I asked Babsi (Barbara Bacher) to jump on the rope and with the combination of the beautiful landscape in the background I made this shot possible.
This photo was taken in a 40m deep shaft in a beautiful cave in Ariège, Pyrenees (Las Goffias). It was the first high descent for her and she was a bit scared to be alone in the dark on this thin little rope!
This was a very special day for us: Walter Hungerbühler gave me a call to tell me that he was going to do the icefall with a guest, and that maybe it could be the last day this year. His house is above the icefall, which makes it very special. The temperature wasn’t perfect to climb this kind of icefalls, and when Walter was very close to the top the whole thing collapsed on him, but the icefall was still there. After the shooting, we met on the top, in his house, to drink a coffee together and talk about what could have happened. The next day Walter called me again and told me that the whole icefall was gone! I think we had a very lucky day.
This is one of the most photogenic waterfalls that you can regularly witness highly skilled kayakers descend. Professional kayaker Alec Voorhees has this 10m waterfall dialed and chooses to style out his free-fall with an intentional lean to his right side. This is a difficult maneuver and requires a ton of core strength to pull off. Luckily, we grabbed a frame where he is extended to the max before he safely lands into the pool below.
Incredible lakes! Bridges over the dry riverbed. And snow! Yes! An eye opening nature we only see in postcards. They all welcomed us! After a whole life of fantasies, we are finally there: Yoho National Park, British Columbia.
Konsti Ottner jumps/backflips into a snow-covered crevasse high up on the Pitztal Glacier. For this Photo I have used 3 Profoto B1X Flashheads. One is on top of the crevasse to light up the skier. The other two B1X Heads are hidden behind the ice ridge/spine to light up the ice from behind.
Mateusz Haładaj is working on “First round, first minute” 9b, sector Laboratorium, Margalef.
It was not the first time I had pushed myself to an unknown place, but this time the challenge was going somewhere I had never thought I would be. I had never heard of this place before, but just two weeks after discovering it, I was there. At that time, I needed to go as far as possible from my daily life in Rio de Janeiro, to figure out the next step in my life. The highest chain of mountains of the Americas seemed to be an ideal scenario for self-discovery.
Springtime ski-touring in Arctic Norway, where the ocean meets the mountains. I’m standing on the top of the mountain Hollenderen and the skiers in the photo are on top of Storstolpan, which is a slightly lower peak. In the background the Norwegian Sea reflects the sun.
Piotr Hercog from Poland trains on the glacier near the Everest Base Camp on the day before the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon 2017. It’s a real challenge for a foreign ultra-runner to compete with the Nepali athletes in one of the world’s highest marathons. On the next day, 29th of May, Piotr won the marathon’s International Category and was 7th in the general classification.
A perfect winter evening under the night sky as a climber makes his way up the frozen waterfall towards the dancing stars and galaxies above.
The photo was taken in autumn 2017, at the foot of Sass de Putia (2,875m), during my vacation in Dolomites. (Image composed of two vertical photographs).
CVCEPHOTO International Mountain Photo Contest