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Red Bull Illume Image Quest: Creative by Skylum Semi-finalists

Some pictures seize the adrenaline rush of utmost sports activities. Others seize your creativeness and make you scratch your head. The semi-finalists within the Creative class of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest contest do each.

Focused on journey and motion sports activities pictures, Red Bull Illume places a highlight on a number of the world’s most artistic pictures and the photographers behind them.

At Skylum, we’re thrilled to associate with Red Bull for the Creative class, which meshes completely with what we stand for. This 12 months, Ivan Kutanin, CEO of Skylum, was one of many judges.

With merchandise like Luminar TO THE, we’re all about serving to photographers discover their type and unleash their creativity in ways in which get observed. As quickly as this 12 months’s contest was introduced, we couldn’t wait to see what photographers from all around the world would give you.

We’re thrilled to have 17 semi-finalists make the reduce in Skylum’s Creative class. While we’re showcasing 5 photographers and their method to creativity on this put up, each single {photograph} by semi-finalists has blown our minds. We can’t wait to see who takes the Red Bull Illume Image Quest crown within the Creative class.

Kevin Molano

Ten cyclists driving down a staircase on the high of a mountain in Colombia isn’t one thing you see day by day. But in Kevin Molano’s picture, the unbelievable involves life. The Bogota skyline within the background makes the scene much more spectacular.

The shot really consists of only one bicycle owner — Toma Slavik. Molano leveraged the facility of Luminar to get the shot excellent, finally merging 10 pictures in put up after which enhancing them with Luminar’s synthetic intelligence.


Oskar Enander

In pictures, timing is every thing. And the clock was positively high of thoughts for Oskar Enander as he shot skier Piers Solomon racing down a mountain in Engelberg, Switzerland. The remaining product is putting — knowledgeable skier racing down a hill, with a small burst of recent snow contrasting towards the darkish slope and the pitch black of the night time sky.

Enander may solely shoot on the particular location between mid-December and early January. Making the shot attainable was an intense burst of sunshine from the solar, and the perfect time to shoot was a mere seconds earlier than the solar disappeared behind the mountain.

Like all good photographers, Enander is aware of that the topic could make or break your {photograph}. Solomon, a Swiss-based backcountry and big-mountain skier, had the right knack for timing.

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Jan Burket

Jan Burket’s {photograph} of athlete Martin Dražil positioned the other way up on a bicycle positively caught our eye. Watching him push up in direction of a sky manufactured from fruit was the icing on the cake.

The {photograph} was shot final winter in a small studio. Dražil used a backlit PVC board for the background and shot the picture on a 50mm lens. He then swapped the lens with a 20mm and shot utilizing a second publicity. The digital camera was positioned the other way up in order that Dražil may match the topic into the body of the primary shot.

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Marco Dullnig

Marco Dullnig’s shot of a person driving a motorbike in a concrete jungle surrounded by vibrant crimson timber is a sight to see. Dullnig used an aerochrome impact to deliver out an unnatural colour within the timber. His aim for the {photograph} wasn’t simply to win an award. He wished to showcase the significance of balancing nature and concrete in city facilities.

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Didier Barontini

What is going on right here? That’s what you’ll ask your self once you see a person floating vertically within the sky. It takes a second to appreciate that the {photograph} is definitely rotated 90 levels. But tilting your head prompts much more questions. How on earth is Francois Abramovici floating horizontally so completely over water?

For the reply, you’ll should ask Didier Barontini, an Italian photographer with a ardour for excessive sports activities.

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Full checklist of Creative by Skylum semi-finalists:

Didier Barontini

Jan Burkert

Jason Colledge

Marco Dullnig

Oskar Enander

Nejc Ferjan

Ryan Fernette

Enric Adrian Gener

Denis Clergy

Kuba Konwent

Marcelo Maragni

Yuya Matsui

Kevin Molano

Andrew Soria

Daniel Stewart

Mikołaj Walczewski

Mitch Winton


Winner to be introduced subsequent month

The winner of the Creative class within the Red Bull Illume Image Quest contest shall be introduced in November. Watch for the announcement quickly. In the meantime, you’ll be able to try the semi-finalists right here: hyperlink


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