Base Jumping from a Gulf of Finland Lighthouse.

This image from Victor Sukhorukov was a finalist in the Masterpiece category.
Sukhorukov commented: “One frozen foggy morning we decided to shoot BASE jumpers parachuting from the 40-meter-high lighthouse that sits in the waterways of the Gulf of Finland.
It was an unusual frost and the Gulf of Finland was covered in ice earlier than usual.
A magical fog was all around us but it was so thick that we were afraid we would not find the lighthouse.
However, soon the lighthouse tower appeared on the horizon.
Four BASE jumpers climbed onto an open platform outside the lantern room. I took only a quadrocopter drone from my equipment. We synchronized with the BASE jumpers by phone.
Then the BASE jumpers started to parachute from the top of the lighthouse and I began to shoot in burst mode.
Only one photo from the huge number of images was in high quality.
It shows Semen Lazarev making his jump.”
Image Credit: Photograph by Victor Sukhorukov / Red Bull Illume
Source: Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2016 – The Atlantic

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