Photographer: Laurence Crossman-Emms / Red Bull Illume
Athlete: Katy Winton
Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales, United Kingdom
About The Shot:
Blaenau Ffestiniog was once described as the wettest place in Wales; this is no lie. Even when the sun shines, the puddles are plentiful. I’ve always been attracted to their animations when struck by a bicycle at full steep. The tires of Katy Winton make the perfect parting of this muddy sea.
This concept had always been in the back of my mind, but finding the perfect location and aligning it with both the weather and sufficient puddle depth was tough. This breathless day at Antur Stiniog with Katy proved ideal. You can never guess how water reacts when you hit it with force. Sometimes the results exceed your expectations, and this was one of those times.