in: All Mountain/Enduro
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I've been planning to go on a photo trip with Kirill ever since I first saw his videos. For me as a central European, Russia has always been that crazy and kinda exotic country you probably never get a chance to check out yourself, so I was extremely anxious to experience it first hand. When Kirill didn't get the chance to compete at the Rampage, we decided to go on a road trip through Russia instead. It turned out to be a 4000km, 12 day marathon, scouting locations and looking for perfect natural features to shoot. When we found this abandoned mine, we knew we had a great backdrop for some otherworldly photos. Kirill flipped the stepdown first try and went down after a couple of metres - this is the second try and he nailed it perfectly! I shot it as a panoramic photo to be able to include the complete location, which is also why the photo ratio is about 2:1. The original consists of 25 layers and has a resolution of roughly 70 megapixels! ;) Make sure to check it out in highres 1600px width for the best viewing experience!!