This self portrait that I took was chosen as one of the top 25 images in the Close Up category of the 2013 Red Bull Illume contest.

Wow, I’m absolutely honored and amazed to have made the top 250 at this years Red Bull Illume photo contest!

Red Bull Illume is the world’s premier international photography competition dedicated to the world of action and adventure sports. Its purpose is to showcase the most exciting and creative action sports photography on the planet as art and bring the public into the world of action sports. The Image Quest 2013 is the 3rd edition of the competition after 2007 and 2010. From tens of thousands of entries, 25 images in each of ten categories were selected by international judges and photo editors from renowned publications. At the end of August this will be narrowed down to the top 5 in each category, then the top 50 Red Bull Illume finalists will be invited to attend a grand ceremony in the city of Hong Kong where the winners will be unveiled.

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