Capturing action at great heights

4th October 2016, 02:12pm

Ever the nomad, Canon Master and extreme sports photographer Krystle Wright continuously travels for her craft and no longer holds permanent residency for any one country. In the land famous for its adventure sports, Krystle captures athletes who appear to walk on air in the canyons of Colorado in season one of Tales by Light.

Skylining is a sport where a one-inch wide piece of webbing is tied between two objects and then you walk on it. And the practice of high-lining is taking that activity up to high elevations such as the canyon that is the subject of these photos.

When you’re approaching a line for the first time, you have a little bit of anxiety, a little bit of fear because there’s a tonne of the unknown. And then as soon as I step up, it’s like pure joy and a little bit of anxiety still because there’s a 2,000 foot drop beneath you.

The image that I looked for up here combines a beautiful landscape and the action. And when you’re here, you can see there are these beautiful featured walls. I mean you’re crazy not to capture that beautiful feature whilst actually placing that action naturally in the image. It’s the perfect combination to work with as an adventure photographer.

 
Combining Landscape and Action PhotographyBehind the scenes image by Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.
Combining Landscape and Action Photography
Behind the scenes image by Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.
 
Combining Landscape and Action Photography
Behind the scenes image by Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.
 
 Combining Landscape and Action Photography
Behind the scenes image by Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.
 
Combining Landscape and Action Photography
Behind the scenes image by Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.
 
Combining Landscape and Action Photography
Behind the scenes image of Tales by Light storyteller and Canon Master, Krystle Wright.

About Krystle Wright is a pioneering extreme sports photographer, driven by a passion to capture unique perspectives and increase the visibility of the most extreme sports and athletes. On a continual quest to challenge herself and others mentally and physically, Krystle achieves remarkable images that give insight into the demanding and beautiful world of adventure photography that few people get to see.

To see more of Krystle Wright, check out how she was able to grow and evolve her photography style or her outdoor photography tips.

Watch Tales by Light season one on Netflix.

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