<p>“When I saw Sarah spontaneously getting onto the highline, I immediately thought how amazing this photo could be shot from the position of the pier,” says photographer Aidan Williams, who took this photo of highliner Sarah Rixham standing with arms outstretched in celebration, the city of Zurich below and fireworks above.</p> <p>Williams, who wasn't on the pier when Rixham first stepped onto the highline, knew he’d need to hurry if he wanted to get the photo. “I had to sprint through the crowd to get in position, hoping that things would align. Completely out of breath, I managed to take a few frames before the fireworks show ended. I had done everything possible within my control and was just praying that it was in focus. As soon as I knew it was pin sharp, the smile couldn’t be wiped off my face. It was an amazing bit of luck to get there in time and be able to take just a few frames before it all ended.”</p>

Walking a highline during a fireworks show in Zurich, Switzerland

“When I saw Sarah spontaneously getting onto the highline, I immediately thought how amazing this photo could be shot from the position of the pier,” says photographer Aidan Williams, who took this photo of highliner Sarah Rixham standing with arms outstretched in celebration, the city of Zurich below and fireworks above.

Williams, who wasn't on the pier when Rixham first stepped onto the highline, knew he’d need to hurry if he wanted to get the photo. “I had to sprint through the crowd to get in position, hoping that things would align. Completely out of breath, I managed to take a few frames before the fireworks show ended. I had done everything possible within my control and was just praying that it was in focus. As soon as I knew it was pin sharp, the smile couldn’t be wiped off my face. It was an amazing bit of luck to get there in time and be able to take just a few frames before it all ended.”

Photograph by Aidan Williams

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