Gives You Wings

You know that marketing slogan “Red Bull gives you wings”?

Well, wings wouldn’t have made this weekend’s Cliff Diving World Series much fun at all — the falling, after all, is the best part. An international field of daredevil cliff divers came to Boston for the 2012 competition, jumping off the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art for the second year in a row.

With a crowd twice as large as last year’s, I was right there along with them, shooting the event for the Herald. Here’s what I saw…

Boston, Mass. -- Spectators watch as Kent De Mond of San Diego goes through his practice dives at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

8/25/2012 -- BOSTON -- Spectators watch as Kent De Mond of San Diego goes through his practice dives at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- A diver makes his fall from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

8/25/2012 -- BOSTON -- A diver makes his fall from the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Alain Kohl of Luxembourg dives off the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

8/25/2012 -- BOSTON -- Alain Kohl of Luxembourg dives off the roof of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic starts his dive in a hand stand at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

8/25/2012 -- BOSTON -- Michal Navratil of the Czech Republic starts his dive in a hand stand at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012.

Boston, Mass. -- Spectators inside the Institute of Contemporary Art watch as Czech diver Michal Navratil dives past their window at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012. Herald Photo by KELVIN MA. (Kelvin Ma)

8/25/2012 -- BOSTON -- Spectators inside the Institute of Contemporary Art watch as Czech diver Michal Navratil dives past their window at the Red Bull 2012 Cliff Diving World Series USA stop on Aug. 25, 2012.

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