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Ice Cave With A View

Big Four Ice Caves, Washington.
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I spent about an hour in the ice cave with my friend and my dog. At the back of th...
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Big Four Ice Caves, Washington.
www.jasonmatias.com

I spent about an hour in the ice cave with my friend and my dog. At the back of the cave is a waterfall with a skylight (see the previous photograph) that had me befuddled as to how to capture it. As I was leaving I saw the sky softening and the pink hues on lips of the clouds. I had that feeling that this was going to be special. So, I waited and counted the cave kisses dropping on me and my camera. The next day there was a collapse in this cave and I am thankful for moments granted to me here.

Note** On December 27th, a day after I was here, an avalanche occurred in this cave.


Processing:

While I photographed a series of exposures this, like 95% of my work, is a single image. I triple processed it in Camera Raw. Once for the cave and the blues. Once for mountain and the warm light. Both of these are capture sharpened before exporting. The third time was for the sky. I soften the sky and draw all the noise out of it.
I blend the three images manually in ps and added a little more 'me' to the image.

Canon 5DII 24mm ISO100 f/11 1/3s.

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KatieMcKinneyPhotography
 
KatieMcKinneyPhotography January 02, 2015
WOW incredible shot!
Chelanamo PRO
 
Chelanamo January 23, 2015
from inside the ice caves in granite falls....you know how dangerous that is? people die in there
jasonmatias
jasonmatias July 17, 2016
people die all the time doing all sorts of things
HappyTree PRO+
 
HappyTree January 27, 2015
Lovely light and composition!
jasonmatias
jasonmatias July 17, 2016
Thank you!
RhondaMcD
 
RhondaMcD January 27, 2015
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Congratulations.
jasonmatias
jasonmatias July 17, 2016
Thank you!
EJMPics
 
EJMPics January 30, 2015
Great framing of this shot
LucyLoo
 
LucyLoo January 30, 2015
How very beautiful indeed :-D Fascinating layers, textures and colours :-D
travelfaraway
 
travelfaraway February 03, 2015
This is stunning
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 03, 2015
WOOOOW!! .. WOOW! .. and another WOOW incase you can't tell .. I'm in AWE! :):) how stinkin' ahhhmazing! I'd just move right in, forget the coooooold weather.. that view.. worth every minute!!! :):) do tell me.. where is this wonderful spot!? :):)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life February 03, 2015
Oh .. bahahah I read it.. i MUST go! :):)
janland PRO+
 
janland February 04, 2015
Beautiful shot and wonderful execution! congrats!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 05, 2015
Wonderful shot. Congratulations on being a Runner-up.
terryc PRO+
 
terryc February 08, 2015
A gorgeous shot!
tropicala PRO
 
tropicala February 13, 2015
Superb!
Kksgram Premium
 
Kksgram February 14, 2015
This is absolutely PHENOMENAL ! As an amateur, I don't know what Camera Raw is, or how to merge two completely different photos, but I would sure like to know what photo editing tools you're using.
jasonmatias
jasonmatias April 15, 2015
hii. sorry for the late reply. i use Photoshop. I teach photoshop tutorials via Skype or recorded editing sessions. if you're interested, jason@jasonmatias.com
sharonrepton
 
sharonrepton March 07, 2015
Beautiful blue!
KellyHeadrick
 
KellyHeadrick March 11, 2015
Congrats Jason!
Stevemchale
 
Stevemchale March 12, 2015
Tremendous image.
MelissaSword PRO
 
MelissaSword March 12, 2015
A beautiful photo with masterful processing.
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 22, 2015
What a view in a great shot!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 22, 2015
What a view in a great shot!
julianmakaa
 
julianmakaa March 22, 2015
What a view in a great shot!
smshaffer PRO+
 
smshaffer April 14, 2015
Awesome shot
melissaannemorris
 
melissaannemorris April 15, 2015
Mond-blowing!
carolcardillo PRO
 
carolcardillo May 02, 2015
Beautifully framed, wonderful colors and textures. Voted.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset May 23, 2015
Just amazing, dangerous venture... Great caption too! Congrats!
KiAnKo
 
KiAnKo June 02, 2015
Windows10?
KellyHeadrick
 
KellyHeadrick July 12, 2015
Congrats Jason!
jasonmatias
jasonmatias July 12, 2015
Thanks Kelly!
sandersmr PRO
 
sandersmr July 12, 2015
This is an amazing shot! I love the 2 worlds in one and your processing adds so much to the feeling. Congratulations on winning the Inspiring Shots competition. Well Deserved!
shamik
 
shamik July 12, 2015
Congratulations
mikemcdonald
 
mikemcdonald July 12, 2015
That is outstanding
janvanheerden
 
janvanheerden July 12, 2015
Congratulations on a fantastic image.
TPOO
 
TPOO July 13, 2015
Congratulations, fabulous photo :)
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates July 13, 2015
Stunning shot! Congrats!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots July 13, 2015
Beautiful! Congrats.
brianadamson PRO+
 
brianadamson July 13, 2015
Congratulations Jason. Great phototure and your added effort made this a fantastic photo.
moremdm PRO+
 
moremdm July 13, 2015
Congratulations, Jason! Well deserved!
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan July 13, 2015
Extraordinary
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan July 13, 2015
Frame within a frame!
suze-pics
 
suze-pics July 14, 2015
Stunning! Nice detail and beautiful lighting..Congrats.
beckyd
 
beckyd July 15, 2015
Thanks to our Heavenly Father for keeping you safe in order to get this gorgeous photo. In light of what happened the following day you must feel truly blessed!
timothybfontenot
 
timothybfontenot July 20, 2015
Your 'eye' peered through the opening shaped like an 'eye' to give us a glimpse of this beautiful place. WELL DONE.
kanizkhan
 
kanizkhan July 30, 2015
Amazing breathtaking framing.
cmorisset PRO
 
cmorisset September 28, 2015
Congrats it is truly amazing. Great work!
Onthewildsidephotography PRO+
 
Onthewildsidephotography October 08, 2015
Magnificent capture. Wonderful composition.
ashishsolanki
 
ashishsolanki November 02, 2015
winner of this contest
thunderlake
 
thunderlake November 23, 2015
Breathtaking -
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi December 30, 2015
Stunning shot ! Wwwwwwww !
steveflydeals
 
steveflydeals January 24, 2016
super image
rossdavidbeech
 
rossdavidbeech March 08, 2016
Epic shot dude :)
IanB PRO
 
IanB May 18, 2016
An absolutely stunning photograph. Outstanding imagery.
joycealicesmith
 
joycealicesmith May 27, 2016
Wow!!! Fantastic capture!! Lighting is amazing! Congratulations on People's Choice in Beautiful Landscapes. Very well deserved!
Winddrift87
 
Winddrift87 June 22, 2016
Amazing Shot
Ranger7 PRO
 
Ranger7 July 14, 2016
An absolutely great shot. The framing is magnificent. Congratulations on a wonderful photo. ( and also, re: Chelanomo, congratulations on making it out of the cave!)
alexandrudinulescu
 
alexandrudinulescu September 17, 2016
Masterpiece ! Congrats !
overthehillfan2004 PRO
 
overthehillfan2004 November 03, 2016
Truly inspiring! And I do believe you turning back for that shot, and the cave in later...Just meant to be. Awesome!
Lyons791
 
Lyons791 November 25, 2016
Wow maybe one day I will be able to learn how to post process like that! What an incredible image.
LadyDeb
 
LadyDeb November 25, 2016
Speechless! Truly captured a moment in time!!
LuciaH PRO
 
LuciaH November 26, 2016
Amazing photo !!! Breathtaking scenery ! Congratulations on your award !
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle December 23, 2016
fabulous image!
Fshnguy
 
Fshnguy April 04, 2017
beautiful!
LisaZachImages
 
LisaZachImages October 07, 2017
Beautiful image
ACarlaCapture
 
ACarlaCapture December 11, 2017
Completely worth the wait! Brilliant!
jimdavis_8840
 
jimdavis_8840 January 31, 2018
Wow what an amazing shot, love the composition
MelissaRRussell PRO+
 
MelissaRRussell December 31, 2018
What grabbed my eyes, then my heart was the color contrast between the sky and ice cave, being a Michigander I have seen some beautiful ice cave and just a beautiful skies and both of these rivals of color in your photo do justice to your art and good eye. The starkness of the mountains add a great divide between the two. Absolutely beautiful.