Ellie_Stone
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The locals favorite spot to cool off when it gets hot in Calaveras County, CA.

The locals favorite spot to cool off when it gets hot in Calaveras County, CA.
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Joel_Rivera PRO
 
Joel_Rivera September 04, 2013
This is absolutely spectacular,just takes my breataway :)
BruceB
 
BruceB September 04, 2013
excellent reflections
michpappas
 
michpappas September 10, 2013
this picture is amazing! I stared at it for several minutes--- love it!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan September 14, 2013
excellent shot
parthgupta
 
parthgupta September 14, 2013
I'm Speechless.
Hats OFF!
CRamsay
 
CRamsay September 14, 2013
Agreed, this one made me gasp.
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda September 14, 2013
Hermosa fotografĂ­a
RoyMacDonaldPhotography
 
RoyMacDonaldPhotography September 14, 2013
Incredible
FlyingPlumber
 
FlyingPlumber September 14, 2013
Wow. That's amazing. You can see faces in the walls !!
tra rader
 
tra rader September 14, 2013
fantastic
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Etna September 14, 2013
Great
Earthwarriorphotography
 
Earthwarriorphotography September 18, 2013
Absolutely marvellous! How do you get the water so vivid and clear, what are you using if you don't mind me asking :) ?
Cirrus PRO
 
Cirrus October 02, 2013
Great Shot...
hsghumman
 
hsghumman November 02, 2013
nice one

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Behind The Lens

Location
Calaveras County, California
Time
Mid morning
Lighting
I had to wade into the water in order to pick up enough light. Outside the large mouth of the cave, the light is too bright and contrasty.
Equipment
Canon 5D MRK III, 16-35mm 2.8 "L" lens, Really Right Stuff tripod with BH55 ball head. No flash used
Inspiration
I love the detail of these caverns, found throughout California. Locals come here in the summer to get some relief from the heat.
Editing
Processed with Adobe Lightroom 4. Some basic shadows and highlights, as well as a little bit of selective color adjustment.
In my camera bag
Canon 5D MRK III, Canon 7D, 70-200mm 2.8, 16-35mm 2.8, 50mm, 100mm, polarizers, intervalometer remote, few lens cleaning clothes, and a couple of neutral density grads.
Feedback
To capture something similar you'll have to have a tripod. Reason being is the time it takes to record the exposure. In order to keep quality high my iso was low. The depth of field is not vast, yet it's not shallow either. With a low ISO an approx aperture of f/14, and a polarizer (to reduce glare & pick up more rocks underneath the water) the shutter speed was around 30 seconds. In summary, you can take a shot just like this with a DSLR, sturdy tripod, corded or remote shutter release, polarizer, wide angle lens, and of course not be worried about getting wet.

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