Into the Void





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World Photography Day Photo ContestTop 10 rank
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rpdhjja January 19, 2016
Good work....
oxy_images January 20, 2016
Thank you :-)
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adavies February 18, 2016
Amazing capture! Nicely done! If you haven't done so already, please consider joining my Snow Day challenge:)
oxy_images February 18, 2016
Thank you! I'll check it out :-)
JDLifeshots February 18, 2016
Great shot! Congrats.
oxy_images February 18, 2016
Thank you!
terrysigns13 February 18, 2016
Excellent shot!
oxy_images February 19, 2016
Thank you Terry :-)
Tesnim February 21, 2016
great shot!
oxy_images March 20, 2016
Thank you Tesnim
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nandicmb March 19, 2016
Congratulations on your Runner Up win in Into The Void Photo Contest!
oxy_images March 20, 2016
Thank you! Quietly thrilled :-)

Behind The Lens

This image was shot from the window of a cable car high above Gangtok, capital of the Indian state of Sikkim in the Himalayas.
At almost 5,500 feet Gangtok is often wreathed in cloud. It's mid-afternoon here, though it could be anywhere in the world at any time of day since all contextual detail is lost in the mist.
No adjustments were made in post processing to compensate for the naturally low grey light or to reduce the noise. The softness of the image is consistent with the density of the cloud in which we were embedded.
Hand-held Pentax K-30 through a Sigma DC 18-200mm 1:3.5-6.3II HSM lens: 1/60sec @ f11, iso100
It's one of a series shot from the cable car. I was struck by the irony of a scenic attraction like this in a climate that often defeats the point. I was also aware of how fragile and vulnerable we all were strung up there in the void. This particular image made the cut for the leading cable lines vanishing into an invisible infinity.
Apart from removing a few pesky dust spots I didn't have to do anything to this image - it spoke for itself.
In my camera bag
I like to keep it simple and travel light. Basic kit is a Pentax K-3II with the trusty Sigma 18-200mm lens capturing to SanDisk Extreme Pro cards. Also travel with a 3LT tripod called Brian, a cable release/remote control and a Hoya ND1000 filter. For the road I also pack a Lumix TZ30 for quick snaps.
Look forward when everyone else is looking back, look up when they're looking down and look left when they're looking right...and keep shooting!

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