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Ice in flames



Rising sun illuminates cave covered in ice on the shore of Baikal lake, Russia

Rising sun illuminates cave covered in ice on the shore of Baikal lake, Russia
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barbaramillesrobinson PRO+
 
barbaramillesrobinson March 26, 2016
This golden ice is fascinating, but as a frame to capture the beach, sun and sky it is spectacular!
CharlillosMX
 
CharlillosMX May 05, 2016
Amazing!!
G_girl
 
G_girl May 13, 2016
Oh my! Breathtaking!
adavies PRO
 
adavies December 30, 2016
Stunning image...beautifully done! :)
ArberElezi PRO
 
ArberElezi July 24, 2017
Great
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe September 04, 2017
Awesome photo!
Tjbauman
 
Tjbauman January 13, 2018
Where is this at??
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole June 28, 2018
Beautiful!! : )
DNproSTUDIO
 
DNproSTUDIO October 22, 2018
nice photo shoot, good job

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Behind The Lens

Location
I made this picture during my traditional landscape photography workshop on Baikal, Russia. To find this kind of ice covered cafe I had to travel all the way to the north of the largest inhabited island on Baikal - Olkhon island. This place is not much visited but there are the most fascinating ice caves of Olkhon
Time
At this place you can only make this kind of picture in the sunrise. So did I. I woke up at about 5 am to be at the certain cave before the sunrise and was waiting there till about 7 am
Lighting
It was cold. Really cold. The temperature before the sunrise was about -25C so waiting there for an hour was one of a task. But I did it. The other thing is that it was my second attempt to get this picture. The most important thing to get this effect of flaming ice is to shoot this cave with the sun lighting directly into it. So I was looking for this kind of cave checking direction of the sunrise and for the clear sky in the morning. I did this picture on third day of waiting
Equipment
I used my Nikon D810 with wide angle lens 14-24 f/2.8 and a tripod. No other equipment was used
Inspiration
I have seen some images from the ice caves and wanted to do something special. I got this image in my mind before the shooting began. Sun, flaming ice and a man walking in the background. When I got everything sorted in my brain it was only a matter of looking for exact cave and moment
Editing
I did quite a lot of postprocessing on this this image. The problem is the dynamic range of this scene was extremely wide, wider than the dynamic range of the camera. So I had to use luminosity masks and multiple images to blend overexposed and underexposed images. Also I had to use image stacking to increase depth of field the way it would cover all the scene from foreground to background. After doing image stacking and digital blending I made final color toning to adjust the colors the way I have seen them in the reality
In my camera bag
Here is my normal set of equipment for most of my adventures. I use Nikon D810 as my main camera and Nikon D700 as spare and second camera for intense reports and action scenes (now planning to purchase Nikon D500 as second dew to it's outstanding burst more and light weight). My main lens is AF-s Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8, my main lens for landscapes (including this one) is Af-S Nikkor 14-24 f/2,8. I also use Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 as my main telephoto lens and Tamron 150-600 f/5.0-6.3 as my super-telephoto lens. For many years i've been using Gitzo Explorer as my main tripod - this image is mad using this tripod. I also carry polarizing filter, neutral density filter (ND 1000) and a set of 5 spare batteries.
Feedback
Plan you image. Try to imagine the composition of your future shot. Prepare for you shooting. Explore the landscape, clearly understand the points where sun rises and sits. Explore how sun reflects on ice and other surfaces as it might be important for your shot.

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