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In the flooded cave Vaca Ha - upstream



Cave diving in Yucatan, Mexico, December 2018

Cave diving in Yucatan, Mexico, December 2018
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LaGaleriaDeJMO PRO+
 
I love it ... You have a great gallery, I really enjoyed your work, I will be attentive to your new uploads. :-)
petrpolach PRO
petrpolach Jan 21
Thank you very much for your words! Best regards, Petr
dkvart1
 
dkvart1 Jan 20
Congrats, a well deserved win.
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petrpolach Jan 21
Thank you for your congratulations! Petr
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LookSee Jan 21
Congratulations - an ecxellent photo! (imagine this typed in envy-green font :)
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petrpolach Jan 21
Thank you very much for your words and congratulations! Best regards, Petr
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GCurran Jan 21
Congrats!! Beautiful shot!
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petrpolach Jan 21
Thank you very much for your photo rating and congratulations! Best regards, Petr
ivakdiver
 
ivakdiver Jan 21
Super Photo!
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petrpolach Jan 21
My pleasure, thank you! Petr
veromory1 PRO
 
veromory1 Jan 21
congrats. It is a gorgeous photo. Well deserved
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petrpolach Jan 21
Many thanks for your words! Petr
mattmorring
 
mattmorring Jan 21
It just draws your eye right into the photo. It is an amazing looking photo.
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petrpolach Jan 22
I'm very pleased with your words, thank you! Petr
MariaReverberiStudio PRO
 
Absolutely love this piece! I am preparing to learn to scuba dive next year. Your shot inspires me even more :-)
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petrpolach Jan 22
I wish you much success in your future diving! Best regards, Petr
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Jan 21
Fantastic! Congratulations!
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petrpolach Jan 22
Thank you very much! Best regards, Petr
TAWHID
 
TAWHID Jan 22
Such a masterpiece!
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petrpolach Jan 22
Thank you very much! Best regards, Petr
NicoleKMcMillin
 
Gorgeous. Its beauty is only second to being there! Congrats!
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petrpolach Jan 22
Thank you for your words! Best regards, Petr
ponchismerle
 
ponchismerle Jan 22
Wahouhh ! Awesome !!! Congratulation , you deserved it because scuba photo in cenote are so difficult to shot !!!!
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petrpolach Jan 22
Thank you very much for congratulation and for your words: You are right, but people usually don't know conditions in the caves. Best regards, Petr
MRueffer
 
MRueffer Mar 12
Well done

Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken during cave diving in Yucatan, Mexico.
Time
In the caves, there is no light. Completely dark, so you don't need wait for "right light". You can only use the flashes and lamps. This photo was taken during the day using five flashes.
Lighting
Very important when shooting in caves is the use of external flashes and very important is where they are located.
Equipment
I used the Sony alpha 7 R II camera with the Sony FE 16-35mm f/4 ZA OSS lens, the Sea & Sea MDX-?7 II case, the Fisheye Dome Port 240 with accessories and five flash units (2 x Sea & Sea YS-110a on the case and the external Sea & 1 x YS-D2 and 2 x YS-D1 with 3 triggers).
Inspiration
The beauty of the flooded caves in Yucatan.
Editing
Yes, many edits have been made to this photo. Underwater photography with simultaneous shots at smaller and larger distances is characterized by the fact, that the water gradually filters light by wavelength. After about 5 m of water disappears red light, then orange and so the individual rainbow colors disappear until the color remains blue. Therefore post-processing is necessary
In my camera bag
I have two bags, each about 12 kg with the equipment listed above in the article "What equipment did you use?".
Feedback
Because there is a absolute darkness in the caves, the key issue is the use of high quality external flashes and the full-frame camera.

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