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An outcome of trial photo shoot on Aiguille du Midi. Testing the lights before Mont Blanc du Tacul ice cave climbing.
Luminita Toma & Kamil Tamiola
© Kamil Tamiola & Luminita Toma
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Awesome photo!
PD - 03/Jun/12
Cheers! We spent 1h optimizing the light setup! It was shot with a single Nikon SB-910 speed light triggered with Pocket Wizard
Kamil Tamiola - 03/Jun/12
A good photo spoilt by artificial light IMO
The Pylon King - 03/Jun/12
Thanks for comment Pylon King. Perhaps we could have not used the flash. However, it is just a test :) I am very pleased with the result as it was my first attempt on ice cave photography :) More shots are on their way :)
Kamil Tamiola - 03/Jun/12
Quite an eyecatcher with the weird blue light of the ice.
Maybe a snoot on the speedlight would cut some of the white light on the ice.
Garbhanach - 03/Jun/12
Promethius?
John Mcshea - 04/Jun/12
Dear Garbhanach, indeed snoot would help! However, as it will be shown in a "behind-the-scenes" movie, I have already dragged 50kg of climbing gear, tent, food + 15kg of photo video equipment ... So... I made a concise choice for my light setup, hence, plain NIKON SB910 with a basic set of color filters!
Kamil Tamiola - 04/Jun/12
Still a nice shot, I have a snoot made from a bit of black plastic folder I found in WH Smith which is rolled up and kept in place with some sticky velcro, very light.
Garbhanach - 04/Jun/12
Garbhanach, thanks for the feedback! I will definitely equip myself with a snoot :)
Kamil Tamiola - 04/Jun/12
Fantastic picture, well done!
Steve Perry - 04/Jun/12
Excellent image!
dek - 04/Jun/12
Very contrivred but excellent!
Sean Kelly - 05/Jun/12
Stunning - one of the best shots I've seen in a long time
Brian - 06/Jun/12
Thank you all, for votes and comments! I need to process more shots from this session!
Kamil Tamiola - 07/Jun/12
[center]Phonominal[/center]
However I don't like the colour distortion right of the subject. assuming that you have the camera on a tripod and other frames sans-speedlight it can be corrertified, alternativly tweek the RAW image in that area with a liberal feather and adjust the colour tone.
Baron Hill of Stake - 08/Jun/12
I understand. I also admit that a simple snoot would probably do the trick :) I have just made one and will experiment with it!
Kamil Tamiola - 08/Jun/12
Nice shot. I personally like the lighting. A lot of back seat photographers on here though. Can you tell us about the lens and settings?
cap'nChino - 08/Jun/12
Dear cap'nChino! Thanks! Shot on Canon 5D mk II + 17-40L f.40 lens. Settings, 1/200 sec, ISO100, f13 + remotely triggered SB910 with distance based exposure
Kamil Tamiola - 08/Jun/12
amazing! I can't work out where the flash is though.. Is it hidden in a nook in the ice to the right of the climber?
SQueeZe - 14/Jun/12
Dear Squeeze! Thanks for comment! Yes, the flash is fixed in a hole with 2 ice screws.
Kamil Tamiola - 14/Jun/12
Congratulations! This photo was chosen as Photo of the Week, based on votes by registered users over the past 7 days.
UKC Photos - 17/Jun/12
Thank you very much for your votes and comments! It pleases me so much to have my work featured as the photo of the week!
Kamil Tamiola - 17/Jun/12
Would have been a far better photo without the daft subject in the way! Love the ice on the roof.
Paul Crusher R - 18/Jun/12
Thank you Paul R for your comment! It is a pity you don't like the subject! I also love the ice, so do the editors of National Geographic ;) http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/photo-of-the-week/#/ice-climb-chamonix-france_55006_600x450.jpg
Kamil Tamiola - 18/Jun/12
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