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Underground lake

Underground lake

This lake -- containing 300 grams of salt per liter -- in an enormous cavern (half high enough to fly a hot-air balloon in), was spectacular. This was shot with the camera balanced on a railing over the water. Right when I was trying to photograph more of the full scene, all the lights went out. The image below is the entire staircase and reflection I was trying to capture.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/10s f/2.8 at 24.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Range View 01-Mar-2013 21:34
A breathtaking scene Helen. It must have been awe inspiring to wander through this wonderful place. V
Zoltįn Balogh23-Feb-2013 21:39
Superb! V
Barbara Heide22-Feb-2013 13:36
superb light effect! V
Chris Spracklen21-Feb-2013 13:34
Terrific shots at such a high ISO, dear friend! *V*
janescottcumming20-Feb-2013 13:30
Wow, what a place. I can't imagine being in there when all light went out. V
pkocinski20-Feb-2013 00:06
Timing is everything :-(
Graeme19-Feb-2013 22:16
What a magnificent place to capture. The reflections of the lighting are fabulous, Helen. Well done.VVV
Alain Boussac19-Feb-2013 21:40
Spectacular, superb, and taken with great photographic skill. BV.
Martin Lamoon19-Feb-2013 21:33
A wonderful capture of the Lake and its reflections. v
J S Quesada19-Feb-2013 20:26
I am in awe. This image is truly fantastic. I am so happy you got to capture this (I tried with unsuccessful result when I visited the mines). BV
gerrit19-Feb-2013 19:59
Impressing scene and shot under difficult conditions.V
Bill Miller19-Feb-2013 19:53
Very impressive with the inky black water setting off the lights.
Colin Storey19-Feb-2013 17:53
Fantastic image of this impressive underground lake. v
John Hamers19-Feb-2013 17:50
Amazing capture of this beautiful place ,love the warm lighting and reflections !! V
danad19-Feb-2013 17:01
A fantastic and fascinating image...BV !
Tom LeRoy19-Feb-2013 16:08
Fabulous shot, Helen! Can't ask for a better image at this speed and iso. V
Simon Chandler19-Feb-2013 15:56
Excellent capture of this unique and intriguing scene. Thanks for sharing. v
Walter O. Koenig19-Feb-2013 15:38
Fascinating image with this mysterious lighting. The reflections are clear as glass. "V"
globalgadabout19-Feb-2013 15:20
you did really well in challenging conditions...the result is excellent..
Stephanie19-Feb-2013 14:25
Wow!!! Were you scared inside this cavern? V
Jim Coffman19-Feb-2013 14:15
Sorry,Helen for calling you David! :))
Jim Coffman19-Feb-2013 14:13
Absolutely stunning,David!! What a beautiful place!!!
burtmann19-Feb-2013 13:33
Superb lighting Helen. V
Mike Long19-Feb-2013 08:51
Super cool! vVv
Anitta Vuorisola19-Feb-2013 08:32
Wonderful, dramatic! Well done! *V*
Karin Doeling19-Feb-2013 06:57
From me a "wow", too. Really fantastic, I love the endless depth of the water. V
rousselziak19-Feb-2013 06:38
WoW ! Fantastic ! -V-
joseantonio19-Feb-2013 05:09
Must be an amazing place to visit.V
bill friedlander19-Feb-2013 00:46
A couple of outstanding captures! Remarkable photographic skills to capture these high impact images! V
John More19-Feb-2013 00:39
Wow!!! Very powerful image... Very nicely done indeed
Range View 19-Feb-2013 00:37
Remarkable image of light and reflections Helen. Well shot. V.
Kim19-Feb-2013 00:16
Fantastic image, very well done! V