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This is the shot of Grjótagjá, an underground cave located near Lake Myvatn in Iceland.

I used the E-3 on a tripod with 2.5s long exposure and also the Fl-36R flash to avoid underexposure of the rocks in the foreground.

Any comments are welcome.

Photographer: Nikolas Grabar
Folder: Icelandic Landscapes
Uploaded: 18-Aug-2010 23:00 CEST
Current Rating: 7.00/1
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 2.5s
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal length: 30mm
Lens: ZD 11-22mm
Focusing method: Manual
ISO: 100
White balance: Auto
Flash: external
Image format: RAW
Processing applied: RAW conversion in Adobe camera RAW with final tweaking in PS3 (mainly cropping and sharpening with Focal Blade plug-in software).
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Image resized to: 613x900

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Nicely Done

This is a real eye grabber. The reflections and the variety of color is what really sets this off. The idea of using a flash for the foreground is very good, however, I think it may be too much light in the foreground as it confuses the viewer as the where the light is coming from. With the light coming from the left rear there should not be so much light on the front of the rock in the foreground, it should be more backlit. But I do like the photo and enjoyed looking at it.

Scott Law at 05:26 CEST on 19-Aug-2010 [Reply]

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Scott Law wrote:
> This is a real eye grabber. The reflections and the variety of color is what really sets
> this off. The idea of using a flash for the foreground is very good, however, I think it
> may be too much light in the foreground as it confuses the viewer as the where the light is
> coming from. With the light coming from the left rear there should not be so much light on
> the front of the rock in the foreground, it should be more backlit. But I do like the photo
> and enjoyed looking at it.
>

Hi Scott, thank you for your constructive comment. The sources of natural light are actually two here, with the second opening being just above me.
I nearly emphasized that light and evened it out in the middle of the cave.

Nikolas

Nikolas Grabar at 09:19 CEST on 19-Aug-2010 [Reply]