Janos Demeter, EPSA  

Age of Ice by Janos Demeter, EPSA

November 2020 - Age of Ice

About the Image(s)

This photo taken this March on the frozen Baikal lake, Siberia.

t=1/80 s, f/13 and ISO=100. In fact this is a HDR photo since there was a huge difference between the light condition in the cave and outside.

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9 comments posted

Sherry Icardi   Sherry Icardi
Well you've managed to make me cold! And I'm in Florida with 85 degree temps! Of course we just had Tropical Storm Eta hit last night and it was pretty scary overnight. But we are back to sunshine today.

This is a gorgeous shot and has so much excellent detail. It really does make me wonder how cold it really was.....Do you live close to this location or do you just go there to for a period of time? Not sure what city you call your home.
Everything draws me into the beautiful sky, but then I want to fro back and look at the detail of the ice. Nicely done!

  Posted: 11/09/2020 14:34:29
Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
Thanks Sherry. For a while I call my home city Budapest, Hungary. Hence, I live at 7300 km from Baikal lake :) I went there in March, just before the lockdown with a small photo group. Believe me, it pays off!   Posted: 11/10/2020 07:57:49

Debbie Bates   Debbie Bates
Janos, love all the detail and textures. Beautiful photo, especially when you were working with HDR. Blended very well.   Posted: 11/09/2020 18:07:08

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
(Group 81)
Wow!! What outstanding detail, colour and composition!! A brilliant shot but not too sure I would have liked the cold!!!   Posted: 11/10/2020 06:49:32

Matt Conti   Matt Conti
Janos, that looks familiar because I was also at Lake Baikal in March! I was actually surprised how crowded it was at that time, but fun nonetheless. (It was about +10 degrees F during the day, when I was there.) Maybe I'll post an image down the road from my visit.

I love this ice cave image. It was not easy to balance the light and HDR really seemed to do the trick. The color balance of the ice was difficult. Everything is sharp. You also processed it very, very well to pull out the blue on the left and keep the yellow of the rock on the right. Looks like this was in the morning and you did a nice job bringing out the attractive sky texture. Very cool.   Posted: 11/12/2020 20:38:32

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
Awesome shot and love the detail and color. As Sherri commented she is living in 85 degree weather so I know you did not just go out in shorts and a t-shirt. It takes a lot to get prepared for when you'r dealing with such old weather - good job.

One question - I know (because I have been told my self) that my horizon line is not straight even when the background land is curving. It appears that your horizon line is not straight or is that just me? Otherwise an awesome shot.   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:11:31
Janos Demeter   Janos Demeter
You are right, Dave. Since the picture was taken with a wide-angle (15 mm I think), there are all kind of distorsions one tries to compensate. Now the stalactites are relatively verticals but indeed, the horizon line is not. I will play a bit more, thanks for calling my attention.   Posted: 11/14/2020 23:53:16

Dave Ficke   Dave Ficke
I thought it was with an ultra wide lens - not sure it can be "fixed" but maybe some adjustment. I have the same issue with my 14-24 at the 14-18 or so range. I started to do panos with my 24-70 and getting really good results. In fact I almost prefer panos 1:2 or 1:3 over the traditional 8x10 11x14 etc formats.

Have fun and it is a great shot   Posted: 11/15/2020 00:12:05

Peter Cheung   Peter Cheung
Great capture. Very beautiful landscape. The composition, depth of field, colors, and details are all excellent. The blue color of the ice is beautiful. It appears the horizontal line is not straight. It is a wonderful HDR image anyway.   Posted: 11/23/2020 21:40:03