Upana in the water
I went to Vancouver Island looking specifically to shoot a lot of cave images, so bear with the many I am posting.
While exploring the caves I was taken by how many compositions there were. Everywhere I looked there was something begging to be shot.
I spotted this cool white stone everywhere,and I loved the way the moss looked against it. Looking harder I noticed this small alcove where the stream dipped through a pile of rocks. This image is actually a bit deceptive. It looks large in the image, but the opening to this little depression was actually quite small. I could fit in there, I thought. But the stream covered the entire bottom of this rock alcove. Huh, oh well. Splash. It was not warm, I will tell you that. I didn't care, I wanted that image.
I crawled through the water to tuck myself back into the opening. It was very slippery and the walls curved, making it even harder to get situated. The tripod was a must to get the water streaking, but I could not get the tripod to sit anywhere, everything was curved, wet and slippery. After much work and a thoroughly soaked bum I finally managed to find a spot where the tripod stuck. Made friends with a few spiders while there- shout out to Stella the spider. What's up girl?
I felt a little silly being stuffed in there, but I could not set up the camera, leave and shoot it remotely, because the camera could have slipped in!
I have to admit, it was fun when the wife came looking for me. Where are you? In here. Where? In here. Where?!? I am under you!
Enjoy. Please let me know what you think.