Working with Fel as the model again the challenge was set for day two. We had to head into the ice caves to shoot two looks but as it was day 2 we had to carry all of the equipment via the 3 cable cars once more to what was in fact a prefect day weather wise. Sunny and warmer we were on for look one. It was with that that we headed down into the depths of the glacier.
Logistically this was the most challenging
The location was very wet with water dripping everywhere not to mention the precarious footing. So despite these technicalities we knew working with LED lights and a timed exposure was the only way to go. Once we all adorned crampons and made our way into the location both Fel and I had to be lowered into the ice cave and onto it’s floor which in itself was frozen in time above a great deep lake under the ice floor. Health and safety did not feature here. As the minutes ticked by the cold began to penetrate both Fel and myself.
HINTERTUX: The Ice Cave
The map below gives you an overall idea of the location we had to shoot in, the mountain we were on exceeds 12000 ft and does give you the breathless feeling. We were there in August but as you can see from the material video etc more than enough snow was available and many people were popping up for the afternoon ski before dinner.
- Temp: 0.01c
- Camera: NIKON D3X
- Lens: Nikon 24-70mm
- Shutter: 1/50
- Aperture: F11
- ISO: 800
- Any Problems: Freezing, Damp, lots of dripping water, danger to camera