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A large snow cave in the Broken Top area of the cascades, Central Oregon. It's really cool(in both meanings of the word) to stand inside one of these things. The scale might be hard to understand by the image with no reference, but the ceiling is about 20 feet high in this, the largest of the caves we ventured through during our backpack trip to the area. The melting snow dripped from the ceiling creating the vertical lines being back-lit by the bright light shining in from the opening. Surprisingly, the water was not that cold. I had neoprene water socks, which helped, but not that much, and water shoes on, and was pretty comfortable standing in the water.

Basically one exposure here, although two shots were blended to cover the field of view. One pointing slightly down, one pointing slightly up. Each shot I had to use my lens cap to cover the light source, as it would throw the worst flares... big circle flares that completely ruined any hope for a clean shot. Ok so I lied, three shots here. One down, one up, both with the light covered, and then another shot for the light source. Blending these kinda sucked because in the down shot, the distortion of the lens caused the streams of water from the ceiling to lean in, and then on the up shot, they were leaning out. Getting those to line up in post, wasn't fun. I chose to leave the entrance of the cave nice and blown out and glowy... it's really how it feels standing there.

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