The modern era has brought us so many perks in almost every aspect of our everyday life. In terms of art the modern technology revolutionized it especially when photography is concerned. The use of drones almost completely changed aerial photography allowing us to capture images which were common only for the birds. Thanks to their use we can have a glance of the most risky terrains, the ones that are impossible to approach and thus enjoy their beauty.
The images that we can see are spectacular and the produced photographs take our breath away. Moreover, these gadgets are really easy to use, and almost anyone can make amazing photos.
The Himalayan mountain range has always been a big challenge for mankind covering around 2,400 km of land and water. It is considered to be one of the most picturesque places on the planet known for its rich biodiversity.
This massive range is the third-biggest ice and snow deposit in the world having around 15,000 glaciers. Many of them are large, some are smaller, and there are still many undiscovered.
Many experts are using the drones for more detailed observation of the natural phenomenon, namely these gadgets are great tool to monitor the dynamics and the melt down of glaciers. Drones collect quickly data of large geographical areas and have higher spatial resolution than satellite imagery. They easily reach the most secluded and dangerous areas and are specially built for tracking and mapping natural hazards and risks.
A hidden treasure in the Himalayas!
Drones have made it possible to have a look at some of the most dangerous landscapes and while doing so capturing so many hidden landscapes. This happened to a well-established photographer, David Kaszlikowski.
Kaszlikowski is well-known in the world of photography who has been numerous times awarded for its amazing work. His specialty is mountain photography with underwater and aerial photography skills and for capturing his master pieces he pilots multicopters.
He was in the process of making a documentary, K2 Touching the Sky, and for that he needed to find a good local location. Hence, he used DJI Phantom Drone to investigate the K2 area. Kaszlikowski set the drone up and flew it over the K2 Mountain, the second-highest peak in the world.
His drone was flying near Concordia, and area located below the mountain, where two glaciers, Baltoro and Godwin-Austen, meet. In this exact spot he discovered a new one that had a perfect location in the middle of 65-feet wide pool of water, offering a surreal image.
Kaszlikowski was so fascinated by the image that his drone offered that he decided to visit the spot. He went with a guide to the spot at night carrying a Canon 5D Mark III on a tripod to capture its beauty. This Polish photographer used a 30-second exposure and with the shutter open, he used an LED to illuminate the image and thus create a glow.
“The place was special, making a very clean graphic frame. It was disappearing, melting, and changing its form every day. It was quite obvious nobody will photograph it again like me; nobody will see it the same way the next season.”
The melting glacier is an overwhelming sight by itself, but with the technique of Kaszlikowski its glow reached a surreal level.
The captured photograph was fascinating, showing Nature in all its magnificent beauty. The author is really proud of creating such unique piece of art. He knew that the peaks are one of a kind but he wanted to do something different and to offer something unseen which we must agree he succeeded it.
Kaszlikowski advises all young photographers to always listen to their intuition as that is what makes their art pieces different from the rest of the world.
He explained: ” Today, with digital and access to various advanced tools, it’s much easier to get decent results. But one thing never changes: You have to follow your vision.”