Monday, November 10, 2008

A Touch of Flash Powder

So Saturday I was lucky enough to join a small crew going to Fern for a photo trip. Here's a short video that was posted on Stephen Alvarez's blog of the flash powder going off for the shot. You can see Stephen with his two cameras set up, Jimmy is standing there in the foreground of the shot, Brent is on rope - as is John, one of Alvarez's assistants. Steve was somewhere on the bottom watching and Cathy was spotlighting with a crazy LED while Luke (Alvarez's other assistant) touched off the flash powder. Nathan and I were at the top on the land bridge setting off P25 flash bulbs to light the top of the pit - funny thing is you can distantly hear us say something like "wo" from the top.

flashpowder from Stephen Alvarez on Vimeo.

In my (narrow) little world of (pitiful compared to them) caving adventures it was pretty darn cool to help with this photo shoot and I can't wait to see what comes of it. It was nice to meet Stephen and Luke and John - they were all very very nice (even though my little insecure voice is telling me they were probably rolling their eyes at what a lame goober caver I was on the way home). Take a peek here for some more awesome Alvarez National Geographic photography.

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At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't think you were lame or a goober! Thanks for your help last weekend!


At 7:42 PM, Blogger Brina Bat said...

whoops... didn't really think you'd really read this. And you're very welcome Stephen - hope to show you some of the really cool stuff in Fern on the next trip!


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