Interesting Photo of the Day: Rappelling into a Cave

Dogs are pretty amazing pets. They can help us de-stress a lot after a tough day at work. While it’s a great having them around at home, it can be an equally great experience for the dog and the owners to go out occasionally on some adventure trips together. However, based on the level of thrill you’re aiming for, you may need to prepare your pet accordingly. Take for instance photographer Carson Schmeck and his dog. He went that extra mile to train his dog to get her to be comfortable while hanging on a harness so that they could go cave diving. Check out the insane shot that he was able to capture:

cave diving with dog

“Cave Diving with a Dog” by Carson Schmeck (Via Reddit. Click image to see full size.)

Schmeck took the image on a Sony A7III with the Zeiss Batis 25mm f/2 lens with a 1/160-second exposure, f/2, and ISO 800. He purposely underexposed the image by 0.3 stops to ensure that the highlights were well preserved. Looking at the final image, we can say that it was a great decision. The light rays have added such a magical touch to the image.

Taking the image was not an easy task. He first had to hike to the cave to set up the camera and then climbed up to rappel down. To take the photograph, he set his camera to interval shooting mode and programmed it to take an exposure every 1 second.

“I had a non-photographer friend there to make sure no one swiped my camera. It took about 30-45 minutes to go back out, rig everything, and start the rappel.”

Seeing the result, we can say that all his effort really paid off. Excellent job by Schmeck on this one.

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