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UPY 2018 Wide Angle - Highly Commended
'Cooking Sausage' - Pekka Tuuri
This image was created from scratch. I went to a quarry and had the usual cavern and cave pictures in mind but I wanted to make something different, too. I thought of playing with dry ice to see how it behaves underwater. It bubbles violently and dies off quickly. A piece of orange gel was fixed onto a torch which created a virtual "fire" with the right colour temperature. After a few experiments we were ready for the real picture next day. We had bought sausage at a gas station and hammered together a few pieces of firewood. The rest was easy: a good model, natural light under the ice cover, the right shutter speed and a few shots. I am proud of this image as it is the result of our own innovation and not copied from somebody else!
Judge's comment: This is such a creative image and I'm so impressed with the time, effort and most of all the imagination which has gone into it. Fire and Ice! Story telling in pictures. Brilliantly executed.
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