UPY 2018 Wide Angle - Highly Commended

Pekka Tuuri

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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.
Martin Edge

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