Today my friends and I have been to "Kiseli". It has been my second underground photography experience. The first one was when I was studying on the third course, I had Powershot S3, a lot of candles and had no clue on how to make photos in low light conditions. This time I've taken more lighting devices and tried to play with them. Results are available from corresponding album
I haven't tried pure light brush technique, but I had a lot of running with flash and coloured cellophane bags. I don't have appropriate light filters yet, but bags did a good job. Taking a reflector underground was not a good idea: there is not enough space for it. But a star filter which I haven't took, oppositely, could be a good idea: candles can make beautiful stars on it. In whole, resulting photos are not bad, but I'm not satisfied with most of them. The one from the header of the post is exactly what I wanted it to be. But other could be better. Most of all I'm frustrated because of a "spider"
I've forgot to switch off a headlight while running in front of a camera. And there is too much light on the spider itself, but that light looks great on the ground. And I haven't understand where should I point flash to so as to light grotto behind the spider evenly. The photo could be much more bright than "eyes" photo.
But my main mistake was s hurry. For example on this photo
Dmitry Nikolaevich sits with a very unhappy face. Over and above he is blurred. It is not easy to sit with a smile absolutely vain non breathing for ten seconds. And that was second double. A have the same photo without the man sitting, but only at home I've understood that he was obturating a heap of empty gas cylinder. On another photo I've forgotten to remove gas lighter which I used to light candles. In other words more attempts should be done and more attention should be given to each attempt. But when I do everything myself other people feel cold and get bored. So my main mistake was that I didn't tried to involve companions.
P.S. I liked the trip very much.