Grotte di Castellana (Castellana Caves) – Bari, Apulia, Italy – Fabio Nodari
Today’s photographer, Fabio Nodari has what I call “The Eye”. You know when you go photographing with a friend who is an excellent photographer and they always seem to know where to point the camera (even on very mundane days) to get a great image. For example, this image seems like he is all alone in some vast cave system, but really he is in a famous tourist attraction surrounded by people. Please read his story below and then visit one or both of his incredible portfolios below.
Castellana Caves are one of the most amazing places I have ever seen..
The entrance is represented by an enormous vertical tunnel 60 meters-long. Only the main cave was known in the past and people believed that it was the entrance to Hell (I didn’t know Hell had so many entrances!!).
Once you get in, you realize how small you are. This place is immense.
It is always challenging to take original shots of famous spots. It’s not easy to find an original composition and places like this are almost always crowded. I wanted to transmit the idea of a remote and forgotten place. For this reason I opted for the black and white. The main difficulty was finding a moment when people were not in front of my lens. Since no tripods are allowed, I had to push my old Canon 450D up to 1600iso, hold my breath and push the shutter button. The result is the picture you see.
Camera Model: Canon 450D
Lens: Canon 10-22 @ 10mm
Shutter speed: 1/25 sec
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