This place became especially popular this summer. An old opencast mine that has been filled with water, is attracting many people to go and enjoy it´s crystal clear water during summer. This place is favored by divers and people who just like to jump into water from as high as possible. But these unusual surroundings are also inviting to a lot of photographers. I have been there for several other photography projects and I wanted to take some shots on my own of this industrial landscape. When just scouting for locations, I had already picked the angle but I didn´t have very precise idea how it will all look through the viewfinder. I only had these excellent examples of Karel Kravik´s industrial landscape images in my mind. His style is dramatic and brings great depth into his pictures. I on the other hand wanted to somehow simplify and bring out the beauty of this place. The clear green water gave me the opportunity to do just that. The mountain of limestone leftovers in the background is shaped like this by rainfall over the years. There are not many mountains in Estonia, so this looks interesting and different. To get this frame, I was carefully balancing on the edge, but I still have a sense of danger and safety does come first. Unfortunately the light did not exactly favor me, I was hoping for some color but had to settle for gray skies. I am sure that sweet red/yellow sunset light would certainly add to it. But still, I was satisfied with the result.
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Canon 17-40 usm
F14, 5sek, iso200, focus stack of 2 images.