Of course, having descended to this part of the quarry I now regretted not humping the medium format film gear down with me. This was a viewpoint I had never actually got to before and sure enough the soft light and the dampness of the rock brought the texture out beautifully.
The water was dead still and the greenish tint is probably from the abundant copper ores in the area.
I took a couple of Raw frames then changed over to Jepg for the panoramic components. I shot 12 vertical frames to make sure I had all the detail I needed. The final file is about 23mp. which I felt would give a decent 40” print length.
I experimented with a vertical panoramic shot which really did not work out and then climbed back out of the quarry. Click the image above to see larger versions.
At the top I stopped to take a frame of the sky to fill the patch of sky in the top of the panorama which I knew the sensor could not have held against the rest of the shot.
Job done I thought. I contemplated taking the film camera down to do anther shot but the drizzle had returned and the reflection was now less good.
It was not until the Raw files were on the computer that I started to look critically at the individual frame that came to be my favourite of that day.