Doctors Without Borders (MSF)
Cathedral Cavern, The Lake Dsitrict
Sony A7iii, Sony 12-24mm F4, 2 x Godox T660 flash guns and Godox X2T trigger
Home to many classic Lake District rock climbs, Cathedral Quarries are a network of abandoned slate workings, one of these being a huge underground cavern. I'm fascinated by contemporary interactions with these post-industrial spaces and had noticed the potential afforded by the impressive reflections in the pool several years ago. With the assistance of fellow climbers Adam Hocking and Will Jackson it was great to finally create this image, particularly as it also appeared to be an unrecorded (and therefore possibly new) climb. Lighting was provided by two radio-triggered flashes, one on a very long pole held by Will hidden behind the pillar. Given he was also belaying Adam at the time this was no small exercise in multitasking! A small smoke bomb helped accentuate the back lighting. It was shot for my upcoming book, Extreme Lakeland.
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