Modern technology may be a reason for concern at this point, but truth is, it has helped us reach unimaginable heights. Let’s take drones for example.
Drones give us a completely different perspective. They take us everywhere.
One of these tiny gadgets was flown over the Himalayan mountain range. These mountains cover about 2,400 km of land and water. The mountain range represents the third-biggest ice and snow cover in the world.
There are over 15,000 glaciers in that area. Some of them are so tiny that remained undiscovered for a long time.
Drones are a nice thing to use when you can’t reach some area. They are so tiny and can easily reach dangerous sights. They can also track and map natural hazards.
David Kaslikowski used his drone to capture a magnificent beauty. The popular photographer has received a lot of awards for his masterpiece. He is a mountain photography specialist and his underwater and aerial photography skills are impeccable.
One day, Kaslikowski was looking for a location for his next documentary, K2 Touching the Sky. His DJI Phantom Drone went all the way across the area, and went above the K2 mountain.
Concordia was hiding two glaciers. Baltoro and Godwin-Austen meet at one particular area, hiding a smaller, 65-feet wide glacier.
“The place was special, making a very clean graphic frame. It was disappearing, melting, changing its form every day. It was quite obvious nobody will photograph it again like me; nobody will see it the same way the next season.”
The photographer used a Canon 5D Mark III on a tripod and a 30-second exposure to capture the whole thing. He used an LED to illuminate the sight and give it a glow.
“Today, with digital and access to various advanced tools, it’s much easier to get decent results. But one thing never changes: You have to follow your vision.”