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Hollow But Not Empty  by Christian Dalbec
Saturday, 12th March 2016

Hollow But Not Empty

by Christian Dalbec

I've been dreaming of this shot for almost a year before this February 10th. A friend and I woke up early to meet at 4am for a 2.5 hour drive up the North Shore of Lake Superior to our destination "Hollow Rock". A small island not 50 feet off shore that has a large hole right through the width of it. I took my wetsuit and camera housing and swam out and through making many different images. This is one I liked as the sun was coming up and illuminating the hollowness. Not to mention air temperature was -12°f water was 33°f. Above water shots had to be quick as the lens port would start to freeze over. Photographed in Hollow Rock Grand Portage Minnesota.
Equipment: Nikon d800e, Rokinin 14mm, aquatech housing
Christian Dalbec
Though I've just only begun my journey into photography a few years ago, it seems I've always seen the still frames my entire life. I've always thought to myself "if I only had a camera" I'd catch that. I now practice photography on a daily basis and make a living with this practice. I really love sharing with the world. I even begun shorebreak photography with an enclosed dslr. It seems the sky is the limit and there will always be beautiful subjects out there. I love what I do.

Hollow But Not Empty by Christian Dalbec was photo of the day on Saturday, 12th March 2016. You can leave a comment below.


Paul Stolle

12th March 2016 at 3:58 am

Outstanding photos on his webpage.

12th March 2016 at 4:24 am

Incredible shot !!!!

Pamela North

12th March 2016 at 4:38 am

Wonderful image Christian and thanks for braving the conditions to get it.


12th March 2016 at 5:26 am

Just an amazing shot; your efforts were well rewarded! Thanks.

Anne Egli

12th March 2016 at 6:41 am

Enlarged, this is even more striking, especially the colors.

12th March 2016 at 7:35 am

Fantastic image, Christian – great reward for all that effort. Well Done!

Laura Milholland

12th March 2016 at 7:39 am

Amazing shot in such difficult conditions! I love the colors and above/below water perspective, as well as the superb light. Congratulations of such a unique and well done image.

12th March 2016 at 10:25 am

Very unique I love it!
Well done!


12th March 2016 at 11:52 am

Spiritual Cave Postcard Photo. Adventourus Waterview Perspective. Congratulations, “CaveMan”.


12th March 2016 at 12:29 pm

You were so brave to get such a magnificent shot!

12th March 2016 at 7:22 pm

It was worth your effort to get this unusual scene, but no one has asked: are those icicles or stalactites?

13th March 2016 at 12:18 am

Super shot!


14th March 2016 at 2:16 pm

Christian – thanks for bringing the “NORTH SHORE” another view yet again, I will never tire of seeing shots from my homestate!!! Congrats on the shot of the day!

18th March 2016 at 1:29 pm

This is quite spectaculare, well done!

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