CHITOSE LAKE SHIKOTSU ICE FESTIVAL
Enter into the amazing scenery of Chitose festival and wander through the Moss Draped Cave
by Danica Gianola
Lake Shikotsu, Japan. Every year snowman's season comes in the form of an ice festival, on the shores of the northernmost ice free lake, which is 363 m deep and has a transparency of 17.5 m. The beauty of the scenery is amazing and what it's even more amazing is that the lake never freezes...weren't it for human action.
Nearby the lake, the Moss Draped Cave (a.k.a. Koke no Domon) is an internal corridor in the terrain, where the moss grows all over. To reach it, one has to pass by the "Big Mountain", a place enclosed by big walls, which have been treated to create what looks like a iced crater, in a work that lasted two months.
Photographer: Keiji Yokotani, of Panorama-Journey.com
Where: Lake Shikotsu, Chitose, Hokkaido, Japan at the Ice Festival.When: February 3rd, 2008.What: "Koke no Domon" (Moss Draped Cave) and "Big Mountain".
click here to view "Koke no Domon"
click here to view "Big Mountain"Why: Keiji is always taking panoramic images from events, from nature and from towns, in order to show the soul of Japan.how/technical details: Canon EOS Kiss digital N, Sigma 8mm F4, Agno's MrotatorTCP, SLIK 814PRO tripod. Software: PTMac, PhotoShop , CubicConverter, CubicConnector
To reproduce the colours, the leaf of the pine was bound to the base and the water of the lake was sprayed with a sprinkler. The cave has been illuminated with green lights.
Keiji Yokotani is a digital media designer and panographer.
Web site Panorama-Journey.com
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