Polish photographer David discovered a breathtaking glacier near the K2 mountain with the use of his drone.
During the shooting of his upcoming documentary called K2 Touching the Sky, Kaszlikowski sought for something more unique and started his quest to find a unique Himalayan locale hidden away. During his downtime Kaszlikowski wanted a personal project to work and decided to sent his DJI Phantom drone to check out the scenery surrounding the world's second-highest peak. This is when he found a breathtaking scenery.
His drone discovered a secluded spot near Concordia. Kaszlikowski then noticed a section of glacier surrounded by a 65-foot-wide pool of water. “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.”
He wanted to capture the awe-inspiring sight himself and decided to hike to the spot with a guide at night to capture the breathtaking view. Kaszlikowski used a 30-second exposure shot with a Canon 5D Mark III, and illuminated the environment with an LED while the shutter was open. The unique and secluded location is one that Kaszlikowski would've missed on his own if he didn’t have the help of his drone.
Kaszlikowski has seen how improving technology, like drones, can help photographers get the best shot possible, being a veteran in the industry but he also believes that is also lies in the hand of the artist. “But one thing never changes. You have to follow your vision.”