About 20km from my home there is an abandoned prison and mine that has been flooded with transparent water. The story goes that one day a digger hit an under-ground river and the place was flooded within a few hours. You can actually see the machine still in the bottom of the lake.
As the location has underwater houses it is one of the favorite places for local pho-tographers. I had the idea for a few years to do something there and went there sev-eral times to find out nice angles and study how the light works. When we finally made it happen it took us lots of time to prepare.
I tried different possibilities to light up the bottom but in the end the easiest solution worked the best – my friend held a speedlight on the other side of the collapsed roof of the building while I took photos. One more light was from the right side on the first floor to light up the athlete. We tried different lenses, angles and light possibilities but one of the first shots was the best. I was so stoked that after that shoot we went back there several times to get some more shots. I think my involvement with this place has not ended yet.