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Photographing Lake Baikal of Siberia
"We have left Moscow. We have come to lake. Baikal Cyberia What's your first impression? Here city of her cuts was much bigger than expected. People very nice very impressed by the mixed culture. Lot Lake I spent some time in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada and Romo Brandon me. A lot of that. What do you think of the lake itself? We're on top of the Nick Right now. as I said before it's a surreal experience. I've been out on frozen lakes and northern New York and I've seen some pressure cracks in my day but nothing compared to what I'm looking at right now so it's too bad Microphone doesn't really pick up. The sounds the is makes because as we speak in the background. Cracks are forming in the distance. So now we're here in the afternoon and the Sun's coming through these cracks angle and it's just a their shapes in reflections that Unlike anything I've ever seen and I haven't seen that many photographers dropped to their bellies on purpose. This quickly because everyone wants to get close into the action. Every turn you see something unique in the In an ice formation crack something. It never ends all right. Thank you andy so Let's continue explore some of this office beauty of the lake. Thank you you're welcome. I recorded this with any Just a couple of days ago when we first went on the is for the very first time is really very fresh impression and Yes now we have a couple days On the ice already and I I'M GONNA try to get some more impressions from some of the others on the tour because For the last two days we've had smiling faces left and right because look yeah. It is very diverse. Diverse is is is so different from what everyone expected and I've tried to capture some of that. It's eight o'clock in the morning. I'm out on the League. Getting up at seven is is hard but Yeah we were doing a bit of a sunrise shoot. Well we as in everyone on the group On their own. Because we didn't know who wanted to sleep in and who didn't but yes and is coming up around eight eight. Oh five right now. So it's up to you okay. I mean I've been to other places where the sun was up so much earlier but Here the sunrises great and We are staying in the Frigate Hotel at all island which is like the series of bungalows. And it's this little tip of the island is so where we stay is surrounded by the lake so you walk out two minutes down to the lake and then you're on the lake and here is some really nice. Black is with Some methane bubble. I would try to capture some of those in the foreground but the Sun rising behind also snow on the ice you can you can hear that So it's the mixture between that and now on the ice right next to the snow. So there's this amazing variety of textures and Yeah I'm do my best to to catch some that still tired though I am. I am smiling so such a big smile just with my head into an ice cave you right now. There's or Horn island. Which is the biggest island on Lake Baikal or in Lake Baikal and we just drove over here and on the way we stopped at different ice caves and this ice case. Okay so they come into existence when when everything freezes but it's not quite frozen so the rockets very cold and then storms whip the water against the rocks. And this is this. This creates these caves of different sizes that you can kind of slide into that are like I. We're talking thousands and thousands of ICICLES hanging from above you pointing donuts different sizes and it's it's pretty safe so worried about anything and it just looking out of these caves I will. I will definitely have to share a few photos of this because it is mind blowing beautiful and to standing here looking at it. The words do not make it justice. This is yeah. It's hard to describe. Even a photo can't really give you the full the full feeling of what this feels like. When you stand here in the elements with these ICICLES. Yeah let me take a few photos and put them somewhere. I think they'll probably be a link in the show notes. We can take a look
"frigate hotel" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"When I was just a, we lead what am I, I dream was to become an astronaut did I grew up in the golden age of the space race? I mean I was born just after we first landed on the moon. But of course, space exploration was still very big in the early nineteen seventies leading into the air of a space shuttle. So when I was young, I wanted to be an astronaut and the more science I took in the more I learned about actual space travel. I said, oh hills. No way too dangerous for me. And I remember when I was a child people say that space travel should become pretty normal pretty usual pretty, abundant by the time I get to be the age. I am now. We're not quite there, but we're almost there we have a space station and soon, you'll be able to visit and spend the night. I'm being absolutely serious. Nasa is enabling private citizens like you like me to stay up to thirty days on the international space station. Because it's a frigate hotel in this off season as early as next year, quote the agency can accommodate up to two short duration private astronaut missions per year to the ISS these missions will be privately funded dedicated commercial spaceflights in case you're wondering, NASA will not have anything to do with this, as far as the flights. It's well, the government agencies going to be contracting them through private companies like SpaceX and others. The actual price of the trip has not been listed yet. But like I said, you can stay at the international space station for up to thirty days, the cost of each night, they have revealed, it will be thirty five thousand dollars per night. Now, if you can afford thirty five thousand dollars tonight to stay at the hotel, I'm quite sure you probably can afford the trip up there. I have. No. If I had Bill Gates money, the last place, my ass would be would be on a rocket controlled explosion bomb on the way to the international space station. I would rather watch a movie, I'd rather watch the movie gravity. I would rather watch two thousand one space odyssey. I would rather watch some movie about space exploration. I'd watch interstellar again for the fifth time or whatever. And I really didn't even like that movie. But the whole idea of getting on an actual spaceship. To go to the international space station to stay night. Two nights three nights. Even if I had a private benefactor, who was going to just donate the money, that's just not where I wanna be. And I was at kid who grew up, or at least four time wanting to be an astronaut. Maybe you different. Maybe you twelve different. Maybe Michael Shapiro said. Hey, if given the opportunity, I would go to the international space station it's been a night. I'm good. I don't even want to jump out of a plane with a parachute. So why do you think I'd wanna get on a spaceship tomorrow? You would. Oh, yeah. That's huge remind and I was not a, you know, space camp kid. I just think it's cool, h e double hockey sticks. No, I saw gravity. Okay, I refuse. My man, I refu- will you go. Watch gravity Dobie theater have have a, a meteor the size of a penny pass through, you're done. No. But it's a good way to go. No. There is. Good way, a ball of fire and explosion implosion. If you had the money you still have to qualify. Right. There's certain physical requirements. I'm sure conditioning or I would hope so I'm sure because you know, you just can't be obese and get on the ship. And geez. Up. Check on the station where it's or and both. I'm sure Elon Musk is combined. You got the money you own mosque and Richard Branson. I'm quite sure they both will have a hand in this somehow virgin galactic, there's certain things and maybe because I'm just older now. I don't like increasing the likelihood of an untimely death because I'm trying to get my thrill now. If I were and I'm not trying to be funny, if I were terminal with cancer or something, and I'm just trading one for the other than okay if all has six months to live. Why not put me on a rocket? To the moon. Well matter, but as long as I think I'm healthy, and I think I have a chance to tomorrow. That's all right. We had a guy who just crashed a helicopter where on top of a building in New York, he probably got an helicopter thinking, oh, I got I got this to do that to do. And after I land us helicopter go do that. And all of a sudden these days. Helicopter? Yeah. You want me to get on spaceship? No, not even with India. No. They're supposed to be going to. In, but that's a prob-. I can watch that on TV. It'll be a camera on top supposed to do it by a video uplink. I can sit at home and watch it. It's like FaceTime ING the man on the move. We could do that. I don't want to visit. Oh, no. Okay. Pat. I thought maybe you were more adventurous than no, I have not a bone of adventure in me. No, I'm done. I'm done. I did zip line when I was nineteen. I think that's it. Coming up next on join online by the star of the SCI fi channel series krypton Cameron cuff choice, us next on a mole Kelly show. KFI AM six forty more stimulating talk much debate. The news. The lakers. Apparently adding more.