The "Cascades of Light" project was born out of wild brainstorming session at Nikon Europe headquarters in Amsterdam. The aim of the project was to demonstrate ultra high sensitivity of Nikon D4 autofocus system, and class-leading sensitivity at high ISO values.

Since the photographs from the “Cascades of Light” project entered publication stage, I feel we can share some of the keynote shots of the session.

First of all, please allow me to introduce the project in the video below.

Let me add that due to low temperatures (daily average -10C / 14F and night average -16C / 3F) we were quite concerned about the battery performance of our Elinchrom Ranger RX and Quadra RX lights at these temperatures. Insofar, I have used Quadra RX at -5C and there were no obvious problems with the unit nor dramatic drop in the battery life.

Below, you can find a video shot by EpicTV crew, who joined me, my partner Lumi and Jeff Mercier on a shoot.

Jeff Mercier, a professional ice climber as seen ascending the classical Cascatte di Lillaz icefall in Cogne, Italy.

Jeff Mercier, a professional ice climber as seen ascending the classical Cascatte di Lillaz icefall in Cogne, Italy.

Jeff Mercier, a professional ice climber as seen ascending the classical Cascatte di Lillaz icefall in Cogne, Italy.

Jeff Mercier, a professional ice climber as seen ascending the classical Cascatte di Lillaz icefall in Cogne, Italy.