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26-04-2012, 09:33 PM
I uploaded the best of photos I took in the Orient Cave in the Jenolan Caves in NSW.
I have been in several caves around the world and none were even close to these:
Canon 40D Canon 28-135mm lens. Handheld, no flash.
26-04-2012, 09:37 PM
Nicely done, Greg.
It's so hard photographing in there. Perhaps now with great high ISO performance it might be worthwhile hitting the cave again.
Image 3 reminds me of one of those massive organs. I can just imagine hearing Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FXoyr_FyFw) down there. :eyepop:
27-04-2012, 02:37 PM
Yes it is tricky in the caves.
The first time I went down I used a flash and that totally washes out the delicate colours. So it has to higher ISO and longer exposures at full aperture.
As you say these next generation cameras with their high ISO performance will definitely be the right tool for these shots.
That plus a light tripod.
27-04-2012, 10:35 PM
I wish you guys would upload your fabulous pictures to IIS. Such a pain to go to external links.
Nice work Greg.
27-04-2012, 10:57 PM
How do you do that - do you mean upload it into the post itself?
Agree, the individual links are a pain.
28-04-2012, 09:15 AM
Yep, use the "manage attachments" button. I love looking at your pictures Greg, but so many people are putting up links I've all but stopped looking at them now. Personal preference, that's all mate. Each has their own way.
Keep up the good work though. You are a skilled man indeed.
28-04-2012, 03:39 PM
I've uploaded the images to this post.
28-04-2012, 04:34 PM
Wow! The formations are just amazing! Isn't it interesting how the same forces can create such different shapes and colours?
28-04-2012, 05:28 PM
Yes it comes down to water flowing over limestone and dissolving some and then drops from the ceiling and lands on the ground or sucks through tubes that can defy gravity.
The river there is pretty unusual looking as well. Its a brightish green colour from the limestone. It looks at first like someone vandalised it!
29-04-2012, 07:45 PM
Interesting images Greg! The layered colours in the last (translucent?) formation are great.
29-04-2012, 10:16 PM
Thanks Stephen. I believe its a bit of iron in the rainwater that causes that.
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