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Cave Photography in Laurel Caverns

 
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Jun 05, 2013 20:22 |  #1

A few notes about Laurel Caverns and this trip: This was my first photo trip into a cave, arguably a place where photos are not supposed to be taken (no lights :) )... Laurel Caverns is a 3.14mi sandstone/limestone cave that follows the path of the mountain it is in (about a 35deg grade). All equipment was hauled 1.5mi in (one way) with an elevation difference of 450ft. Most of the floor is break down, when its not break down it usually a crawl. There are almost no formations (the good ones have been stolen or broken before the cave became protected. My only lights in the photos are a few small LEDs and a 430EX flash... How did I do? :)

First photo, my guide demostrating how cold (53F) and humid (98%) the cave air is. Bulb mode, ISO 400, one single flash fired behind her. f10

Second flash, 'Gulf of California'. LED in the pool, one on each side, 10s, f4.5, ISO 400


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Jun 05, 2013 20:25 |  #2

Next two, both from "Nirvana". Both had three LEDs in the pools, stream, and one in the tube in the back... second had a manual flash firing from both sides (one from the left pointing right, and one from the right pointing left).

f7.1, 15S, ISO 400


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Ballroom, bulb mode. I first fired the flash manually near the lower left corner of the image. Then I got up and walked over the where I fired the flash multiple times near the center of the image The guide did an outstanding job staying still...

f10, ISO 400, exposure 33s (effective about 1/1000s given the only meaningful exposure was from the flash firings)

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Some of the only formations left in the cave, 10in long draperies with popcorn on them.

Flash slave fired from behind plus camera flash from front.
f10, 1/200s, ISO 400


All images (except for the drapery) were aken with a canon t3i and canon 10-22mm lens, the drapery used the 18-55mm Kit lens.

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Jun 05, 2013 20:47 |  #4

Very creative shots. Love the framing.




  
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