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The hidden treasures of Australia are often overlooked… Australia has so many caves… here is the beauty of Stockyard Gully Tunnel, Eneabba, Western Australia at twighlight! The region surrounding Eneabba has many amazing caves.
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A giant’s eye!
I have been here and never got a shot like this! Definately works well!
What did you think of the native bee hive at the end?
This was the first time I had ever used a digital (let alone any camera) on manual…. My husband (photo model man hehhehe) was getting right peed off at this stage of the day and telling me to hurry up!! So, no I didn’t see the bee hive. But yes most caves in that region have them. And lots of them. And they are quite nasty B*ggers. There are some caves that we couldn’t actually get into cos of the little ones. But what made this photo so good was the fact it was twilight and the fact I had no idea what I was doing!! It ended up winning the ASF (Australian Speleological Federatio) Cave Entrance Novice Photo Award and I was a bit embarassed as I accepted it!!
Very Nice. I can’t quite make out the light source inside the cave, It almost looks like the model is holding a flash in front of them – or is that part of an electric lighting system in the cave? Or are my eyes just goofy?Either way I like this.
This is the part where fantasy becomes grim reality… hehehe. My husband was holding a motorcycle battery that he had linked up to a halogen light (like the ones you put in your ceiling). Lighting stuff in caves is so difficult. I learnt how to take photographs in darkness. THat was my introduction to manual photography!!
In caves what you tend to use is second hand flashes form cash converters (the local hock shop) or you do home made rigs. What my husband did was great and we have used it a lot of times since and even rigged up a system whereby I can turn the light on from flicking uhf radios. (Sound activitated!) But at the end of the day cave photography is russian roullette! There are people that are good at it from a technical perspective. I am so not one of them.!!
My method is I take a photo. See how cr*p or good it is and work my way up or down from there!! The photos I did of the Devils’ Horns that are in my portfolio and the Judges Wig… well there are 45 other photos per item that were awful!!
Now I look back at it I think that it was the best education for me… how many people learn how to take their first photographs in complete darkness?
WOW. With that expanation I am so impressed with what you have done here.Brilliant photo.
Thanks Deon for your comment!
Amazing, wonderful, fabulous, fantastic shot, you deserve the accolades it brings you.Cheers,R
Thanks Rock for your lovely comment!
Brilliantly done… good fun crawling, scrambling, climbing and walking in caves!!! Have not done it for more than 25 years. Woops!!! Showing my age a bit now!
Thanks for your lovely comments Craig! Just remember… you are never to old to squish around in a cave… you just take a bit longer ;o)
Very nice location. Love the blueness surrounded by the rusty soil (cave?). Interesting work!
Hi zumi, spot on! It is a cave entrance/exit… the difference with this one is that it was taken at twilight.. i had a motorbike battery attached to a light and was trying to highlight my hubby who was delightful but somewhat expectantly getting a bit cranky with the newly established wife photographer! This ended up winning an award for a novice photographer at the Australian Speleological Conference so I’m glad the hubby realised that it was worth it in the end!!! :O)
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