One of the largest chambers within the cavern system of Luray, Virginia this chamber is called ‘Giants Hall’
Shot with the existing lights within the cavern, hand-held and straight from the box:Nikon P80;5mm;f2.8;1/6 second;ISO 400
The lighting within the caverns adds a degree of challenge to capturing images with the existing light, washing out some details but adding interesting shadows.
Luray Caverns are the largest caverns in the eastern USA and a National Landmark. Some of the most spectacular creations were formed just one drip at at time, such as Giant’s Hall, vast expansive chambers decorated by predominately golden columns, 10-stories tall. The gold colors come from iron and clay soils seeping from the ground along with the calcium carbonate “drips.”
Just some of Luray’s other impressive formations include:
Titania’s Veil — primarily all white, and formed by pure crystalline drips
Frozen Fountain — a massive, somewhat rounded white flowstone
Empress Column — a golden column is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite meet. This one is huge!