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Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by PeterB666, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. Thought I would start a thread on caves. Last weekend, I organised a private photographic tour of Jenolan Caves, about 100 miles west of Sydney.

    These shots were taken with my Olympus E-P1 and Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. I used autofocus (no trouble focussing in the low light). The advantage of the private photo tour was that we could use tripods. Other shots from the public tours were hand-held as tripods were not permitted. No flash shots here.

    #1 Tripod (I think), 1/8s at ISO2000
    Jenolan Caves OP 4 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #2 Tripod, 1/4s at ISO800
    Jenolan Caves OP10 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #3 Tripod, 1/4s at ISO800
    Jenolan Caves OP11 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #4 Hand-held, 1/30s at ISO1600
    Jenolan Caves OP12 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #5 Hand-held, 1/20s at ISO1600
    Jenolan Caves OP13 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #6 Hand-held, 1/30s at ISO1600
    Jenolan Caves OP14 by peterb666, on Flickr

    #7 Hand-held, 1/15s at ISO1600
    Jenolan Caves OP15 by peterb666, on Flickr

    I am very impressed with these shots. In retrospect, I have no idea why I shot at such a high ISO when using a tripod (actually I do know, I forgot to check the ISO) but even so, I only lowered it to ISO800.

    If you have some cave shots, please add them.
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Taken on film with a Canonet 19 some 40 years ago. South-west of WA.


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  3. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    Wow! Both of you have done beautifully - with digital and film!

    I haven't been inside a cave since I left West Virginia. Not implying that WVa is cavelike, but there was a really cool one not far from where we lived..and easy to enter and not feel claustrophobic.

    P.S. Peter thanks for sharing the bit about not checking the ISO. I did that on Sunday.:redface: