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Jane Cumming

A Stalagmite That Had Fallen Over

Or is a stalactite that has broken off from the ceiling.
I certainly don't know as I am sure it has been that way for a long time.
You can see from this photo how the lighting was difficult in the cavern.
It was either too harsh or not enough light.
There were no tripods allowed so you kind of had to just shoot and go.
I found the sports setting worked best to handle the light.
My kit lens doesn't have a very low aperture so I let the camera pick the settings.

Canon EOS 70D
1/20s f/3.5 at 18.0mm iso6400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original auto
Zoltán Balogh12-Jun-2021 09:27
Majestic and fantastic! V
Julie Oldfield08-Jun-2021 01:06
Majestic! V
Fong Lam07-Jun-2021 05:15
Excellent interior capture showing those amazing stalactites with that challenging lighting...V
Raymond Ma06-Jun-2021 21:33
The camera settings worked out great. Amazing how big they group of stalagmite is...good thing it didn't fall on
anyone. The rock formation in these caves are beautiful. V
bill friedlander06-Jun-2021 20:49
Amazing shapes created over millions of years. V
John Hamers06-Jun-2021 17:10
The textures in the stalagmites and stalactites are amazing and your great capture show them nicely. V!
globalgadabout06-Jun-2021 16:08
fascinating, with the rows of dripping minerals reminding of mushroom gills...a fine result despite the extremes of light you faced..
Nestor Derkach06-Jun-2021 14:53
Nice work by you and the camera this is an amazing photograph nature and time combined really know how create art .
Resolution very nice .
Walter Otto Koenig06-Jun-2021 14:36
Fantastic shapes in this cave. Certainly a challenging place to shoot. "V"
Helen Betts06-Jun-2021 14:20
Such an interesting scene, and well captured despite the frustrating light. V.
laine06-Jun-2021 14:18
A good thing it fell before you got there Jane or camera settings would have been the least of your worries LOL!!
Lovely light, beautifully captured. V
Nick Paoni06-Jun-2021 14:18
Love the textures. The people help to reveal the scale.
Raymond06-Jun-2021 13:58
Really nice shot. It reminds me of a cave I visited just North of San Antonio, Texas.
Pierre Martin06-Jun-2021 13:54
amazing all those superb shapes and lines!
Neil Marcus06-Jun-2021 13:48
I give you credit forholding the camera steady at 1/20 of a second.
Shaky Neil
joseantonio06-Jun-2021 13:30
very nice work with that light.V.
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