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MatH
09-18-2005, 08:32 AM
Finally a friend of mine and I went to a nearby cave to do some shooting. We had two flashes, a bag of candles, reflector light, carbide powered lamps and each it's own camera and a tripod. Spent 5 ours in that cave and here's what came out of my camera.

http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_13.jpg


http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_18.jpg


http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_21.jpg


http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_36.jpg


http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_41.jpg


http://www.dzrj-lukacec.si/coppermine/albums/userpics/10003/Otoska_Jama_59.jpg

Coltess
09-18-2005, 11:40 AM
Now that is cool! I especially like the second one with the "curtains". Very neat. :)

astro
09-18-2005, 07:07 PM
wow cool pics..
where is that?
I went to the cave at the grand canyon.

MatH
09-19-2005, 01:03 AM
It is in Slovenia (Europe). The cave is part of Postojnska jama (http://www.postojnska-jama.si) cave system. It has man made paths made of rock or cut into stone. Thou very nice and easy to walk through, it isn't part of standard tourist program but anyone can visit it on the request. It's named Otoska Jama (Island Cave - literal translation).

Spot focus
09-20-2005, 02:18 AM
Great photos Math :)

egarrard
09-20-2005, 07:21 PM
I'm of two minds on these pictures. On one hand, it is already disturbed with the paths cut in it, but on the other hand, you two did go climbing on the formations to set the candles. The pictures are gorgeous, but I'm appalled at the utter disregard for nature involved in obtaining them. :(

Ishkabibble
09-20-2005, 09:25 PM
I think it is a little bold to claim "utter disregard for nature" unless you actually witnessed such travesties. It seems unlikely that an artist who appreciated the formations so much would be as careless as you present. Such beauty is meant to be enjoyed. MatH has made that possible, and not necessarily with the abhorent disregard for nature you describe.

My daughter's favorite is the last picture. She described the large formation on the floor as a budda, and if you look closely, I think you'll see what she does. I personally love them all. We have similar caves about 3 hours from here... obviously I've been missing out on more than I thought. Time for a visit.

MatH
09-21-2005, 04:12 AM
I'm of two minds on these pictures. On one hand, it is already disturbed with the paths cut in it, but on the other hand, you two did go climbing on the formations to set the candles. The pictures are gorgeous, but I'm appalled at the utter disregard for nature involved in obtaining them. :(
The formations are made of stone, and in worst case you can leave only a muddy foot print on them, wich will soon be washed off as the rain season is coming (but still, formations shouldn't be steppen on too often).I don't think you should woory about my dissregarding of caves, as I'm caving since I was 12 (for 15 years now) and I have respect for caves. Trust me.
The pathways were cut about 100 years ago.