Caving photos from today!

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Pete D, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    I am one of those lucky people that can take the occasional day off mid
    week. I did this today and headed up to a local caving area with several
    friends that can also take the odd day off mid week. Today we went into a
    cave that is normally very ordinary but because of the extended very dry
    period we have been experincing over the last 10 years some of the normally
    wet sumps are finally passable and the transition from the "ordinary" cave
    through a sump that is filled with sand that we had to dig out was also
    passable, this gave access to an 8 metre wall.

    Well the upshot is that this cav has got some of the most amazing helectites
    that I have ever seen, it also has lots of great other features including
    straws, shawls and dinasaur teeth.

    Hopefully some of the shots come out well enough (I know a few are not too
    bad) to post here. Sadly I broke the small tripod that I had taken so most
    of the shots are hand held but I did manage to get a couple of multi flash
    shots in one area before that happened.

    For those that may know the area it was Dogleg Cave at Wee Jasper. We spent
    a total of five hours underground so carried food and water with us as well
    as the obligatory spare lights, first aid kits, etc.

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Nov 28, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    AMAZING shots! Luv them! ;)
     
    PixelPix, Nov 28, 2007
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  3. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Here they are.

    Sand filled sump. This is about 100 metres from the entrance on the way in.
    Yes that is someone pushing through the sand with someone watching, he came
    through last and is 6 foot 3 and 110kg, it was a struggle.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2070478731_500de9fc6c_o.jpg


    Some formations with people to give an idea of size.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2208/2070478745_f609f8cb7f_o.jpg


    Not a good shot but gives an idea of the scale of this place.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2287/2071274704_cf61711662_o.jpg


    Cluster of shawls with teeth.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2250/2071274710_87ffbbf355_o.jpg


    Large stalactite, the person below gives some idea of scale.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2114/2071274712_8ace1235e5_o.jpg


    Personalised helectite. ;-)
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2067/2070478739_008a246e6c_o.jpg


    Bulb stalactites, never seen these before but sadly the camera malfunctioned
    but sometimes it is better to have some shot than not shot at all.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/2070478733_5eeb4f1980_o.jpg


    Water sump, on hands and knees.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2282/2071274714_8fb14bd368_o.jpg

    For those that have never had this sort of challenge I highly recommend

    Cheers.

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Nov 28, 2007
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  4. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    And a couple I missed.

    Shawl.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2408/2071274708_ae9b60c99c_o.jpg


    Helectite wall.
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2142/2070478737_a71bd18a70_o.jpg
     
    Pete D, Nov 28, 2007
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    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Pete D is quoted
    * & my replies are inline below :
    What photos? I don't see a link.
     
    Troy Piggins, Nov 28, 2007
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  6. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    There is ten links in the follow up posts, need more?
     
    Pete D, Nov 28, 2007
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  7. Pete D

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * Pete D is quoted
    * & my replies are inline below :
    Heh. THey weren't there when I read your original post that
    contained no links ;) PixelPix also made a similar post.

    I like some of those shots. The one with your initial was a good
    spot!
     
    Troy Piggins, Nov 28, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

    Looks like you may have been trapped by a googlepost delay Troy. I
    hate it when it does that! :-(
     
    PixelPix, Nov 29, 2007
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  9. Pete D

    Troy Piggins Guest

    * PixelPix is quoted
    * & my replies are inline below :
    Don't think so. I don't use google, nor does Pete. His original
    post contained no links to any photos, then he followed up with 2
    posts 4 hours later that did contain links to photos.

    Never mind.
     
    Troy Piggins, Nov 29, 2007
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    PixelPix Guest

     
    PixelPix, Nov 29, 2007
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  11. Pete D

    Pete D Guest

    Guys, guys, guys, I am pretty sure my origunal post only said that I had
    taken some shots and that I hoped that some would come out okay. My
    intention had always been to follow up with the photo links once I had
    sorted a few out.

    To tell you the truth I was seriously knackered last evening and barely able
    to walk today at times, just consider yourself lucky that I posted what I
    did. ;-)

    During the caving I had actually crawled on hands abd knees something like
    400 metres while concentrating on keeping really low, not recommended.
    <grimace>

    Pete
     
    Pete D, Nov 29, 2007
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