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TECHNICAL FORUMS => Film & Photography => Topic started by: The Old Ruminator on March 15, 2019, 04:17:32 pm

Title: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 15, 2019, 04:17:32 pm
Umm well maybe I will carry this topic on for a while. This week I added my 4,000th cave photograph to the files. 55 years of taking cave photographs in my own humble and amateur way. Ooo you wont get all 4,000 ( maybe ) . One or two now and then and why I like them.

Took this one of Nigel Cox working in the dig to The Frozen Deep. I love caving portraiture  specially when its unposed.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PA070018%20-%20Copy_zpsto2aoys9.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PA070018%20-%20Copy_zpsto2aoys9.jpg.html)

This one was posed. An idea by the subject Peter Glanvill and a homage to the film " Close Encounters of the Third Kind ". Drone in a cave but I would rather not say which one.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3080246%20-%20Copy_zpsitgqu0fq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3080246%20-%20Copy_zpsitgqu0fq.jpg.html)

Special to me. My son was over from Australia so I took him to see The Frozen Deep. I had no idea this quick image would work. Olympus Live Composite Mode more by luck than judgement.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8310041_zpscx1xloke.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8310041_zpscx1xloke.jpg.html)

Same trip. He sat on the rock and I did another LCM image. I could have asked him to pose but he looked happy where he was.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8310049_zpssblizlt0.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8310049_zpssblizlt0.jpg.html)

Comments welcome but no moaning about high res images and mobile phones. Shall I continue ?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 15, 2019, 06:51:53 pm
Oh a couple more then --

Like me Pete Rose is in his 70's now. This is him in the 1960's. Still has tatty old kit.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20about%201969_zpsc6meuvet.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20about%201969_zpsc6meuvet.jpg.html)

My brother in Withyhill. The stal is long gone so is his hair.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%2018_zpsv0nby9ne.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%2018_zpsv0nby9ne.jpg.html)

Shatter Cave 1969 with one of the discoverers Ray Saxton. From the first set of photos taken in the cave. 50th anniversary of discovery in April and I am still caving. ( though the photos have not improved much ). Copy from slide so not as good as original. Nearly all our earlier photos were done by bulb flash on Kodak Ektachrome slide film.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20Leaning%20Tower%20of%20Pisa.%20Shatter.%20With%20Ray%20Saxton._zps1gultpyx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20Leaning%20Tower%20of%20Pisa.%20Shatter.%20With%20Ray%20Saxton._zps1gultpyx.jpg.html)

49 years later. Its all digital now. Shatter Cave by Olympus Live Composite Mode.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3010343%20-%20Copy_zps6fibydun.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3010343%20-%20Copy_zps6fibydun.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 16, 2019, 11:33:30 am
One of my nicer finds. Green Lake Chamber in Withyhill.  Pete Rose and I knocked a bit off the wall just enough to get in there. Now many years later I cant get in. Last visit was for this image two or three years ago. That knobbly bit of stal and rock we hit sticks right into my chest. Oh I have been tempted over the years. Note to new explorers. Make it big enough when you find it so you can still get in there 40 years later .

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20462_zpsrbnwvdvg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20462_zpsrbnwvdvg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on March 16, 2019, 11:46:40 am
Luvit.  :clap2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 16, 2019, 03:38:32 pm
Thanks Laurie. Specially for you.

After nearly 200 trips there I suppose it is fair to say that I have more Reservoir Hole photos than anyone else.  So I had this idea for a centerpiece at the Mendip exhibition which might now not take place. I constructed this collage. About 99 images. They all had to be horizontal so some are vertical format cropped. Some are from the first trip to the Frozen Deep. Some cannot be repeated now we have conservation tapes laid. ( the larger image is one of those ).  Getting the printing done was difficult but I found a company in Berlin that gave a perfect result. Next I had to find a framer with a dry mounting press big enough to mount the print which came from Germany rolled up. Another inch bigger and the collage would not have fitted. That framer was in Minehead, Somerset. The actual framing was done in Taunton using special plastic rather than glass. The total cost was around £250. Width of frame 1200 mm. All worth it to me I suppose. Looks nice on the wall at home. Not a brilliant image here due to reflection from the plastic.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3160009_zpskso8lsbl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3160009_zpskso8lsbl.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 16, 2019, 03:54:01 pm
Nigel and I wanted an Upper Flood trip to Neverland. The excellent Capn Chris took us down carefully explaining the best way to get though the awkward bits. The stipulation was no camera as it would be a long trip and old Nigel and I are not as able as we used to be. Well I managed to hide the old TG2 and a small flash with a Firefly slave about my person. First problem occurred when the good Capn asked us to remove our boots for Neverland. I forgot to take booties and had socks only. Much hopping about wittering. I saw the shot. Nigel grabbed the slave flash and stood where you see him. I had said nothing about the shot. It was all done in seconds but got on the cover of the club magazine so that's the story.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/4144542_af57cccc_1024x1024_zpsqjc0mlql.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/4144542_af57cccc_1024x1024_zpsqjc0mlql.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 17, 2019, 04:47:35 pm
When we were young and bold. Here Trevor Knief and Pete Rose in the Time Machine in Daren Cilau. This was my second trip and designed as a photo trip hoping to illuminate the big passage here. Maybe that photo later.  My first trip in DC was with Trevor shortly after the cave was greatly extended. Trevor was a super fit police outward bound instructor then and feared nothing. Now in his later 70's and not really fit enough for caving anymore. Time makes fools of us all. We did not have a clue about the route but made the sump and out in 13 hours. We took in four Nife cells. Leaving two in the new bit of cave. I was totally knackered at the end of it.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Resting.%20The%20Time%20Machine.%20Daren%20Cilau.1989_zps4oxe3h2z.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Resting.%20The%20Time%20Machine.%20Daren%20Cilau.1989_zps4oxe3h2z.jpg.html)

Little Neath River Cave lit by one massive flash bulb that nearly blew the subjects head off. 1968.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00007_zpswdhuvi9j.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00007_zpswdhuvi9j.jpg.html)

Nine Barrow Swallet 1967 or 68.Cant recall who with. The cave was discovered an 1967 and has been closed to cavers for many years. ( Reopened yet ? )

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/1%20Nine%20Barrows%201968_zpsqezqvsgn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/1%20Nine%20Barrows%201968_zpsqezqvsgn.jpg.html)

The rather dead dog. Slaughter Stream Cave. So sad to see his little paw prints in the mud.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00028_zpsxqpuml6i.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00028_zpsxqpuml6i.jpg.html)

Synchronized bulb flash ( one, two, three -- FIRE ! ) somewhere deep in Agen Allwedd. So easy now with slaves and digital cameras.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00047_zpsoyvvvrsm.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00047_zpsoyvvvrsm.jpg.html)

Never forgetting fun and folk. Peter Glanvill's 60th surprise birthday party in Swildons. He arrived in a stretched limo.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvills%2060th.%20Swildons._zps3pchsxqi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvills%2060th.%20Swildons._zps3pchsxqi.jpg.html)

The " Little Ballerina " Urchin Oxbow, Daren Cilau. She is tucked away at floor level so easily missed. Oh I could get a better photo today but that will never happen.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00041_zpsgja979it.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00041_zpsgja979it.jpg.html)

" The Forbidden Zone " Upper Frozen Deep and the 35m high fault wall looking up to an unentered balcony. Note the huge tipped up stal boss maybe from cryogenic fracturing.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/40760386_10217647758565270_449338756953014272_n%20-%20Copy_zpskffiwuez.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/40760386_10217647758565270_449338756953014272_n%20-%20Copy_zpskffiwuez.jpg.html)

Has caving ever made you cry ? I did when I got home from that fantastic discovery. We were all speechless walking into there. You dream of such things but to experience it is remarkable. 3,000 square metres of floor. More than any other chamber in the UK and with wonderful formations. What you need to remember is to take the photos whilst you can. Once the tapes are laid thats it.











Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 17, 2019, 07:47:46 pm
The most difficult area in cave photography is caver portraits. Firstly most cavers hate a camera shoved in their face and certainly wont pose. But that is the secret. To show character the image must be done quickly or that vacant bored expression with the rictus grin results.  So to save some embarrassment first names only.

Chris.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Chris%20Binding._zps2s29xk14.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Chris%20Binding._zps2s29xk14.jpg.html)

Nat.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7260131_zpsfkrg0ajv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7260131_zpsfkrg0ajv.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20137_zpsb03pcvza.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20137_zpsb03pcvza.jpg.html)

Chris.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9020072_zpsujyzjoq2.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9020072_zpsujyzjoq2.jpg.html)

Martyn

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9090160_zpslga0m8eq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9090160_zpslga0m8eq.jpg.html)

Tony

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9160057_zpsurgiiydw.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9160057_zpsurgiiydw.jpg.html)

My brother Simon.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9260077_edited-1%20-%20Copy_zpsvpi925q5.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9260077_edited-1%20-%20Copy_zpsvpi925q5.jpg.html)

Rob

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC290217_zpstdagwsjt.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC290217_zpstdagwsjt.jpg.html)

Peter. One really cannot fail with him.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC290244_zps1pf3ozny.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC290244_zps1pf3ozny.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvill_zpsbxfancde.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvill_zpsbxfancde.jpg.html)


As Mr Bercow says " The eyes have it ".
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 18, 2019, 11:31:09 am
Travels with the big tin box and bulb flashguns.

Dont expect miracles. Like me the images are old and scanned from slides.

Travertine Passage , Ogof Craig a Ffynnon.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Travertine%20Passage.%20Ogof%20Craig%20A%20Ffynon_zpskffrdozp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Travertine%20Passage.%20Ogof%20Craig%20A%20Ffynon_zpskffrdozp.jpg.html)

Fourth Choke Ogof CAF

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Fourth%20Choke.%20Ogof%20CAF_zpsbm1pikpv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Fourth%20Choke.%20Ogof%20CAF_zpsbm1pikpv.jpg.html)

Jigsaw Passage Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/jigsaw_zps817ori6w.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/jigsaw_zps817ori6w.jpg.html)

Monster flashbulb in The Time Machine.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/time%20m._zpstvs2tpxa.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/time%20m._zpstvs2tpxa.jpg.html)

Little Neath River Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Little%20Neath%20RC._zpsb6ktsll5.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Little%20Neath%20RC._zpsb6ktsll5.jpg.html)

Spring Mine, Box workings.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Box%2022_zpsdwl2q6q6.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Box%2022_zpsdwl2q6q6.jpg.html)

Not many cave photographers were attempting big spaces back in the 60's and 70's. You had to have a large number of people with bulb flash guns using open shutter on the camera then apply the BLF rule. ( Bracket like f--- ). Work out exposure manually then use a stop either side. Of course you could not verify the results until the slides came back from Boots. We found a source of monster bulbs and used those with minimal people. The biggest normal flash bulbs were PF 5's. Often the slides were tram- lined by dust or somebody moved during the exposure. Again you never knew until later and if it was the Time Machine you could not summon up the effort to repeat the process carrying large ammo boxes and spare Nife cells for longer trips. Needless to say willing subjects were hard to find and usually the trip was the priority with any resulting photos as a bonus.
Today its so easy. I can take 150 digital images, see them in the cave then come home on the pc to edit them down to 30 or so. If you like its BLF by another means. Of course we had no way of editing images anyway. You got what you got and if only I could have envisioned Photoshop all those years later.  Anything I did not like was thrown out.
Camera technology has come so far now that anyone with minimal kit and experience can get better photos than these. What is odd is that you see so few on here. I think in a way you reveal something of your inner self on posts like this. I usually have a tinge of regret in doing such things. Shall I carry on --- ? Hopefully, yes, as my mission is to try to encourage other cavers to share their  work however humble they think it might be. In social media like Facebook it comes and goes in a flash ( pun intended ) to be lost in a mass of billions of posts worldwide.. Oh and don't forget the photo resolution is reduced.
Thinking of camera technology moving forward the current " New Scientist "( March 16th 2019 ) is looking at mobile phone camera technology based on AI. Cameras that edit pictures in real time. The conclusion is that the next decade will see major advances in computational photography driven ever onward by mobile phone research . There was a time when all we wanted was to capture what the eye could see but we shall travel way beyond that now partly thanks to space technology.  350 million users use                    " beautification " apps. AI powered photo editing that can software analyse and adjust faces in real time. Almost a must now for selfies on social media. Is any of this art or creativity ? Optimum exposure can be created within the camera too. So what has this to do with cave photography ? Well everything really as the hobby gets more accessible to cavers. We may soon reach the point where a monkey can take a great photo.
Maybe some more later as I waiver between enthusiasm and the ever present impulse to lie low.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on March 18, 2019, 01:44:18 pm
I tend to wait until the water resurfaces these days...

(https://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w131/helenalaurie/IMGL2909_10_11_CR2%20Small_zpsxfmiiiif.jpg)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 19, 2019, 07:11:34 pm
Tuesday is digging day so I am worn out . Just a few then.

 "Enter The Dragon" Ogof CAF. You may have seen him before. Well I was walking past and saw him and just had to go back for this image. That horrible beady eye --

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3160043_zpsrfn8jiar.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3160043_zpsrfn8jiar.jpg.html)

Same Cave. " The Pagoda ".

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00034_zpsjegkrylt.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00034_zpsjegkrylt.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau. " The Antlers ".

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00045_zpskquyqcfr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00045_zpskquyqcfr.jpg.html)

Ogof Draenen. Indiana Highway.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Indiana%20Highway.%20Ogof%20Draenen_zpsf2eejnh5.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Indiana%20Highway.%20Ogof%20Draenen_zpsf2eejnh5.jpg.html)

Traverse OFD.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00032_zpsorr47cl4.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00032_zpsorr47cl4.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau. Urchin Oxbow.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/urchin%20oxbow_zpsjbnz6ays.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/urchin%20oxbow_zpsjbnz6ays.jpg.html)

Ahhhh. A warm bath is calling -----

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Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 20, 2019, 03:45:45 pm
Mucking about with the photos.

I just use the latest Photoshop. My images are not RAW. You can still do a lot though in under five minutes which is all I tend to do.

Original Image.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4070180_zpsx7iiir9w.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4070180_zpsx7iiir9w.jpg.html)

Image copped and quckly cloned out the shadow. Yes it could have been done better but I did say 5 minutes.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4070180%20-%20Copy%20-%20Copy_zpsrazjxbv8.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4070180%20-%20Copy%20-%20Copy_zpsrazjxbv8.jpg.html)

Auto haze filter is useful but does not work every time.



(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4070345_zpsi7jvjx5r.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4070345_zpsi7jvjx5r.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4070345%20-%20Copy_zps6a1vlrcn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4070345%20-%20Copy_zps6a1vlrcn.jpg.html)

Colour correction 2nd image. Underwater shot.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20796_zpser3uwdf1.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20796_zpser3uwdf1.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20796%20-%20Copy_zpso0z1ie3c.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20796%20-%20Copy_zpso0z1ie3c.jpg.html)

Clone brush and haze filter 2nd image.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5230163_zpsu9idimed.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5230163_zpsu9idimed.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5230163%20-%20Copy_zpsyvkok5ln.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5230163%20-%20Copy_zpsyvkok5ln.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 20, 2019, 03:59:30 pm
& etcetera.

Garlands Pot, Giants Hole.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Giants%20Hole.%20Garlands%20Pot._zpsf0mdzh7i.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Giants%20Hole.%20Garlands%20Pot._zpsf0mdzh7i.jpg.html)

The Duck. Stoke Lane Slocker. Far worse than the sump.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20Duck.%20Stoke%20Lane%20Slocker._zpshsjvklbb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20Duck.%20Stoke%20Lane%20Slocker._zpshsjvklbb.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/daren%2067_zpsnwfzofcb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/daren%2067_zpsnwfzofcb.jpg.html)

OFD.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/jjjjj_zpsmtbphoym.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/jjjjj_zpsmtbphoym.jpg.html)

Tynings Barrow, Mendip

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Tynings%20Barrow%20with%20Trevor%20Knief._zpsrfz5lbd2.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Tynings%20Barrow%20with%20Trevor%20Knief._zpsrfz5lbd2.jpg.html)

Oooops. Getting carried away again ---
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: thomasr on March 20, 2019, 09:00:59 pm
Many thanks  for all your imput :)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 21, 2019, 08:08:10 am
A single thanks means so much. So while Photobucket is behaving a few more then I might even get dressed.

Collages are fun.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-111_zpszi8i2rzl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-111_zpszi8i2rzl.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-112_zpssunjcltb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-112_zpssunjcltb.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-11_zpsagi53i5k.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/collage-2017-05-11_zpsagi53i5k.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7290004_zpspq7wy9yp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7290004_zpspq7wy9yp.jpg.html)

Reflections. Somewhere I went in Western Australia where the limestone is only a million years old.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9220245%20-%20Copy_zpstblxjqyg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9220245%20-%20Copy_zpstblxjqyg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: PeteHall on March 21, 2019, 03:48:05 pm
 I particularly like your Stoke Lane picture, really captures the atmosphere in that duck.

I am also pleased to see that the water level is about 6" lower than last time I was there. I wasn't sure if I was just being soft or if it really was as wet as I thought  ;D
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 21, 2019, 06:10:47 pm
In the blink of an eye.

First descent of The Frozen Deep Pitch. Somebody shouted " below ". Got it. Cropped version.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/37%20-%20Copy_zpsvrwhbmgq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/37%20-%20Copy_zpsvrwhbmgq.jpg.html)

Was following her out when she turned and did this. Nothing was said.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7260133_zpstnnglclm.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7260133_zpstnnglclm.jpg.html)

He sneezed. I clicked.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PB260136_zpsfidsiwdp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PB260136_zpsfidsiwdp.jpg.html)

Perfect timing.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Rock%20hurling%20in%20Jills%20Slither._zpsgemkxwmq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Rock%20hurling%20in%20Jills%20Slither._zpsgemkxwmq.jpg.html)

He got in a tangle.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Er%20I%20think%20I%20am%20tangled%20TFD%20to%20Ceiling%20Around.%20-%20Copy_zpsyrlgnlxo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Er%20I%20think%20I%20am%20tangled%20TFD%20to%20Ceiling%20Around.%20-%20Copy_zpsyrlgnlxo.jpg.html)

Sometimes you have to think is this right ? She is in shock with a broken arm. Possibly overstepping the bounds of intrusiveness. Ultimately she did not mind. I took her flowers in hospital.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Waterproof%20covering%20on%20broken%20arm._zpshyiyucsg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Waterproof%20covering%20on%20broken%20arm._zpshyiyucsg.jpg.html)

Then it becomes your turn. Broken arm and shock but I give him my camera for this.  I have a plate in my arm now.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20injured%20in%20Reservoir%20Hole%20November%202014_zpst5klwx6x.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20injured%20in%20Reservoir%20Hole%20November%202014_zpst5klwx6x.jpg.html)

What next ? More big spaces from years ago perhaps.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: mrodoc on March 21, 2019, 06:16:18 pm
The WA cave is Lake Cave down in the Margaret River area. The entrance doline is bigger than the cave. Supposedly the cave formation in the photo is one of the heavier unsupported hanging structures you can see underground. I met an old patient of mine running the cafe there years ago!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 21, 2019, 07:12:35 pm
Thanks Peter. My son has moved down there now so there will be more visits. I shall be over there next month. There is a local club but I shall wait and see what to do when I get there.

https://caversleeuwin.com/
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: mrodoc on March 21, 2019, 07:52:10 pm
If you want the local contacts I have their emails.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 21, 2019, 08:04:41 pm
Big with bulbs. Pre digital images of big spaces.

Time Machine. Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Upper%20end%20of%20Time%20Machine.%20Daren%20Cilau._zpsojidry7u.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Upper%20end%20of%20Time%20Machine.%20Daren%20Cilau._zpsojidry7u.jpg.html)

Agen Allwedd

Barons Chamber.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Lower%20Barons%20Chamber.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsnsziwh7c.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Lower%20Barons%20Chamber.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsnsziwh7c.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/608_zpshpf4fwha.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/608_zpshpf4fwha.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/614_zpslzcehcuw.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/614_zpslzcehcuw.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/652_zpshis7ygvb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/652_zpshis7ygvb.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nearing%20Maytime.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsswjndosk.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nearing%20Maytime.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsswjndosk.jpg.html)

Ogof Craig a Fynnon

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ogof%20CAF_zpsh31n4q87.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ogof%20CAF_zpsh31n4q87.jpg.html)

The Cathedral, Box Mine

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Box%2015_zpsccfdz6tf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Box%2015_zpsccfdz6tf.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Big%20Chamber%20Nowhere%20Near%20The%20Entrance.%20Daren%20Cilau._zps64zwe9ei.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Big%20Chamber%20Nowhere%20Near%20The%20Entrance.%20Daren%20Cilau._zps64zwe9ei.jpg.html)

Jigsaw.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Jigsaw%20Passage.%20Daren%20Cilau._zpsqa6wgvjj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Jigsaw%20Passage.%20Daren%20Cilau._zpsqa6wgvjj.jpg.html)

Epocalypse  Way.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Epocolypse%20Way%20Daren%20Cilau%201989._zpsiezhcb7q.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Epocolypse%20Way%20Daren%20Cilau%201989._zpsiezhcb7q.jpg.html)

Lamb and Fox Chamber, Draenen.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Lamb%20and%20Fox%20Chamber.%20Ogof%20Draenen._zpscig1utix.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Lamb%20and%20Fox%20Chamber.%20Ogof%20Draenen._zpscig1utix.jpg.html)

Lancaster Hole.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Lancasrer%20Hole%202%20about%201968_zps0j6lwdpb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Lancasrer%20Hole%202%20about%201968_zps0j6lwdpb.jpg.html)


Like I said you can knock spots off these now with digital. Some of these old slides have deteriorated and lost contrast. I suppose we were lucky to get anything acceptable back then. Same with the kit. Home made wet suits. Evosik and taped seams. Crikey what a job . Nife or Edison Cells usually unreliable as the cables deteriorated without you knowing. Pre wet suit it was begging for oily boiler suits at the local garage as they lasted longer. Ladders for all of the pitches. Ey up. Six in the bed and bucket and chucket at the bottom of the garden. All character building.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Fulk on March 22, 2019, 08:53:35 am
Good morning, TOR, I took the liberty of dragging your Lancaster Hole picture onto my desktop and 'tweaking' it up a bit; note absence of scratches. I think it's an improvement; I guess the question is 'Can you be bothered to work on all your old snaps, and why?

Cheers, Fulk.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 22, 2019, 09:10:00 am
Hi Fulk. Quite a differance. I wont say that I cannot be bothered but as you see my time spent editing is fairly minimal. I have quite a few hobbies other than caving so would rather be doing things like that  than sit at a computer. I did much of that sort of thing when I had a broken arm. There is then the question about how true you want to be with your subject. Not in cases like this so much as work there is remedial. I see modern photos on Facebook in all sorts of garish modes using a multidue of apps. ( horrble abbreviation ). Some current caving images too are stretched beyond reality with editing, stitching and Lord knows what. I still prefer to work on what I call the " moment " so the image is how I experienced it at the time. As we saw earlier about computational in camera editing it might be that we move even further from the " truth ". The New Scientist article was called      " Dont Believe Your Eyes ". Despite cave photography become ever more easy it does not mean that we shall see more of it here.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Fulk on March 22, 2019, 09:20:49 am
I don't normally spend long on editing pictures, but I do find that the 'highlights/shadows' is often a very good quick fix.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 22, 2019, 09:45:54 am
Of course the remedial editing is only part of the game. The slides have to be scanned and the final image uploaded here by my preferred route through Photobucket now costing me £100 pa. Photobucket is still " edgy " and I have to refresh the page quite often then get irritable and pack it in.

So today I am out for a nice long walk. Time for a couple more I suppose.


Eclectic.

Father and son at Windy Junction Ogof Draenen.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Julian%20and%20Trevor%20Knief%20at%20Windy%20Junction.%20Ogof%20Draenen_zps1wa5y6mu.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Julian%20and%20Trevor%20Knief%20at%20Windy%20Junction.%20Ogof%20Draenen_zps1wa5y6mu.jpg.html)

Same father as above ( Trevor Knief ) near Valentine's Chamber Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Trev.%20near%20Valentines%20Chamber.%20Daren%20Cilau%201988_zpsohvoqq6f.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Trev.%20near%20Valentines%20Chamber.%20Daren%20Cilau%201988_zpsohvoqq6f.jpg.html)

Manor Farm two weeks after discovery ( I was there then ) with Ted Popham.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Manor%20Farm%202%20weeks%20after%20discovery.%20Ted%20Popham._zps2e94ftey.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Manor%20Farm%202%20weeks%20after%20discovery.%20Ted%20Popham._zps2e94ftey.jpg.html)

Agen Allwedd near Cascade Passage.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Near%20Cascade%20Passage.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsnqymvev2.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Near%20Cascade%20Passage.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpsnqymvev2.jpg.html)

Off now for a long walk -------
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 22, 2019, 08:26:29 pm
Sad days. These lovely folk died relatively young.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Trevor%20in%20Diccan%20Pot.%20Killed%20in%20a%20car%20crash%20soon%20after.%20This%20about%201972_zpslhcjkf3k.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Trevor%20in%20Diccan%20Pot.%20Killed%20in%20a%20car%20crash%20soon%20after.%20This%20about%201972_zpslhcjkf3k.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/cavingcd3052_zpsxkbgdxti.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/cavingcd3052_zpsxkbgdxti.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill.%20John%20Keat._zps9boatuty.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill.%20John%20Keat._zps9boatuty.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%2020_zpso8safgl0.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%2020_zpso8safgl0.jpg.html)


Sometimes fate does not allow you to fulfil lifes's potential. It can be cut cruelly short . Best to live life to the full as much as you can. I guess that now in my 70's I have been a very lucky man.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 22, 2019, 08:41:54 pm
You can only counter that post with a bit of madness.

I took the wife's umbrella in for this portrait in The Frozen Deep. Sadly it did not survive the trip.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ali%20in%20the%20rain.%20Reservoir.%20-%20Copy_zpscj08xrhi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ali%20in%20the%20rain.%20Reservoir.%20-%20Copy_zpscj08xrhi.jpg.html)

Sometimes you wonder why you bother.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Another%20shot%20ruined._zpsjvdhfrqm.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Another%20shot%20ruined._zpsjvdhfrqm.jpg.html)

An excellant selfie ruined.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P2270019_zpsdgnvtaoy.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P2270019_zpsdgnvtaoy.jpg.html)

Ummm --

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/About%20the%20tightest%20squeeze%20we%20ever%20passed.%20Rarely%20seen%20part%20of%20Shatter%20Cave._zpscwyv7lvw.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/About%20the%20tightest%20squeeze%20we%20ever%20passed.%20Rarely%20seen%20part%20of%20Shatter%20Cave._zpscwyv7lvw.jpg.html)

Ummm rather more so.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Cant%20think%20of%20a%20name.%20TFD%20-%20Copy_zpshidei4sa.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Cant%20think%20of%20a%20name.%20TFD%20-%20Copy_zpshidei4sa.jpg.html)

You will get through that ruddy squeeze.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20bizarre%20surveying%20techniques%20of%20Duncan%20Price._zpsfuaqjcvr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20bizarre%20surveying%20techniques%20of%20Duncan%20Price._zpsfuaqjcvr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 23, 2019, 09:17:35 am
It is best to sneak up on Photobucket early in the morning. ( At least before nurse comes around with the meds )

I shall be in WA much of April so will get on with a bit more before then.


Puddles.


WL Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/WL%20Cave%202_zpshamtqd0d.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/WL%20Cave%202_zpshamtqd0d.jpg.html)

Within the puddle. Hooray for a waterproof camera.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P1120133_zpsodrzjwcj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P1120133_zpsodrzjwcj.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P1120140_zps88mh6ka1.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P1120140_zps88mh6ka1.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P2090172_zpsczldh2j9.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P2090172_zpsczldh2j9.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20space%20beyond.%20Underwayer%20macro._zpsfjvhugz0.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20space%20beyond.%20Underwayer%20macro._zpsfjvhugz0.jpg.html)

Quite difficult getting the water surface on the thirds line and having the angle to pick up the reflection. Do mutiple shots slightly changing the angle each time though , of course, you wont see the view finder. If in doubt re conservation use a selfie stick with the camera on timer.

The bubble in a bubble.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5230091_edited-1_zpsyh0fdtih.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5230091_edited-1_zpsyh0fdtih.jpg.html)

Ahh Photobucket has found me out and wants refreshing. I cant be bothered now. :coffee:



Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on March 23, 2019, 11:47:52 am
Some  super shots there, OR.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 23, 2019, 07:40:27 pm
Thanks Roger. The problem is where do I stop ? Anyway here are some odds and ends from my pre digital wanderings.

The Gnome Garden, Slaughter Stream Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20Gnome%20Garden.%20Slaughter%20Stream%20Cave._zpswivp5yrb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20Gnome%20Garden.%20Slaughter%20Stream%20Cave._zpswivp5yrb.jpg.html)

Straw Chamber, Lancaster Hole with Ted Popham.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/lancaster_zpsbgywhace.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/lancaster_zpsbgywhace.jpg.html)

St Cuthberts 2 about 1974.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/In%20Cuthberts%202.%20About%201974_zpspfc199xo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/In%20Cuthberts%202.%20About%201974_zpspfc199xo.jpg.html)

Lost in OFD about 1970.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Lost%20again%20in%20OFD%20about%201970_zpsd4jhkdb9.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Lost%20again%20in%20OFD%20about%201970_zpsd4jhkdb9.jpg.html)

Kingsdale Master Cave late 60's

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Kingsdale%20Master%20Cave%20about%201971_zpskrhewjyo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Kingsdale%20Master%20Cave%20about%201971_zpskrhewjyo.jpg.html)

Queen Victoria in Stoke Lane Slocker.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00040_zpsosd9obwe.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00040_zpsosd9obwe.jpg.html)

The Nunnery. Ogof Draenan.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/the%20nunnery_zpsnsgrk4oi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/the%20nunnery_zpsnsgrk4oi.jpg.html)

The Beehive, Lamb Leer about 1970.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20Beehive.%20Lamb%20Leer%20about%201970_zpsqvfwvi7j.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20Beehive.%20Lamb%20Leer%20about%201970_zpsqvfwvi7j.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 24, 2019, 10:24:55 am
Interlude


Diving eclipsed my passion for caving for 25 years. Actually the two are quite the same in a way though diving is far more expensive and you can die in more horrible ways.
My area was wreck research working closely with the Admiralty here in Taunton . I still work on wrecksite the data base for the worlds shipwrecks. In those 25 years I identified a great many wrecks from liners ( Edam II, Aeneas  ) to warships ( HMS Ullswater ). The latter took years to find. That is a very satisfactory part of diving but using mixed gasses at great depths the most dangerous. We lost around ten of our large select group some were very close friends.

Me kitted up for solo diving.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/nick_zpsqeowst6g.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/nick_zpsqeowst6g.jpg.html)

Some of us had a quick ride home.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/File1102_zpsmdvky1dh.png) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/File1102_zpsmdvky1dh.png.html)

Some of us got seriously " bent ".

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CIMG0060_zpseuem9tbb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CIMG0060_zpseuem9tbb.jpg.html)

Some of got famous for a while. Yup. I turned down Richard and Judy.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/001%20-%20Copy_zpstcylbn88.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/001%20-%20Copy_zpstcylbn88.jpg.html)

Some liked to collect scrap. This is a telemotor. My long term diving partner Alan Dunster who died on HMS Warrior.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8180003_zpsgjkrlhap.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8180003_zpsgjkrlhap.jpg.html)

Back from an 80m dive miles off Plymouth. I did identify that one.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/7822_1240296927056_1218276239_30740526_6163552_n_zpstoqqlayz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/7822_1240296927056_1218276239_30740526_6163552_n_zpstoqqlayz.jpg.html)

So as its my post I can say I miss you folks,

Alan, Alan D, Stuart, My dear friend " Chesh " ( we were going to write a book-- one day ) ,Barry , Keith M. and Roger ( we both dived Heliair %,14 02 %33 Helium.)

You have no mates at 90 metres.

Anyway as I am now sobbing over the keyboard its back to caving.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 24, 2019, 10:27:39 am
One final one.

You can be a tiny speck in a rough sea. I know.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/File0745_zpsnxdvfryd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/File0745_zpsnxdvfryd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 24, 2019, 10:39:20 am
Green Lake Chamber with added underwater lighting. ( Carefully placed ).

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20464%20-%20Copy_zpsfkl49fhz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20464%20-%20Copy_zpsfkl49fhz.jpg.html)

Me with the lovely Miranda K. TV presenter. Filming for The One Show in The Frozen Deep.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20One%20Show%2010_zpsla7jplsy.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20One%20Show%2010_zpsla7jplsy.jpg.html)

I feel better now but have to go to hoover the bedrooms.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on March 24, 2019, 12:52:44 pm
Thanks Roger. The problem is where do I stop ?
Please don't, your photos are about as close as I get to caving these days.
One of the last of my rare cave photos was the Beehive taken on what was probably the last 'official' trip down Lamb Leer about 15 to 18 years ago.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 24, 2019, 03:19:00 pm
Ok Laurie.

I reckon I could do at least 500 without repetition but will probably die before then.

So for you another three from Lamb Leer.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/78_zpscjgg7dhf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/78_zpscjgg7dhf.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ladder%20pitch%20Lamb%20Leer%20about%201970_zps5pc3cvfl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ladder%20pitch%20Lamb%20Leer%20about%201970_zps5pc3cvfl.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00028_zps8bnbtpui.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00028_zps8bnbtpui.jpg.html)


Its easy to forget how rare pre digital  caving images are. Only a handful of cavers in the 60's and 70's bothered to lug all the gear about. Some did focus on pure photography. For some of us it was by the way. The trip came first and mostly the others on the trip were not to cooperative.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 24, 2019, 08:03:38 pm
Club Huts.

Never did like 'em much.  All that farting and snoring.


I did apologise after though.

MUSS hut Clapham c 1971. Pete Rose.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20MUSS%20Hut%20at%20Clapham%20about%201971_zpstyxzbb4i.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20MUSS%20Hut%20at%20Clapham%20about%201971_zpstyxzbb4i.jpg.html)


Ahh. Our old Cerberus cottage now a ruin.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/221_zpsq5mqzr43.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/221_zpsq5mqzr43.jpg.html)

Trevor Khief cooking breakfast at CSS Whitewalls.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/464_zpsf7ixvshj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/464_zpsf7ixvshj.jpg.html)

Evening at Whitewalls.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Late%20Evening%20at%20Whitewalls.%20South%20Wales.%20Happy%20days.%20My%20old%20Chevette._zpso0lg1caq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Late%20Evening%20at%20Whitewalls.%20South%20Wales.%20Happy%20days.%20My%20old%20Chevette._zpso0lg1caq.jpg.html)

With Portsmouth Polytechnic C C at Horton c 1971. I was too dim to be a Uni student but they kindly adopted me.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Portsmouth%20Poly%20C.C.%20at%20Horton%20about%201971_zpszj1tytnv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Portsmouth%20Poly%20C.C.%20at%20Horton%20about%201971_zpszj1tytnv.jpg.html)

SWCC about 1970.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/South%20Wales%20CC%20HQ%20about%201970_zpsepp6e1mv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/South%20Wales%20CC%20HQ%20about%201970_zpsepp6e1mv.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/South%20Wales%20CC%20HQ%20about%201970%202_zpspqwzzxuf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/South%20Wales%20CC%20HQ%20about%201970%202_zpspqwzzxuf.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/53_zps3qc99u3r.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/53_zps3qc99u3r.jpg.html)

Stuck in the mud near Lost John's c 1971.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Stuck%20in%20the%20mud%20near%20Lost%20Johns.About%201971_zpssxirns6p.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Stuck%20in%20the%20mud%20near%20Lost%20Johns.About%201971_zpssxirns6p.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 25, 2019, 07:54:21 am
Photographers. Part One.

Well er me this one by Pete Rose.

Often with big tin box. ( Ex army ammo box )

Agen Allwedd.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS141022122856_zpseanuznu1.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS141022122856_zpseanuznu1.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112100045_zpstovxdf0u.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112100045_zpstovxdf0u.jpg.html)

White Company

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112100946_zpsig77jqny.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112100946_zpsig77jqny.jpg.html)

Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112111126_zpshjoobnwe.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112111126_zpshjoobnwe.jpg.html)

Agen Allwedd

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20with%20camera%20box%20in%20Agen%20Alllwedd._zps32rawqyq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20with%20camera%20box%20in%20Agen%20Alllwedd._zps32rawqyq.jpg.html)

My tripod was a ball and socket screwed to the tin lid. Shutter cable release for brief time exposure.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112112520_zpsuflphd8i.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112112520_zpsuflphd8i.jpg.html)

The doubled size ammo box in Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112132043_zpsofsgrwtj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112132043_zpsofsgrwtj.jpg.html)

Urchin Oxbow, Daren.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161112082720_zps7ovna3ot.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161112082720_zps7ovna3ot.jpg.html)



Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 25, 2019, 07:44:22 pm
Shatter Cave.


 1st May 1969

Will put up the images and follow with the text.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/ray%202_zpsqqryvcsv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/ray%202_zpsqqryvcsv.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/ray%203_zpsft67b2ud.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/ray%203_zpsft67b2ud.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/ray%204_zpsowttszgi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/ray%204_zpsowttszgi.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/ray%206_zpse14wgbiv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/ray%206_zpse14wgbiv.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/ray%207_zpsvxxocqnb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/ray%207_zpsvxxocqnb.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Pisa%20Passage.%20Shatter%20Cave_zps66j5ztac.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Pisa%20Passage.%20Shatter%20Cave_zps66j5ztac.jpg.html)

God Photobucket is ruddy tempremental tonight. I shall persevere.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 25, 2019, 08:12:44 pm
(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Ring%20Road%20Shatter%20Cave_zpsbf0h4ada.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Ring%20Road%20Shatter%20Cave_zpsbf0h4ada.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Ringroad.%20Shatter%20Cave%20at%20time%20of%20discovery._zpssnuplexr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Ringroad.%20Shatter%20Cave%20at%20time%20of%20discovery._zpssnuplexr.jpg.html)


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Shatter%20Cave.%203_zpsbgfyraro.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Shatter%20Cave.%203_zpsbgfyraro.jpg.html)


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Shatter%20Cave._zpscrpvit98.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20in%20Shatter%20Cave._zpscrpvit98.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20Shatter%20Cave_zpss26ohe0o.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton%20Shatter%20Cave_zpss26ohe0o.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton.%20Shatter%20Cave%20at%20the%20time%20of%20discovery._zpsrvxjdmzk.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ray%20Saxton.%20Shatter%20Cave%20at%20the%20time%20of%20discovery._zpsrvxjdmzk.jpg.html)


No thats it. I cant stand Photobox any more tonight. Text follows.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 25, 2019, 08:37:17 pm
On the 8th April 1969 Saxton and Conway were spuddling about at the base of the quarry face and discovered a draughting hole. This was cleared and they entered some big chambers smelling of diesel oil. The following evening CSS members explored the new cave to halt at a choke beyond what we now know as Erratic Rift. On April 15th a party from the quarry company, the River Authority and the CSS visited the cave. Willie Stanton passed the choke to enter another large chamber ( Tor Chamber ). The following day a party from other Mendip clubs explored the cave as far as Pillar Chamber to be halted by a sqeeze beyond. It was on that trip that the superb crystal floor was walked on leaving those muddy prints you see in the image. The squeeze was passed soon afterwards to discover most of the rest of the cave.
Conway and Saxton surely saved the cave as we know it as the shot holes were already completed down into Diesel Chamber. The diesel is poured into the shot holes as part of the blasting proceedure. The original entrance remains but it is an artificial hole into the side of a small chamber above the active streamway. ( Viagara Rift ). The original conduit ran from Balch Cave into WL Cave then into Shatter. WL Cave was joined to Shatter Cave in embarrassing circumstances by a certain Chipchase and Rose before the Shatter survey was completed. Without the partial destruction of Balch Cave WL and Shatter would not have been linked by that route as WL was completely concealed by stal flow in Crystal Chamber. Consideration was given to re establishing the original route into Shatter via WL Cave but it would have meant traffic through Pink Pool Chamber. A more interesting trip though. The name Shatter Cave was a temporary name but it never got amended. I still do not like it.

So. In April it is Shatter Cave's 50th birthday. :beer2: :beer2:

The images above feature Ray Saxton with his trusty hammer and were the first set of photos taken in the cave.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 26, 2019, 07:37:18 am
Ha Ha. Got up early and have sneaked up on Photobucket again.


Shatter Cave . Digital.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20Ring%20Road._zps2ugqyuie.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20Ring%20Road._zps2ugqyuie.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave_zpsxlu6ogm1.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave_zpsxlu6ogm1.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter.%20Resting%20in%20The%20Ring%20Road_zpsmanbgucr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter.%20Resting%20in%20The%20Ring%20Road_zpsmanbgucr.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20Pisa%20Passage_zpsjytyaq0n.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20Pisa%20Passage_zpsjytyaq0n.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P1120185%20-%20Copy_zpsvg7u9ja4.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P1120185%20-%20Copy_zpsvg7u9ja4.jpg.html)


Right. Enough of that. Its Tuesday so gone CAVING.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Maj on March 26, 2019, 08:19:55 am

Just caught up with your last few sets of photos. It's great looking at photographs from the past and seeing how much some places haven't changed.

Looking at the club hut photos, it's quite apparent how British all the cars were then and how small too.

Keep them coming.
Maj.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Sid on March 26, 2019, 09:09:09 am
Great photos Nick, thanks

A pic of MNRC under construction with MK1 Fiesta? For you Dave :)

https://flic.kr/p/qB8qGD
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 26, 2019, 07:50:43 pm
Some historical stuff here Pegasus but lets go right up to date with this post.


At the dig face today.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3260010_zpsqgccaymw.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3260010_zpsqgccaymw.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3260007_zpsialmyutv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3260007_zpsialmyutv.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3260022%20-%20Copy_zps1mozz2f3.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3260022%20-%20Copy_zps1mozz2f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 26, 2019, 08:06:25 pm
Other photographers  :-\

From deep within the archive of ancient photos this image of Peter Glanvill far too young to grow a beard.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvill.%20Mid%201960s_zpsaqjjoacb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Peter%20Glanvill.%20Mid%201960s_zpsaqjjoacb.jpg.html)

Move forward a few decades and we have

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20colourful%20cameraman._zpsdwmtfrak.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20colourful%20cameraman._zpsdwmtfrak.jpg.html)

What can I possibly say  ?

He says-

" Take the bloody camera ".

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Sider%20Hole%20138%20-%20Copy_zpssruwrnpo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Sider%20Hole%20138%20-%20Copy_zpssruwrnpo.jpg.html)

Pete Rose in Balch Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Balch%20Aven%20Chamber._zpsgou43lxo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Balch%20Aven%20Chamber._zpsgou43lxo.jpg.html)

C 1970 Shatter Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/237_zpsitvr9krc.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/237_zpsitvr9krc.jpg.html)


Ahh we were all young once.

Off for a bath. Pity as Photobucket is behaving for once.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: ZombieCake on March 27, 2019, 01:31:52 am
Quote
From deep within the archive of ancient photos this image of Peter Glanvill far too young to grow a beard.
So nothing has really changed much.  Instead of a stinky attached to the side your head as back up that may blow up, we now have lithium attached to the side of your head that may blow up.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 27, 2019, 11:20:08 am
Off to Western Australia soon. Can you see the kangaroo ?

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9220293%20-%20Copy_zpsiptvo98q.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9220293%20-%20Copy_zpsiptvo98q.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9220291%20-%20Copy_zpskruhd6jd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9220291%20-%20Copy_zpskruhd6jd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 27, 2019, 08:03:56 pm
Hoping to get to page 3 before I go so --

Alum Pot c 1969.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Alum%20Pot%20-%20Copy_zpsa9wfb1vb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Alum%20Pot%20-%20Copy_zpsa9wfb1vb.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/153_zps4ci9dkh8.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/153_zps4ci9dkh8.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 27, 2019, 08:21:00 pm
Bar Pot. 1960's.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/126_zpsetuu8ld8.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/126_zpsetuu8ld8.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/124_zps7fr3t3qu.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/124_zps7fr3t3qu.jpg.html)

Sell Gill c 1971.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pitch%20Sell%20Gill%20about%201971_zps92wy1kat.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pitch%20Sell%20Gill%20about%201971_zps92wy1kat.jpg.html)

Lost Johns c 1971.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20on%20Pitch.%20Lost%20Johns.%20About%201971._zpskwdcpbh8.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20on%20Pitch.%20Lost%20Johns.%20About%201971._zpskwdcpbh8.jpg.html)

Stake Pot. Lancaster Hole c 1971.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Stake%20Pot.%20Lancaster%20Hole%20about%201971_zpsodahiddd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Stake%20Pot.%20Lancaster%20Hole%20about%201971_zpsodahiddd.jpg.html)

Long Churn- Alum c 1970.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pich.%20Long%20Churn%20to%20Alum%20Pot._zpshracmwzh.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pich.%20Long%20Churn%20to%20Alum%20Pot._zpshracmwzh.jpg.html)

Lost Johns.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pitch.%20Lost%20Johns%20about%201971._zpsgket0ksp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pitch.%20Lost%20Johns%20about%201971._zpsgket0ksp.jpg.html)

Kingsdale c 1971.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pitch.%20Kingsdale%20Master%20Cave%20about%201971_zpsax4mhf4w.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pitch.%20Kingsdale%20Master%20Cave%20about%201971_zpsax4mhf4w.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 27, 2019, 08:34:05 pm
Me at Cuckoo Cleeves c 1965.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20at%20Cuckoo%20Cleeves%20about%201965_zpszrahfksx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20at%20Cuckoo%20Cleeves%20about%201965_zpszrahfksx.jpg.html)

At Holwell Cavern c1965.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Holwell%20Cavern%20c.%201965_zpsvqlm5bax.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Holwell%20Cavern%20c.%201965_zpsvqlm5bax.jpg.html)

Sans wet suit beyond Sump One, Swildons c 1966.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20Chipchase%20in%20Swildons.%201960s_zpstg1opaen.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20Chipchase%20in%20Swildons.%201960s_zpstg1opaen.jpg.html)

Holwell c 1963.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20in%20Holwell%20Cave%20about%201963%20%202_zpsjqkj2f0w.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20in%20Holwell%20Cave%20about%201963%20%202_zpsjqkj2f0w.jpg.html)

With Willie Stanton at Herbert's Attic 1974. They dropped a plastic keg of cider on me.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20at%20%20Herberts%20%20Attic%20%20Reservoir%20Hole%20in%201974._zpswrpsr4oe.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20at%20%20Herberts%20%20Attic%20%20Reservoir%20Hole%20in%201974._zpswrpsr4oe.jpg.html)

Feeling horribly old all of a sudden. :(
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on March 28, 2019, 01:51:57 am

Feeling horribly old all of a sudden. :(

Ah, but you didn't have all these marvellous memories when you were young, did you?

Happy days!

At least, it wasn't a wooden barrel of cider!

Keep 'em coming!

Roger
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 28, 2019, 10:01:46 am
Thanks for ushering in page three Roger. Without you Tony and Laurie I doubt that I would have the will to continue.  :bow:


So one today so far as I am about to continue my monthly battle battle in Nat West where they make me qu for 20 minutes to pay in a cheque as I wont use the bloody robot.
Wanted a new credit card last week. Said I would have to wait half an hour to see somebody. Let battle commence.


So caving in the 60's here epitomised by Pete Rose on the Blue Pencil chain, Swildon's Four. Stinky lamp spare. Edison cell , Old boiler suit. You young 'uns never had it so good.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161105115429_zpssxwpddrt.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161105115429_zpssxwpddrt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: tony from suffolk on March 28, 2019, 11:09:10 am
...and old miner's helmet of course. That old chain was best not looked at too closely - if you spread the links you noticed they were almost worn through.

Keep 'em coming please Mr OR, your fans hang on your every posting!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Ian Ball on March 28, 2019, 12:01:59 pm
I appreciate the photographs very much.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 28, 2019, 08:04:48 pm
Lets do some more then. Had a great rant in the bank but it will do no good.

Me at White Company c 1980.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161111223340_zpss1j47wud.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161111223340_zpss1j47wud.jpg.html)

Pretending to be a cave diver at Pridhamsleigh.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/641_zpsjhkafer2.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/641_zpsjhkafer2.jpg.html)

Bakers Pit 1960's

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/A%20very%20young%20Nick%20in%20Bakers%20Pit._zpsgyd6lo9l.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/A%20very%20young%20Nick%20in%20Bakers%20Pit._zpsgyd6lo9l.jpg.html)

Enjoying Daren Cilau.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/000_zpswqxxcngs.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/000_zpswqxxcngs.jpg.html)

Enough of me lets have some portraits of nicer looking folk. 


N.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3020307%20-%20Copy_zpsbcvqueap.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3020307%20-%20Copy_zpsbcvqueap.jpg.html)

Catch em when you can.

Mike.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC270068_zps62poyfpr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC270068_zps62poyfpr.jpg.html)

My very first caving portrait. Terry , Holwell c 1963.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Holwell%20Cave%20by%20Nick%20about%201963_zpst2psqyqz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Holwell%20Cave%20by%20Nick%20about%201963_zpst2psqyqz.jpg.html)

Tony

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4040016_zpsyxvemnpx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4040016_zpsyxvemnpx.jpg.html)

Him again . Nearly always doing something daft.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9270014%20-%20Copy_zpsltsmyu0h.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9270014%20-%20Copy_zpsltsmyu0h.jpg.html)

I do like this one. Portraits are best unposed.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8290080_zpsk0em09nj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8290080_zpsk0em09nj.jpg.html)

M.  Portraits need to give an essence of character. I liked it but he might not as people often dont see themselves as others do. We photographers sit on a fine line between offence and our own view of character.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8290083_zpsfx0tcgdv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8290083_zpsfx0tcgdv.jpg.html)

Nikki is possibly the best model I have photographed. She is purely natural and being a photographer herself has an innate understanding of what her photographer wants to see. Her character shines. I never have to say anything just be there to catch that wonderful smile.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PB090094%20-%20Copy_zpsqb0j2g23.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PB090094%20-%20Copy_zpsqb0j2g23.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3010282_zps35sgjoys.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3010282_zps35sgjoys.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3010087_zpshbnpmebu.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3010087_zpshbnpmebu.jpg.html)

Some like Nat are great models in a differant way. Instinctive I suppose. Not the effevescance but a more sublime quality. Again I would rarely have to say anything but ask her to flick the hair so the camera could see it.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%203_zps89pdhs8a.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%203_zps89pdhs8a.jpg.html)

You will find that no matter the cave background a  "wrong "model will spoil the image. Its not their fault. Nothing gets radiated for the camera to pick up. Maybe just a sense of boredom with the whole proceedure. Thats why you have to be quick or un noticed. The rictus grin is worse brought about by continual faffing by the photographer.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 28, 2019, 08:35:05 pm
A few more portraits.

Watch for the outstretched arm or hand. Sometimes it can look out of scale. Sometimes it works as a support or frame.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20138_zpsdfak6gqm.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Shatter%20Cave%20138_zpsdfak6gqm.jpg.html)

An unposed " sneak " shot.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7260156_zpshbotuaw7.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7260156_zpshbotuaw7.jpg.html)

I would call this a portrait. The glasses give the subject something at odds with the position he is in. For some reason it struck me as funny.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC080023_zps4lfim1rz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC080023_zps4lfim1rz.jpg.html)

A spontanious reaction is great. Be prepared for it.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PA170027_zpsivzlnntq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PA170027_zpsivzlnntq.jpg.html)

Not everyone like their photo taken.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC080050%20-%20Copy_zpsmxf0ftqz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC080050%20-%20Copy_zpsmxf0ftqz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 29, 2019, 10:09:23 am
The day of my departure draws closer. I suppose we could all say that. No. I mean off to WA.


So -


Only the little things.


Surface tension.


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Surface%20tension.%20TFD._zpsgzlsltlc.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Surface%20tension.%20TFD._zpsgzlsltlc.jpg.html)

Only a handful of people know where this is in Shatter Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/087%202_zpsdgdiv2ev.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/087%202_zpsdgdiv2ev.jpg.html)

Botryoidals.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Botryoidal%20in%20super%20macro._zpszz7jmwxv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Botryoidal%20in%20super%20macro._zpszz7jmwxv.jpg.html)

When there is not enough use a mirror image.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Botryoidal%20stalagmites%20in%20mirror%20image._zpsj7lnbefa.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Botryoidal%20stalagmites%20in%20mirror%20image._zpsj7lnbefa.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/botryoidals%20macro_zpsmdrtdncd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/botryoidals%20macro_zpsmdrtdncd.jpg.html)

Fingers

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Fingers.%20Macro._zpsao6qz0pb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Fingers.%20Macro._zpsao6qz0pb.jpg.html)

Helis.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Helectite%20in%20super%20macro.%20TFD_zpsnvyoxqzh.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Helectite%20in%20super%20macro.%20TFD_zpsnvyoxqzh.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/helectite%20macro_zps6m4asohb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/helectite%20macro_zps6m4asohb.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Micro%20Helectites.%20Withyhill._zpsauc9y26c.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Micro%20Helectites.%20Withyhill._zpsauc9y26c.jpg.html)

Long gone but not forgotton ( trod on ! ) Shatter Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/I%20could%20cry.%20Shatters%20helectites.%20Long%20gone._zps5xzjctqz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/I%20could%20cry.%20Shatters%20helectites.%20Long%20gone._zps5xzjctqz.jpg.html)

Shatter Cave. Ok here is where a cave warden can help. If you do not know a cave intimately you will never find the best macros.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P1120040_zpsfyc9m8ue.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P1120040_zpsfyc9m8ue.jpg.html)

Withyhill.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20790_zpsoqnimhjf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20790_zpsoqnimhjf.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PB090080%20-%20Copy_zpsdiwljtyd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PB090080%20-%20Copy_zpsdiwljtyd.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20779_zpsowm1fkkl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20779_zpsowm1fkkl.jpg.html)

The Frozen Deep. Rarely noticed and up on the roof.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir%20373.%20%20HELECTITES%20NEAR%20THE%20PILLAR.%20-%20Copy_zpsy8b3h9zl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir%20373.%20%20HELECTITES%20NEAR%20THE%20PILLAR.%20-%20Copy_zpsy8b3h9zl.jpg.html)

Reservoir Hole again.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4070233_zpscp2zl3cq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4070233_zpscp2zl3cq.jpg.html)

Shatter Cave.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/knobby%20macro_zpsaq2srq1k.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/knobby%20macro_zpsaq2srq1k.jpg.html)


With macro the compact camera comes into its own. The TG series handles macro well but remember the depth of field on Macro or Microscope may only be one or two mm. You can compensate a bit by having a black background. Also you have to be perilously close to the subject so lighting is awkward. Often I just set the Scurion to one side but you can use a ring flash. The TG ring flash is basically a prism reflecting light from the main flash. In awkward situations it might be best not to use macro but to crop in the final image. The zoom on TG's rarely works well. OK not pin sharp but its a compromise. Photography always is. You often have to sacrifice some element to get what you want. For me its the general image. No faffing about and hope for the best.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on March 29, 2019, 01:17:26 pm
You've reminded me just how many lovely young ladies there were, and still are, are in the caving world.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Fulk on March 29, 2019, 04:17:51 pm
Off subject, but since you mentioned it
Quote
Had a great rant in the bank but it will do no good.
.
Some time ago I had an ongoing battle with the bank, and one day an American visitor came to stay with us; she said that I shouldn't let the bastards walk all over me, but 'go in there and kick ass'. So I did . . . with an amazing result. So – you never know, it might work!

PS I like the pics.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: mrodoc on March 29, 2019, 05:11:23 pm
Thanks for ushering in page three Roger. Without you Tony and Laurie I doubt that I would have the will to continue.  :bow:


So one today so far as I am about to continue my monthly battle battle in Nat West where they make me qu for 20 minutes to pay in a cheque as I wont use the bloody robot.
Wanted a new credit card last week. Said I would have to wait half an hour to see somebody. Let battle commence.


So caving in the 60's here epitomised by Pete Rose on the Blue Pencil chain, Swildon's Four. Stinky lamp spare. Edison cell , Old boiler suit. You young 'uns never had it so good.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161105115429_zpssxwpddrt.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161105115429_zpssxwpddrt.jpg.html)

Pete still looks like that ;D
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 29, 2019, 07:46:54 pm
Little things to big things. ( Hope I remember the names correctly )

The Collonades , Lancaster Hole


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/121_zps7qau9vth.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/121_zps7qau9vth.jpg.html)

The Trident. OFD.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/037_zpsug6zopsa.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/037_zpsug6zopsa.jpg.html)

The King. Stoke Lane Slocker.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/81_zps4kwi0js6.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/81_zps4kwi0js6.jpg.html)

The Queen

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/567_zps517nnyim.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/567_zps517nnyim.jpg.html)

GB Great Chamber. Early 70's. Cracked column.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Cracked%20column.%20GB%20Great%20Chamber.%20Early%2070s_zpsjitumsit.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Cracked%20column.%20GB%20Great%20Chamber.%20Early%2070s_zpsjitumsit.jpg.html)

Shatter and the smiling girl. xx

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P1120185%20-%20Copy_zps36yidb06.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P1120185%20-%20Copy_zps36yidb06.jpg.html)

Me in Withyhill. 1970's

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS170123110939_zpsddycprvw.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS170123110939_zpsddycprvw.jpg.html)

The super boulder. The Frozen Deep.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9180062_zpsqn9rnk8x.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9180062_zpsqn9rnk8x.jpg.html)

Huge upturned stal formation. The Frozen Deep.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P4300253%20-%20Copy_zpsgjmkqu0e.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P4300253%20-%20Copy_zpsgjmkqu0e.jpg.html)

The curtains. Fernhill

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/019-3%20-%20Copy_zpscmey1d5a.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/019-3%20-%20Copy_zpscmey1d5a.jpg.html)



Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 29, 2019, 08:08:16 pm
Agen Allwedd

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Agen%20Allwedd%20near%20Maytime._zpsmhftzzoe.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Agen%20Allwedd%20near%20Maytime._zpsmhftzzoe.jpg.html)

OFD

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/320_zpsc7wuhwia.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/320_zpsc7wuhwia.jpg.html)

Agen Allwedd. Cliffs of Dover

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/437_zpspniz5wqc.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/437_zpspniz5wqc.jpg.html)

Agen Allwedd. Sump Four

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Sump%20Four.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpst0sdw7kn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Sump%20Four.%20Agen%20Allwedd._zpst0sdw7kn.jpg.html)

Darn. Cant remember.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00008_zpsoiakzdgb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00008_zpsoiakzdgb.jpg.html)

Me somewhere. LNRC ?

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS161111174635_zpsrbonvmdi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS161111174635_zpsrbonvmdi.jpg.html)

St Cuthberts  -  somewhere.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nasty%20boulders%20in%20Cuthberts.%201980s_zps8uq16xqu.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nasty%20boulders%20in%20Cuthberts.%201980s_zps8uq16xqu.jpg.html)

Pitch head Daren Cilau

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pitch%20head.%20Daren%20Cilau_zpsfvq6ttuv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pitch%20head.%20Daren%20Cilau_zpsfvq6ttuv.jpg.html)

Me with camera box. Daren Cilau

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/DS170126114039_zpszeejqvrs.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/DS170126114039_zpszeejqvrs.jpg.html)

Slaughter Stream Cave. Wonder if it is taped now.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Slaughter%20Stream%20Cave._zpstkl9xpwg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Slaughter%20Stream%20Cave._zpstkl9xpwg.jpg.html)

Happy days on the hill ( Agen Allwedd ). The little boy is a policeman now. Just like his dad.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/yyyyn_zpskxtbzlth.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/yyyyn_zpskxtbzlth.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 29, 2019, 09:58:38 pm
Tempus Fugit.

As You Like It.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/the-seven-ages-of-man-william-shakespeare_zps2tu0ev6o.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/the-seven-ages-of-man-william-shakespeare_zps2tu0ev6o.jpg.html)

Looking at the older images of us makes me realise two things.

Time stands still for no man.

How lucky am I

I am the eldest of three brothers.

My middle brother died of cancer aged 60. My  younger brother is diabetic. I am only slightly mad. :blink:

So what of some of us today.  Back to portrits my favourite caving theme.

Me by me and why not ?

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC150003%202_zpsbaudk6d4.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC150003%202_zpsbaudk6d4.jpg.html)

Pete.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8250046%202_zpsjsqvfeew.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8250046%202_zpsjsqvfeew.jpg.html)

Trevor and Pete. Are we too old for this ?

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9010003_zps9zwjurds.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9010003_zps9zwjurds.jpg.html)

Trevor

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8180005_zps3yhssf9x.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8180005_zps3yhssf9x.jpg.html)

" Pardon "

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8250036_zpsezwbxvwb.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8250036_zpsezwbxvwb.jpg.html)

Pete 1970

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/314_zpsueokfsyz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/314_zpsueokfsyz.jpg.html)

Himself.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PB240159%202_zpsdxipytu0.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PB240159%202_zpsdxipytu0.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC150122_zpslvxwz0ir.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC150122_zpslvxwz0ir.jpg.html)

(http://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC150022%202_zpsadlasos0.jpg) (http://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC150022%202_zpsadlasos0.jpg.html)

Himself and me in Twin Titties 1992.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Nick%20and%20Peter%20Glanvill%20in%20Twin%20Titties%201992_zps1agmjwld.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Nick%20and%20Peter%20Glanvill%20in%20Twin%20Titties%201992_zps1agmjwld.jpg.html)

Trevor in Swildons 2.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Trevor%20Knief%20in%20Swildons%202_zpsvsxwyzmo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Trevor%20Knief%20in%20Swildons%202_zpsvsxwyzmo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: thomasr on March 30, 2019, 07:21:14 am
Your posts are a much needed diversion  from the recent worries on ukcaving [ especially Lauries knee]
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 30, 2019, 07:30:26 am
Your posts are a much needed diversion  from the recent worries on ukcaving [ especially Lauries knee]

And Brexit   :confused:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 30, 2019, 08:01:37 am
Stoke Lane Slocker.

Trevor at the entrance.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/559_zpsnctjtkef.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/559_zpsnctjtkef.jpg.html)

My brother on the traverse. Stoke 2

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/564_zpslafjrtse.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/564_zpslafjrtse.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/562_zpsyb4ffoes.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/562_zpsyb4ffoes.jpg.html)

My brother in Stoke 2

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/563_zpscxwnzxmh.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/563_zpscxwnzxmh.jpg.html)

Pete Rose in Ubley Warren 1960's

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Ubley%20Warren%20Pot.%201960s_zpswag9jv1u.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Pete%20Rose%20in%20Ubley%20Warren%20Pot.%201960s_zpswag9jv1u.jpg.html)

Pete in Withyhill c 1972.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/119_zpsihgizld1.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/119_zpsihgizld1.jpg.html)

Wet Ears Squeeze in Swildons.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/316_zps6ro7edkx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/316_zps6ro7edkx.jpg.html)

Short Cut Short Cut OFD.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/038_zpsovleyg2m.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/038_zpsovleyg2m.jpg.html)

Pete and Trevor. 2nd Choke Agen Allwedd.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/aggy%202nd%20choke_zpsyg2vml7e.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/aggy%202nd%20choke_zpsyg2vml7e.jpg.html)

Pete at White Company

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/584_zpsazyulzcj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/584_zpsazyulzcj.jpg.html)

John Keat, Fairy - Hilliers dig.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Fairy%20Hilliers%20Dig%201970s_zps2oas0b4o.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Fairy%20Hilliers%20Dig%201970s_zps2oas0b4o.jpg.html)

Blasting our way into terminal chamber GP Series, Withyhill with John Keat. c 1973


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/98_zpsmiaskaz7.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/98_zpsmiaskaz7.jpg.html)

Pete and Trevor in OFD

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Stripy%20bits%20in%20OFD._zpst1rnltmj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Stripy%20bits%20in%20OFD._zpst1rnltmj.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 31, 2019, 10:47:53 am
Lost and gone forever.


The value of " historical " cave photographs.
 
Jackdaw Cave, Cannington.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%20botryoidal%20stal._zps8a0efonf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%20botryoidal%20stal._zps8a0efonf.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%202_zps1ngstyc9.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%202_zps1ngstyc9.jpg.html)

" Twins "

The twin stal has gone. The boy twins have grown up.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/720_zpsdgujsczo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/720_zpsdgujsczo.jpg.html)

Brian Prewer with the Twins. Brian is about 80 now. ( Withyhill )

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20and%20the%20long%20gone%20twisted%20stal%20with%20%20Brian%20Prewer.%20-%20Copy_zpsdc0rq2x6.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20and%20the%20long%20gone%20twisted%20stal%20with%20%20Brian%20Prewer.%20-%20Copy_zpsdc0rq2x6.jpg.html)

Curtain lost in a tragic surveying accident.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Withyhill%20curtain%20now%20broken._zpsqulscmvj.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Withyhill%20curtain%20now%20broken._zpsqulscmvj.jpg.html)

The machinery at Fairy Cave Quarry c 1970.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/232_zpswmvgggj8.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/232_zpswmvgggj8.jpg.html)

Shatter Cave.

Er I have forgotten where they are !

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/288_zpszubytbug.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/288_zpszubytbug.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/The%20Lily%20Pads.%20Shatter%20Cave._zpseqnpilmz.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/The%20Lily%20Pads.%20Shatter%20Cave._zpseqnpilmz.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/CNV00036_zpshrix1rlx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/CNV00036_zpshrix1rlx.jpg.html)

My youth --

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC150124_zpszy0zm4as.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC150124_zpszy0zm4as.jpg.html)


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 31, 2019, 07:05:07 pm
Pipe Dreams. Vurley.

It had everything. Free pipes close by, a hut, a happy landowner, a lovely closed karst basin. It ended up 150m deep. The story continues ---

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/IMG_0395_zps2yclo5bp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/IMG_0395_zps2yclo5bp.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/IMG_0541_zpsyclm9fth.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/IMG_0541_zpsyclm9fth.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/IMG_0560_zpsgva7fvml.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/IMG_0560_zpsgva7fvml.jpg.html)


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/IMG_0575_edited-1_zpsaya49tqe.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/IMG_0575_edited-1_zpsaya49tqe.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P6230003_zpssijgjnad.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P6230003_zpssijgjnad.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5190017%202_zpstbcqnyta.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5190017%202_zpstbcqnyta.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5190032_zpsrmcyebjn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5190032_zpsrmcyebjn.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7070323_zps3xi2b41c.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7070323_zps3xi2b41c.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5190010%202_zpsrht2kx1m.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5190010%202_zpsrht2kx1m.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P5190043_zpsgp77xszx.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P5190043_zpsgp77xszx.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P6090005%202_zps5c4gglhl.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P6090005%202_zps5c4gglhl.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7140065_zpsh6v7eqsg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7140065_zpsh6v7eqsg.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8040071%202_zpsrfsgbvl9.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8040071%202_zpsrfsgbvl9.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8040097%202_zpsf0csxs0z.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8040097%202_zpsf0csxs0z.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/images_zpseobzcr4k.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/images_zpseobzcr4k.jpg.html)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 31, 2019, 07:25:47 pm
Some People That I Used to Know.


And still do ---- :kiss2:

Barry reminds me of Arthur Lowe. In a cave he looks incongruous. Like he should be in a bank perhaps.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P9010138%202_zpsvn0mzc8i.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P9010138%202_zpsvn0mzc8i.jpg.html)

He said he was not asleep though I am not so sure.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Sleeping%20On%20The%20Job.%20Vurley_zpsvsjujq6n.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Sleeping%20On%20The%20Job.%20Vurley_zpsvsjujq6n.jpg.html)

Nigel. " The Engineer ". Caught here in an available light shot.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir%20366_zpsvw6ybqsg.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir%20366_zpsvw6ybqsg.jpg.html)

Brian Prewer. Over 80 now. At St Cuthberts.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/175_zpshttlbksd.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/175_zpshttlbksd.jpg.html)

Pete in the Hunters reading the Times. A pint of Butcombe, soup and a roll. It never varies.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P2130009%202_zpssrzonl4a.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P2130009%202_zpssrzonl4a.jpg.html)

Alison whom I admire as a cave digger. Here on the first climb of Ascension in The Frozen Deep. Andrew Atkinson lead climber. Alison competant middle support. The old photographer last and here desperately hanging off the climb for an historic photo. You only get the one chance.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Ascension.%20%20The%20first%20climb%20and%20my%20favourite%20photo%20taken%20from%20the%20edge%20of%20the%20ledge._zpsf0c8te3k.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Ascension.%20%20The%20first%20climb%20and%20my%20favourite%20photo%20taken%20from%20the%20edge%20of%20the%20ledge._zpsf0c8te3k.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 31, 2019, 07:47:06 pm
My lovely lady cave " models " Nat and Laura.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/More%20Lunch.%20Shatter%20Cave._zpspfnsd0hv.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/More%20Lunch.%20Shatter%20Cave._zpspfnsd0hv.jpg.html)

Nikki.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PA010117_zpsuevojnzk.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PA010117_zpsuevojnzk.jpg.html)

Him by available light. Never downhearted.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7140129%202_zpsbo8p2onn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7140129%202_zpsbo8p2onn.jpg.html)

Cap'n Chris in Neverland. He knows how to look after old cavers.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Neverland.%20The%20Changing%20Room.%20Upper%20Flood%20-%20Copy_zpszyjgajxn.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Neverland.%20The%20Changing%20Room.%20Upper%20Flood%20-%20Copy_zpszyjgajxn.jpg.html)

Kate both fearless and fearsome.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8110132%202_zpsbvugbbxi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8110132%202_zpsbvugbbxi.jpg.html)

Chris. Fearless under ground and underwater.

Me." Oh dear I have accidentally thown the ladder down the pitch." :-[

Chris.  "$%^&*$"    ! >:(

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir.%20154%20-%20Copy_zpsj6szl33g.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir.%20154%20-%20Copy_zpsj6szl33g.jpg.html)

Yes. Me of course but then I dont think I know myself well at all .

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PB170098_zpsgdravyms.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PB170098_zpsgdravyms.jpg.html)

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on March 31, 2019, 07:54:22 pm
Takes me to around 300 images now. Away tomorrow then back later in April . Might just take it to 500 who knows ?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on April 01, 2019, 08:36:53 am
Lost and gone forever.


The value of " historical " cave photographs.
 
Jackdaw Cave, Cannington.

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%20botryoidal%20stal._zps8a0efonf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Cannington%20Cavern%20botryoidal%20stal._zps8a0efonf.jpg.html)
Could be the surface of Mars....
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 01, 2019, 09:35:11 am
Does caving photography have to be so serious ?

 :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC010079_zpsa4x7ceyp.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC010079_zpsa4x7ceyp.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC010088_zpspg4vpykr.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC010088_zpspg4vpykr.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC130003_zpsktkmyvtc.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC130003_zpsktkmyvtc.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PC180180_zpsga2cmr5z.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PC180180_zpsga2cmr5z.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P3010094_zpstymrmnko.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P3010094_zpstymrmnko.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P8250031_zpsblgeksbf.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P8250031_zpsblgeksbf.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/P7140044%202_zpssg9uhul5.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/P7140044%202_zpssg9uhul5.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/PA060004_zpsnwhnsprc.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/PA060004_zpsnwhnsprc.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir%20159.%20Dave%20King%20at%20MSD_zpsomvypzbo.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir%20159.%20Dave%20King%20at%20MSD_zpsomvypzbo.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir%20Dogs%202_zpsmybmvxhi.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir%20Dogs%202_zpsmybmvxhi.jpg.html)

(https://i105.photobucket.com/albums/m236/salsettediving/Album%2012/Reservoir%20twins_zpsvesy22sq.jpg) (https://s105.photobucket.com/user/salsettediving/media/Album%2012/Reservoir%20twins_zpsvesy22sq.jpg.html)


Gone away ---- :beer2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Fulk on April 01, 2019, 10:31:26 am
That's a good old-fashioned lifelining position, Maj.  ;D
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 19, 2019, 12:15:48 pm
Back from SW Australia so might do some more. Well Photobox have a massive sale over Easter so I have got all these photos arranged in an A3 photobook ( 361 images ).

100 page Photo Book now £24.99, was £101

Could not resist that.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 19, 2019, 07:19:18 pm
More interesting than favourites I suppose. Part of Reservoir Hole that had never been photographed before. Climbed recently by Mike Kushy et al who kindly dropped the ladder for the old folk. A bit of new passage was found up there as well. The first for a few years. Anyway there is a write up in the current Descent. I calculated that the choke we were digging with Mike was directly below the hole in the floor up at High Country and only five metres from it. Descent does not refer to the negative feedback this dig produced from other Mendip cavers. A probable connection short circuiting the route through The Frozen Deep was considered ill advised so we have abandoned the project.

The aven climb.

Trouble with Photobucket so may return later.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 19, 2019, 07:38:45 pm
The Photobucket images are appearing monster size overlapping the screen so just a couple ot attachments.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 19, 2019, 07:47:43 pm
The chamber at the top of the aven with traverse going off above Pulsation chamber.


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on April 19, 2019, 09:05:02 pm
Ooh, that lodged boulder does look interesting!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 07:44:51 am
Best not to stand on it Roger.
Struggling with Photobucket at the moment. It is really slow and the images I post are huge completely overlapping the screen. Its always worked OK up to now. I assume its not a forum issue. I dont like the attachment route as I have to re edit the images to get them low enough resolution . Also I was having trouble adding more than one per post. Will wait and see if things improve.


"This site can’t be reached s105.photobucket.com took too long to respond."        :wall:  Ruddy rubbish for the cost of it.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:27:53 am
This image shows the top of the 20m aven climb. A traverse line leads back to the chamber at the top.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:30:11 am
Formations in the upper chamber.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:32:26 am
Boulder floor in the upper chamber.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:35:01 am
Awkward vertical climb part way along the traverse.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:38:15 am
Mr O'Doc in the squeeze beyond the traverse.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:43:12 am
Mr O'Doc in the rift passage leading to the first choke. ( now passed ). "Oh dear my camera wont work ". ( Flat battery ). Well I had the flu at the time and only had the TG2 in my pocket so its my poor photos that went in Descent. At least his flashgun worked.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 09:47:37 am
Me feeling cold and ill in the new chamber in the rift passage. My camera and his flashgun. Nothing has been named up here and its not surveyed. Doubtful if there will be any more visitors to this area now.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 08:15:59 pm
In the rifts.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 08:17:40 pm
Rift below the first choke.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 08:20:33 pm
Back in the aven.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 08:22:51 pm
In that area.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 20, 2019, 08:25:55 pm
Water drops from Pulsation Aven.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 01:47:15 pm
Struggling with Photobucket. If this image appears too large I will delete it.

Bother ! :wall: :wall:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 02:02:41 pm
Another attachment then --

Underwater image.


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 02:05:11 pm
The steps. Box Mine.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 02:08:03 pm
Another available light in The Frozen Deep.



Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 02:12:00 pm
Mod cons in the hut.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 07:05:30 pm
Trying Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7904/46247843374_8d194a5b07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dsLhzU)P2020209 (https://flic.kr/p/2dsLhzU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 07:30:50 pm
Vurley. 11m pitch.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/946/41871080721_8a8d831281_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26N1ewR)Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/26N1ewR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Frozen Deep

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4431/37081252990_a9f8793683_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YuK7C7)P8310041 (2) copy copy (https://flic.kr/p/YuK7C7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4340/36124652714_c4068ddac4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X3dhFU)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/X3dhFU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4163/34366799745_668890e20a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UmSQf6)P4280048 (https://flic.kr/p/UmSQf6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3933/15528903172_a5809c86df_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEeFTS)Creature In Stone. The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/pEeFTS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/14944026953_649b872e0b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLy3z8)Alison and The Snowman. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oLy3z8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/14943437454_ededeb9bb7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLv2km)Helectites. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oLv2km) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/14955184573_9f927fe252_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMxekT)Nigel. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oMxekT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15567155752_a9b9f6ddb3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHBK47)The big one. Boulder in TFD with Mike Moxon. (https://flic.kr/p/pHBK47) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15566749162_832fe53c6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHzEbW)Working on TFD platform (https://flic.kr/p/pHzEbW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15400238500_95c1684c20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psSfns)I cant look any more. Ceiling around climb. (https://flic.kr/p/psSfns) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15585129385_53100ec266_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKcRZk)Duncan. Reservoir Sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/pKcRZk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/14982333523_190e1c8892_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPWnMe)Trying to smile for the camera. (https://flic.kr/p/oPWnMe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 22, 2019, 07:52:55 pm
The Frozen Deep.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/14973423304_72c46f50ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oP9H5L)The Octopus. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oP9H5L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3933/15607131331_a74135106b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pM9Cpe)Secret helectites. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pM9Cpe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3933/15591485731_ba5b30741f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKLrvv)So far away. Nigel working in TFD. Lucky auto shot. (https://flic.kr/p/pKLrvv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15572140031_7855560f25_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ4hGX)Peter Glanvill. Topless Aven (https://flic.kr/p/pJ4hGX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15574704655_058dc5ea97_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJhr5B)Helectites. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pJhr5B) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/15380125188_826fc46164_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr6aod)Hole in the wall. Sump passage Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pr6aod) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15566187935_22a0e8b1d3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHwMmB)Hauling spoil from Topless dig. It fell on my head. (https://flic.kr/p/pHwMmB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15380308820_e3c54873c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr76Yh)Headless in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pr76Yh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/14965379833_1a462a1450_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNru3e)Skyfall. Smoke testing draughts. (https://flic.kr/p/oNru3e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15389934500_afb9fcc87e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prXrmh)Rigging the Eye Hole. Dingley Dell (https://flic.kr/p/prXrmh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8611/15870697805_a498bf0894_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qbrtwM)Reservoir 145 (https://flic.kr/p/qbrtwM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on April 22, 2019, 08:53:37 pm
The "creature in stone" is amazing.  And I like the fossilised crocodile's jawbone, too!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on April 23, 2019, 01:58:57 pm
Back from SW Australia so might do some more.
You'd better, we're suffering from withdrawal symptoms. I've even had to take a bed in the local hospital!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: thomasr on April 23, 2019, 05:54:25 pm
Nomination for forum contributer of the year  An enviable photo record over the years Well done
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 23, 2019, 06:00:47 pm
Caving today and now kernackerd. Will sort summat out anon and thanks for the encouragement. I do get hesitant about putting up so much. ( It has given me an awful reputation  :-[ ) Anyway I had forgotton about Flickr so will use that route whilst Photobucket is so bad.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 23, 2019, 07:35:06 pm
Over three years the Vurley dig provided a rich source of digging and portrait photographs. Some I showed in another post but here are a few more.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4179/34183963180_028b165e8c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5HKiw)Nigel Cox in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/U5HKiw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4180/34569563085_365d02aa9d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UEN3HK)Chris Milne and Nigel Cox in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UEN3HK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4355/36448273625_ab10b80ce2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XwNVUM)P8080039 (https://flic.kr/p/XwNVUM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4009/35712889126_61a285cb6b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WpPTHG)The Egg Timer (https://flic.kr/p/WpPTHG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4237/34912186834_bf9d1b50dc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vc55PL)The Egg Timer timing. (https://flic.kr/p/Vc55PL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4238/34456792534_a30edccb67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UuQ4XU)Front wall pending mesh fitting. (https://flic.kr/p/UuQ4XU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4210/35300503235_1665294333_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VMoiL8)Tony Boycott. La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/VMoiL8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4224/34766134010_06fbe0c65c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UYawpC)P6060142 (https://flic.kr/p/UYawpC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4197/35112652226_f731ea002c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VuMwcC)P6060132 (https://flic.kr/p/VuMwcC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4286/34307444844_1a1c73060e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UgCC6J)P6060092 (https://flic.kr/p/UgCC6J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4170/34711796085_443696ee67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UTn2CR)Peter Glanvill in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UTn2CR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4161/34184004100_bf3291fab1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5HXt3)Peter Glanvill, Nigel Cox and Chris Milne in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/U5HXt3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4191/34042448750_8779875086_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TSdrZy)La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/TSdrZy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4186/33613624683_2ce6351b9f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TdjBxa)Nigel Cox in La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/TdjBxa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2861/33887059621_285bffddbd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TCu3dD)9m shaft. La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/TCu3dD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 23, 2019, 08:16:34 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/8619/28268472165_69ee769ae5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/K4ZiV8)P7120091 (https://flic.kr/p/K4ZiV8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8879/28621283292_8fedd5fedb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBaynA)P8020004 (https://flic.kr/p/KBaynA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8797/28621363652_beaf745b01_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KBaYg7)P8020080 (https://flic.kr/p/KBaYg7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7363/28033231311_b10f81d6a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JHcD1k)P7050072 (https://flic.kr/p/JHcD1k) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7383/27572741792_5ab7f9b582_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/J1vvvS)P6140096 (https://flic.kr/p/J1vvvS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7747/27673416185_77781106cf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Japuvg)P6140058 (https://flic.kr/p/Japuvg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7349/28110658345_c15e88e389_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQ3tnc)P7050009 (https://flic.kr/p/JQ3tnc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5740/31186078381_3d37cdc56b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PvNNAz)Sally Glanvill at Vurley edited. (https://flic.kr/p/PvNNAz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5472/31095890170_df977d8a0e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PnQyMq)Peter Glanvill in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/PnQyMq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5619/31034115395_8bec27c9ff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhnXi6)Vurley with Chris Milne. (https://flic.kr/p/PhnXi6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5499/31034094625_37cd78137a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhnR7Z)PB150083 (https://flic.kr/p/PhnR7Z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8682/28111494153_917bc81a50_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQ7KPF)P8020135 (https://flic.kr/p/JQ7KPF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8767/28109370614_34ed57e6f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JPVSyW)P8020173 (https://flic.kr/p/JPVSyW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8143/28878972344_fece553bae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KZWhmh)P9060067 (https://flic.kr/p/KZWhmh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8548/29315292852_b6b9288154_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LEuxeE)P8300026 (https://flic.kr/p/LEuxeE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8049/29389069936_2a4f294351_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LM1EAm)Chris Milne in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/LM1EAm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5585/29488797594_971e3c7a27_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LVPN9J)PA040018 (https://flic.kr/p/LVPN9J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5754/30920059081_0d7772169d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P7iojV)PB150051 (https://flic.kr/p/P7iojV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5559/31034170685_aec3a9b839_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhoeJn)Sally Glanvill at Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/PhoeJn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



In a long term situation like this you can let your sense of composition roam free. Break the rules and experiment for the sheer fun of it. I like to frame subjects with scaffolding. A mix of the natural and un natural. Nothing really posed or set up. Just what you like to see in your minds eye.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 24, 2019, 11:13:56 am
A lot of old men in a muddy hole the wife would say. True but also a great chance to get some character portraits. This a facet of cave photography so sadly neglected in favour of " The Big Shot ". The technical expertise of those who do such things is certainly fantastic but I still believe we are in danger of becoming formulaic. We are drifting away from the realms of people and fun and immediacy. Somewhere the story is getting lost. The subjects become characatures rather than characters. The shots are too posed which of course they have to be with complex set ups. OK horses for courses but lets not forget that cave photography is open to all. Nothing wrong with " point and shoot " if the image says something. Mostly I use the old TG2 . We sometimes think that simple stuff is worth less than the big stuff. Its not. It tells a story and maintains a record. In its own way it is just as valuable as " The Big Shot ". Its journalistic in a way that the big set up can rarely be. That view into a new chamber. The walk around The Frozen Deep on the day of discovery. Places there where images can never be repeated post taping. If I hope to achieve anything it is to get folk to do more cave photography and share it with others. Surely thats enough reward in itself. Next time the pretty stuff ---


So just a few more Vurley portrait style.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4200/34307377334_60da83fcd7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UgCh2L)P6060002 (https://flic.kr/p/UgCh2L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4269/34050781803_8dee613efb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TSXa7T)Chris Milne in Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/TSXa7T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4224/34697567412_3b91443dd2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/US76WU)Nigel Cox in La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/US76WU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3696/33035054902_174dfc2fe6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SkchU7)Exit from La La Land. Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/SkchU7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8012/29725576662_cf25cf1d8a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MhKmjs)P9200013 (https://flic.kr/p/MhKmjs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8682/28111494153_917bc81a50_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JQ7KPF)P8020135 (https://flic.kr/p/JQ7KPF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7399/27454859591_a2bc58d4d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HQ6kf8)P6070065 (https://flic.kr/p/HQ6kf8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7622/27309943361_23a8941d71_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HBhAGr)P5310029 (https://flic.kr/p/HBhAGr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7357/26619197193_885e3ebfe8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GyfkVK)P5240216 (https://flic.kr/p/GyfkVK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7784/27127696342_6ff30f8882_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Hkbx1s)To baldly go --- (https://flic.kr/p/Hkbx1s) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7782/26529895654_9884eecd07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GqmDG3)What am I doing here ? Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/GqmDG3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7684/26705292202_cdb275aa36_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GFRAYs)These Boots. Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/GFRAYs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7134/26526156430_c44f4e1ff1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gq2u9E)Tony Boycott and me at Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/Gq2u9E) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7053/26525877760_74a8c33528_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Gq14j1)Vurley Dig, Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/Gq14j1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1718/26058259153_2e6be7efea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FGFoAe)P4260049 (https://flic.kr/p/FGFoAe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1569/26389288440_c6b828d2a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GcW14J)P4260042 (https://flic.kr/p/GcW14J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1496/26569083542_681360b055_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GtPuTh)P4260039 (https://flic.kr/p/GtPuTh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1464/25789893976_b1a7842ec3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FhXWYq)Peter Glanvill at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/FhXWYq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1540/24592869003_225311d70b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DtbT9P)Mac The Major. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/DtbT9P) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1667/25219657995_45595422ac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EqzkFz)Chris Milne engineering at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/EqzkFz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1645/25101380752_c88db5932d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ef88YL)Tony Boycott resting broken ribs at Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/Ef88YL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/697/23610977216_9d2f3d21d2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BYqqW5)Lets play Gungee (https://flic.kr/p/BYqqW5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 24, 2019, 11:28:53 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/663/23157197310_a804c21d2f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BhjFYA)PC010051 (https://flic.kr/p/BhjFYA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5836/23452967265_c4aabb908e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BJsA5z)Pete Rose at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/BJsA5z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5825/23200736551_2721a34a11_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BmaQFa)PB240168 (https://flic.kr/p/BmaQFa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5829/23200723271_39d62e780c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BmaLJc)Bath tub at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/BmaLJc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5688/22654840534_5b3c9c8749_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/AvVYNS)Chris Milne at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/AvVYNS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5628/22569394230_11619ddf1c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Aoo3AJ)PB030025 (https://flic.kr/p/Aoo3AJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5734/22151086950_d82a7c5d92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zKq7qf)PJ Rose Esq. (https://flic.kr/p/zKq7qf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5699/22349766951_0a31ee64f8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/A3Yp4v)A P Glanvill (https://flic.kr/p/A3Yp4v) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5674/22151330878_72e3d30b73_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zKrmVU)Him again (https://flic.kr/p/zKrmVU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/611/21956240909_4792d33aa1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zscttK)Peter Glanvill. Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/zscttK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5797/22116839376_76242132e9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zGozNQ)Tony Boycott in Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/zGozNQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5645/22010669942_b507dd2ae9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zx1rkm)Cement man. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/zx1rkm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/620/21804238772_09720c2ed3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zdLqxf)Trevor Knief. Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/zdLqxf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/701/21816007075_d64f5de1ac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zeNJR2)Pete Rose. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/zeNJR2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/620/20852418706_b7350727a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xLE6As)Kate (https://flic.kr/p/xLE6As) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5707/20535589345_e74621252d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xhEggg)A leg up at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/xhEggg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/302/19870655324_91476d48e8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wgUixA)Kate at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/wgUixA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3826/20267859806_9f29bcbbe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wT15AJ)Cutting off steps at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/wT15AJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/316/18682909513_ba583f3a47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/usWN6x)Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/usWN6x) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7718/17715097648_6ae1b00076_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sZqvm5)Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/sZqvm5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7499/15391692154_5fa3386e60_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps7rQE)Nick at Topless dig Feb 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/ps7rQE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Yes you can have a lot of fun with just people. Even yourself sometimes. Next time the prettier stuff.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 24, 2019, 04:30:27 pm
Photobucket seems to be OK now but will continue with Flickr as I have a paid for account with both. Just checking though --

Arghh . No good at all. Came out massive again on here but works on my other forum. Must be partly an issue here.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 09:16:57 am
The prettier things so I guess no selfies of me.

The Shatter helectites before they got trodden on many years ago.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4892/32898328828_6cec54d1f7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S87x11)DS161111084634 (https://flic.kr/p/S87x11) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 09:48:09 am
Fernhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7882/39777948473_2886d4bb96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23B3oeP)P1140041 (https://flic.kr/p/23B3oeP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4891/45827641105_0a2e213941_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cPCD6c)P1140031 (https://flic.kr/p/2cPCD6c) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Shatter. So hard to find this one. In a while I will forget where it is.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/4812/46683673472_e2ab3f93b0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h2FW)P1130077 (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h2FW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4820/45820824695_fef5c85de8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2GNT)P1130083 (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2GNT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Pillar Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7909/31795002587_f44eb46092_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QrBGxM)P1130146 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/QrBGxM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4846/45820728605_836db08bbd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2dfa)P1130197 (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2dfa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7807/45820725525_21f4b94a17_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2ck4)P1130201 (https://flic.kr/p/2cP2ck4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7888/39771248953_63743af582_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23As3GR)P1130188 (https://flic.kr/p/23As3GR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7876/46736365831_23bd01a196_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecW6hT)P1130224 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecW6hT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Shatter Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4810/46736345771_08609f0767_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecVZk2)P1130253 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecVZk2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7925/46736350001_caa8d0bbcd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecW1zX)P1130250 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecW1zX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4917/31775312297_4dfc49d1d6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QpSMj2)P1120051 (https://flic.kr/p/QpSMj2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7917/45751171465_f866f6bde5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cGSHk8)Chain Chamber. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/2cGSHk8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Shatter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1968/31317939707_b5e3a97c60_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PHsCnH)Shatter Cave, Pisa Passage (https://flic.kr/p/PHsCnH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1910/32385050198_76dac3399d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RkKR9s)Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/RkKR9s) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4878/46206348272_5d5c7277f9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dp6Bx7)Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave. Bottom right. (https://flic.kr/p/2dp6Bx7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1906/30909941607_aab54544bd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P6pwKH)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/P6pwKH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reservoir

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4900/32328909328_1c67b6f218_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RfN7qq)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/RfN7qq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1944/32385035248_8c9354db8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RkKLGG)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/RkKLGG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4884/46096804812_819feb2711_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2deqb5L)Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2deqb5L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4825/44032573980_6b4036324a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a61sb1)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2a61sb1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1946/45800094352_3743333ae4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcspb)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcspb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4913/45800086992_c44ccab0a4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcqdh)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcqdh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4832/44032537880_ed4beaeaed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a61grA)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2a61grA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4861/44032526000_58376d831c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a61cUL)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2a61cUL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4814/45849100591_cee7308e50_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwCfk)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwCfk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4869/45849091331_d869a727b6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwzuF)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwzuF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1973/45849085231_9cb9eaa8a9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwxFv)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwxFv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4819/31978099648_5840b6083f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QHN7VE)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/QHN7VE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1902/45800038882_1d369d8a2c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcaUN)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cMcaUN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/933/41715648550_ec648e3936_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/26ygAXQ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/26ygAXQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4831/45800034572_4cef267cb1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMc9Cu)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cMc9Cu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4884/45849069761_9e86e51629_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwt5M)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwt5M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4810/31978073418_3ec9097c20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QHMZ8q)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/QHMZ8q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4803/45849111721_a16e77f9ff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwFye)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/2cRwFye) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 10:00:27 am
I think thats about 375 images but I expect to repeat some . When to stop really is the issue. :shrug:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 08:12:36 pm
SW Australia

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33818094918_b5ca257c13_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Twozq3)P4080140 (https://flic.kr/p/Twozq3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33818101348_76573ab330_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TwoBjU)SW Australia (https://flic.kr/p/TwoBjU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46779467765_cc8e350d28_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2egJZZF)P4080142 (https://flic.kr/p/2egJZZF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32752313477_e65533c9e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RUdaHX)P4080129 (https://flic.kr/p/RUdaHX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47642427022_6de1871961_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fzZTHy)P4080124 (https://flic.kr/p/2fzZTHy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47695530791_6cf6d4e30f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fEG4BM)P4080120 (https://flic.kr/p/2fEG4BM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46779446805_f61ed53c92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2egJTLi)P4080115 (https://flic.kr/p/2egJTLi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33818077968_f22f2236a4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TwounN)P4080111 (https://flic.kr/p/TwounN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40729137823_b70c8447d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2546tGc)P4080107 (https://flic.kr/p/2546tGc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40729135123_034ebe89f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2546sTD)P4080102 (https://flic.kr/p/2546sTD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47642400002_bfe43bfb20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fzZKFG)P4080101 (https://flic.kr/p/2fzZKFG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 08:18:38 pm
Thailand.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4620/39836878701_c9113459d1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23Gfq9e)Bua Boke, Thailand. (https://flic.kr/p/23Gfq9e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4757/39804723082_c785ec8cdd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23DpBp1)Bua Boke, Thailand. (https://flic.kr/p/23DpBp1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 25, 2019, 08:27:26 pm
Reservoir.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4463/36829585403_f6ecb69926_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y7vfBM)Jill's Sllther. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/Y7vfBM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4394/37307862412_a6886ebfc2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YQLxH7)P8310049 copy_edited-3 (https://flic.kr/p/YQLxH7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4488/37450845466_b9a9e76c20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Z4pnAb)Chain Chamber, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/Z4pnAb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Vurley Summertime.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4481/37337591821_33d41963a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/YToVe8)Vurley in September (https://flic.kr/p/YToVe8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Frozen Deep by available light and high ISO.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4398/36788491382_575a6cea3a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y3SCNb)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/Y3SCNb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4395/36959691215_9b99978b6b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yj15xr)P8310153 (https://flic.kr/p/Yj15xr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Etc.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4418/36819977401_9e6ba5047a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y6E1uz)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/Y6E1uz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/36959733295_b78bc1dbc5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Yj1i3X)P8310095 (https://flic.kr/p/Yj1i3X) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4341/36150847463_60320e16cd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/X5wxtv)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/X5wxtv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4379/36788191872_e3a0fd1af1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Y3R6Ld)Cryogenic stal in TFD 30,000 years. (https://flic.kr/p/Y3R6Ld) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Speleofish on April 25, 2019, 11:32:33 pm
 'When to stop' he asks? These are some of my favourite threads on this website... Please keep going!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 10:07:09 am
Funny how you can't please everyone. There was a sort of grumble on the Mendip closed diggers Facebook Group that my more " historical " images should be in the Mendip Cave Cave Registry and Archive rather than here. I actually agree with that in a way but I consider myself to be a photographer not an archivist. Sure MCRA can copy and archive anything of mine but maybe they should first update their bibliography which is years out of date. Actually MCRA copied all of my slides years ago so they do have them somewhere. Both MCRA and I have Pro Flickr accounts so everything is in there somewhere. I do record  every dig that I am involved with and publish most of it . Not every cave digger does that. I also record my images in printed book form so maybe MCRA will get them all one day.  Is there a conflict beween public posting and archiving ? I really dont know. I say all of this to illustrate the possible point. Certainly if you take photos and never show them to anyone that completey has no point. But, hey, lets get taking photos in the first place. It's not that difficult.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 10:09:26 am
MCRA Flickr.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/mendipcaveregistryarchive/albums
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Sid on April 26, 2019, 11:06:17 am
Long overdue this - Nick now has his own album on MCRA Flickr and i will add images asap. Thank you Nick.

All caving/Mendip material always welcome  :clap2:

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Sid on April 26, 2019, 01:00:19 pm
First batch of 82 images going up now. Descriptions to follow.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 05:35:12 pm
Love you Sid XX :kiss2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 06:08:18 pm
Time for a few more then --


Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4187/33484182634_aba339bd44_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T1TbVG)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/T1TbVG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2835/34208726202_4f8341be19_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U7UEub)P4280060 (https://flic.kr/p/U7UEub) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2810/34208640582_269fe89dc5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U7Ue2Y)P4280020 (https://flic.kr/p/U7Ue2Y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4159/34325363426_7b7dcc8bd8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UidsEN)P4280037 (https://flic.kr/p/UidsEN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2887/33556161193_d6ce44c938_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8f6Dk)Me by Nicola Richens. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/T8f6Dk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2856/33515650403_dde8d103c6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T4Etcr)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/T4Etcr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2867/34167932402_90d1c0e475_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U4izUN)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/U4izUN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4183/34195061221_8cb02ddef3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U6GCn4)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/U6GCn4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2857/33941936350_259db1982f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THkia9)Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/THkia9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2874/34167737132_9df5eddcd5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U4hzS5)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/U4hzS5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2886/34284740356_5afd97b206_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UeCfR3)Nicola Richens. The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/UeCfR3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2834/33941795580_d3a03d4d15_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THjzj5)Nicola Richens. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/THjzj5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2811/34167665072_6f90ce95c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U4hdrE)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/U4hdrE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2808/33941734570_578c7bd35a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THjgbb)Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/THjgbb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

West Abutment. Clifton Suspension Bridge.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2874/33887458751_b4c4aa16cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TCw5Sc)West Abutment Vault. Bristol Suspension Bridge. (https://flic.kr/p/TCw5Sc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2857/34017253785_0af5b5c6cd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TPZjpB)West Abutment Vaults. Bristol Suspension Bridge. (https://flic.kr/p/TPZjpB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2806/33860051832_361fd048d1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TA6BK7)West Abutment Vaults. Bristol Suspension Bridge. (https://flic.kr/p/TA6BK7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3943/33631900250_dcbe04a131_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TeWhe9)Cut through. West Abutment Vaults. (https://flic.kr/p/TeWhe9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

For the love of Mendip.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2922/33083899923_8d86d3975c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SpvCPD)Vurley in Spring (https://flic.kr/p/SpvCPD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Jonathan's Chamber Withyhill. Discovered it when my son was one. He is 47 now.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3771/32468860513_5223b8e61a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rtap2T)Withyhill. Jonathan's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/Rtap2T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

TBC --
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 06:46:09 pm
More Jonathan's Chamber, Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3919/33242576186_15356c4e78_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SDwTKh)Withyhill. Jonathan's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/SDwTKh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3899/33271313295_6ee02ce312_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SG5bhF)Withyhill. Jonathan's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/SG5bhF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/697/32456688733_d167948e67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rs61MB)Withyhill. Jonathan's Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/Rs61MB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/705/32428431484_73e2c59fcc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RpAbTE)Withyhill. Jonathan's Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/RpAbTE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3844/33230096996_9f9718dff4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SCqW7Q)Withyhill.Jonathan's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/SCqW7Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/750/33115667072_91e826fe89_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ssjs67)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Ssjs67) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/568/32888300160_ceb77d5652_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7e8PW)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S7e8PW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3900/32888283630_91c78c41c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7e3UW)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S7e3UW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/729/32456538493_f47854ecaf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rs5f8g)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rs5f8g) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/703/33271168465_c7d102f666_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SG4reB)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SG4reB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/621/33141112481_dccd4e12c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SuyS84)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SuyS84) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3749/32426217954_54bc24a5eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RpoQTm)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/RpoQTm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3852/33269198055_2dc543fb62_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SFTkv2)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SFTkv2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3771/32454713283_47e04d6d6f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RrUTy8)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/RrUTy8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3829/33113545772_d4eba61264_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ss8zuY)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Ss8zuY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/626/33141026721_7211e86785_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SuyqCr)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SuyqCr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/599/33269115695_6273be76c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SFSV22)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SFSV22) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/705/32886354170_6686276595_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S74amo)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S74amo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 26, 2019, 08:03:53 pm
Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2862/32886328200_9828c440d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S742CC)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S742CC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/749/33227846076_2eb5ebf27a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SCeoZS)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SCeoZS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/33269051065_ec0f2c7839_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SFSzNH)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SFSzNH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3733/32886265870_fdaf2fdaa5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S73H6Y)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S73H6Y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/707/33092989382_56734a0b0a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqjdNs)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SqjdNs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/738/33249162525_e230c1475c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SE7DCR)Withyhill. Calcite in mud cracks. (https://flic.kr/p/SE7DCR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2852/32434676713_9261dc3acd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq9co2)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rq9co2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/721/33120858721_138f5eef6c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsM4oi)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SsM4oi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/594/33207605986_f774b36dbc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SArEjN)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SArEjN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3811/33249110355_370e32e7ba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SE7o8n)Withyhill. Boulders in false floor. (https://flic.kr/p/SE7o8n) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2823/33092892072_8ae9fd1b52_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqiHSG)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SqiHSG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/743/32434592513_25c9594463_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq8Lmi)Withyhill. Under false floor. (https://flic.kr/p/Rq8Lmi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/618/33092851772_b712168c45_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqivTS)Withyhill. Light up through false floor. (https://flic.kr/p/SqivTS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3883/33092837322_1246f0f512_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqirAJ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SqirAJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3767/33092779182_deda1a85b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Sqi9jj)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Sqi9jj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/708/32434458213_765b7262d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq85qM)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rq85qM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/687/32866039450_46cdd0dacd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5g3uA)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5g3uA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2943/32434435453_724e1efb42_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq7XEn)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rq7XEn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3922/32434422873_7c29b5f96b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq7TVt)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rq7TVt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2856/32405063304_d6bde261b4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rnwqm1)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rnwqm1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/705/33248909305_089f0071ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SE6mmZ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SE6mmZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/729/33207371786_567948ff7e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SAqsGS)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SAqsGS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Oo. Just the one selfie.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3746/33207353036_8b5a8dd2cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SAqn8A)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SAqn8A) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/32865970590_41340843db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5fG2m)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5fG2m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3731/33207322266_a640023ae8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SAqcZ5)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SAqcZ5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3822/33120529521_94524c2f73_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsKnwr)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SsKnwr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3774/33092594412_8cffb0e4b0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqhcoC)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SqhcoC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/706/33120490511_f13755ac31_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsKaVR)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SsKaVR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3811/33248818965_93481e12f9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SE5Tvp)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SE5Tvp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/606/33207252156_95dec33b8a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SApR9h)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SApR9h) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2843/32434260453_55717844a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rq74D8)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rq74D8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/739/33248791375_f9f66e0689_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SE5KiH)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SE5KiH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3873/32404866894_db4945d473_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RnvpXC)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/RnvpXC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3741/33207195586_b8613e3315_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SApyjW)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SApyjW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 27, 2019, 08:14:35 pm
Photobook came today. Very pleased with it at such a big discount A3 size 300 plus images. I dont add text to make it easier. Photobox.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40749156733_fe96b197c6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/255S5BP)P4270024 (https://flic.kr/p/255S5BP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47715626291_21fffa05df_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fGt4iV)P4270033 (https://flic.kr/p/2fGt4iV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47715624631_4397cd7387_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fGt3Pi)P4270032 (https://flic.kr/p/2fGt3Pi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 27, 2019, 08:18:30 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33838366128_34d5d5446e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TybtkE)P4270031 (https://flic.kr/p/TybtkE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33838363258_76ca23caf5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tybsub)P4270030 (https://flic.kr/p/Tybsub) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33838360188_799704cc15_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Tybrzf)P4270029 (https://flic.kr/p/Tybrzf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40749162903_10d30d1a4b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/255S7sc)P4270027 (https://flic.kr/p/255S7sc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40749160303_a8bbf0a1bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/255S6Fn)P4270026 (https://flic.kr/p/255S6Fn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46799297615_19a040eea3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eiuCHD)P4270023 (https://flic.kr/p/2eiuCHD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46799294785_ccc9aef642_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eiuBSR)P4270022 (https://flic.kr/p/2eiuBSR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 28, 2019, 07:46:20 pm
Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/739/33207161156_baea969021_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SApo6j)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SApo6j) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/739/32865768180_8018d10427_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5eDRw)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5eDRw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/585/33207130376_cd94dba713_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SApdWC)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SApdWC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2811/32404787964_8f69bf5246_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rnv1uL)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Rnv1uL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/677/32865691630_1c462768bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5eg6G)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5eg6G) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2927/33120293711_b248c3ddfc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SsJaqK)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SsJaqK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3800/33207090426_866b8cd0eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SAp24Q)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SAp24Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3764/32865640080_c7897bde5e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5dZLU)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5dZLU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2930/32865625540_9c1686ee44_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5dVsd)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5dVsd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3869/32865609200_396f51bbf7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5dQAu)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/S5dQAu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/356/32247724304_3884c0e521_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R8C1WC)Priceless Grotto. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/R8C1WC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2726/33051564986_e22900795f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SmDULJ)Priceless Grotto route. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SmDULJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/264/32711289210_82c34f0623_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQzUD1)Priceless Grotto. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/RQzUD1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 28, 2019, 07:51:34 pm
Withyhill

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2554/32861823435_d1411cbd6f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S4TrdF)Un entered section. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/S4TrdF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2693/32708315902_2cc3623780_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RQjEM5)P2070018 (https://flic.kr/p/RQjEM5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

North Choke.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3836/32738247831_1f26f11e48_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RSY5uP)P2070079 (https://flic.kr/p/RSY5uP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/392/32651777465_1e704d688c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RKjTSr)P1310100 (https://flic.kr/p/RKjTSr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/558/32498834052_946e98af73_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RvP283)P1310098 (https://flic.kr/p/RvP283) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/341/32272603850_c0ddb6f406_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RaPwLj)P1310032 (https://flic.kr/p/RaPwLj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/412/32594179956_5d00d0986b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/REeG8W)P1310054 (https://flic.kr/p/REeG8W) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/779/32594185526_0ca9ccddb5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/REeHMY)P1310025 (https://flic.kr/p/REeHMY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/446/32255147320_fdfe82137d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R9h4xE)P1310042 (https://flic.kr/p/R9h4xE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 28, 2019, 07:55:45 pm
Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/680/32370197172_71984ea24f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RjrHRN)Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/RjrHRN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/749/32481952306_59d7020b0e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RujuLs)Vurley in January. (https://flic.kr/p/RujuLs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/331/32143644060_29c15ac14b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QYqzvE)Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/QYqzvE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/705/32522657865_db6846aff2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RxV87r)Vurley. Tony Boycott (https://flic.kr/p/RxV87r) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/435/31678911634_b939738074_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QgmGKC)Vurley. Tony Boycott (https://flic.kr/p/QgmGKC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 28, 2019, 08:01:55 pm
Withyhill.

Pink Pillar Chamber.

I came across this recently. As far as I know only a handful of people know where it is. I want to keep it that way due to the rare mud and crystal floor deposit.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/660/32306671211_d8415fe054_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RdQ8NB)Pink Pillar Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/RdQ8NB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/750/31616056873_91f4827feb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QaNydR)P1190046 (https://flic.kr/p/QaNydR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/757/32427658955_12e8661e6c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rpwefc)P1190044 (https://flic.kr/p/Rpwefc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/682/32387821806_29aa54b639_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rm143N)P1190048 (https://flic.kr/p/Rm143N) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/341/31616029883_21afddf219_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QaNqcv)P1190049 (https://flic.kr/p/QaNqcv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/369/32276456572_b67dd7e4b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Rbah3y)Pink Pillar Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/Rbah3y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/384/31584414424_79da896448_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q81o2o)Pink Pillar Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/Q81o2o) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/426/32427604245_c5d957e03f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RpvWYV)Pink Pillar Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/RpvWYV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 28, 2019, 08:13:32 pm
Well thats about 515 images to date.  I wonder if that gets to be near the longest photo thread on any forum. I was going to stop at 500 but I might as well adda few more.

Sunset at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/529/32105904995_2b569a2654_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QV6a18)Sunset above Vurley Jan 2017. (https://flic.kr/p/QV6a18) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Willie Stanton in Reservoir Hole by Pete Rose but I was there.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/284/31730508490_e95556baab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QkV9GA)Willie Stanton in Reservoir Hole by Pete Rose. (https://flic.kr/p/QkV9GA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Me in Withyhill by Pete Rose. Early 1970's.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/676/32066726806_b6a643b636_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QRCmG7)Withyhill. Me by Pete Rose c 1973 (https://flic.kr/p/QRCmG7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Peter Glanvill The leg end. Ha Ha.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/272/31393610794_0a8ee18caf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PQ9sKC)P1100078 (https://flic.kr/p/PQ9sKC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

See you later ---

(https://live.staticflickr.com/618/31078470674_0d4e675023_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pmihzh)The Old Fool in Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/Pmihzh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on April 29, 2019, 07:51:13 am
Very many thanks for a wonderful tour OR.   :clap2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 29, 2019, 10:24:12 am
Thanks Laurie.

Here is one from my SW Australia trip. The Gloucester Tree, Pemberton.

Nearly 60m up to the top platform. Not a cave but it makes one realise that a head for heights in the daytime is nothing like the same as a dark cave. Yup just made it with wobbly legs.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40729177763_35fc3c602c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2546FyP)Gloucester Tree, Pemberton, SW Australia (https://flic.kr/p/2546FyP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33818119368_3cee3c21d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TwoGFA)Gloucester Tree, Pemberton, SW Australia (https://flic.kr/p/TwoGFA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 29, 2019, 10:38:18 am
So. A few more Withyhill.

Excavated crawl at North Choke.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2086/32480743130_69926cc3b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RudijA)P2070040 (https://flic.kr/p/RudijA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill cont.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/748/32168109275_b672090186_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R1zYaH)P1050166 (https://flic.kr/p/R1zYaH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/586/31793126250_c47c657267_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qrs5M9)P1050061 (https://flic.kr/p/Qrs5M9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Trouble is I have so many of Withyhill over many years that I tend to forget where in the cave they were taken. Some subjects are found by chance like Pink Pillar Chamber. Some macro shots are long forgotten places mainly off tourist routes.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/602/32019692322_3d2e90622d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QMthYJ)P1050135 (https://flic.kr/p/QMthYJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/324/31357747743_30bc7748bf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PLYDVa)P1050169 (https://flic.kr/p/PLYDVa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/587/32049836491_5fa7a2654f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QQ8MMM)P1050159 (https://flic.kr/p/QQ8MMM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/328/32168003095_c461d67a83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/R1zqB2)P1050134 (https://flic.kr/p/R1zqB2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/396/31357676723_bf2d4cf188_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PLYhNF)P1050070 (https://flic.kr/p/PLYhNF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/310/31357667983_b813ac5a35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PLYfcZ)P1050124 (https://flic.kr/p/PLYfcZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/547/31792952800_32a4655dd3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QrrcdC)P1050118 (https://flic.kr/p/QrrcdC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

I tend to leave caver subjects out of many pretty shots. With such beautiful things a caver can be a distraction. Mostly scale can be seen particularly when straws are present.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/452/32049711221_bb7b2f1845_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QQ89xX)P1050104 (https://flic.kr/p/QQ89xX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/347/31357611583_11796546fd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PLXXrz)P1050066 (https://flic.kr/p/PLXXrz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/395/32019440142_18fb5cc7ff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QMs11N)P1050080 (https://flic.kr/p/QMs11N) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 29, 2019, 11:02:37 am
For a change a few more of Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2921/33332228790_9c11426775_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SMsokQ)Dont look up. La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/SMsokQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/33560162582_033ccfd9a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T8AB7N)Pete Rose kibble hauling in La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/T8AB7N) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2941/32749212744_8a61427fc6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RTWgZ3)P3210124 (https://flic.kr/p/RTWgZ3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2913/33314911882_66c44ed846_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SKVCCs)Nigel Cox in La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/SKVCCs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2884/32611159904_8ed090eb67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RFJHFE)Tony Boycott in La La Land. (https://flic.kr/p/RFJHFE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3666/33298233672_b35f8c8db5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SJs9M7)La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/SJs9M7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2847/33070687950_223e18fe47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SokVn1)Tony Boycott in La La Land. Vurley Swallet (https://flic.kr/p/SokVn1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/33287394306_c3521d8ed1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SHuABu)Bottom. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/SHuABu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3889/33200268611_6c84644f43_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SzN4bk)Peter Glanvill in La La Land, Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/SzN4bk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4182/34711868275_a31b97cddb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UTnp6v)Peter Glanvill's wall. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UTnp6v) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4188/34327571520_afa5327a6d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UipM4o)Peter Glanvill in Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/UipM4o) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4164/33869672794_876231cac3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TAWVHL)Peter Glanvill in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/TAWVHL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4179/34407984392_33dbe7358e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UqvV1d)Pass the parcel. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UqvV1d) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4180/34569563085_365d02aa9d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UEN3HK)Chris Milne and Nigel Cox in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UEN3HK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4157/34264300822_75272d2125_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UcPuTh)Chris Milne in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UcPuTh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2846/34382161526_827b6f7625_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UoeyLo)La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/UoeyLo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4178/34423748165_4f2e19b6d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UrUH2p)Nigel Cox in La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/UrUH2p) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4191/34166813221_ab1a22dea5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U4cRdz)P4250100 (https://flic.kr/p/U4cRdz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2933/33300797984_5a59fa6cd0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SJFi4o)After the fall. La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/SJFi4o) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2827/33975789946_34bb8f54f7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TLjNDQ)P4110067 (https://flic.kr/p/TLjNDQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/33897187275_40fd79d055_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TDnWPn)P4060078 (https://flic.kr/p/TDnWPn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2864/33856216036_21d3a08e2f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TzKXuG)Pitch belay. La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/TzKXuG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/33512225470_46cd934903_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/T4mV5S)La La Land (https://flic.kr/p/T4mV5S) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2890/33768031511_9582742d83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TrXZiR)P4060085 (https://flic.kr/p/TrXZiR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4164/34140415672_de82b1fcc3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U1Sy9q)P4250021 (https://flic.kr/p/U1Sy9q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4158/34407918192_b082bb12db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UqvzjQ)Peter Glanvill and Nigel Cox in Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/UqvzjQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Oh dear. I seem to have an endless fascination for digging photos. I love the concept and the ability to do things differently with simple lighting. I have a " thing " about scaffolding. I do hope its not unhealthy.  Anyway it all gets me out of actually doing any work for a couple of minutes. ( for which I constantly get abused. ) I think Vurley must hold the record for the most photographed cave per square metre in the world. Must have over a 1,000 images of this 200m ( ish ) long cave. Now that may well be an unhealthy obsession.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 30, 2019, 08:14:02 am
Tuesday is caving day so hope to be here later --


(https://live.staticflickr.com/581/31007809484_8be7b6f908_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pf48sU)Trevor and Pete in The Hunters. (https://flic.kr/p/Pf48sU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


We used to laugh at the old caving gits seated around this table 50 years ago. Now its us !

The Hunters is a pub where very little has changed . Half a shandy and a cheese roll please.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 30, 2019, 06:22:07 pm
Well I had a pint of shandy today in the Hunters. Sadly I am now wrecked. Torn some muscles in my back hauling boulders about in Vurley. Well I can mention a certain friend who broke his leg caving solo in Swildons. Took an hour to crawl out of the entrance series and another hour to crawl across the field. No names of course from me.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on April 30, 2019, 07:07:12 pm
That's a relief, OR, to read that you did your back in hauling boulders about and not by lifting that pint of shandy!

On a more serious note, do be careful - it's so easy to do your back in, especially as Anno Domini takes its toll.  Rest up and get well soon.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on April 30, 2019, 07:08:16 pm
Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/423/31752647496_4199760708_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QnSBRA)Upper streamway. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/QnSBRA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Beyond the second choke at the end of the streamway.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/559/31673330661_d8ee786ff3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QfS6HX)PC200055 (https://flic.kr/p/QfS6HX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/781/31789657965_8e804822af_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qr9iM8)PC200038 (https://flic.kr/p/Qr9iM8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/523/31642363512_271016cf8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qd8ogA)Terminal Chamber. Stream Passage. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Qd8ogA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Horrible choke.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/30948667084_62234bea14_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P9Q1um)Upsteam end. First Choke. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/P9Q1um) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Awkward squeeze at Icing Flake Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/30948626914_5fffc2897c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P9PNxL)Squeeze beyond Icing Flake Chamber. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/P9PNxL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Flood route Withyhill to Hillwithy.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/376/31642289312_df94ecd75d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Qd81dh)Withyhill flood Dec 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/Qd81dh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Recent flood scour.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/150/31382130542_de2179daea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PP8C5f)PC080101 (https://flic.kr/p/PP8C5f) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Recent flood scour and bank collapse.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5618/31529154755_c63900a95d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q38aft)Collapsed gravel bank. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/Q38aft) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Under water.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/689/31529127585_8f4214f6c2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Q382b2)Pearl Chamber submerged. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Q382b2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Jonathans Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/504/30688123154_94150d37cc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NKNDRC)Jonathan's Chamber. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/NKNDRC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Helectite Corner.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/169/30688107914_430f7fde1e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NKNzjS)PC080010 (https://flic.kr/p/NKNzjS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/534/31413377171_93890e739f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PRTLBe)PC080017 (https://flic.kr/p/PRTLBe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Leaf from flood.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7/31413386371_5fe8d44a47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PRTPkR)Withyhill. Flood debris (https://flic.kr/p/PRTPkR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/530/30688114334_28246ea2ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NKNBey)PC080006 (https://flic.kr/p/NKNBey) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 01, 2019, 08:41:41 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/4825/45871281385_f77888345d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cTuiPP)49949918_540394569792696_1463918514552176640_n (https://flic.kr/p/2cTuiPP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Withybrook Slocker after a severe flood which also flooded Withyhill Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/724/32130075716_d49e87d975_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QXe37G)IMG_3177 (https://flic.kr/p/QXe37G) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A young me by Pete Rose.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5492/31039101632_11b1ed2ff0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PhPvwG)Early me by Pete Rose. (https://flic.kr/p/PhPvwG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

An old me by me. Can you spot the differance ?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/31034140685_f689011415_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Pho5P8)PB150109 (https://flic.kr/p/Pho5P8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A Mendip dew pond.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7657/27061348944_8ef5d4e60a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HejueN)P6140135 (https://flic.kr/p/HejueN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Very deep shaft in a quarry. As far as I know still not investigated. Very restricted access.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7402/27309704601_d95c3a5980_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HBgnHT)IMG_2334_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/HBgnHT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Balch Cave. Aven Chamber series.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1696/25727328744_2a6c10423f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcrhvw)Balch Aven Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/Fcrhvw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1510/25729374893_2b2de33763_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcBLKX)Balch Cave (https://flic.kr/p/FcBLKX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1611/25727203364_6e03318219_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcqDeN)Peter Glanvill in Balch Aven Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/FcqDeN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1451/26332113495_9ce7251eef_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7SXWP)Balch Aven Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/G7SXWP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1697/26239622612_fb5c0067be_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FYGVCq)P4080390 (https://flic.kr/p/FYGVCq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1614/26059107470_cc39ceda20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FGKJLo)Balch Aven Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/FGKJLo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Tween Twins.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1704/25726773404_67968a6557_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcorqG)Tween Twins. Live Composite Mode (https://flic.kr/p/FcorqG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1649/25726875434_3da8e8a30e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcoXKQ)P4070339 (https://flic.kr/p/FcoXKQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1599/26265458241_e6bf32153c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1ZkEi)Roots in Tween Twins, Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/G1ZkEi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1472/25726758184_fe860b4a19_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcomUh)P4070302 (https://flic.kr/p/FcomUh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1714/26331597785_a32c6e3f1d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7QjDg)P4070299 (https://flic.kr/p/G7QjDg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1513/25728811463_79b234b4b1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcyTgD)P4070258 (https://flic.kr/p/FcyTgD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1548/26305599946_ed6a8ecf0d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G5x5oE)P4070298 (https://flic.kr/p/G5x5oE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1553/25726682034_c51dd7a09e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcnYgm)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/FcnYgm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1580/26265308241_ac439c46db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1Yz56)Tween Twins. Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/G1Yz56) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1604/26265287601_d0a0606666_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1YsWe)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/G1YsWe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1441/26058623980_a279b2da29_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FGHg3m)Little Man Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/FGHg3m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1694/26265248271_d07d54d096_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1Ygf8)The Little Man. Tween Twins. (https://flic.kr/p/G1Ygf8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1686/26265260571_23e9da91e7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1YjUc)P4070271 (https://flic.kr/p/G1YjUc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Flies on stal Tween Twins.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1689/26331326995_c7d6091585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7NW9t)Flies in Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/G7NW9t) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1545/25728604413_77577f366a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcxPHP)P4070206 (https://flic.kr/p/FcxPHP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1627/25728668963_1fb92ea665_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy9UK)Dead flies in Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy9UK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1608/26331421335_f2356cee05_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7Pqc2)Tween Twins botryoidal stalagmites. (https://flic.kr/p/G7Pqc2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1637/25728644353_f40e5bf13d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy2Ar)Tween Twins, Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy2Ar) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1579/25726406514_c189651780_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcmyn1)Tween Twins pom pom (https://flic.kr/p/Fcmyn1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1674/25728472313_7c388614d9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcx9se)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/Fcx9se) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1675/25726352494_787c612a7c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcmhiC)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/FcmhiC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1450/26331141525_fe32ef0c20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G7MZ1H)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/G7MZ1H) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1609/26265002571_dd887e75f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1X1cV)Tween Twins macro. (https://flic.kr/p/G1X1cV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 01, 2019, 08:44:44 pm
612 images to here.

I might aim for the 1,000 . See how it goes.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 02, 2019, 08:59:23 am
Keep 'em coming OR, they're not letting me out of hospital 'til Tuesday at the earliest.
I need some great entertainment.   :)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 02, 2019, 12:58:06 pm
We old folk must look after each other Laurie. I hope you are getting better. I did not realise that a back strain hurt so much until I looked it up on the internet. " Spasms with severe pain ". Ah thats what it is says I crawling up the stairs. Still wonderful Naproxin is helping a lot.

A couple to be going on with. Fairly recognisable but I cant say where cus of the drone which got us into trouble a while back.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1552/25024152383_83c58dd9bf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8ijFa)P3080293 (https://flic.kr/p/E8ijFa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Oh. Bum The Flickr code says where but dont tell anyone. It was a long while back and very naughty and should never be repeated.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1499/25355118230_920180b6b9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ECxBhS)The Bridge GB Cave (https://flic.kr/p/ECxBhS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1674/25558173801_29edf1d3fa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EWujCZ)P3080223 (https://flic.kr/p/EWujCZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1460/25650729625_1656913153_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F5EGg4)P3080074 (https://flic.kr/p/F5EGg4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1456/25020525824_e06d0cb192_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E7YJCh)P3080215 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/E7YJCh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1500/25024018363_e4fbf7de2f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8hCQt)P3080117 (https://flic.kr/p/E8hCQt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1659/25557936461_4baaca3caf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EWt75V)P3080142 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/EWt75V) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1626/25023851963_cde3036b24_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8gMnv)P3080157 (https://flic.kr/p/E8gMnv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1598/25023918473_39f3929e1e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E8h89e)P3080327 (https://flic.kr/p/E8h89e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

And my favourite of the batch again " Encounters --- "

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1592/25624396476_d9988ea1f2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/F3kJkf)Close Encounters (https://flic.kr/p/F3kJkf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Read today about the first case in the UK of " Granny Dumping ". You get old and stupid and the kids dump you somewhere with no money or papers. Quite popular in America but they invented it with the old indian tribes. Bloke from my town involved. Something else to worry about as you get old.


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 02, 2019, 01:38:09 pm
Quick change of subject.

Shatter Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1670/25109562479_066b8dd9e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EfR582)P3010371 (https://flic.kr/p/EfR582) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1625/25477110435_72cee334ef_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EPjRjK)P3010366 (https://flic.kr/p/EPjRjK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1655/25450940026_d5629942d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EM1HLN)P3010362 (https://flic.kr/p/EM1HLN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Look for the cryogenic stuff.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1595/25181472580_5b9e04cbcb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EncCum)P3010355 (https://flic.kr/p/EncCum) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1622/25109487159_2951e3cfc9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EfQFJp)P3010354 (https://flic.kr/p/EfQFJp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1500/25109470609_73b81c1148_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EfQAP4)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EfQAP4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1455/25450873136_6084cdb93f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EM1nTw)Dislocation. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EM1nTw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1462/25358527742_4a29f95db9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ECR5Py)P3010320 (https://flic.kr/p/ECR5Py) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1670/25109396819_e920cc45d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EfQdSP)P3010319 (https://flic.kr/p/EfQdSP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1619/25450800706_e2f1cb57eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EM11mJ)P3010315 (https://flic.kr/p/EM11mJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1540/25384049151_c4d2061785_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EF6TrR)P3010314 (https://flic.kr/p/EF6TrR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 03, 2019, 09:03:31 am
There is just not enough filth on this forum.


Only The Lonely.  Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40796382163_1113cf183d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25a386n)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/25a386n) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47762646651_014efe9173_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fLC3PM)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/2fLC3PM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710139502_e19ac68f64_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fFYWh7)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/2fFYWh7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47710143552_05bcf419b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fFYXtW)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/2fFYXtW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32819167747_3609c4781a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S17PaM)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/S17PaM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32819171337_459f153738_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S17QeF)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/S17QeF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46973499044_1d139fa40a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eyTsJy)PC270106 (https://flic.kr/p/2eyTsJy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46846273915_20ca3c5e19_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2enDp8R)PC270121 (https://flic.kr/p/2enDp8R) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

With all due respect to aqua digger Mike " Kushy " and of course the photographer got mucky as well.

All washed off to exit the cave.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 03, 2019, 02:44:27 pm
Chain Chamber, Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4806/46005848415_9248171533_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d6nZV2)Chain Chamber, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2d6nZV2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7825/46195342734_1a6f255f2a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2do8cYs)Chain Chamber, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2do8cYs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7827/31979009417_b9041a41f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QHSMnk)Chain Chamber, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/QHSMnk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reflections. Withyhill

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4809/32880239498_47abc98b3c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S6vPF1)P1150072 (https://flic.kr/p/S6vPF1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4859/32880223998_36388b42aa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S6vK4L)P1150040 (https://flic.kr/p/S6vK4L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

WL Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7857/39778029963_5d224d1e53_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23B3NsP)P1140130 (https://flic.kr/p/23B3NsP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4839/31801693637_caecc04822_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QscZyH)P1140086 (https://flic.kr/p/QscZyH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Fernhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7832/32867951888_d49014270b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S5qQZE)P1140055 (https://flic.kr/p/S5qQZE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7803/46018571934_7e5386d342_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d7vdb3)P1140050 (https://flic.kr/p/2d7vdb3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7896/39777942463_b5da4a8933_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23B3msc)P1140040 (https://flic.kr/p/23B3msc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4865/46018527614_26e1bf230a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d7uYZU)P1140008 (https://flic.kr/p/2d7uYZU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4914/46018568274_e525b01cec_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2d7vc5W)P1140046 (https://flic.kr/p/2d7vc5W) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7908/31801640027_dfb9cfe144_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QscHCp)P1140036 (https://flic.kr/p/QscHCp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Shatter Cave

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7923/46683692452_1d804d2302_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h8kb)P1130018 (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h8kb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4903/31795073067_03b3861166_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QrC4uX)P1130065 (https://flic.kr/p/QrC4uX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7916/46683677482_f857a87fcd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h3T5)P1130069 (https://flic.kr/p/2e8h3T5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7885/46736457591_5e42d8915b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ecWyyX)P1130094 (https://flic.kr/p/2ecWyyX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4908/31794997927_7f17716810_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QrBFar)P1130148 (https://flic.kr/p/QrBFar) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4896/39751765463_9549a8b05f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23yJbWB)P1120059 (https://flic.kr/p/23yJbWB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7822/31775624407_33b66166c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/QpUo6e)The Helectites. Shatter Cave. No more. (https://flic.kr/p/QpUo6e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7902/32841746268_4097fd7e3a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S37wYC)P1120020 (https://flic.kr/p/S37wYC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" Billy No Mates" at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7828/46687570031_06a022c78d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e8BZZZ)P8020002 (https://flic.kr/p/2e8BZZZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 03, 2019, 03:01:35 pm
Capper Glanvill at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4843/39722629843_82458aac2d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23w9RWk)P8070014 (https://flic.kr/p/23w9RWk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Un named passage at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4886/45704331375_9333764769_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cCJDpn)P5010347 (https://flic.kr/p/2cCJDpn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Vurley Mining Company.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7831/46618448111_6abe751cf6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e2vJsK)P3040207 (https://flic.kr/p/2e2vJsK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Pete Rose at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4818/46616155641_4225e7eb48_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e2iYZp)pete rose 123 (https://flic.kr/p/2e2iYZp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Laying conveyor belt at Jill's Slither.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4876/45563776104_89e4b7cea1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cqjgdC)Jill's Slither Dig, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/2cqjgdC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cryogenic related collapse at Shatter Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4902/45344268515_3db578e7e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2c5Veg2)Cryogenic heave and sediment removal. Shatter. (https://flic.kr/p/2c5Veg2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cryogenic fracturing and displacement Shatter Cave probably post Hoxnian interglacial.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4879/45533428774_f32758b1b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cnCJ1N)Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/2cnCJ1N) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4837/44439911230_589f31f635_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aH1am3)Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/2aH1am3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Balloon Man, Jill's Slither.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4889/32328961038_2ca14aba30_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RfNnMY)PC040092 (https://flic.kr/p/RfNnMY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Manganese splash at Jill's.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4900/32328909328_1c67b6f218_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RfN7qq)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/RfN7qq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4889/32328915918_5ff6d62d30_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RfN9o3)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/RfN9o3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4804/45476926194_8f2387a458_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2chD8Lo)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2chD8Lo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4842/46150477732_55c25f3d7e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2djagaW)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2djagaW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Jill's Slither Dig.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4853/45476931044_5eef25cc95_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2chDad1)PC040071 (https://flic.kr/p/2chDad1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4876/45288429945_690fa0c9e3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bZZ3p4)Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2bZZ3p4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Near 20m pitch at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/954/41153728564_5afe9e2975_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25GBBJd)Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/25GBBJd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:32:45 am
Image count 679.

Not one for me ---

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1516/24839660323_51ce231693_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQZKBz)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/DQZKBz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Loop The Loop

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1586/25466719045_af1f1091b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ENpAjR)P3010264_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/ENpAjR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Travel with care.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1444/24839642933_5ddd05d098_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQZErK)P3010232_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/DQZErK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Knotted

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1530/25170641440_292b0dc761_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Emf7Ly)P3010210 (https://flic.kr/p/Emf7Ly) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Little drips.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1612/25466870095_ca482420e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ENqnea)P3010292 (https://flic.kr/p/ENqnea) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1494/24836263254_bc3069d512_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQGkMq)P3010284 (https://flic.kr/p/DQGkMq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Bunnies Ears.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1642/24840032923_b57372a0db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DR2EnH)Shater Cave (https://flic.kr/p/DR2EnH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1448/25440640166_90d7907315_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EL6VZ1)P3010279 (https://flic.kr/p/EL6VZ1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Close enough.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1487/24840020523_05891a949f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DR2AFV)P3010268 (https://flic.kr/p/DR2AFV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Baby.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1513/25373554381_c5a02bce38_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EEb6Hx)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EEb6Hx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Cross.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1602/25098884299_8a7c5dc0b9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeUkSt)P3010248 (https://flic.kr/p/EeUkSt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Up the wall.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1581/24839626953_aae7a4a21f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQZzGe)P3010230 (https://flic.kr/p/DQZzGe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Follow me.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1609/25098654669_c261b11db8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeTaBk)P3010209 (https://flic.kr/p/EeTaBk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

All up hill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1504/25439996876_b53ee7bce0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EL3CKN)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EL3CKN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The knot at the end.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1623/25347745472_e1a067abe7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBTPCm)Shatter Cave helectites (https://flic.kr/p/EBTPCm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Saw tooth.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1684/24839383893_0879833490_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQYkrx)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/DQYkrx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Photographer at work.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1685/25098510149_0ee6e13ef7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeSqDB)Nicola Ricens cave photographer. (https://flic.kr/p/EeSqDB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1609/25439931826_fa322eb0a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EL3iqf)P3010175 (https://flic.kr/p/EL3iqf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



(https://live.staticflickr.com/1668/25170440510_cebe3ab591_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Eme63f)P3010166 (https://flic.kr/p/Eme63f) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1711/25356881781_efe483dc04_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ECGDwV)Nicky (https://flic.kr/p/ECGDwV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1668/25423566226_6e7262be42_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EJAquJ)P3010084 (https://flic.kr/p/EJAquJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1527/24819206744_8c0462e443_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPbVtE)Nicky, Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/DPbVtE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1698/25423035476_d3e456d0c2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EJxGHS)P3010039 (https://flic.kr/p/EJxGHS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1545/25449139405_abe018e21c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ELRuvB)Nicola Richens cave photographer (https://flic.kr/p/ELRuvB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Apart from scaffolding I love to take photos of other cave photographers at work.  Nicky works a bit like me. She can see an image forming in her mind before she takes the photo. Photography is only two things. Composition and light. Work with composition first then think about the light. Of course most of these are simple techniques with un posed models. The best way with composition is to see the image then think how you can do it differently.  Thay way you inprint your own unique view of the subject. Google Image is so full of formulaic views. You have to be differant in some way. As a student of early photography I can guess correctly some of the photographers purely from their unique style. So aiming to be differant is no bad thing. Mark B and Peter G have evolved unique styles. There is no specific right way. They stand out because they see things differantly. Both are technically better than I and have the patience to get great set piece photographs. Both have better gear than I. The three of us are differant and that is the important thing.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:51:13 am
In the pink.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1527/25356280881_8c2f133d67_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ECDyUz)P3010048 (https://flic.kr/p/ECDyUz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

I photograph and move on. In time I forget where many of these subjects are. Some are well hidden . Time erases the action. It is forgotten. But then to see a cave in a new light. To see things you have never noticed before despite so many trips. Shatter and Withyhill are like that. Andy Freem asked me to put up a light on a ledge in Shatter Cave. On that small ledge was a wonderful crystal basin. Many times I had walked by not knowing it was there. Nor would I ever have without placing that light. Same with Pink Pillar Chamber not the light but a chance look somewhere that nobody goes. Again I had wandered past so many times.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1475/25082105499_c871c7bb71_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Edqm7P)P3010083 (https://flic.kr/p/Edqm7P) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1468/24822455683_f0a70527a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPtzgR)P3010037 (https://flic.kr/p/DPtzgR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1664/24835198204_8ab595c6a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQATbu)P3010100 (https://flic.kr/p/DQATbu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1528/25170223170_7d69263058_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EmcYr1)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EmcYr1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1447/25347382002_71566a4781_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EBRXzC)P3010129 (https://flic.kr/p/EBRXzC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1718/25439646266_dd45e84e5f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EL1QwN)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/EL1QwN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1444/25098295009_5cf0f657dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeRjGi)P3010139 (https://flic.kr/p/EeRjGi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1489/24839199473_4936ef4563_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQXoBT)P3010148 (https://flic.kr/p/DQXoBT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1482/24835439654_e9ae50939b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQC7Xq)P3010165 (https://flic.kr/p/DQC7Xq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1533/24835420704_fee2f8b480_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQC2jG)P3010164 (https://flic.kr/p/DQC2jG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1699/25373281791_e3a78bb6e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EE9GFH)P3010198 (https://flic.kr/p/EE9GFH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Sometimes you just have to ask others to do the photo.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1589/25373459051_32472b6653_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EEaBnV)The old fool cant get through. (https://flic.kr/p/EEaBnV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:54:44 am
Image count 716. I might make 1,000.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:36:04 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/1523/25153446860_fa9d73522e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EjHZqh)P3010016_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/EjHZqh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1481/25081462119_cef40b1eff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Edn3S4)P3010024 (https://flic.kr/p/Edn3S4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1444/25081419299_1d4896b82e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EdmQ8M)P3010012 (https://flic.kr/p/EdmQ8M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1719/24575817329_0523917273_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DrFuhr)P2090242 (https://flic.kr/p/DrFuhr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1470/24825473612_a367053867_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPK3p7)P2090239 (https://flic.kr/p/DPK3p7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1713/24575831649_c0f5026f4b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DrFyxk)Withyhill Cave, Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/DrFyxk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1654/24943408305_78a2a7e1dc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E1augT)P2090235_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/E1augT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1543/24647924820_60766f144e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Dy44k3)P2090228 (https://flic.kr/p/Dy44k3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1670/24850022811_cebc54cde0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRUS2a)P2090204 (https://flic.kr/p/DRUS2a) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1710/24825378012_a87d316ff2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPJxYQ)Nicky by helmet available light. (https://flic.kr/p/DPJxYQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1465/24917035716_564a66ed43_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DXQjC5)P2090198 (https://flic.kr/p/DXQjC5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1698/24943292675_0789340bbb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E19TUg)P2090192_edited-1 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/E19TUg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1603/24943227255_f5927f566a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E19ysk)P2090178 (https://flic.kr/p/E19ysk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1459/24943214375_36406ce570_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E19uCg)P2090176 (https://flic.kr/p/E19uCg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1490/24943191935_792c0dddc9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E19nXn)Underwater. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/E19nXn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1663/24943163335_42d5315862_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E19esg)P2090167 (https://flic.kr/p/E19esg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1684/24849831081_7e9464f045_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRTT2t)Nicky by available light. (https://flic.kr/p/DRTT2t) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1652/24916846706_30dae33b59_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DXPmrh)P2090156_edited-1 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/DXPmrh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1521/24316235183_a533d46759_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3K4yc)P2090150 (https://flic.kr/p/D3K4yc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1484/24825107122_00dc44ae2c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPHasj)P2090149 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/DPHasj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1604/24942994925_542971da28_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E18noD)P2090135 (https://flic.kr/p/E18noD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/1701/24849596181_842f558d74_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRSFct)P2090094 (https://flic.kr/p/DRSFct) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/1616/24942887655_f39843b660_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E17Pva)P2090083_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/E17Pva) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1481/24315954683_fcc5945b7a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3HCaZ)P2090072 (https://flic.kr/p/D3HCaZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1681/24942757585_4c81d5ac54_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E179Qz)P2090065 (https://flic.kr/p/E179Qz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1615/24315885223_55cd377760_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3Hgwp)Live Composite Mode.Chamber beyond Jonathan's Ch. (https://flic.kr/p/D3Hgwp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1694/24647229740_3b65f21569_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DxZuGU)P2090055 (https://flic.kr/p/DxZuGU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/1532/24575027059_0e10f38c45_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DrBrn6)Jonathan's Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/DrBrn6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1518/24824663872_cb253ec023_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPETG5)Jonathan's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/DPETG5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:50:54 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/1632/24315764873_976bd46306_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3GDKp)P2090027 (https://flic.kr/p/D3GDKp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1480/24849269641_408e29c4e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRR18t)P2090026 (https://flic.kr/p/DRR18t) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1701/24849256121_db2b0d88db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRQW7n)P2090021 (https://flic.kr/p/DRQW7n) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1718/24849228991_a0dd3b0195_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DRQN3B)Jonathan's Chamber, Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/DRQN3B) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1553/24942516605_656040f553_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/E15VcK)Withyhill. Entry to Jonathan's Chamber. Nicola Richens. (https://flic.kr/p/E15VcK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1509/24315673363_9f9dccd861_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D3GbxD)P2090009 (https://flic.kr/p/D3GbxD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1443/24574870969_a37d946d9f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DrACXT)Cave pearls. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/DrACXT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1445/24916215956_fca8346f2b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DXL7Wh)P2090010 (https://flic.kr/p/DXL7Wh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1666/24824512182_2b7255bd0f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPE7AJ)Wityhill Pearl Ch. (https://flic.kr/p/DPE7AJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1649/24721037172_691fd71bd0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DEvM5Q)Botryoidal stal. Macro. (https://flic.kr/p/DEvM5Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1454/23733185374_aea1e1d6e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CadMah)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/CadMah) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1636/23993548749_0114afdcc5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cyed7Z)Nicky in Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/Cyed7Z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1580/23733136194_bebf696b20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cadwxm)P1120177 (https://flic.kr/p/Cadwxm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1499/24361321885_b87841979b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7J9g8)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/D7J9g8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1647/24335110506_57f31bf8dd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5pNwN)P1120174 (https://flic.kr/p/D5pNwN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1692/24335102326_1d8595d3f8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5pL6L)P1120173 (https://flic.kr/p/D5pL6L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1482/24253054822_f8ded40c53_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CXafeC)Nicky. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/CXafeC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1708/24065693840_6a6b629025_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CEAYkS)P1120144 (https://flic.kr/p/CEAYkS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1549/24361259005_3f180950f4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7HPyZ)P1120146 (https://flic.kr/p/D7HPyZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/1601/24361203795_f8d1234eed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hxa6)P1120124 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/D7Hxa6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1701/24278677401_d0782d6054_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CZqyWe)P1120119 (https://flic.kr/p/CZqyWe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1674/24278668681_2125a14c3a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CZqwkT)P1120116 (https://flic.kr/p/CZqwkT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 04, 2019, 09:54:31 pm
777 To date. The last few posts contain, in my view , some real treats. Mostly Shatter and Withyhill which I feel have the best stal colour and variations in the whole of the UK.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: CavefestUK on May 04, 2019, 10:43:01 pm
wow. there are some really great shots there. simply beautiful.  need i say any more.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 05, 2019, 07:47:43 am
What sort of time periods are represented by the stripes in the 'bacon rasher' curtains?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 09:39:53 am
What sort of time periods are represented by the stripes in the 'bacon rasher' curtains?

We need a lot more work to understand the development of the quarry caves. Possibly the caves were most active as conduits during the Hoxnian era.

Hoxnian interglacial – this lasted from about 410000 BP to 380000 BP. The climate warmed, and July temperatures were on average 18°C, which is three degrees warmer than today. With the warmer climate, trees and a wide range of animals returned. These included elephants, rhinos and lions (which were one and a half times bigger than modern African lions). Humans also came back to Britain, which we know from the items they left behind, such as burnt remains and tools.

21,000 years ago came our glacial maximum and only some 15,000 years ago the last periglacial era in the Mendip area.

Did you see that bit of tape possibly placed 50 years ago and now covered with stal ? This suggests that the caves are still active in stal formation. Many formations are pre periglacial and have been sheared off, cracked or displaced by blue ice within the permafrost. That from probably 21,000 to 15,000 years ago. The caves are horizontal and very near the surface. Possibly their upper reaches within the Black Rock Limestone already eroded away. The BRL is now mostly covered with periglacial head. Alternatively that kept the cave forming streams on the surface which it does now.
The caves proximity to the surface means that during wet periods there is a lot of drip in the caves. We saw that in filming WL Cave in January when the cave was relatively dry. A couple of months later it was very wet with drip and pools. So back to the question about the curtains. Most will be post Hoxnian and probably even post periglacial so formed from c.12,000 years ago and are still forming now.

Last Glacial Maximum – The Last Glacial Maximum (where the ice sheets were at their biggest) was around 21000 BP in Britain. Much of Britain was covered with a sheet of ice almost a mile thick, from Northern Ireland through the Midlands to the Wash in the east. Between the British and Scandinavian ice sheets was 70 miles of polar desert. Sea levels sank by 125-150m (from the present level), and the Channel retreated, leaving just a river with its tributaries the Thames, the Rhine and the Seine. The land immediately south of the ice became tundra, whipped by strong cold winds.

Incidentally these strong dry periglacial winds deposited the thick loess sediments we see at Vurley.

The main streamway in Withyhill contains little or no cryogenic material so is much younger than Shatter Cave. It is still active in wet weather. Glistening Pool Series ( the left hand branch ) contains much cryogenic stal so is contemporary with Shatter Cave whose water it captured. It seems reasonable to suggest that curtains in the active part of Withyhill ( a nice one at Elephants Trunk ) are amongst the most recent in both caves.

The last " Ice Age ".

    Younger Dryas (also known as the Loch Lomond phase) – Around about 13000 BP (or accurately c.10900BCE), the climate cooled quickly, dropping about 15°C in less than 30 years (and some people think within 10 years). With winter temperatures as low as those in the Last Glacial Maximum, ice sheets again came further south into central Scotland, and the land south of it turned to tundra. There was winter sea ice as far south as Spain. It is thought the Younger Dryas was caused by the Gulf Stream stopping, possibly as a result of large amounts of fresh melt water (from ice melting during the Windermere interstadial ) entering the sea and disrupting the current. We don’t know what effect this had on humans, but it is possible that humans still visited during summer months, perhaps following the herds of reindeer. In about 9600BCE, temperatures warmed as quickly as they had fallen (to a point where temperature was warmer and wetter than it is now) and Britain became more habitable again. This is when Britain entered the Holocene epoch.

The Holocene climate

The start of the Holocene was a period of rapid warming and gave the landscape the general shape that we see today (such as mountains, valleys, and erratics ). Isostatic uplift (where the land rises after the weight from all the ice is gone, rather like a stress ball that returns to its original shape after it has been squeezed) had the land returning to its full height, quickly at first and slowing over time.  Since the end of the last ice age, the land in Canada has risen by 900m, Scandinavia by 700m and eastern Scotland by 250m.

Sea levels also rose, eventually turning Britain back into an island.  Ireland finally became separated from mainland Britain c.9000BCE, but we’re not sure when the water rose so high that the swampy marshland between Britain and the Continent became impossible to cross. People used to think it happened somewhere between 7500BCE and 6500BCE, although new studies using marine life suggest this is too early. These studies say that it happened between 5800BCE and 5400BCE, and some people think that the Channel and the North Sea might not finally have joined until 3800BCE.  As late as the fifth millennium BCE some parts of Doggerland (a fertile and wooded stretch of land linking Britain to the Continent from Calais to Denmark) may have been above water, and there may have been other islands.  We also don’t know for sure whether the Channel appeared quickly, made by a rush of water like the one that possibly filled the Black Sea, or slowly.  One guess says that the waters came at 200 yards a year, which would take the Channel a little over 180 years to be made.  The last land connecting Britain with the continent would have been between East Anglia and the Low Countries .

The weather was at its best between 9000BCE and 5000BCE (which is known as the Holocene Optimum), when the temperature was warmer and wetter than today.  The ice age steppe (grassland) animals such as mammoth either died out or moved away as woodlands grew over huge parts of the country.  Forests grew further north than they do now and the Sahara was green and supported considerable life.  New species of animal, such as deer, horses, aurochs, wild pig, otter and beaver, followed the trees. This is the time when Britain began to be repopulated and Cunliffe says ‘these pioneers were the direct ancestors of the majority of the people living in the islands today’.

The relationship between Withyhill and Shatter Cave showing possible primary conduits and inter cave capture route.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32834358057_7223d5a57c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S2sEHF)PB270002 (https://flic.kr/p/S2sEHF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Ultimately there is no fixed growth pattern in the curtains. Our climate is primarily responsible for that and as seen above has been much more variable than most folk realise. Happily we do seem to be in an era of sustained " stal building " in the quarry caves.

Bet you wished you never asked.

 
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 10:02:26 am
As a matter of interest Green Lake Chamber is a blocked at one end high level oxbow. The " lake " is perched and for a very long time has remained static with almost no change in level. The crystal growth across the base of the " lake " now acts as in impermeable barrier whilst some other similiar pools ( ie at The Icing Flakes ) come and goes.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32834489277_0a6b4595e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S2tkJ6)P9030108 (https://flic.kr/p/S2tkJ6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32834492387_e01ce07e6f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S2tmDH)P9030113 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/S2tmDH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32834497847_f7c2066a40_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S2togR)Withyhill 462 (https://flic.kr/p/S2togR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46861647435_71db6fe542_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ep1c9x)Withyhill 464 (https://flic.kr/p/2ep1c9x) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46861649875_713d846b07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ep1cSB)Withyhill 467 GLC (https://flic.kr/p/2ep1cSB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Maj on May 05, 2019, 01:21:07 pm
What sort of time periods are represented by the stripes in the 'bacon rasher' curtains?

To summarise Laurie, there are too many variables to ascertain time periods.  :-\

But I guess it would be possible to analyse what has been captured in the calcite of the curtain when it formed and date by comparing with known environmental data. 

A scientific study project perhaps using some samples from small broken pieces of curtain such as those in Fernhill. I'm sure funding might be available from BCRA.  Any university students looking for a cave related project?   

Maj.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 02:02:57 pm
Wanted.

Amenable young ladies for cave photography modeling. Apply Old Ruminator. Sunny Vale Retirement Home, Priddy, Somerset.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47727110522_68a2d9c83b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHtVaU)Withyhill 459 (https://flic.kr/p/2fHtVaU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47727112552_e7aa574741_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHtVLU)P9030028_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/2fHtVLU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 06:21:00 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/1608/23732945204_05721204be_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CacxLq)P1120117 (https://flic.kr/p/CacxLq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1527/23993324119_e9cc403f9a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cyd4m4)P1120115 (https://flic.kr/p/Cyd4m4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1474/23732905774_fb851d16b5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cacm3A)P1120108_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/Cacm3A) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1606/23993299359_6b88b544d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CycVZa)P1120105 (https://flic.kr/p/CycVZa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1453/24334879656_c7df19011f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5oBUC)P1120104 (https://flic.kr/p/D5oBUC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1589/24065490950_0bb654f168_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CEzW2L)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/CEzW2L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1711/23734237123_2a54d46446_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CajaNT)P1120096 (https://flic.kr/p/CajaNT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1718/23732856514_1700a1aa19_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cac6ph)P1120094_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/Cac6ph) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1672/24334824336_5b2b830cdc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5oksQ)P1120089_edited-2 (https://flic.kr/p/D5oksQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cryogenic fracturing and new calcite.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1714/23732815964_241cfc5256_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CabTm9)P1120090 (https://flic.kr/p/CabTm9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1532/24360981885_81eb2bb294_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7Gpc4)P1120087 (https://flic.kr/p/D7Gpc4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1663/24360969745_d480c6b59d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7GkzK)P1120081 (https://flic.kr/p/D7GkzK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1679/24252727222_76940499d2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CX8yRm)P1120080 (https://flic.kr/p/CX8yRm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1484/23993159019_a95f975026_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cycdgv)P1120076 (https://flic.kr/p/Cycdgv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1614/23993110159_d0d0a9f45d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CybXK6)P1120064_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/CybXK6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

cryogenic sediment.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1706/24334690516_11c57ba312_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5nDFA)P1120063 (https://flic.kr/p/D5nDFA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1556/24360875055_0ed48c826b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7FRra)P1120058 (https://flic.kr/p/D7FRra) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1546/24252628952_132c5fce34_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CX84D3)P1120053 (https://flic.kr/p/CX84D3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1659/23732657104_61dc6e9945_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cab58b)P1120052 (https://flic.kr/p/Cab58b) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1645/24278355591_784eb9e8a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CZoVgM)P1120050 (https://flic.kr/p/CZoVgM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1446/23993025979_224d958be7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CybwHH)P1120042 (https://flic.kr/p/CybwHH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1457/24065206580_1ec9e75278_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CEytuQ)P1120039 (https://flic.kr/p/CEytuQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1457/24334572676_24d2e25b15_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5n3DS)Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/D5n3DS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1456/23733938403_fec2066e26_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CahD1x)P1120033 (https://flic.kr/p/CahD1x) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1553/24334545426_da01ba9899_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D5mUy3)P1120030 (https://flic.kr/p/D5mUy3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1577/23732528594_87d5497918_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CaapVu)P1120022 (https://flic.kr/p/CaapVu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1638/24252469892_da7ccd5c79_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CX7fmC)P1120020_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/CX7fmC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1651/23732465564_6ac437c03e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Caa6bL)P1120007_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/Caa6bL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1522/23992876829_6f7a9c7edd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CyaLoa)P1120011 (https://flic.kr/p/CyaLoa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1528/23733827903_ddb17c2d9b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cah5an)P1120006_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/Cah5an) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 06:44:44 pm
814 to here.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1698/24065050430_bca3a89c8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CExF5A)P1120002 (https://flic.kr/p/CExF5A) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1451/24190997186_6836243b14_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CRFbEo)Entrance to Pickwick Passage, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/CRFbEo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1619/23849175359_3fcfdd2263_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CktfWB)In The Frozen Deep above Pickwick. (https://flic.kr/p/CktfWB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Nasty bits. Pickwick.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1676/23849144089_5d13f92469_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ckt6Dt)P1050237 (https://flic.kr/p/Ckt6Dt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1464/24108864102_db26064866_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJqemJ)P1050205 (https://flic.kr/p/CJqemJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1525/24134276011_cca5d98018_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CLEtr6)I dont like that ! (https://flic.kr/p/CLEtr6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1643/24108839732_f380a3bf53_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJq77y)P1050183 (https://flic.kr/p/CJq77y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1693/23921349620_d1153eb068_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CrRaQq)Upper Pickwick, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/CrRaQq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1602/24215283805_e09d40e1a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CTPEec)Chris Milne in upper Pickwick Passage (https://flic.kr/p/CTPEec) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1535/23921298520_9084a21726_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CrQUDo)P1050182 (https://flic.kr/p/CrQUDo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Skyfall. The boulder falling down here broke my arm.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1510/24132683391_166e4b2f43_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CLwj18)Skyfall pitch. (https://flic.kr/p/CLwj18) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1595/24189155856_68398e86dc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CRvKij)The Boulder Gate in Skyfall. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/CRvKij) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Trapdoor Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1572/23847393939_a4d8bdc7b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Ckj8ot)Chris Milne in Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/Ckj8ot) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1525/23587005494_8efeb32677_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWiyYw)P1050132 (https://flic.kr/p/BWiyYw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1475/24215208125_12ef7aa120_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CTPgJn)Helectites in Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/CTPgJn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1476/24107134292_737831ba7e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJgn9q)Trapdoor Chamber, Skyfall. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/CJgn9q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1584/23588353493_fbdcff4690_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWqtFT)Trapdoor Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/BWqtFT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Any digging above Trapdoor Chamber in the choke above would damage the lovely coloured stal there. The dig has been abandoned.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1464/24215171575_a9cb610caa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CTP5Sc)Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/CTP5Sc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1454/23588325573_a66f02040c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWqkov)Trapdoor at the back. (https://flic.kr/p/BWqkov) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1445/24107081482_0e333fa32a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJg6rU)High rift in Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/CJg6rU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1557/24107066152_c965e3737b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJg1TA)Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/CJg1TA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1596/23919492010_edfe2f793c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CrFDCE)The Trapdoor, Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/CrFDCE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1629/24106984582_d67971e237_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJfADd)False floor ledges in Trapdoor Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/CJfADd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1487/24106962522_293cfdc0ff_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJfu5S)Chris Milne in The Frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/CJfu5S) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1674/23847134189_b215d41b09_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CkhNb2)Trapdoor Chamber. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/CkhNb2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1714/24106888682_71be85fa79_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CJf78L)The Trapdoor, Skyfall, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/CJf78L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1674/24132285141_49a0470c99_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CLugBK)Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/CLugBK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1485/23588029263_817abbf9f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWoPiH)Skyfall, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/BWoPiH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1539/23588006673_a3cc27e3aa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWoGAe)Chris Milne and Peter Glanvill. Laddering TFD Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/BWoGAe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 05, 2019, 06:46:23 pm
843.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33904535688_b963524c22_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TE2Bf9)Skyfall, Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/TE2Bf9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr




(https://live.staticflickr.com/1676/23702783119_8c3e6da522_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C7wXCt)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/C7wXCt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 08:15:48 am
Shall I go caving tomorrow ? Back seems better and off the Nurofen. Perhaps just a little trip ----

0oo me poor back.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1502/23588778164_fc38e918f0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BWsDVN)Awkward entrance to Pickwick Series. (https://flic.kr/p/BWsDVN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The darn bats have pooed over The Icing Flakes plus on this occassion they were flooded.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1464/23442376144_38d083f8f1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHwiH3)PC290173 (https://flic.kr/p/BHwiH3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Suggestive helectite number 43.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5764/24044480026_619540c842_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCJfds)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/CCJfds) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1574/23442353854_b949b7eb2d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHwc5J)PC290095 (https://flic.kr/p/BHwc5J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5625/23987977511_4b708e9c0b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CxJDZa)PC290090 (https://flic.kr/p/CxJDZa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1470/23702741239_464481db27_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C7wKbp)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/C7wKbp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1688/23960923922_63b125be13_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CvkZTY)PC290232 (https://flic.kr/p/CvkZTY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5785/24042966066_a09a762a3b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCAuaG)PC290231 (https://flic.kr/p/CCAuaG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5797/23442272203_a3d01941bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHvLNX)PC290228 (https://flic.kr/p/BHvLNX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1538/23773367400_b33d9c20ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CdLHSQ)PC290224_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/CdLHSQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1464/24069047025_cf4f8657f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CEUa8p)PC290223 (https://flic.kr/p/CEUa8p) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1592/23442250223_be37a1bfb0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHvEgZ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/BHvEgZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5644/23986432881_3fc35c9e36_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CxAJPB)Withyhill Cave (https://flic.kr/p/CxAJPB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5759/23701187199_bb9972a1a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C7oMdB)PC290206_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/C7oMdB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Naughty bats.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5735/23442219713_168e14305b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHvvcX)PC290202 (https://flic.kr/p/BHvvcX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1498/24069003955_8220be693d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CETWjP)PC290197 (https://flic.kr/p/CETWjP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A job for Mr O'Doc and his battery pressure washer.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5676/23960841822_3f3d8c8400_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cvkzus)PC290192 (https://flic.kr/p/Cvkzus) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1693/24042883006_587d3d4168_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCA4tC)PC290169 (https://flic.kr/p/CCA4tC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1529/23442191853_920b842958_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHvmVB)PC290165 (https://flic.kr/p/BHvmVB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5814/24042865316_f657f3ff9b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCzYdC)PC290158 (https://flic.kr/p/CCzYdC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

He will never see Green Lake Chamber and I rather doubt I will again as well.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1508/23440727074_27917b6c5c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHnRuN)Green Lake Grotto entry squeeze. (https://flic.kr/p/BHnRuN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Not happy !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1637/23960787692_9e7939598f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cvkipb)PC290149 (https://flic.kr/p/Cvkipb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5627/23773250090_60fa73bf7c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CdL81f)PC290145 (https://flic.kr/p/CdL81f) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Hey ho gardening stuff to do and its a lovely day.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 08:17:58 am
Ah 868. Reckon I might just do it. ( but then what ? )  :shrug:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 12:57:19 pm
Can you see what I did here ? Put a lamp under a hole in a false floor. Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3883/33092837322_1246f0f512_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/SqirAJ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/SqirAJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Balch Aven Series. We put the oil drum in nearly 50 years ago. It was time to replace it but not easy on your own.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7341/27539834474_aef8bc7624_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HXARjj)Balch oil drum replaced after 46 years. (https://flic.kr/p/HXARjj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7418/28155638485_79c1b6b757_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JU21oR)P7070028 (https://flic.kr/p/JU21oR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7292/28077301101_7f32654333_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JM6vqi)P7070039 (https://flic.kr/p/JM6vqi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7421/27874216570_1210fcf470_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Jt9DsS)New Balch Entrance (https://flic.kr/p/Jt9DsS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Summer at Fairy Cave Quarry.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7415/28155658015_ae3d54b81a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/JU27cz)Fairy Cave Quarry 2016 (https://flic.kr/p/JU27cz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Summer at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7378/27350867833_097c437039_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HEUm7M)P6280001 (https://flic.kr/p/HEUm7M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7208/27063132833_47506040a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/HetCwv)P6140030 (https://flic.kr/p/HetCwv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Radon dust ?

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5654/29967768690_2bb98641bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ME9Dz5)Blowing dust from shot hole at Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/ME9Dz5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

How we propped up " Damocles ".

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7764/28800376411_285c94b047_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KSZsvZ)Damocles pillared. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/KSZsvZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7744/28771193562_54daa218b6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/KQpTtq)Damocles supported. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/KQpTtq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Sod this. I am off on my own.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1708/23960774992_be0ae5b87d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CvkeCd)PC290138 (https://flic.kr/p/CvkeCd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The cutting edge.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1504/23440686394_032a0583c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/BHnDpq)PC290118 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/BHnDpq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Thick and thin.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5810/24042791196_f01fae6af0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCzAbG)PC290114 (https://flic.kr/p/CCzAbG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Crumbles.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1457/23773187210_4499d9cfe1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CdKNj7)PC290101 (https://flic.kr/p/CdKNj7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5713/23701028219_966a7d19ec_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C7nXXz)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/C7nXXz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

No streaks Laurie.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5641/23984142731_9b7c33b76a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cxp13g)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Cxp13g) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

More Withyhill !!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5738/23958572182_7550e81ba4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cv8WNJ)Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/Cv8WNJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Poor old CSS cottage.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1529/23958460642_6674b72920_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Cv8nDC)Old Cerberus Cottage 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/Cv8nDC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5689/23984075121_ba54b1a678_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CxoDWz)Old Cerberus Cottage 2015 (https://flic.kr/p/CxoDWz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1704/24040563856_89456a2181_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/CCob5h)PC290006 (https://flic.kr/p/CCob5h) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Washing day.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/584/23666037482_35a2bca746_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/C4hCr1)The washing is not dry yet. (https://flic.kr/p/C4hCr1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Early Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/763/21632502753_ec3c35e495_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/yXAepp)PA170002 (https://flic.kr/p/yXAepp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Frozen Deep.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/581/21879196472_e80a81787b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/zkoARo)Phreatics. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/zkoARo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5686/21268468614_dbf61dd64d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ypqsJJ)On the platform TFD. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/ypqsJJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5755/21269997543_f817854809_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ypyiez)Smile., It's The Frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/ypyiez) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5718/21269975003_cb609e828e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ypybwX)Enjoying Frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/ypybwX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5751/21704175409_33ec517497_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/z4VzbR)Reservoir. Pitch and platform. (https://flic.kr/p/z4VzbR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/746/21900710741_356b1bdf41_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/znhSi4)Reservoir platform with selfie stick. (https://flic.kr/p/znhSi4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr





Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 01:21:10 pm
897.

Ooops forgot to downsize the Flickr image.

Cheddar Gorge.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/580/20578130850_b08de49027_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xmqinu)Cheddar Gorge (https://flic.kr/p/xmqinu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Timber Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/588/20756700272_c823c7c9cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xCcvQC)Timber Hole. Velvet Bottom (https://flic.kr/p/xCcvQC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Longwood Valley Sink.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/649/20579330349_596cd23037_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xmwrWv)Longwood Valley Sink. (https://flic.kr/p/xmwrWv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

900 Images. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Above Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5666/20766044015_2c1a5c36a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/xD2ppD)Car park. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/xD2ppD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Butterflys

(https://live.staticflickr.com/523/19073189204_b767fc8edc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v4r5DJ)Butterflys at Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/v4r5DJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Totty Pot.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/411/19507837670_a485dbd067_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vHQLuN)Totty Pot (https://flic.kr/p/vHQLuN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/483/19700213221_08bbd91d92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/w1QK3D)Totty Pot (https://flic.kr/p/w1QK3D) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3825/19334098306_ab1f8c3a39_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vsuiQw)Verdant Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/vsuiQw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3812/19117420619_0ef65777ec_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v8kM7k)Vurley in Summer (https://flic.kr/p/v8kM7k) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Orchids out now.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/357/19117335179_1cb37548ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/v8kkHe)Near Vurley (https://flic.kr/p/v8kkHe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cheddar.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/557/19303395455_92cbda8dbf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vpLWX2)Cheddar (https://flic.kr/p/vpLWX2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Ant at Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/525/19164535262_ddf21c30be_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcvfDL)Ant on a plant. (https://flic.kr/p/vcvfDL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Always remember there are wonderful things everywhere.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/380/19170324605_9e5f9af03a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vd1VC2)To bee or not to bee ? (https://flic.kr/p/vd1VC2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

March of the botryoidals. ( Trying to be differant. )

(https://live.staticflickr.com/508/18982677938_07517b4a20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/uVrbNE)Botryoidals. (https://flic.kr/p/uVrbNE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8826/18214040966_091c1bff76_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tKvHP5)Heli's in the dark. Shater Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tKvHP5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8758/18240436455_a7bca414d1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMR1gH)The Helectite Trail. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tMR1gH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7733/18240387595_d478dc9b8c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMQKKi)Lily pads. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/tMQKKi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Strange Landscapes.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8846/17617679894_f5c3740cc2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sQPdrC)Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/sQPdrC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7778/18052533500_598ef6c79a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tveXgA)Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tveXgA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8898/18213713856_f92153a5fa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tKu3zf)Micro gours . Plug Hole Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/tKu3zf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7792/18052504680_d640c2982c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tveNGG)Ice sheet. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tveNGG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8795/18240064575_43fdf9aef5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMP6HZ)Terminal chamber. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tMP6HZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

If I posted 1,000 photos of just Shatter or Withyhill I could not do them justice. I can never tire of taking a camera there. Always something new to see. Other angles. Places long forgotten. Yet apart from the filming recently the caves are becoming a  quiet place with fewer visitors. Most Mendip clubs have their own leaders ( wardens ). To just go and be at one with nature and your camera. You dont even need a model. Just the wonderful formations are often enough. No doubt more will follow and I have to reach the 1,000.

918  :bow:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: tony from suffolk on May 06, 2019, 04:23:11 pm
I remember the old CSS hut well. Why was it abandoned?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: mrodoc on May 06, 2019, 04:45:32 pm
It fell down! The hut was a condemned building prior to being used by BCG and CSS. Once the CSS moved it just became a ruin. It was on land owned by the quarry.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 05:34:04 pm
Basically the CSS bought land and built a new HQ at the top of the lane. The HQ is being extensively renovated after a burst pipe incident. Originally we ( the CSS ) shared the cottage with Border Caving Group run by Eric Cathrine. The clubs amalgamated and we knocked though the dividing wall to make one cottage. Dust from the quarry plant made the cottage unfit for habitation but it never bothered us much. Eric had army cadets stay there. They always left loads of tinned rations. Sadly it was probably a cadet trip that destroyed the Shatter helectites. You would never see novices there today. We built bunks and whiled away the time between digging in the quarry and at St Dunstans Well Cave. Portsmouth Poly cavers stayed there a lot. Pete Rose slept there while working in Shepton Mallet until a rat ran over him in his sleeping bag. He also managed to lock himself out nearly naked whilst having a pee. Had to break a windown to get back in. Happy days. In any case I was brought up in a cottage with no bath or flush toilet so it was much the same for me.


Nearing the end.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46873122495_2c439ed40b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eq21hp)cerberus (https://flic.kr/p/2eq21hp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 05:42:53 pm
Other times but not my photos.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47000338774_0ba3c2b007_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBg2fw)PC230046 (https://flic.kr/p/2eBg2fw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46873152655_69158c840e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eq2afp)PC230047 (https://flic.kr/p/2eq2afp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46873153525_ca48457fe3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eq2avp)PC230048 (https://flic.kr/p/2eq2avp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


I remember Eric sitting there. Long gone now I suppose.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 05:45:50 pm
This one is mine with a young Pete Rose . Maybe late 60's

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47000381654_2a8da547ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eBgeZQ)221 (https://flic.kr/p/2eBgeZQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: tony from suffolk on May 06, 2019, 08:26:33 pm
Thanks for the memories! I remember sitting outside, chatting to some folks and being a bit envious of such a salubrious establishment.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 08:53:26 pm
Seeing things differently.


Selfie stick places camera carefully behind straws looking back at photographer.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8814/18213308686_53337226a8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tKrY8y)Selfie stick photo. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tKrY8y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Stick gives an overhead view of The Plughole, Shatter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8818/18053934419_5737afdf7e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tvn8Hn)The Plug Hole Shatter (https://flic.kr/p/tvn8Hn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Giant boulder high in the roof above The Plughole. Headlamp casts a shadow of the camera.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7742/18052256158_bb568705a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tvdwPQ)Big boulder in the sky. Plug Hole Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/tvdwPQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Another of The Plughole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8809/18052381338_2e80014c36_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tveb37)Plug Hole Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/tveb37) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reflection on the halves line.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7783/18241238351_92ee150c47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMV7Dv)Reflection. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/tMV7Dv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

More crumble. Lovely orange with stalactite lemon dips.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8885/18236245802_e1b47ef7be_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMtwx5)Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tMtwx5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Into the light.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7735/17617193724_02129263c3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sQLHVo)Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/sQLHVo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Yummy porridge.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7753/17619262463_6728e3c585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sQXjTi)The Porridge Basin. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/sQXjTi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Pink candy.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7745/17617218234_39e6a7d85b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sQLRcY)Pink column in Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/sQLRcY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Rice Crispies.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7792/18236182062_1a4856e3ca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMtcA7)Islands. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tMtcA7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Botryoidals.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/302/19164413282_1e256e9025_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/vcuCoE)Botryoidals, macro (https://flic.kr/p/vcuCoE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Micro crystals.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5701/19979590573_0e82ca10ca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/wrwCcx)Micro crystals in calcite. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/wrwCcx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Rummaging in Shatter 1972. A disappointing few metres of passage.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8886/18025948416_bb71f70d92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tsTGs5)Shatter terminal choke 1972 (https://flic.kr/p/tsTGs5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Quaking House Cave.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5347/17791146599_148efddfa4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/t79h3T)Quaking House Cave (https://flic.kr/p/t79h3T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

View from Mendip.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7783/17331570971_5e1f46114c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/spwQea)View SW from Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/spwQea) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Hunters Lodge Sink.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7391/16372787467_636681f4b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qWNPi6)Hunters Lodge Sink (https://flic.kr/p/qWNPi6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Prediction !  Before TFD was found. The Topless Aven Dig when everything looked hopeless.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7564/15401999043_abb8f4ddf3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pt2gHD)Prophecy. Onward to the promised land. From my log. (https://flic.kr/p/pt2gHD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 06, 2019, 08:54:52 pm
Ooooooo 940. Wonder if I can find 60 more.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 07, 2019, 10:31:20 am
Wow! Many thanks. I take a day off to change hospitals and come back to a hundred unpushed 'like' buttons.
Also thanks ever so much for the very readable geology lesson.
 :clap2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 07, 2019, 08:46:25 pm
I was planning a quiet solo photo trip into WL Cave today but yet again Mr O'Doc lured me into the swampy confines of Jill's Slither in Reservoir. Drilling holes above the sump which today we heard gurgling somewhere off into the distance. So I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them. :blink:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32855160077_0537c781b9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S4ihrc)Jills Slither Dig. (https://flic.kr/p/S4ihrc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47746383742_712b47b884_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbGqN)P5070117 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbGqN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

My knee as a pillow.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47746380102_c6ce504e04_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbFm3)P5070085 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbFm3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47746375812_7bd7edf202_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbE55)P5070061 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbE55) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32855148377_13c219e429_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S4idXt)P5070050 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/S4idXt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47009354214_fb306daf31_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eC4ee9)P5070040 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2eC4ee9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Manganese black stal.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47746365562_e3c6f9b6a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbB2m)P5070017 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2fKbB2m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Wash tub.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798680031_0208f210fc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPNJhX)P5070133 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2fPNJhX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 07, 2019, 08:58:49 pm
Templeton.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15316794790_df5f46dda6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pkuzsN)Templeton Pot (https://flic.kr/p/pkuzsN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Buckingham Mine.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15500312451_7497e5b529_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBH9Sp)Buckingham Mine (https://flic.kr/p/pBH9Sp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

950.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 10:44:42 am
I shall definitely stop at 1,000 images as I might be accused of being obsessive :-\

Anyway its been a good thing to look at some of these again as most folks images tend to languish unseen on the computer. I doubt we will ever see another 1,000 image post by one photographer here again. Well you never know I might have a few years left. In any case I look forward to seeing more peoples photos here. Its all quite simple really. For ease of posting I have found Flickr to be the best as you can do it speedily and adjust image size. For most I have chosen a relatively small image.

Onward to four figures.

Andrew Crosses Chamber, Holwell Cavern.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15515703792_af1d75effa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pD53bm)Holwell Cavern (https://flic.kr/p/pD53bm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Box Mine.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15494360536_419c5b5585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBbDzb)The Cathedral, Box Mine. 1970's (https://flic.kr/p/pBbDzb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15514353181_0167ed4c09_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCX7FX)Spring Mine Box. 1970's (https://flic.kr/p/pCX7FX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" Reservoir Dogs " ( But not Alison ).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15331065497_5d896f00d2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmKHDt)Reservoir Dogs. (https://flic.kr/p/pmKHDt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Grebe.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15331391297_90f8863726_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmMouH)Grebe Swallet entrance (https://flic.kr/p/pmMouH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2945/15331448817_0b0b260825_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmMFAr)1753. Grebe Swallet (https://flic.kr/p/pmMFAr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" Feathers ".

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2946/15494517646_79c8a9b257_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBcsgY)Underwater macro. (https://flic.kr/p/pBcsgY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Discovery of " Great Expectations ". Reservoir.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15331676157_59cab6659b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmNRb6)Breakthrough. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pmNRb6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15349464787_c9d471a67a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poo27B)Great Expectations at the time of discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/poo27B) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15535512775_ecee3250cc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEPyGx)Peter Glanvill enters Great Expectations on the day of discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/pEPyGx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Underwater crystals.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15348131447_da270f7452_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pogbKZ)Under a placid surface (https://flic.kr/p/pogbKZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on FlickrAscension. Reservoir Hole

Into the void. The first descent of The Frozen Deep pitch.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15517973662_67e200a7f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDgEW3)Into the void. First decent into The frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/pDgEW3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Never to be repeated. The Frozen Deep on the day of discovery. ( Good job I had a camera )

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15495214206_875fd8b42b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pBg2kC)The Frozen Deep on discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/pBg2kC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5603/15518058792_410e798024_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDh7eN)Alison Moody in The Frozen Deep on discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/pDh7eN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2947/15515329121_d638e657f8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pD37Nv)The Frozen Deep on discovery day. The first photo ever taken of the pillar. (https://flic.kr/p/pD37Nv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



Breakthrough at Hard Times.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15348922679_559316d079_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pokeXV)Last boulder from Hard Times. (https://flic.kr/p/pokeXV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15530969301_080f691bae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEqh5M)The Very Last Boulder. Discovery of Resurrection, Reservoir. (https://flic.kr/p/pEqh5M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" We can see wonderful things " The first view of The Frozen Deep from Resurrection.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15511837686_33363e4967_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCJdVm)We can see --Alison and Nigel see The Frozen Deep for the first time. (https://flic.kr/p/pCJdVm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Master at work. Spider Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15534237065_73de4e3f91_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEH2tx)The master photographer at work. (https://flic.kr/p/pEH2tx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Spider in Spider Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15348555510_a809d064ba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poimPq)The Spider, Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/poimPq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Live on TV    ( " The Fool on The Hill " ).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/2946/15331685000_e0fdbcd91b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmNTNy)Going Live at Cheddar Gorge. (https://flic.kr/p/pmNTNy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 11:08:24 am
971. Will it ever end ?

Thin End of the Wedge. Alison in The Frozen Deep.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/14908210183_864856430a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHotuB)Thin End Of The Wege. Alison Moody. (https://flic.kr/p/oHotuB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Green Lake Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15525893551_b6781c0cb6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDYgeR)Green Lake (https://flic.kr/p/pDYgeR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15347024969_370d6c3143_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poavQM)Secret Place. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/poavQM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The journalist and a real photographer.  Frozen Deep.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15347665997_93cdabe89e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/podNoZ)The Journalist and Photographer. (https://flic.kr/p/podNoZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Heavens Landing, Reservoir. Upper fixed ladder.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15348007680_ce1901350e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pofxY5)On Heaven's Landing. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pofxY5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Actually one of my favourites of him.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15347556728_7aa674017d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/podeV3)The Pie Wot I Baked. Peter Glanvill (https://flic.kr/p/podeV3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Andrew. First to top Ascension. ( Funny how I got there to take the photo  :shrug: )

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15530959371_3f10be65aa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEqe8z)The Climber. Andrew Atkinson. (https://flic.kr/p/pEqe8z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

My favourite of Martin.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15509997686_6d32a3d4f4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCyMXd)The Man With The Keys. Martin Grass. (https://flic.kr/p/pCyMXd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

My favourite of Nigel.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5603/15533733835_ea5e5d7f1d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEErTa)The Engineer. Nigel Cox. (https://flic.kr/p/pEErTa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A favourite of Alison.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15533778095_323dc932cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEEF3g)Our Alison (https://flic.kr/p/pEEF3g) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

None are natural subjects for portraits I guess so you have to be very quick.

A brave smile with a broken arm.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5603/15531090501_877547818b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEqU7r)Brave smile from the girl with the broken arm. (https://flic.kr/p/pEqU7r) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Camera self portrait.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15534675742_1c54c4ea72_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEKgSW)Camera on a stick (https://flic.kr/p/pEKgSW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Elephants Trunk, Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15526002201_7d14a56dc1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDYPx8)Elephant's Trunk. Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/pDYPx8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Another of him by available light.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15531197171_7d39693c4b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pErrPz)I think I got it. (https://flic.kr/p/pErrPz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

"Well it looks safe to me.". Silo Passage. Reservoir Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15348192840_981ce35f1b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pogv1u)WOT Dig. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pogv1u) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Building Ascension platform.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15510214966_920ff6f235_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCzUxq)The man on the ledge. (https://flic.kr/p/pCzUxq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

At the time the limit of exploration in High Country. Seeing things for the very first time.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15347932997_592d55e7bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pofaLr)Where no man has trod (https://flic.kr/p/pofaLr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Upper Ascension.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15347395339_98353ea74e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pocpWt)The Engineer doing a difficult bit. (https://flic.kr/p/pocpWt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Its Christmas.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15531173861_674e869823_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pErjTF)christmas 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/pErjTF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Paths as laid in The Frozen Deep.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15531235691_0593f7855a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pErDgH)Lets make paths. (https://flic.kr/p/pErDgH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Where my hand got crushed.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15347531629_829f8ee385_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pod7si)This is the rock that crushed my hand. (https://flic.kr/p/pod7si) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Lunch Time.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15534149845_2413b94142_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEGzxK)Walkers, Please sponser our caving (https://flic.kr/p/pEGzxK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr






Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 11:10:48 am
Bum. Forgot to resize.   993 now. 7 to go but there just might be an encore if I am persuaded.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 02:10:53 pm
Thought I would  repost the Reservoir one whilst in large mode.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15331065497_5d896f00d2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmKHDt)Reservoir Dogs. (https://flic.kr/p/pmKHDt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 02:32:14 pm
Jonathan and me in Jonathan's Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/14913508814_f3766df854_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHRCAj)Jonathan and me in Jonathan's Chamber Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/oHRCAj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Frozen Deep.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3931/15531421161_0333d333dc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEsApt)Curtains. Scurion highlights. (https://flic.kr/p/pEsApt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

High Country, Reservoir.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15347987397_976a336ff3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pofrWn)Botryoidals on a knob. (https://flic.kr/p/pofrWn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15510324046_032b9f07bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCAsY7)Botryoidals and splash pocket. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pCAsY7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Fingers.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/14916291663_1c9f57834b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJ6TQt)Fingers. Macro. (https://flic.kr/p/oJ6TQt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Crystal Cluster.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/14915772174_c081ab41f2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJ4epL)Crystal Cluster. Macro. (https://flic.kr/p/oJ4epL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

999 Oh Dear. What now. One more ? :shrug:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 08, 2019, 07:31:22 pm
There are times when caving when you find yourself in a tricky situation.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15347300129_becce21ed8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pobVCV)A tricky situation. (https://flic.kr/p/pobVCV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


1,000 posted images.  :bow: :bow: :bow: :beer2:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: ZombieCake on May 09, 2019, 12:44:42 pm
Encore please if you'd be so kind.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 09, 2019, 02:05:32 pm
Encore please if you'd be so kind.  :thumbsup:


Most likely !
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 09, 2019, 07:40:44 pm
A rolling encore of sorts then. At least I wont have to keep count.

Radford Cave, Devon.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15331186799_677abe3d3a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmLkGT)Radford Cave, Devon. (https://flic.kr/p/pmLkGT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Engine House, Buckingham Mine, Quantocks.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3943/15316818988_7b79df2a66_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pkuGE1)Buckingham Mine. (https://flic.kr/p/pkuGE1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Razor's Edge TFD.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15330893329_4aebab5df3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pmJQt4)The Razors Edge  Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pmJQt4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

We Ought to meet up sometime.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15350943960_50e8a61b7b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povAPA)We Ought To Meet Up One Day. Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/povAPA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Fernhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15350477777_9b85e71505_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/potdeX)Fernhill Curtains. (https://flic.kr/p/potdeX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Jackdaw Cave , Cannington, Now destroyed.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15350216098_f21eac05e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/porSsf)Cannington Cavern. Lost and gone forever. (https://flic.kr/p/porSsf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/14913709173_618bf20c34_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHSE9M)Reflction in a drop. (https://flic.kr/p/oHSE9M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Skyfall.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15348334730_2c76ce9a43_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pohebS)Nigel Gets a leg up in Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/pohebS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

High Country.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/14913816333_8cacc0af21_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHTd1n)Knobby on a knob. (https://flic.kr/p/oHTd1n) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" The Ferret ".

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15347431459_035eb822c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pocAFe)The Ferret. Camera on wheels at Potter's Heaven. (https://flic.kr/p/pocAFe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Not safe it fell and just missed me.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/14913340624_3b33dff7f8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHQLAu)This rock looks safe. (https://flic.kr/p/oHQLAu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Silo Passage Reservoir.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15348056027_26722377ee_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pofNkD)Brrrrr. This rock is in the way. (https://flic.kr/p/pofNkD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Mist under the mountain.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15348466590_ed08b9fd8d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pohUoj)Smoke draught testing. The Frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/pohUoj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Chrispy Binders.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15531342801_a195631aba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEsc7r)A Mendip Regular. Chris Binding. Dont touch the stal. (https://flic.kr/p/pEsc7r) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

TFD

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15534817152_00913e7ab7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEKZV3)The Engineer at work. (https://flic.kr/p/pEKZV3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Robots, Box Mine. Now vandalised.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15358571750_dc737d14d3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppbGid)The Robots, Box Mine c1990 (https://flic.kr/p/ppbGid) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Box Mine.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15358498090_deb0998623_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppbjpd)Box Mine about 1990 (https://flic.kr/p/ppbjpd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Alison

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15538406791_0417b1105a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pF5oZn)Alison Moody on the first Ascension climb. (https://flic.kr/p/pF5oZn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Taken on the first trip into High Country.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15350511909_54004c7ebb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/potoor)PA230021 Andrew Atkinson nearing the top of Ascension Aven (https://flic.kr/p/potoor) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3929/15541916422_5c826796b4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFoohf)Botryoidals by the thousand. Ascension (https://flic.kr/p/pFoohf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/14920326994_941d8fbd89_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJszp9)Scalloped wall. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oJszp9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15538382271_349903e709_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pF5gGB)Botyoidals on a ledge high up on Ascension (https://flic.kr/p/pF5gGB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3931/15355431770_8153dc8ac7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poUATC)Andrew Atkinson preparing for the first climb up Ascension. (https://flic.kr/p/poUATC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3931/15517354176_69a3ae7dde_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDduMf)Alison Moody surveying beyond Splash Chamber (https://flic.kr/p/pDduMf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15541875392_9636a4c76e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFob5Q)Alison Moody becomes the second person to climb Ascension (https://flic.kr/p/pFob5Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15534572501_e1abcac48d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEJKbV)Andrew Atkinson in Splash Chamber, High Country on the day of discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/pEJKbV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/14916496074_c2a5786ca6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJ7WAN)Andrew Atkinson in a tight spot in High Country (https://flic.kr/p/oJ7WAN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15351065038_00c5f5fa2b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/powdP9)Alison survey marking at High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/powdP9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15537224015_00a270808b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEYkoF)Andrew and Alison surveying at Heaven's Landing. (https://flic.kr/p/pEYkoF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15513501136_533cb9b00e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCSKpw)PA230164 Andrew Atkinson surveying main rift passage. (https://flic.kr/p/pCSKpw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15351029878_91673911d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pow3mW)Andrew and Alison in virgin passage. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pow3mW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/14916990683_b16328340a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJatCx)Andrew and Alison push virgin passage in High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oJatCx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15537988702_8131cec39f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pF3fGW)The top at last. Heavens Landing on day of discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/pF3fGW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Filming TFD for The One Show.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15351077277_33fc6718e1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/powhsa)We do it like this. Miranda and Gavin Newman. (https://flic.kr/p/powhsa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3927/15513380906_b92e70a72c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCS8EA)Andrew Atkinson. Miranda gearing up for filming. (https://flic.kr/p/pCS8EA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15534368681_5ff711b942_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEHGAM)Alison watching filming in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pEHGAM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3930/14916297654_88de921634_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJ6VBL)Lights, camera, action. (https://flic.kr/p/oJ6VBL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3930/15350399939_c8f4a7823c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/posP6V)Lets crank up the lights. Filming in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/posP6V) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15537024565_86b7819639_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEXj6T)Ooo Miranda we love you. Alison pays homage. (https://flic.kr/p/pEXj6T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15350986717_8d76fa1fa7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povPwM)Upper TFD in warming video lights. (https://flic.kr/p/povPwM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15534279201_43f82f608f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEHf12)Warming video lights cast a green glow. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pEHf12) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15350950587_7cdf065a35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povCMR)Miranda learns her script. The One Show at TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/povCMR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

1971.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3943/15544086595_157217a905_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFzvp2)A young Nick in Dunstan's Well Cave 1971. (https://flic.kr/p/pFzvp2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

St Cuthberts Sump One.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/14920377324_69b6e7d9b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJsQmU)Sump One Cuthberts just after it was opened. (https://flic.kr/p/oJsQmU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

High Country.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15350917897_9d107ea085_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povt5e)Man in a rift. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/povt5e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15350908427_989d037011_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povqfX)Wibbley Wobblies. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/povqfX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15351272660_21bacca52a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poxhwQ)Big Knob. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/poxhwQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15536953285_72ceb1327b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEWWUV)The Long Drop. Some 25 metres up in the roof of The frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/pEWWUV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/14915901604_f52b6f169c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJ4TTj)I cant get up there. Un named chamber, Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/oJ4TTj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15520357706_1f69f4a7a3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDtTCf)Jonathan Chipchase in rift to Priceless Grotto, Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/pDtTCf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

By Peter Glanvill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/14920349604_619253956b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJsG7Y)Me with mother's car at Baker's Pit 1968 by Peter Glanvill. (https://flic.kr/p/oJsG7Y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cuthberts.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15354514959_e29617eabb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poPUmx)The Fingers. St. Cuthberts. (https://flic.kr/p/poPUmx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Shatter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15350104779_af1e32c103_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/porimX)Shatter Cave. The Ringroad. (https://flic.kr/p/porimX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15350095819_7e8d79459a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/porfGt)Colourful. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/porfGt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15534049851_564c85ac34_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEG4PH)Shatter Cave. Before Tapes. (https://flic.kr/p/pEG4PH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A mixed bag for the first encore ( ? ). The first block of High Country were all taken on the day of discovery as I followed Andrew and Alison about totally amazed at what we had found. The climb had been sidelined for months as we did not think there would be much up there. In its own unique way it turned out to be one of the finest passages on Mendip.

The Frozen Deep filming was for The One Show. They wanted sandwiches and water taken in for everyone. Then Gavin's heavy tripod , big batteries and lights. About ten hours of work for 3 minutes of air time. I was not allowed to use the camera flash so the images are available light . The warming camera lamps giving that strange green colour cast. As a photographer you have to adapt quickly to the circumstances. The haste and excitement of new discoveries and working within the remit of more professional cameramen.

Many of the Reservoir Hole images appeared on that massive post some years ago ( over 100,000 views ) but in the context of a pure photo thread like this one it does not hurt to air them again. Belt and braces really as the first lot were via Photobucket and these mostly Flickr.

I suppose I should not worry about my reputation at my age. You either appreciate my sharing nature or get bored with the endlessness of it all. I was going to finish at 1,000 but that single comment by Mr Zombie re ignited my enthusiasm. For that and the mini fan club ( Tony, Laurie et al ) I give sincere thanks. Yes. I guess there will be still more.









Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Speleofish on May 09, 2019, 10:24:11 pm
Add me to the fan club. Please keep going!
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 11, 2019, 07:55:27 pm
Lithostrotian, Hillwithy.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15350917030_b804801310_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/povsPh)Lithostrotian. Macro. (https://flic.kr/p/povsPh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

First view of the road to The Frozen Deep.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15536446192_35256578c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEUmaW)Little Things Can Mean A Lot (https://flic.kr/p/pEUmaW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/14923585174_1eff6fc857_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJKgWE)A young Pete Rose in Z Squeeze, Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/oJKgWE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Box Mine.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15358305057_88c836f402_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppak24)Graffiti. Box Mine and a young Jonathan Chipchase (https://flic.kr/p/ppak24) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15541622141_ded75a4261_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFmSNr)Pete Rose in Withyhill at the time of discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/pFmSNr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15358119428_795b2faf2a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pp9nQy)A young Graham Price in Manor Farm (https://flic.kr/p/pp9nQy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15541566211_79991ce9a9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFmAb8)Tor Chamber Shatter Cave. 1980's (https://flic.kr/p/pFmAb8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15541541931_2e80b86db0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFmsXv)A younger me by Peter Glanvill in Slaughter Stream Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pFmsXv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15520416916_ee5f094f16_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDuce7)Nick in White Pit 1995 by Peter Glanvill. (https://flic.kr/p/pDuce7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15520394316_ee261be125_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDu5vs)Nick in Twin Titties 1992 by Peter Glanvill. (https://flic.kr/p/pDu5vs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15358435430_9acfde3d69_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppaZLS)Jonathan Chipchase in Withyhill. (https://flic.kr/p/ppaZLS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5603/15369315428_f445ce78c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pq8L23)Me looking pleased in NHASA Gallery, Manor Farm minutes after discovering it. (https://flic.kr/p/pq8L23) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/14934552474_2d90c53d6c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKHu93)Breakthrough point behind blocks in Daren not long after discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/oKHu93) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/14934935243_0e6eb19cfd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKKrVv)I have this as Tyning's Barrow. (https://flic.kr/p/oKKrVv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15555099535_802b4de45a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGxXai)Canopy Chamber. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pGxXai) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/14934903403_d4058a906e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKKhsx)Manor Farm 2 weeks after discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/oKKhsx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15555882902_455279fc13_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGBY2C)NHASA Gallery. Manor Farm 2 weeks after discovery. I was the first to enter here. (https://flic.kr/p/pGBY2C) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15368402399_1a8254d15a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pq45Ba)Green Lake Grotto Withyhill. Right at the time of our discovery. (https://flic.kr/p/pq45Ba) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15364643959_899cdbd78f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppHPmt)My Wife in Festival Cave , Devon. 1960's (https://flic.kr/p/ppHPmt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/14931045253_1e8b8b3320_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKpvyH)The Engineer in The Silo (https://flic.kr/p/oKpvyH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15548526651_efa907d40d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFYggH)Oh Dear. Some people you just have to put up with. (https://flic.kr/p/pFYggH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15552020592_49459a282a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGhaU5)Digging The Silo. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pGhaU5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/14930403474_3a2df58687_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKmdMy)The Porridge Basin. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/oKmdMy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/14930364834_75a2047534_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKm2im)Slightly Bent. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/oKm2im) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15365094137_706119b9fa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppL8ba)Nat. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/ppL8ba) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15551093095_34e2fe1d75_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGcqbK)Damocles. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/pGcqbK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15527354266_5f9689f14c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pE6KsA)Laura. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pE6KsA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15364423829_88a4f26039_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppGFV8)Time For Lunch. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/ppGFV8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15527335316_ae1821ee6b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pE6DPS)Off Track. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/pE6DPS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/14930798553_ebd5b16799_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKofeg)Nat in Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/oKofeg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15550923375_39fa1290bf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGbxJx)Neverland. Upper Flood (6) (https://flic.kr/p/pGbxJx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15364280679_4fc424a860_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppFXn2)Froth. Upper Flood. (https://flic.kr/p/ppFXn2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Still a few more left !

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: David Rose on May 11, 2019, 08:14:04 pm
This is an amazing historical record. Thank you for making it available.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 12, 2019, 07:57:29 pm
Cloford Gypsum. Macro.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46915997285_386a6b95db_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2etNKsV)gypsum cloford quarry cave. (https://flic.kr/p/2etNKsV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Macro.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32888341867_9bae1ff4fb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S7eme2)Straw.Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/S7eme2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The big collage of Reservoir Hole and books I have written on social history. ( I have about 6 hobbies not just caving. )

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47042705834_f01958c94d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eF1av5)P5120021 (https://flic.kr/p/2eF1av5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

On the wall.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40865701933_1e4d4dbd8c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25gaprP)P5120020 (https://flic.kr/p/25gaprP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Cement in the eye.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40853331083_5a0e9bcab1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25f512i)Cement gets in your eyes. (https://flic.kr/p/25f512i) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Above Draenen.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15369496608_7130bd3bae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pq9FSQ)Changing for Ogof Draenen. (https://flic.kr/p/pq9FSQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" Tangent ". Shutter jammed.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15552034552_cde9d58c6e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGhf3L)John Williams. Reservoir. The Camera shutter has jammed. (https://flic.kr/p/pGhf3L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15551014985_970d27367f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGc1Y2)All Alone. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pGc1Y2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15364264439_1cdf2408cd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppFSx2)Upper Flood. Main streamway. (https://flic.kr/p/ppFSx2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15548190551_2fb46eee11_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFWxmT)Neverland. Upper Flood (3) (https://flic.kr/p/pFWxmT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

By Peter Glanvill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3930/15545421842_45e033b3a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFGmjw)Nick on Ascension by Peter Glanvill. (https://flic.kr/p/pFGmjw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15520847056_a626b8ef3e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDwp6j)Somebody has photoshopped my photo. (https://flic.kr/p/pDwp6j) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15358863140_626fcb704e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppdbVb)On The Wall. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/ppdbVb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/15527110866_8cdfa2e2f6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pE5v73)The ascent to Heaven's Landing (https://flic.kr/p/pE5v73) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15548121011_ec97097804_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFWbFV)Boulders at Heaven's Landing (https://flic.kr/p/pFWbFV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15520869166_d5f1a812eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pDwvEw)Peter Glanvill on Ascension. (https://flic.kr/p/pDwvEw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15358839640_8fba887b95_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppd4W1)Flick away the dust. (https://flic.kr/p/ppd4W1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 12, 2019, 08:10:50 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15358549357_7f9535fb07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppbzD8)Stal in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/ppbzD8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15358854390_f37b89e39d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppd9jj)Thor's Mighty Hammer. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/ppd9jj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15527191446_b57b07ffd5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pE5V4m)Neverland. Upper Flood (5) (https://flic.kr/p/pE5V4m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15364704978_eff582a6df_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppJ8uw)Neverland. Upper Flood (2) (https://flic.kr/p/ppJ8uw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15365331530_d0e8649861_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ppMkK9)Shatter Cave (2) (https://flic.kr/p/ppMkK9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15548275861_fdf9449d18_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFWYHK)Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pFWYHK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15563015841_173fbb5b8e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHfwpk)Terminal choke. High Country (https://flic.kr/p/pHfwpk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15563003261_5012fbfa57_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHfsEr)Moonmilk and botryoidals. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pHfsEr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15380009410_fc240dba16_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr5yY3)Route to upper Skyfall. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pr5yY3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/14944876714_60d47284eb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLCpbb)nigel cox, ali moody, chris binding and john cooper retaping in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oLCpbb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/14944866004_ab192f0e7a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLCkZw)Botryoidals on stalagmite. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oLCkZw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/14945438313_5c551d6a3b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLFh7V)Making path. Splash Chamber, High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oLFh7V) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/14944842294_6f54c7838c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLCdWJ)Nigel drilling on Ascencion (https://flic.kr/p/oLCdWJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15565584325_1e490c5f35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHtFVx)Roger the slug at the very end of High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pHtFVx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/14944819934_3ec2548308_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLC7id)Botryoidals in High Country. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/oLC7id) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15378913849_847e7afbb9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqYXi4)Party is on. Reservoir 2012. (https://flic.kr/p/pqYXi4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15379388698_294c16a323_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr2os7)Santa's Little Helper. Reservoir 2012. (https://flic.kr/p/pr2os7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15379377748_c2b9e3da4c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr2kcj)Moonmilk wall. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr2kcj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/14944752314_83d7f32554_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLBLcm)Botryoidals and moonmilk. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oLBLcm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/15379346328_d8efa281fc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr2aRA)Stal with botryoidals in High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr2aRA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3927/15378808369_8026ec8e3d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqYpWr)Nigel Cox in High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pqYpWr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15378798779_f27a47f573_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqYn66)Peter Glanvill. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pqYn66) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 12, 2019, 08:15:37 pm
Oooo. 1,126. I wasnt going to keep count really.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 08:49:51 am
I must get dressed and do something !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15562739111_119c59ce83_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHe798)Alison Moody. Ascencion. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHe798) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15565395455_f03e8639c4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHsHMa)Curtain. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHsHMa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15379377197_4f047e368c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr2k2P)Alison on Ascension with the platform above. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pr2k2P) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15378142958_473a441ba1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqV18Q)Doing The Hokey Kokey. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pqV18Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15377646689_66a4723c4f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqSsBt)Floor stuff. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pqSsBt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:23:44 am
Waiting for the " Sky " man.

Caving tomorrow.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15565089512_28a1871db0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHr9Qh)Stringy bits. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHr9Qh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15540527166_a238308d38_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFggiy)Alison Moody in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pFggiy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15561476221_811ddce5e6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pH7CJa)I think we got it. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pH7CJa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/14943437454_ededeb9bb7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLv2km)Helectites. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oLv2km) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3945/14944058483_4e795d6685_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLycWK)Twins. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/oLycWK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/14944041953_7f4e37dc45_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLy82K)Reservoir Digs (https://flic.kr/p/oLy82K) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:26:48 am
Hustling up page 9.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15378049278_390f93ddfa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqUwhE)Off track scouting in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pqUwhE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/15564178905_e168559c87_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHmu9a)Video work. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHmu9a) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15565000502_ee5457c34e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHqGnC)Old English Sheepdog. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHqGnC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3929/15564141515_f7ecbefd6b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHmi2v)The old orange taped path. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHmi2v) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15377493459_42413e59ec_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqRF4z)Chris Milne in Topless Dig. Reservoir (https://flic.kr/p/pqRF4z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:30:20 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15564098795_96bcdf9466_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHm5jX)Scalloped capture rift. G.P. Series Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/pHm5jX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15378428310_5133e6a8d5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqWsXG)Fairy Cave Quarry in winter (https://flic.kr/p/pqWsXG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15378041197_a9b17247bb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqUtTk)The Boabab Tree, Withyhill (https://flic.kr/p/pqUtTk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15534603006_99a697c3fe_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEJUfS)Withyhill micro heli (https://flic.kr/p/pEJUfS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15372162988_d291d642e3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqomuU)Withyhill Reflections (https://flic.kr/p/pqomuU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15372281537_2ff30e181b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqoXJR)Withyhill Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/pqoXJR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:33:11 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15372128178_b7b3ab5197_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqob9J)All smooth in Aggy (https://flic.kr/p/pqob9J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15372611710_28f3538092_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqqDTu)All curves. Agen Allwedd. (https://flic.kr/p/pqqDTu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/14937466894_764081487d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKYquE)Happy in Aggy. (https://flic.kr/p/oKYquE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15534512046_c626419d39_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEJrdA)Agen Allwedd and Jetta. (https://flic.kr/p/pEJrdA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/15534502236_82ce0e715d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEJois)Agen Allwedd entrance series naer Baron's Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/pEJois) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:35:03 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15372050688_9d54714ba5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqnM7G)Railway Dig. Ogof CAF (2) (https://flic.kr/p/pqnM7G) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15555493091_ede636642a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGzY9K)Railway Dig. Ogof CAF (https://flic.kr/p/pGzY9K) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15372150247_c7c4968d44_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqohHe)Ogof CAF (2) (https://flic.kr/p/pqohHe) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:37:26 am
Grr. Where is page 9.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15372136977_25fbea127e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqodLr)Martin Grass at Ogof CAF (https://flic.kr/p/pqodLr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/14937371954_aa9129580d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKXWgL)Nick in Ogof CAF by Peter Glanvill (2) (https://flic.kr/p/oKXWgL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/15534419916_cdd3559cc2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEHXQ9)Nick in Ogof CAF by Peter Glanvill (https://flic.kr/p/pEHXQ9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15558126155_8d4bd79203_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGPsSp)Ogof CAF. Railway Dig (https://flic.kr/p/pGPsSp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:41:08 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15371975548_21f6e49825_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pqnoMb)Ogof CAF (https://flic.kr/p/pqnoMb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/14937301674_8e2cac38da_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oKXzo3)Aisholt Quarry Cave 1993 (https://flic.kr/p/oKXzo3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15576154332_7dab342091_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJpS23)The Eye Hole. Dingly Dell. (https://flic.kr/p/pJpS23) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/14954558114_8ecbb94718_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMu27S)Stopping for a read. TFD Platform (https://flic.kr/p/oMu27S) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15389139218_191240f144_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prTmWw)Sump Passage Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/prTmWw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:44:15 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15551563146_0ae6cabea2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGePV5)Bath time. Peter Glanvill TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pGePV5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15575251945_049140214f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJkeLD)Falling waters. Alison. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pJkeLD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15388622469_8d61539b4e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prQHk4)All along the edge. Botryoidals TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prQHk4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/14954492284_e04ed073a4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMtFxS)Getting the hang of this climbing thingy. Ascencion (https://flic.kr/p/oMtFxS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15389072218_a0aff4b355_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prT22m)Botryoidals TFD (2) (https://flic.kr/p/prT22m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15388581709_b9d14e7d9c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prQvdi)Botryoidals TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prQvdi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 13, 2019, 10:44:58 am
Hooray. Page 9 :clap2:


1,171 Images.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: rhychydwr1 on May 13, 2019, 07:21:21 pm
Where  is Ogof CAF?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 14, 2019, 07:39:24 am
No flash cave photos or combinations with headlamp spot.

Usually a recipe for a bad photo as the image can look " grainy " and flat. I do think they have some artistic merit though.

1,000 ISO, eighth second, f2.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47846439381_cc063769d0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fU2vu2)P6060063 (https://flic.kr/p/2fU2vu2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

As above but 1250 ISO.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902463467_651a3ddf5b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tJ5T)P6060065 (https://flic.kr/p/S8tJ5T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Fifteenth second. 800 ISO.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902456347_c9fdc76be9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tFY8)P5020061 (https://flic.kr/p/S8tFY8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Twentieth second at 800 ISO.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969031428_e9157e16c5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJazE)P8180013 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJazE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Combination thirtieth second at 400 ISO.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47846436991_f88b0f5fe7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fU2uLP)P5240143 (https://flic.kr/p/2fU2uLP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969028858_dac0f1589d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJ9Pm)P6140096 (https://flic.kr/p/TKJ9Pm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Gone caving ----
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 14, 2019, 10:24:05 am
Gone caving ----
With camera?  ;)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 14, 2019, 05:37:33 pm
Gone caving ----
With camera?  ;)


Ruddy loads of photos taken today ---


Incoming --
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 14, 2019, 08:37:19 pm
Spider Hole Set .

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40883731043_4597c8c336_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hKNSx)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/25hKNSx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40883725563_e4a174a123_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hKMf4)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/25hKMf4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33973194038_0e077c63d7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TL6uYN)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/TL6uYN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46934207435_b4d6a5842a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evq5H2)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2evq5H2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47060989924_be58f29e5c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBSJ1)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBSJ1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47060977624_be12af1889_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBP4W)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBP4W) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32906473657_1e401a0607_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8Qhb6)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/S8Qhb6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33973151398_6ac732ff87_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TL6hiC)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/TL6hiC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40883666833_5baa8b6ac0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hKtMt)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/25hKtMt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40883664293_2f6a831605_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hKt2F)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/25hKt2F) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47060925234_0c8fe63fc4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBxuE)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBxuE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47060923124_46be06dcdf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBwSh)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBwSh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46934147835_ecb511ac6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evpLZr)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2evpLZr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47850439391_004f56975c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUo1xH)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fUo1xH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798313732_0e5378bd9f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLRps)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLRps) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33973089318_de73e81665_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TL5XRh)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/TL5XRh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32906403627_fb10af6df3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8PVmF)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/S8PVmF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32906400687_8edeebf659_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8PUtZ)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/S8PUtZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798295942_d723a4f1a6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLL7J)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLL7J) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47060885434_6a6a6259d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBkEs)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2eGBkEs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798288832_f533f09e9c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLJ19)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLJ19) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46934101165_2cff156845_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evpx7M)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2evpx7M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46934098525_95b2403d18_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2evpwkg)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2evpwkg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798272622_07338bcf68_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLDbE)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLDbE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32906345557_5146fd7ab5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8PC6t)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/S8PC6t) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798237472_82f3331781_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLsJC)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLsJC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798231892_0ea53cae35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLr5q)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLr5q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


Usual thing. All done on the move.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 09:57:49 am
All Spider Hole images from yesterday's trip. The pitch area images were with hand held Yongnuo YN660 slave flash now considered essential for dealing with back scatter. Set at one sixteenth flash at 25mm area. The TG 2 ( trusty beast ) was in the " flash obscuring box " so only acted as a trigger. I took 200 images on the go reducing them to 45. For some I used the Photoshop haze reducing filter. In truth Flickr "perks " up images anyway so it would be interesting to see a direct comparison with other hosting formats. Flickr does not allow copying BUT once hosted on another platform I believe that they can be copied by anyone. In saying that I usually do not mind anything of mine being used by others to promote caving in a positive way. Please acknowledge my copyright. Peter G. used two wireless flashguns for set ups. He does his his way. I do mine my way. Neither is essentially  " the correct way ". We had a new member of our little team yesterday so I wanted a few quick images of him so he could have a record of his trip. This image is me yesterday copyright Peter Glanvill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33976923178_0eb1cc4fd2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TLqBwj)Nick in Spider Hole. Copyright Peter Glanvill (https://flic.kr/p/TLqBwj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

In the Peli case-

The Yongnuo flashgun.
A steak slice pasty.
A chocolate bar.
A mini can of root beer.
The camera flash box
The old Olympus TG 2
A hand cloth ( duster for the lens )
Some cheap glasses to see the flashgun settings.

Spider Hole will forever be a monument to the Mendip way of vertical digging. The drywalled and cemented shafts are amazing. Very reminiscent of the work in Reservoir by Willie Stanton. I only saw a couple of short bits of scaffolding. The awkward bit near the top of the cave has stemples similiar again to those in Reservoir. The cave is gated with a CSCC lock and you can park two cars a few metres from the entrance. Please respect the work and wishes of the current digging team.




Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 10:44:25 am
As attachment with reduced res.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 10:46:10 am
Via Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47798237472_82f3331781_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLsJC)Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/2fPLsJC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 11:04:40 am
Meanwhile back at the ranch -

The " safest " place for my choccy bar.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46930086145_2f8d806326_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ev3XAi)PC050001 (https://flic.kr/p/2ev3XAi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Men at work.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969036968_ee58f77551_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJceb)P8180028 (https://flic.kr/p/TKJceb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969039278_7562e8bcc2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJcV1)P8180031 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJcV1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902478507_b824588e7c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tNyc)P9150022 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tNyc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902476647_afd0665d08_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tN18)P9080216 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tN18) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

There is a cave here somewhere. Pipe location Vurley.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902442797_9453b93e6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tBWv)IMG_0471 (https://flic.kr/p/S8tBWv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902440887_e1f9e60c4f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tBnz)IMG_0434 (https://flic.kr/p/S8tBnz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Always one !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33969019898_103a43ded8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TKJ79S)P5100067 (https://flic.kr/p/TKJ79S) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Discovery.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40879632203_722e7fa2ac_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hoNqT)Discovery of La La Land. Peter Glanvill (https://flic.kr/p/25hoNqT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The ever enthusiastic digger.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902453567_30420b1891_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tF9c)P4190023 (2) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tF9c) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Recording the geology.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902474587_32f76f4520_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tMoB)Section . Upper Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/S8tMoB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40879630033_bc48422380_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hoMMt)Macro stal section. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/25hoMMt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40879628293_d29d2c8c65_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hoMgt)Erosion surface. Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/25hoMgt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32902444127_939b8ea3a2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8tCkr)Stal Vurley. (https://flic.kr/p/S8tCkr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Tissue Moth. Spider Hole.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15535045362_f9652aab08_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEMaKG)Tissue moth. Spider Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pEMaKG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/14913998143_8b5359f16c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHU942)The Gate. Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/oHU942) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15531519451_c045466182_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pEt6C8)Major digging in Spider Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pEt6C8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15347576549_d39a407bf7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/podkNM)Pretty Buckets. Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/podkNM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15348042348_a710d724ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pofJgN)Root. Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pofJgN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 11:07:07 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15349668670_c76fa083a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pop4HQ)The Secret Tunnel. Under water macro. (https://flic.kr/p/pop4HQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 01:29:00 pm
Only the slim shall pass. Green Lake Chamber, Withyhill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15348128888_4523cd985e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pogaZS)Only the slim shall pass. (https://flic.kr/p/pogaZS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/14913501204_f44f2cc27d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oHRAk7)A curtain now sadly broken Photo 1978 (https://flic.kr/p/oHRAk7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Close to glory.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/14950738214_5467875a07_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oM9rAw)Alison. Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/oM9rAw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

" Its huge ! "

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15563631981_2678b5ef85_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHiFyr)Nigel goes. Resurrection discovery trip. (https://flic.kr/p/pHiFyr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15380606690_8c6c1b5456_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr8CvY)Alison with Disto X near the sump. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pr8CvY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3927/15563606311_c2863e8d78_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHixVR)Alison surveying near the sump. Reservoir Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pHixVR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15571498035_aba209c2d1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHZZS4)All along the dig. Topless. (https://flic.kr/p/pHZZS4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15568824741_36cc0ff7ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHLibM)Under the boulder. topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pHLibM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15379579419_ec3c8366ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr3n9p)Building walls. Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pr3n9p) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15380165397_93de944070_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr6nkt)The scallops tell a story. Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pr6nkt) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3928/15563437911_7bc12ba6ed_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHhFSp)Hanging horribilness. Skyfall dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pHhFSp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15380074877_4efa6edca5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr5UqM)Better wash the nose. Cheddar Gorge. (https://flic.kr/p/pr5UqM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/14945309054_59da36e1c2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLEBGj)Its not ruddy safe in here. Peter Glanvill Skyfall (https://flic.kr/p/oLEBGj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 01:36:02 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15380439640_d21842f400_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr7LRN)Nicks cementing. Skyfall slab. (https://flic.kr/p/pr7LRN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15379954698_a034c7c2fd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr5hGJ)Hot tea anyone. Peter Glanvill. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pr5hGJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15563366951_2121af82f1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHhjLX)Ancient scallops. Skyfall (https://flic.kr/p/pHhjLX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15565963225_6c900c20a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHvCyi)John Cooper TFD by helmet light. (https://flic.kr/p/pHvCyi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15380308820_e3c54873c9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr76Yh)Headless in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pr76Yh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15380285130_991dbf11cf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr6YVQ)Looking for the master cave. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pr6YVQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3927/15379797348_1d46c76a9e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr4tVN)Working on TFD platform support. (https://flic.kr/p/pr4tVN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15566749162_832fe53c6a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHzEbW)Working on TFD platform (https://flic.kr/p/pHzEbW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15542197046_9bbee78f24_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pFpPGA)TFD pitch. (https://flic.kr/p/pFpPGA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5603/14945110204_9dc2582e58_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLDAzS)Re taping in TFD. Orange tape changed to white. (https://flic.kr/p/oLDAzS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15379747528_c7cce8a039_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr4e7Q)Re taping in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pr4e7Q) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15563170051_f60ff295cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHgjf8)Re taping TFD. Alison and Nigel. (https://flic.kr/p/pHgjf8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/15379807837_16f945ac93_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr4x3D)Drip pocket near the end of High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr4x3D) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15379178879_75ed11b9d9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr1j5x)First footsteps. Choked side passage at the end of High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr1j5x) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/14945035704_9a446f2a96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oLDdro)Baby knobs by helmet light. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oLDdro) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 15, 2019, 01:43:37 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15379155669_1d69a1700e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr1cbn)Fed up with knobbly knobs now. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr1cbn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15379142669_3b1eb80454_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr18je)Not a knobbly knob. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pr18je) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15563052361_32a42c33ba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHfHfZ)From the platform to TFD Ascension by helmet light. (https://flic.kr/p/pHfHfZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15380154227_2be40949f9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr6j1T)Wall building at Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pr6j1T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15380057898_bedf3d87ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr5Po3)The endless trundle. Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/pr5Po3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15379570758_e63170180d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pr3jz5)The Engineer on upper Ascencion by helmet light. (https://flic.kr/p/pr3jz5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15351548030_7470ab9b76_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/poyGoA)Andrew Atkinson returning from exploring High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/poyGoA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



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Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 16, 2019, 09:41:22 am
Waiting in for the Yodel person. New 49" TV.  Not that I watch much of it of course. SWMBO is away so starvation threatens. Might scuttle off to The Frozen Deep on Sunday. ( not more ruddy photos ? )

Oh no that ruddy sump trip where I got my hand squashed.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15389521039_85936d035c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prVjrD)Rob Harper. Support. Reservoir sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/prVjrD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15390503710_b6b1243fa1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps1myf)Naomi. Reservoir Sump trip May 2012. (https://flic.kr/p/ps1myf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15576105615_7095770a77_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJpBx6)The diver returns, Duncan Price. Reservoir sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/pJpBx6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15390468140_96a7abc461_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps1aYY)Duncan Price in the squeeze that is no more. (https://flic.kr/p/ps1aYY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15576927642_0bd4ca7a3f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJtPTY)Disaster looms. Minutes later that big boulder will fall on me. Reservoir Sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/pJtPTY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 16, 2019, 10:23:10 am
I actually like this image. Sort of a portent of doom I suppose. The hand looks disembodied . One of those funny images you only get one chance with. Anyway that lot collapsed so is not there now.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15573396631_e0a6e0711c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJaJft)Preview of disaster. The hand on the boulder that would squash mine. (https://flic.kr/p/pJaJft) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15390026967_dc6cfec26a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prXUQx)Duncan Price. Reservoir sump trip. (https://flic.kr/p/prXUQx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15573349561_33a422db92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJaufV)Naomi lowering kit. This area collapsed on the way out. (https://flic.kr/p/pJaufV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Claire Cohen ,third from left kindly, drove my car back to Taunton. Such a nice person.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3933/15552295656_fd59baea5a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGizEy)Sump Trip May 2012. It was to end in disaster. (https://flic.kr/p/pGizEy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/14955291204_34f29a0310_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMxM3m)My tiny hand is squashed. (https://flic.kr/p/oMxM3m) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr.

It took a lot of finger bending by my sadistic physio to get my hand working again as the tendons were damaged. I still have one bent finger which tends to cross over the others when making a fist. How we moved that huge boulder I will never know. I had my shoulder pushing upwards whilst Duncan hauled on a rope. Close to panic and shock Duncan's reassurance did not help. " Don't worry I am a doctor . Er of Chemistry " ( or something ). Naomi came down with the collapse as if the boulders were not enough. She was bleeding a lot from a facial wound. They took her out and initiated a huge and embarrasing call out. Rob the vet asked to see my tongue. " Shall I say meow " I said. The hand was pinned against the side wall by the boulder. It must have missed my head by a few centimetres. I managed to get out with help on the ladders. Exiting the cave I saw a policeman. " I am the casualty" I said. " Can you carry me down? He refused. Looking down to the road I was horrified. Fire engines, Hazard Response Teams, Ambulances and Paramedics. Many people milling around but nobody in caving gear. I tried to get to the car to change and drive home. They would have none of it. I got " attacked " by the Hazard Response Team who helpfully declared that my blood pressure was high. Another argument ensued when they wanted to take me by ambulance to Weston Super Mare hospital which I flatly declined. Luckily one of the paramedics had driven up from Taunton and took me back there. Claire drove my car home .

Next time.

When my arm was broken at Skyfall we decided no ruddy call out with the attendant fuss. God did it hurt when the boulder came down the pitch on to me. The ladder climbs were awful but they got me up. Not easy with an arm in a sling. The rest was easier. We went back to Martin's for tea where I fell asleep. Nigel drove my car home. The wife was not amused. Anyway I had tea and then walked nearly a mile to the hospital in pouring rain. Took my turn for three hours in shock and mud splattered. Nobody in the crowd looked worse than me. One child had a raisen up her nose. Anyway her Grandad bought me coffee.

Some six weeks in a pink caste then I was told that there was " no union ". Despite taking Vitamin D the ruddy bone had not set. In any case it was %30 displaced. I could feel the lump.I walked home in tears. ( A was also waiting for a painful hernia repair cancelled whilst my arm was in a sling  ). Luckily I got admitted next day ( New Years Eve ) and a plate was put in. I had nobody to wish me Happy New Year alone in my hospital room at mid night.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 16, 2019, 11:41:08 am
Can't really hit the 'Like' button and there isn't a 'sympathy' one.
......or should I just laugh?


PS I've been let out of hospital to hobble around with a stick.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Roger W on May 16, 2019, 12:49:11 pm
And people ask, "Why do you go caving?"
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 16, 2019, 02:01:32 pm
Now in a bad mood. The 49"TV delivered by Yodel but the screen is smashed. Last time I get a TV on Amazon.

So a couple more for the loyal watchers.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/14955199904_a0ca3327c6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMxiUd)Nick in Great Expectations. Discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/oMxiUd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Come on in its a new chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15575912505_51fc81eeaf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJoC8B)Alison. Great Expectations (2) (https://flic.kr/p/pJoC8B) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15389233649_1aec0ca9ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prTR1D)Might need a bit of cementing. Breakthrough point Great Expectations. (https://flic.kr/p/prTR1D) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15575830315_1335aa72e8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJocGx)Great Expectations. Route to the big chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/pJocGx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/14955085524_9e17d71942_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMwHU9)Somewhere down there. Nigel imagines what may lie ahead.Great Expectations. (https://flic.kr/p/oMwHU9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Yes. Alison had some tape.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15576648922_66ff4a1e0e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJsp3s)Great Expectations. Discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/pJsp3s) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/14955048054_0b6837db10_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMwwL7)Mind your head. Me in Great Expectations. Discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/oMwwL7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/14955601383_155fe8d70b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMznfg)Huge boulder. Great Expectations (https://flic.kr/p/oMznfg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15573087401_849502ba72_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ99jV)Golgotha fault wall and hanging block . Great Expectations. Discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/pJ99jV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15573070851_2902241845_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ94pz)Great Expectations. Third person in. (https://flic.kr/p/pJ94pz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

I doubt more than a handful of cavers have been to the upper end of Great Expectations. The squeeze in you see above is a bit awkward and a block has slipped down resting just above it. We meant to sort it but never did as its way off normal route.

Off to Curry's.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 16, 2019, 09:37:17 pm
1282. Somebody asked where Ogof CAF was. Sorry my short hand for Craig a Fynnon.

Somebody asked why I did not run them in seperate threads. ( He has very slow broadband ). The whole point originally was to run a continuous photo thread with medium res images.Well I meant to stop at 500. Then it became 1,000. Now its nearly 1,300. Seemingly I get er well obsessed. It must stop somewhere of course . Maybe 1,500. Cant think you will ever see another thread like it. ( or maybe wont want to  ::).

The Old Photo Splodger.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 17, 2019, 07:00:48 am
Just in case there is an interuption in hosting. This from FLICKR.

It is an exciting time at Flickr right now as we approach the final stretch of our migration of Flickr’s data and systems. You may remember that one of the biggest steps we promised in revitalizing Flickr was to bring it increased speed and stability. Part of that process was re-engineering our underlying infrastructure and moving it all from Yahoo’s data centers and onto Amazon Web Services (AWS), where SmugMug’s photos have been kept safe and secure for years.

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Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 17, 2019, 07:30:09 am
Some nice people on the Reservoir Sump trip.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15390606510_9f5261bf89_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps1T7E)Clare and Connor. Reservoir sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/ps1T7E) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3945/15390080268_4456b026fd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prYbFw)Clare XX. Reservoir Sump trip. She drove my car back home (https://flic.kr/p/prYbFw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15552497416_c24084c791_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGjBDb)Rob Harper. Reservoir sump trip (3) (https://flic.kr/p/pGjBDb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15390018488_6aa3816e92_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prXSjm)Naomi. Reservoir sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/prXSjm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/14956028143_277fb5f3cc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMBy7c)Rob Harper. Reservoir sump trip (2) (https://flic.kr/p/oMBy7c) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15390548930_8a220195ab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ps1zZU)Rob Harper. Reservoir sump trip (https://flic.kr/p/ps1zZU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

I think that slab in the above photo has collapsed now.

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on May 17, 2019, 12:02:52 pm
Now in a bad mood. The 49"TV delivered by Yodel but the screen is smashed. Last time I get a TV on Amazon.
Off to Curry's.
Try Richer Sounds - My favourite on line/high street HiFi/TV dealer.
https://www.richersounds.com/index.php
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Ian Ball on May 17, 2019, 01:00:10 pm
Richer Sounds  :clap2: got all my hi-fi kit as a teenager from there.  I'd spend hours pouring over What HiFi and then get to the shop having saved up for a year, tremendous shop.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 18, 2019, 09:26:52 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/14955541103_4e1ce6787b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMz4jX)Nearing the end. Topless dig. (https://flic.kr/p/oMz4jX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3945/15389655687_efc0a48dde_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prW1ta)Nigel filming TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prW1ta) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15390024050_f8c405d8d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prXTYf)The huge arch TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/prXTYf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3943/15389018839_35391d3a81_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prSKa2)Mike Moxon and the giant stone. TFD. Available light. (https://flic.kr/p/prSKa2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15389004429_a4ac3228ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prSESz)Nick in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prSESz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15389986580_a3f945b79b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prXGQd)Fixed aids pah. Cave instructor Chris Binding (https://flic.kr/p/prXGQd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 18, 2019, 09:36:07 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15572882371_919edc30a0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ86nV)Andrew in Dingley Dell. Too steamy for flash. (https://flic.kr/p/pJ86nV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15572839091_0aa3946b96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ7SvH)Ali muck nose. (https://flic.kr/p/pJ7SvH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15388857069_3b3ffa96f2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prRV4T)The horribilness of Pickwick with Alison. You could get hurt in here. (https://flic.kr/p/prRV4T) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15576341512_125de6a439_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJqPEh)So hard to get that lazer. Sump area. (https://flic.kr/p/pJqPEh) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15575436685_3bd66d7de6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJmbFP)Andrew and Ali with Disto X Sump Area. Reservoir. (https://flic.kr/p/pJmbFP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15575367325_5e6f739702_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJkQ4X)In Pickwick Passage below TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pJkQ4X) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3943/14954625774_4416523504_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMuneq)Phreatic roof and silt. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/oMuneq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/14955184573_9f927fe252_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMxekT)Nigel. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oMxekT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15575968732_e0d57088e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJoUR3)Pitch head Heaven's Landing. (https://flic.kr/p/pJoUR3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15388486069_b976d34b58_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prQ1Mk)Andrew rigging climb. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/prQ1Mk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15575939052_a751a61b53_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJoL2j)Loose bedding. Heaven's landing. (https://flic.kr/p/pJoL2j) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15575070245_041b537a22_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJjiKT)Alison. High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/pJjiKT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15388892198_a7820a439c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prS6vy)Six Knobs. High Country. Ooo sorry Martin. (https://flic.kr/p/prS6vy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15389343250_d875b7a315_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prUpAj)Alison taping in High Country (https://flic.kr/p/prUpAj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15388340929_5bc412a8ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prPgCV)Martin Grass at the end of High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/prPgCV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15389296410_e8518eb57f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prUaEJ)Poke and run. Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/prUaEJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15388279149_5ea983482d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prNXgK)The Daily Mail is here. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/prNXgK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Hoping the Flickr maintenance on 22nd does not interupt things.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 18, 2019, 09:37:35 pm
1,311 Images.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 19, 2019, 10:00:40 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15551125446_b516b52123_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGczNw)Nigel on the ledge. Peter on the rope. Topless Aven (https://flic.kr/p/pGczNw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15572140031_7855560f25_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJ4hGX)Peter Glanvill. Topless Aven (https://flic.kr/p/pJ4hGX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15574773405_6c8cdd6272_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJhMvX)Nigel climbing Topless Aven (https://flic.kr/p/pJhMvX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15574757175_d9d132b54a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJhGG8)Santa's little gnome has arrived. (https://flic.kr/p/pJhGG8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15574704655_058dc5ea97_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJhr5B)Helectites. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pJhr5B) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15388508648_3e87d9ec7c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prQ8uC)Alison down a hole. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/prQ8uC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15388015029_57f07505fe_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prMAKX)Pete Rose in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prMAKX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15388039369_0c1939fcf5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prMHZB)Peter Glanvill in TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/prMHZB) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/14953884264_d098bd52ca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMqyNL)Peter Glanvill filming in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oMqyNL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15574602235_91c7367b47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJgUCK)Andrew off Heaven's Landing on discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/pJgUCK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/14950899284_88b1680afa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMagtA)Alison survey marking Heaven's Landing on discovery day. (https://flic.kr/p/oMagtA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 19, 2019, 10:07:30 am
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/14951469863_d849918196_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMdc6a)Nigel in High Country. (https://flic.kr/p/oMdc6a) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15591810172_e5ec2e40aa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKN6Xj)Passing the gap. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pKN6Xj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15404860108_642ff82ec3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptgWdm)Fixed ladder at MSD (https://flic.kr/p/ptgWdm) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15404956897_c680274204_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthqZ8)Passing. MSD (https://flic.kr/p/pthqZ8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15404949737_2fe3a921f4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthoRF)Knackered at MSD. (https://flic.kr/p/pthoRF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/14970800063_afb148be02_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNVght)At MSD (https://flic.kr/p/oNVght) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15404936987_d0472ab898_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthk4R)On the rope. MSD (https://flic.kr/p/pthk4R) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5616/15405327060_e4d29704ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptjk2f)Not liking it here. Pickwick. (https://flic.kr/p/ptjk2f) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15404923097_34361b8ce9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthfWn)Nigel sits on the rock that fell on me. Pickwick. (https://flic.kr/p/pthfWn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15405305610_8c338c8ce9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptjdDq)Nigel stands on the rock that fell on me. The one on the wall later broke an arm. (https://flic.kr/p/ptjdDq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15590899335_171d8bd089_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHrce)Tangles. MSD base camp (https://flic.kr/p/pKHrce) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15590892815_d9362b63ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHpfP)Changing for Reservoir. (https://flic.kr/p/pKHpfP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 20, 2019, 06:51:05 pm
Good " noisy " trip to Jill's Slither today. Home by 1pm to play football with grandson. The caving was easier.

So the 22nd is Flickr changeover day. Lets hope the URL codes remain working.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47883929651_5875b89de2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fXkE2Z)Botryoidal cluster. Macro. (https://flic.kr/p/2fXkE2Z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47832004512_e9558ecb19_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fSKwuY)Baryte and limestone interface. Castle Hill Quarry. (https://flic.kr/p/2fSKwuY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15510487956_2429a19299_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pCBiG9)Anyone for cornflakes (https://flic.kr/p/pCBiG9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15389322298_9c71eaccb2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prUin5)The BBC Film crew etc. For The One Show. (https://flic.kr/p/prUin5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15576040472_7c104d6af6_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJphaW)Pete Rose gives young Alison a sweetie. (https://flic.kr/p/pJphaW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15551476236_d3ca0d9b2c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pGeo5C)Ascencion. The start of an epic. (https://flic.kr/p/pGeo5C) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/14954621863_44c3c2ac4e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMum4Z)Martin watches in horror as Peter climbs Topless Aven (https://flic.kr/p/oMum4Z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15588379511_9cb4967a34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKuw8Z)Oh do have a choccy finger Clive. Clive Owen and Alison Moody. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pKuw8Z) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3933/15404916038_c4bec6d0c0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthdQE)Frosty the snowman in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pthdQE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15591009555_6f4bbb969a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHZXz)This might take a while. Brian Johnson near Topless dig. Willie's drill maybe. (https://flic.kr/p/pKHZXz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15591015255_a7ba6e23b9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKJ2DR)In Topless Aven. (https://flic.kr/p/pKJ2DR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15404922278_cd7805c952_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthfGf)Peter and Frosty. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pthfGf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15405043017_1108944e78_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pthSzX)Our resident gnome. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pthSzX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Yes the Reservoir Hole Christmas parties were a hoot until I had too much mulled wine and fell down " Drunkard's Plunge ".

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 20, 2019, 06:58:12 pm
Damn, Sod and Blast. Forgot to resize Flickr. >:(



(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15590861965_a559136fa9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHf5V)On the way home from caving (https://flic.kr/p/pKHf5V) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15405252260_019cd80771_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptiWMA)I do the girlie trips. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/ptiWMA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15404226709_769f0ef797_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptdFVF)Visitors. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/ptdFVF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/14970685433_076626ba09_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNUFd6)Eggshells. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oNUFd6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15405211360_9e1f24702b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptiJCq)Little stal on curtain TFD (https://flic.kr/p/ptiJCq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15588130211_d0d2bffa78_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKtf2H)High light on stal. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pKtf2H) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/14970039994_cc655ce4a7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNRnkQ)Crystal floor. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oNRnkQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3954/15591590052_233d4d79d8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKLYw9)Walker's again. Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/pKLYw9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/14970002594_d33c828016_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNRbe1)Underwater macro. (https://flic.kr/p/oNRbe1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5615/15591563352_7c7d8a7fdc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKLQzN)My box on the boulder that squashed my hand. (https://flic.kr/p/pKLQzN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Frozen Deep tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 22, 2019, 06:48:29 am
Well today is when Flickr migrates to another home so fingers crossed that the URL code links remain.

Yesterday was The Frozen Deep trip with a new member of our little team. I wanted a few on the move images so kept the set up simple. It was a long day as we had spent an hour at Vurley and I needed to recover the drill from Jill's dig. Photos were all with hand held Yongnuo slave mostly one sixteenth on 25mm as I just wanted large shots to emphasise the scale of the place. Its handy to pre set the flashgun when in a hurry before the trip. I took 137 images ( quite a few in Jill's for the diggers email ) reducing them to 27 images that I was reasonably happy with .

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47903062621_92b239db66_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2HAM)The Frozen Deep. (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2HAM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47903048251_a83d11bc2e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2Dk2)P5210009 (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2Dk2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46986938565_f33b549592_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5kQr)P5210024 (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5kQr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46986947365_ec28f13b16_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5osa)The Frozen Deep (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5osa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46986942625_cb2cd3ccc7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5n3r)P5210025 (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5n3r) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47903086661_7b0eb2e5af_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2QKg)P5210039 (https://flic.kr/p/2fZ2QKg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47113683194_d5e95cac48_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgWAE)P5210045 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgWAE) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr



I did some minimal editing on the above. Straightening and cropping, reduced highlights on the close figure and a little cloning of the harsh shadows you get with a single flashgun. I could have done more in that respect but wanted it done by bedtime.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47113683954_df1097b8c2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgWPL)P5210047 (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgWPL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46986965425_7c5f9ffd03_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5tPx)P5210068 (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5tPx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47113689464_9a5f7d547c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgYsL)P5210071 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2eMgYsL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47113696074_defcf08284_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eMh1qJ)P5210077 (https://flic.kr/p/2eMh1qJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46986981385_320d971958_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5yyH)P5210079 (https://flic.kr/p/2eA5yyH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47851006282_4e046498de_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqV4G)P5210082 (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqV4G) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47851010952_768326baaf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqWsd)P5210098 (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqWsd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47851022772_8a5b5b3fe6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqZY1)P5210107 (https://flic.kr/p/2fUqZY1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

And the horrible end of Jill's.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40936560533_0b64769c9f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25nqzeP)P5210128 (https://flic.kr/p/25nqzeP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr












Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 23, 2019, 09:32:51 am
Fingers crossed -

 Flickr is temporarily down for scheduled maintenance

Sad, sad panda wants photos!

As we previously announced, Flickr will be down for a few hours while we move a huge piece of infrastructure to our new hosting platform, but that’s no reason to frown. Go out and take some photos, then join the Flickr Good Panda photo contest.

You can also check https://status.flickr.net/ for updates.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: tony from suffolk on May 23, 2019, 12:42:14 pm
Never mind Mr OR, we can wait.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 24, 2019, 09:14:37 am
All seems well at Flickr. Links OK. Photos not returned to a black hole.

1373 to here.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15399222419_8949d578cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psM3jP)All going well. Peter Glanvill TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/psM3jP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15585952175_eefe3bb5c0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKh5zn)Large rock TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pKh5zn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3938/15585812875_089aa0b391_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKgnaD)Boulders. Resurrection. (https://flic.kr/p/pKgnaD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15399751958_13d74757fc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psPKJN)Formations and fluting in Ceiling Around. (https://flic.kr/p/psPKJN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15586701172_cd1c7b3bc1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKkVe7)Peter Glanvill in Ceiling Around. (https://flic.kr/p/pKkVe7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/14965729373_11e135b03e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNtgWM)Ceiling Around (https://flic.kr/p/oNtgWM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3949/15583240661_6e090aba96_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pK3bx8)Peter Glanvill in Ceiling Around (https://flic.kr/p/pK3bx8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The Ceiling Around photos were taken by Nigel with my camera. They had used Andrew's rope to ascend to the series high above TFD. As far as I know only four people have ever been up there.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15585789015_e5dac76640_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKgf5g)Entry point to Resurrection (https://flic.kr/p/pKgf5g) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15562127306_b206a57da8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHaYgL)WISh You were here. The slab was levered down on day 1 (https://flic.kr/p/pHaYgL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15400297180_324c77723b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psSxPb)Threesome TFD (https://flic.kr/p/psSxPb) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/15400009107_13673d1d66_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psR5bp)Base camp. MSD. (https://flic.kr/p/psR5bp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15400364070_e40fe54b7f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psSTGs)Nigel in MSD. (2) (https://flic.kr/p/psSTGs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15590685435_0e8801a72c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKGkBi)Ladder MSD (https://flic.kr/p/pKGkBi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Magic Smoke Dig ( MSD ) was never actually abandoned. It follows the phreatic sediments down a scalloped wall in the Frozen Deep. Hopefully ending up in a washed out area at the modern streamway. If I remember it currently ends some 12m above sump level. Our " Summer " dig at Vurley sort of took over.  Sadly there now seems to be little enthusiasm to return to MSD.
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 24, 2019, 08:39:02 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15603462362_1de7dd5e25_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pLPPK9)Fly on the wall. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pLPPK9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/14973423304_72c46f50ce_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oP9H5L)The Octopus. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oP9H5L) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5599/15407589518_c725f004c7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptvVz9)Curtains and MSD. Available light. (https://flic.kr/p/ptvVz9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3948/15586716756_fd315ce98a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKkZRN)Working in Topless dig. Available light. (https://flic.kr/p/pKkZRN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15611190662_9b40a1b6fe_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMvr6G)Topless trundle by available light. (https://flic.kr/p/pMvr6G) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3939/15424091668_5b2c18a4cb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puYv5Y)Boulders . Golgotha climb. (https://flic.kr/p/puYv5Y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8629/15845790165_5728297541_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9ePmH)Spider Hole entrance (https://flic.kr/p/q9ePmH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7475/15675609909_0703a1022a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pTcAGn)Reservoir 121 (https://flic.kr/p/pTcAGn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7501/15675657899_9b217aaaff_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pTcQXM)Reservoir 123 (https://flic.kr/p/pTcQXM) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8669/15835591716_943956ef61_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q8kxHo)Reservoir 114 (https://flic.kr/p/q8kxHo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8653/15675245489_c10c6a9908_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pTaJng)Dust (https://flic.kr/p/pTaJng) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7562/15675153097_bdea26c075_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pTafUi)Withyhill 456 (https://flic.kr/p/pTafUi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7483/15845865955_3729ee4f32_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9fcTr)Upper Flood 4 (https://flic.kr/p/q9fcTr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7533/15845212672_bed49b083c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9bRFW)Upper Flood 3 (https://flic.kr/p/q9bRFW) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7568/15843906991_61ab1f9fa5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q95ayc)Upper Flood 8 (https://flic.kr/p/q95ayc) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 24, 2019, 08:47:56 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/7568/15690379968_6663b4105f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pUvijy)Reservoir 162. MSD LOOKING UP. (https://flic.kr/p/pUvijy) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7492/15868586121_bb89988f5c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/qbfDNr)Reservoir 135. Soaked in the Silo. (https://flic.kr/p/qbfDNr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8660/15684907407_aee3c94598_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pU2fw4)Reservoir 144. Hang on  Laura. (https://flic.kr/p/pU2fw4) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7502/15251040783_4fa95ee94d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/peFz62)Reservoir 147.Nearly there Laura. (https://flic.kr/p/peFz62) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8642/15271135144_bdfb7ee646_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pgsyrw)Christine Grosart in Reservoir. (https://flic.kr/p/pgsyrw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 24, 2019, 08:49:56 pm
1406.   
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on May 25, 2019, 09:32:08 pm
(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15400116930_f2883770ce_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psRCeq)In the boulders at Magic Smoke Dig. (https://flic.kr/p/psRCeq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15575323405_e1471923b0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJkB1H)Andrew makes The Eye Hole look easy. (https://flic.kr/p/pJkB1H) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/15575315425_3549e20cb9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pJkyD8)Help I am stuck. Nick in The Eye Hole. Dingley Dell. (https://flic.kr/p/pJkyD8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/14955427013_a13e27fe35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oMytpT)Taping TFD The first lot. Chris Binding (https://flic.kr/p/oMytpT) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15389004429_a4ac3228ea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/prSESz)Nick in TFD (https://flic.kr/p/prSESz) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15586261822_2a255fdc4c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKiEC7)Scaffold Complexities. The Silo. (https://flic.kr/p/pKiEC7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/14965304503_b1e99b6813_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNr6Dr)Trio. Reservoir. (https://flic.kr/p/oNr6Dr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15407511747_c9c29aef60_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptvwsg)Silt and stal. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/ptvwsg) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15405164848_d9335b9b04_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptiuNu)Me in Topless dig by available light. (https://flic.kr/p/ptiuNu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5604/15567552036_59b42d3689_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHDLRA)Drilling at Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/pHDLRA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3951/15404567079_0fe71d0918_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptfr78)Chiselled in two. MSD (https://flic.kr/p/ptfr78) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/15567306676_22eab63cb6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHCvVf)Hard Times before enlargement (https://flic.kr/p/pHCvVf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5597/15590996965_436f782aae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHWdv)Me in Hard Times before enlargement (https://flic.kr/p/pKHWdv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/15404651979_8892a41608_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptfSkV)Skyfall causeway by available light. (https://flic.kr/p/ptfSkV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15591458402_7b518df45c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKLioj)Evening. Reservoir Hole. (https://flic.kr/p/pKLioj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/14969849334_26af6400cc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oNQoEA)Nigel on the bucket. MSD (https://flic.kr/p/oNQoEA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15399862988_f558fdcae3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psQjK7)Prophecy. MSD (https://flic.kr/p/psQjK7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/15405097660_7094199bcd_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pti9Q5)The chocolate machine. Reservoir. Water from The Silo. (https://flic.kr/p/pti9Q5) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15591716312_248d4504a1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKMC43)The ascent of upper Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/pKMC43) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3953/15588036081_6fa356f96b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKsL3M)Dodgy wall, Moonmilk Chamber. Reservoir (https://flic.kr/p/pKsL3M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15590928371_bf2b9c89b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKHzPR)Crystals. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pKHzPR) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3935/14973447743_be311c8f24_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oP9Qm8)Crystals on stal. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/oP9Qm8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15407466778_599e9b32bc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptvi5W)Looking out of Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/ptvi5W) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15407543967_b1b527f0b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptvG2M)Mixing cement. Available light. Skyfall. (https://flic.kr/p/ptvG2M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3936/14972742134_f8144ab0b2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oP6dAs)Skyfall causeway built from boulders from the digs. (https://flic.kr/p/oP6dAs) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5612/15567518186_bbfb31e166_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHDAMY)Odd etched boulders buried in the silt MSD (https://flic.kr/p/pHDAMY) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3947/15604811151_3037684e20_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pLWJG8)Filthy digging at Potters Heaven 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/pLWJG8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3950/15421444387_0836f0b782_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puJW9c)From my log (https://flic.kr/p/puJW9c) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15420775009_b9c445cf5e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puFvac)Filming at Potter's Heaven 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/puFvac) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/15421270608_a7bfe0fbf7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puJ3u1)Preparing remote video camera at Potters Heaven, Reservoir (https://flic.kr/p/puJ3u1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/15421794510_40907b1ab3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puLJdN)The Ferret. Remote video camera (https://flic.kr/p/puLJdN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15607359105_ec3684fd80_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMaN7n)Dangerous loose gravel etc in The Silo 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/pMaN7n) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5598/15607308575_ff3ab589ae_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMax6a)The Beast at Reservoir Hole 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/pMax6a) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15604620551_bcb76c7cb0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pLVL2V)Silo base camp Reservoir Hole 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/pLVL2V) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3944/15421256727_a05640162c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puHYmF)Nick at Cuckoo Cleeves about 1965 (https://flic.kr/p/puHYmF) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3955/14987103913_9f6db59dab_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQmPRk)Nick in Holwell Cave about 1963 (https://flic.kr/p/oQmPRk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3934/15416705657_798ce4d34d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pujDtX)Tangerine Delight. Re edited. (https://flic.kr/p/pujDtX) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5613/15603483072_aef6cf3048_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pLPVUd)Drip pocket. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pLPVUd) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/15417008380_f8a7928e82_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pumctj)Mud splash pit TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pumctj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3940/15595317182_9d281b2865_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pL75t1)On Skyfall. Available light. (https://flic.kr/p/pL75t1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15570600036_20c207beef_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pHVoVj)The high entry rift. TFD (https://flic.kr/p/pHVoVj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3956/14986532684_5ff430794a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQiU3y)Nick in Otter Hole 1977   3 (https://flic.kr/p/oQiU3y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15421197858_80bba652cb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puHERG)Spoil bags from Silo in Happy Snappers 2011 (https://flic.kr/p/puHERG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3946/15407731268_b74793a341_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ptwDH7)Shift change at MSD (https://flic.kr/p/ptwDH7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr


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Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on June 02, 2019, 04:06:09 pm
Like everyone else I feel its time that I ran this thread down. So I will stop at 1,500. I was tempted to put the most recent of my photos here but possibly wisely ran it as a seperate thread.

https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=25062.0

So starting the run in to 1,500.

Of course the big problem is remembering what I have already posted.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5609/15833622021_0e83a6ebe3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q8asc8)Bucket OCAF (https://flic.kr/p/q8asc8) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5610/15622738575_1527112e8e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pNwBTD)Shatter Cave. Early  70's (https://flic.kr/p/pNwBTD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5600/15621751805_0dcd4a4df8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pNryyn)Pete Rose. Shatter Cave. Early70's (https://flic.kr/p/pNryyn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5605/14997552983_ab1fd774b3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oRhnZH)Ted Popham in Shatter Cave. 70's (https://flic.kr/p/oRhnZH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5608/15430849739_46e34e22d3_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pvz92r)Shatter. Pillar Chamber. Early 70's (https://flic.kr/p/pvz92r) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5611/15421946657_d40fe2bbca_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puMvs2)The end of Happy Snappers and one day where The Silo will be. Botryoidals sadly gone (https://flic.kr/p/puMvs2) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15591187081_e96863e135_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKJUJn)As close as I can get. Underwater macro. (https://flic.kr/p/pKJUJn) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3937/15591065631_da2d135961_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKJhCp)Crystals on crystals. Undewrwater macro. TFD. (https://flic.kr/p/pKJhCp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr








(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15420922709_42e5670bb9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puGg4K)Peter Glanvill at the railway sleepers. Reservoir (https://flic.kr/p/puGg4K) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/14990607803_27f2c1ba0d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQEMre)More cementing. August 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/oQEMre) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3932/15425027240_b510cfe022_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pv4icw)A break at Topless base camp. July 2012 (https://flic.kr/p/pv4icw) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3942/15607893171_fa4b483555_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMdwSp)Cleaning stal. Chain Chamber. (https://flic.kr/p/pMdwSp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5607/14987431074_2420a52e16_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQov73)Mud banks in Potter's Heaven (https://flic.kr/p/oQov73) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5601/14988904174_2da5fe92de_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQw41j)Pete Rose at Reservoir entrance (https://flic.kr/p/oQw41j) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

and onward to glory ---

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15586009156_902f044bd8_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKhnvN)Pete Glanvill's shuttering at Topless destroyed by me and Nigel to go over the pool. (https://flic.kr/p/pKhnvN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3941/15610465582_b4dcdd2d68_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pMrHyj)The abandoned end of Topless dig when we restarted digging. (https://flic.kr/p/pMrHyj) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/3952/15586319946_bd29841383_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pKiXUf)Filming. Topless aven (https://flic.kr/p/pKiXUf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5606/15649869568_aca2dd9e13_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pQVEZo)Shatter Cave 125 (https://flic.kr/p/pQVEZo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7517/15846200305_5eb6041c8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9gVh6)Withyhill 770 (https://flic.kr/p/q9gVh6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Me by Peter Glanvill.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5614/15216417713_55d070bd3f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pbC7Rx)Nick in Spider Hole (https://flic.kr/p/pbC7Rx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on June 02, 2019, 04:19:11 pm
30 to go -- :)
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on June 03, 2019, 08:13:58 pm
The old Balch entrance drum we installed c 50 years ago now replaced.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1656/26059541070_e0d2c255c7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FGMXEf)P4080516_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/FGMXEf) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1481/26306475006_336049a489_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G5ByvU)Balch (https://flic.kr/p/G5ByvU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1609/26265002571_dd887e75f5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/G1X1cV)Tween Twins macro. (https://flic.kr/p/G1X1cV) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1627/25728668963_1fb92ea665_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy9UK)Dead flies in Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/Fcy9UK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1675/25726352494_787c612a7c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/FcmhiC)Tween Twins (https://flic.kr/p/FcmhiC) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1603/25355985131_7b77c14aea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ECC3Zr)Shatter. Live Composite Mode (https://flic.kr/p/ECC3Zr) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Also Shatter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1582/25422799186_7f5b511f8d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EJwutU)P3010002 (https://flic.kr/p/EJwutU) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1615/25153381420_520312c547_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EjHDY1)P3010008 (https://flic.kr/p/EjHDY1) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1582/24818892784_d053ee4328_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DPaj9y)P3010062 (https://flic.kr/p/DPaj9y) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1668/25423566226_6e7262be42_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EJAquJ)P3010084 (https://flic.kr/p/EJAquJ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1480/25099278139_338b4cdfea_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EeWmWP)P3010286 (https://flic.kr/p/EeWmWP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1670/25109396819_e920cc45d4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EfQdSP)P3010319 (https://flic.kr/p/EfQdSP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1625/25477110435_72cee334ef_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/EPjRjK)P3010366 (https://flic.kr/p/EPjRjK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1494/24836263254_bc3069d512_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQGkMq)P3010284 (https://flic.kr/p/DQGkMq) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1444/24839642933_5ddd05d098_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/DQZErK)P3010232_edited-1 (https://flic.kr/p/DQZErK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/1663/24360969745_d480c6b59d_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/D7GkzK)P1120081 (https://flic.kr/p/D7GkzK) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7792/18052504680_d640c2982c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tveNGG)Ice sheet. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/tveNGG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7783/18241238351_92ee150c47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/tMV7Dv)Reflection. Shatter Cave (https://flic.kr/p/tMV7Dv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7753/17619262463_6728e3c585_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/sQXjTi)The Porridge Basin. Shatter Cave. (https://flic.kr/p/sQXjTi) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Fairy Cave Quarry.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/5446/17120888864_a3443951b1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s5V2M3)fcq (https://flic.kr/p/s5V2M3) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8802/17144167328_c473d1829f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/s7YkDS)Early Purple Orchid, Mendip (https://flic.kr/p/s7YkDS) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7342/16557747222_d09b2ea845_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/re9Moo)Bloody Caving ! (https://flic.kr/p/re9Moo) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on June 03, 2019, 08:15:29 pm
Oh dear only 8 more to make 1,500  :bow:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on June 04, 2019, 02:03:49 pm
or 508 to make 2000.......?
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: The Old Ruminator on June 12, 2019, 02:18:34 pm
or 508 to make 2000.......?

Umm. No best I stop at 1500. Its so hard to keep track now.

So these from yesterday at Fairy Cave Quarry.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048330971_05fd979897_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSfPv)P6110141 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSfPv) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

We have to have Jonathan's Chamber.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048330061_c8357a5afa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSfxP)P6110139 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSfxP) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A couple for Darren.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048326806_7627d1b7d9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSezG)P6110120 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSezG) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048325571_6190a65ee0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSedp)P6110112 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSedp) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Yongnuo slave, on camera flash with the Skyray torch lighting his face.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048354183_79bcd47541_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSnHH)P6110063 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSnHH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048340183_fe2ea08a84_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSiyk)P6110003 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSiyk) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048341413_533c03bcfc_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSiVx)P6110006 - Copy (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSiVx) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Skyray back light.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048342458_3a2c8dcee0_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSjey)P6110013 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSjey) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

A hard one to get to. Skyray far light.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048348793_5e8af53cbb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSm7M)P6110052 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSm7M) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Twisted.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048371203_9043c13607_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSsMa)P6110134 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSsMa) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048358853_7d753c1d5c_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSp7e)P6110071 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSp7e) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048356418_214de8efcb_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSoof)P6110066 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSoof) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Gorgive the focus here with super macro. These are almost as fine as horsehair.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048350583_3944ff1137_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSmDD)P6110054 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSmDD) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

I do like these though its hard to get them right. Half the image is underwater, half above. An encrusted straw inside a basin. Found only by chance so never seen before.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048344403_f0c6a89f35_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSjP6)P6110021 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSjP6) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Learning the trade perhaps.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048404862_cebe6de61a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCMu)P6110107 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCMu) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

The climb he did not like.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048402977_c332893227_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCdZ)P6110095 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCdZ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048361748_34b57d877e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSpY9)P6110084 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSpY9) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

Still sparkle in places but the dust has taken a toll on main routes in places.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048401052_421d93ecc6_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSBDN)P6110087 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSBDN) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048399072_5cceb04914_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSB4E)P6110081 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSB4E) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048309356_794fc5d778_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcS9oQ)P6110060 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcS9oQ) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048385322_ddcabcaf0a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSwYA)P6110035 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSwYA) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048307496_910ddd14a2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcS8QL)P6110053 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcS8QL) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048363753_a76dfe040a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSqyH)P6110090 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSqyH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048327816_028936d349_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSeT7)P6110128 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSeT7) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48048403947_19eee7bdb1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCvH)P6110098 (https://flic.kr/p/2gcSCvH) by Nicholas Chipchase (https://www.flickr.com/photos/96466079@N05/), on Flickr

There now I have gone past 1,500. Yesterdays were stop and go. Nothing took more than a minute or two to set up. Skyray torch, Yongnuo slave and the old up TG 2. I did not use the camera flash exclusion box as back scatter was minimal.

So as far as images are concerned this thread has ended. Any more images will be on new threads. Thanks to my loyal fan club for the support. In a way its been a journey for me as well Looking back to the 1960's. Still thankful at 72 I can still get down a cave ( albiet a short one ). I now have to keep paying the hosting service the yearly fee. When I am gone I guess the thread will be too. Hopefully a few more years ---

Dont forget that camera - :sleeping:
Title: Re: My Favourite Photographs
Post by: Laurie on June 13, 2019, 12:00:52 pm
'OR Virtual Caving Trips', about as near as I get these days.
Many thanks.  :)