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Fulk

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Ovis aries (ssp speleus) in Calf Holes (should've been Lamb Holes):

 

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Fulk

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Sorry, I got interrupted and had to abandon my computer. I was going to continue that we didn't leave the poor thing down there, but a member of our party, who happened to be a vet, rigged up a makeshift harness and we pulled her (the sheep, not the vet) out, and off it trotted, happy as Larry. Oddly enough, as we were organizing things, another party came along and pitched in; it also included a vet, and, indeed, our party included a shepherd ? so the poor thing was in good hands.

 

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mudman

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At the request of Pegasus, here are a couple from a trip into OFD1 at the weekend, the first is by The Column at the end of Column Passage and the second is from the other side of the duck that leads to The Eagle's Nest.
Unfortunately, there was a fair amount of camera shake, so I think I may need to return with a tripod.
 

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Fulk

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A quick Wednesday night's bimble round Notts II:
 

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Tseralo

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I'm not mega happy with this image but it was the best of the shoot and my first time shooting underground. I think I missed focus probably should have used a higher f-stop and lower shutter speed.

In the future, I may try and get the subjects to use all their lights and reduce mine in an effort to get more dynamic lighting.

D7200 F3.4 Iso 400 12mm 1/160 Speedlight in the hot shoe

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chunky

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The Miao Room is the largest known cave chamber by volume in the world.
It is a part of the Gebihe cave system, located in Ziyun Getu He National Park.
The chamber  was discovered by a French expedition 1989.
This year a British led expedition returned to complete the 3D scanning begun in 2013 to create the most accurate detail model of the chamber to date.
For an idea of scale the stalagmite is measured at 148 feet tall and the bulb holder at the back of the shot is around 150m away from the camera.
 

JoshW

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Tseralo said:
I'm not mega happy with this image but it was the best of the shoot and my first time shooting underground. I think I missed focus probably should have used a higher f-stop and lower shutter speed.

In the future, I may try and get the subjects to use all their lights and reduce mine in an effort to get more dynamic lighting.

D7200 F3.4 Iso 400 12mm 1/160 Speedlight in the hot shoe

0ycp0h1.jpg

Some little bits of feedback from what I've found. Feel free to ignore me!

two ways to get the most out of that speedlite:
1) increase your ISO - the D7200 could go up to ISO 1600 or 3200 with little or no signs of noise (with proper exposure). This gains you 2 or 3 stops of light, meaning you can stop down the aperture for the same exposure to f/6.3 or f/9 (numbers might be slightly off). This will give you significantly better depth of field.

2) move the speedlite off camera for more directional lighting. Strobist blog is a decent read for those starting to use the flash off camera. This of course involves more faff - and is probably the main source of cave photographers bad reputation for slowing trips down!

If the main source of light in the photo is the speed light, changing the shutter speed shouldn't change much to either the exposure or clarity of the shot. The speed light flashes at a tiny fraction of a second (1/10,000 ish usually) and provided it is the main/only source of light it will freeze the subject.

Really like the framing of the photo, a nice caving shot, so don't take this as criticism at all!
 

Tseralo

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JoshW said:
Tseralo said:
I'm not mega happy with this image but it was the best of the shoot and my first time shooting underground. I think I missed focus probably should have used a higher f-stop and lower shutter speed.

In the future, I may try and get the subjects to use all their lights and reduce mine in an effort to get more dynamic lighting.

D7200 F3.4 Iso 400 12mm 1/160 Speedlight in the hot shoe

0ycp0h1.jpg

Some little bits of feedback from what I've found. Feel free to ignore me!

two ways to get the most out of that speedlite:
1) increase your ISO - the D7200 could go up to ISO 1600 or 3200 with little or no signs of noise (with proper exposure). This gains you 2 or 3 stops of light, meaning you can stop down the aperture for the same exposure to f/6.3 or f/9 (numbers might be slightly off). This will give you significantly better depth of field.

2) move the speedlite off camera for more directional lighting. Strobist blog is a decent read for those starting to use the flash off camera. This of course involves more faff - and is probably the main source of cave photographers bad reputation for slowing trips down!

If the main source of light in the photo is the speed light, changing the shutter speed shouldn't change much to either the exposure or clarity of the shot. The speed light flashes at a tiny fraction of a second (1/10,000 ish usually) and provided it is the main/only source of light it will freeze the subject.

Really like the framing of the photo, a nice caving shot, so don't take this as criticism at all!

Thanks josh that?s really helpful a few other people have said to me about using off camera flash so I think a radio trigger may be on the wish list.

I find the noise is noticeable if I pixel peep at higher ISO?s but maybe I should just get over that. I come from a landscape background where ISO 100 is the norm. Plus that lenses sweet spot is F5.6.
 

JoshW

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Tseralo said:
JoshW said:
Tseralo said:
I'm not mega happy with this image but it was the best of the shoot and my first time shooting underground. I think I missed focus probably should have used a higher f-stop and lower shutter speed.

In the future, I may try and get the subjects to use all their lights and reduce mine in an effort to get more dynamic lighting.

D7200 F3.4 Iso 400 12mm 1/160 Speedlight in the hot shoe

0ycp0h1.jpg

Some little bits of feedback from what I've found. Feel free to ignore me!

two ways to get the most out of that speedlite:
1) increase your ISO - the D7200 could go up to ISO 1600 or 3200 with little or no signs of noise (with proper exposure). This gains you 2 or 3 stops of light, meaning you can stop down the aperture for the same exposure to f/6.3 or f/9 (numbers might be slightly off). This will give you significantly better depth of field.

2) move the speedlite off camera for more directional lighting. Strobist blog is a decent read for those starting to use the flash off camera. This of course involves more faff - and is probably the main source of cave photographers bad reputation for slowing trips down!

If the main source of light in the photo is the speed light, changing the shutter speed shouldn't change much to either the exposure or clarity of the shot. The speed light flashes at a tiny fraction of a second (1/10,000 ish usually) and provided it is the main/only source of light it will freeze the subject.

Really like the framing of the photo, a nice caving shot, so don't take this as criticism at all!

Thanks josh that?s really helpful a few other people have said to me about using off camera flash so I think a radio trigger may be on the wish list.

I find the noise is noticeable if I pixel peep at higher ISO?s but maybe I should just get over that. I come from a landscape background where ISO 100 is the norm. Plus that lenses sweet spot is F5.6.

conscious i'll clog up this thread so feel free to message if you wanna chat further  (y)
 

TheBitterEnd

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There's a bit of story behind this, Fujicolor c200 souped in Kodak HC 110  ;)

 

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Fulk

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Hi, BE, isn't HC 110 a B & W developer? So ? colour neg in B & W developer sounds a bit nutty? Still, the end result looks OK!

(What's wrong with good old-fashioned digital?  ;))

(Wezzit? ? Calf Holes?)
 

TheBitterEnd

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Yes it is a B&W developer and yes, calf holes. Being a hip and trendy hipster  ;)  I've got back into shooting film and thought I'd have a go somewhere easy to see how it went however I must have got something trapped in the seal of the pelicase on the way out because when I got home there was a bit of water in it. The old Pentax ME Super was wet and on winding back the film it was fairly obvious that the water had got inside. The main priority was saving the camera and fortunately I got that dried out and it seems to be working (haven't had a film through it since though) but given that the film was wet and likely to stick together in the can I was pondering what to do with it since I don't have C41 chemicals; someone suggested that it was possible to process C41 in B&W dev so with nothing to loose I thought I'd give it a go.

The result looks grainy but I suspect that is mainly because the colour neg is orange and very low contrast  so I had to push it a lot in the scanner to get something out of it.
 

Fulk

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Hi BE,  you got an ME Super? ? my favourite camera ever! And I agree with Roger ? a nice pic.
 

Alex

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I have never seen Rowton like that before. I have never been able to see very the bottom from the top, which looks like what you can see under the guy on red. That must have taken a lot of flashes! Very good shot.
 

chunky

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This is shot at night from the eye hole route hanging on the first rebelay looking down across the bridge.
Will stick a couple of shots up later of the main pitch  [emoji106]

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