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Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« on: January 12, 2019, 08:30:50 pm »
Antonia and Andy Freem are concentrating their special talents at Fairy Cave Quarry. Today was day one in Shatter Cave concentrating on cryogenic structures , quarry damage and conservation.

I should have some rushed images along the way.

Saturday in Shatter Cave.

Brief in the car park.

P1120001 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Antonia and Andy with Dave King of the management committee.

P1120003 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Mr O' Doc arrives  with Mandy and Matt Voysey.

P1120008 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr 

These photos are very rushed and could not be taken during filming.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2019, 08:34:59 pm »
Preparing to film.

P1120014 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1120016 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Mandy is singing the sound track.

P1120017 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Cryogenic fracturing.

P1120020 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 08:39:00 pm »
In Erratic Rift.

P1120034 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Filming in Tor Chamber.

P1120047 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1120053 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1120059 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Time to go.

P1120086 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 08:41:19 pm »
The helectites . Long gone. Images 1969.

P1120086 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Helectites. Shatter Cave. No more. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Maybe more tomorrow.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 09:18:24 pm »

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2019, 11:57:13 pm »
Someobody trod on them believe it or not.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2019, 07:46:39 am »
Most interesting hearing Andy Freem talking about the cyogenic evidence. Shatter Cave has so much of it and it is amazing that for so many years this evidence was mis understood.  Packing for today's trip which will again be in Shatter Cave.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2019, 08:21:29 pm »
Eight hours filming today with conservation work. The muddy footprints from 50 years ago in Pillar Chamber have been removed today. :clap2: Great news. Photos some time when I am recovered. Two more days to go.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2019, 08:34:08 pm »
TOR, nipped onto your flickr page, the photo of you guys outside in 70s is incredible. Who knew cavers scrubbed up so well.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 01:23:47 am »
I was under the impression that Shatter Cave was closed in the winter for bat conservation. Is this, perhaps, the only Fairy Cave Quarry open in the dark months?

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 05:24:41 am »
None of the caves at FCQ are closed at any time during the year. Most Mendip clubs have their own FCQ warden ( leader ) or trips can be booked through the management committee . Details in Mendip caves book. Quite frankly we dont have that many trips over the year.
We have recognised so much cryogenic material in Shatter Cave it is quite amazing that it has been unrecognised over 50 years. Filming Fernhill and WL today.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 08:29:14 am »
Balch cave and Hilliers Cave are closed during winter months, along with a handful of other minor sites, but the main caves, including Shatter are indeed available year round for visits.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2019, 10:45:57 am »
None of the leader caves - Balch, fairy & Hillier's are the ones that are closed for bats.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2019, 06:02:26 pm »
None of the leader caves - Balch, fairy & Hillier's are the ones that are closed for bats.

Mike

Correct. Yes sorry in a rush this morning. Day three filming in the can now to sort the stills.

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2019, 08:18:22 pm »
Day three completed and my images edited down from 500 to 130.

P1140086 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130250 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

End of the line for one photographer.

P1130249 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 08:22:53 pm »
P1130224 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Passing by.

P1130213 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130209 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130253 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130201 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130197 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Uh oh. I see a photo splodge coming up ----

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2019, 08:28:14 pm »
P1130188 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130174 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130170 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

As a filmed exercise in conservation almost all of the 50 year old muddy footprints in Pillar Chamber have been removed.

P1130131 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130133 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2019, 08:33:24 pm »
P1130207 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130112 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130107 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130099 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130094 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


Quite frankly I am knackered. A long final day tomorrow. Will get more images on another time. ( If you want them ).

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2019, 05:25:43 pm »
Brace yourselves. There will be more soon!  ;D

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2019, 08:01:08 pm »
Fourth day in Withyhill completed but probably some catch ups required in February. The filming team were very patient with my still photography and for that I thank them. I have edited that down to about 150 images.

If folks want me to continue posting images I can but not if the process is tedious to the viewer.

P1130091 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130088 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

After 50 years give or take I still see new things. This I would never have seen had I not been placing a filming light high up.

P1130083 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2019, 08:07:57 pm »
P1130071 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


P1130069 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Cryogenic sediment. Can you see the back light boom ?  I could have cloned it out.

P1130066 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130065 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130062 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Light boom left in again.

P1130053 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130024 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


So more or less then  ------ ?   :shrug:

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2019, 10:01:57 am »
Umm. 5 likes so I am inspired to add a few more --

The Sword and Scimitar.

P1130018 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

I am not sure if the filming couple are used to having themselves photographed whilst at work. In the very small space of time that I had I have tried to capture the essence of their work. I have to thank them for the " intrusion "that they allowed  and the patience that they showed in the course of it.

Antonia and Andy Freem and Colin who helped with the lighting.

P1130014 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130012 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130011 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

I have now a filthy car to wash and a boot load of gear to sort.

I shall return to quote General Mac Arthur.
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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2019, 10:48:09 am »
Forgive me, but what is a "light boom"?

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2019, 11:01:36 am »
A selfie stick for a lamp...

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Re: Four Days Filming at Fairy Cave Quarry
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2019, 11:44:40 am »
Ah the red stick thing that's in the photos... I just assumed it was part of the filming that TOR was photographing.

and I assumed that in P1130066 the red bit was just some protective tape.