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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #175 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:

Jills Slither Dig. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5070117 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

My knee as a pillow.

P5070085 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5070061 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5070050 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5070040 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Manganese black stal.

P5070017 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Wash tub.

P5070133 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #176 on: May 07, 2019, 08:58:49 pm »
Templeton.

Templeton Pot by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Buckingham Mine.

Buckingham Mine by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

950.

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #177 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.

Holwell Cavern by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Box Mine.

The Cathedral, Box Mine. 1970's by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Spring Mine Box. 1970's by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

" Reservoir Dogs " ( But not Alison ).

Reservoir Dogs. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Grebe.

Grebe Swallet entrance by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

1753. Grebe Swallet by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

" Feathers ".

Underwater macro. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Discovery of " Great Expectations ". Reservoir.

Breakthrough. Reservoir Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Great Expectations at the time of discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Peter Glanvill enters Great Expectations on the day of discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Underwater crystals.

Under a placid surface by Nicholas Chipchase, on FlickrAscension. Reservoir Hole

Into the void. The first descent of The Frozen Deep pitch.

Into the void. First decent into The frozen Deep. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Never to be repeated. The Frozen Deep on the day of discovery. ( Good job I had a camera )

The Frozen Deep on discovery day. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison Moody in The Frozen Deep on discovery day. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Frozen Deep on discovery day. The first photo ever taken of the pillar. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr



Breakthrough at Hard Times.

Last boulder from Hard Times. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Very Last Boulder. Discovery of Resurrection, Reservoir. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

" We can see wonderful things " The first view of The Frozen Deep from Resurrection.

We can see --Alison and Nigel see The Frozen Deep for the first time. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Master at work. Spider Hole.

The master photographer at work. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Spider in Spider Hole.

The Spider, Spider Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Live on TV    ( " The Fool on The Hill " ).

Going Live at Cheddar Gorge. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr




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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #178 on: May 08, 2019, 11:08:24 am »
971. Will it ever end ?

Thin End of the Wedge. Alison in The Frozen Deep.

Thin End Of The Wege. Alison Moody. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Green Lake Chamber.

Green Lake by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Reservoir Hole.

Secret Place. Reservoir Hole. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The journalist and a real photographer.  Frozen Deep.

The Journalist and Photographer. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Heavens Landing, Reservoir. Upper fixed ladder.

On Heaven's Landing. Reservoir Hole. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Actually one of my favourites of him.

The Pie Wot I Baked. Peter Glanvill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew. First to top Ascension. ( Funny how I got there to take the photo  :shrug: )

The Climber. Andrew Atkinson. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

My favourite of Martin.

The Man With The Keys. Martin Grass. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

My favourite of Nigel.

The Engineer. Nigel Cox. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

A favourite of Alison.

Our Alison by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

None are natural subjects for portraits I guess so you have to be very quick.

A brave smile with a broken arm.

Brave smile from the girl with the broken arm. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Camera self portrait.

Camera on a stick by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Elephants Trunk, Withyhill.

Elephant's Trunk. Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Another of him by available light.

I think I got it. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

"Well it looks safe to me.". Silo Passage. Reservoir Hole.

WOT Dig. Reservoir Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Building Ascension platform.

The man on the ledge. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

At the time the limit of exploration in High Country. Seeing things for the very first time.

Where no man has trod by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Upper Ascension.

The Engineer doing a difficult bit. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Its Christmas.

christmas 2012 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Paths as laid in The Frozen Deep.

Lets make paths. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Where my hand got crushed.

This is the rock that crushed my hand. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Lunch Time.

Walkers, Please sponser our caving by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr







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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #179 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.

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« Reply #180 on: May 08, 2019, 02:10:53 pm »
Thought I would  repost the Reservoir one whilst in large mode.

Reservoir Dogs. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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« Reply #181 on: May 08, 2019, 02:32:14 pm »
Jonathan and me in Jonathan's Chamber.

Jonathan and me in Jonathan's Chamber Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Frozen Deep.

Curtains. Scurion highlights. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

High Country, Reservoir.

Botryoidals on a knob. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Botryoidals and splash pocket. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Fingers.

Fingers. Macro. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Crystal Cluster.

Crystal Cluster. Macro. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

999 Oh Dear. What now. One more ? :shrug:

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #182 on: May 08, 2019, 07:31:22 pm »
There are times when caving when you find yourself in a tricky situation.

A tricky situation. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


1,000 posted images.  :bow: :bow: :bow: :beer2:

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #183 on: May 09, 2019, 12:44:42 pm »
Encore please if you'd be so kind.  :thumbsup:

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« Reply #184 on: May 09, 2019, 02:05:32 pm »
Encore please if you'd be so kind.  :thumbsup:


Most likely !

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #185 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.

Radford Cave, Devon. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Engine House, Buckingham Mine, Quantocks.

Buckingham Mine. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Razor's Edge TFD.

The Razors Edge  Reservoir Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

We Ought to meet up sometime.

We Ought To Meet Up One Day. Withyhill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Fernhill.

Fernhill Curtains. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Jackdaw Cave , Cannington, Now destroyed.

Cannington Cavern. Lost and gone forever. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Reflction in a drop. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Skyfall.

Nigel Gets a leg up in Skyfall. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

High Country.

Knobby on a knob. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

" The Ferret ".

The Ferret. Camera on wheels at Potter's Heaven. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Not safe it fell and just missed me.

This rock looks safe. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Silo Passage Reservoir.

Brrrrr. This rock is in the way. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Mist under the mountain.

Smoke draught testing. The Frozen Deep. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chrispy Binders.

A Mendip Regular. Chris Binding. Dont touch the stal. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

TFD

The Engineer at work. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Robots, Box Mine. Now vandalised.

The Robots, Box Mine c1990 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Box Mine.

Box Mine about 1990 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison

Alison Moody on the first Ascension climb. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Taken on the first trip into High Country.

PA230021 Andrew Atkinson nearing the top of Ascension Aven by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Botryoidals by the thousand. Ascension by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Scalloped wall. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Botyoidals on a ledge high up on Ascension by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew Atkinson preparing for the first climb up Ascension. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison Moody surveying beyond Splash Chamber by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison Moody becomes the second person to climb Ascension by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew Atkinson in Splash Chamber, High Country on the day of discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew Atkinson in a tight spot in High Country by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison survey marking at High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew and Alison surveying at Heaven's Landing. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

PA230164 Andrew Atkinson surveying main rift passage. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew and Alison in virgin passage. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr



Andrew and Alison push virgin passage in High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The top at last. Heavens Landing on day of discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Filming TFD for The One Show.

We do it like this. Miranda and Gavin Newman. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Andrew Atkinson. Miranda gearing up for filming. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Alison watching filming in TFD. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Lights, camera, action. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Lets crank up the lights. Filming in TFD. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Ooo Miranda we love you. Alison pays homage. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Upper TFD in warming video lights. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Warming video lights cast a green glow. TFD. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Miranda learns her script. The One Show at TFD. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

1971.

A young Nick in Dunstan's Well Cave 1971. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

St Cuthberts Sump One.

Sump One Cuthberts just after it was opened. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

High Country.

Man in a rift. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Wibbley Wobblies. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Big Knob. High Country. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Long Drop. Some 25 metres up in the roof of The frozen Deep. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

I cant get up there. Un named chamber, Withyhill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill.

Jonathan Chipchase in rift to Priceless Grotto, Withyhill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

By Peter Glanvill.

Me with mother's car at Baker's Pit 1968 by Peter Glanvill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Cuthberts.

The Fingers. St. Cuthberts. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Shatter.

Shatter Cave. The Ringroad. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Colourful. Shatter Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Shatter Cave. Before Tapes. by Nicholas Chipchase, 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.










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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #186 on: May 09, 2019, 10:24:11 pm »
Add me to the fan club. Please keep going!

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« Reply #187 on: May 11, 2019, 07:55:27 pm »
Lithostrotian, Hillwithy.

Lithostrotian. Macro. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

First view of the road to The Frozen Deep.

Little Things Can Mean A Lot by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

A young Pete Rose in Z Squeeze, Shatter Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Box Mine.

Graffiti. Box Mine and a young Jonathan Chipchase by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Pete Rose in Withyhill at the time of discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

A young Graham Price in Manor Farm by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Tor Chamber Shatter Cave. 1980's by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

A younger me by Peter Glanvill in Slaughter Stream Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nick in White Pit 1995 by Peter Glanvill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nick in Twin Titties 1992 by Peter Glanvill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Jonathan Chipchase in Withyhill. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Me looking pleased in NHASA Gallery, Manor Farm minutes after discovering it. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Breakthrough point behind blocks in Daren not long after discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

I have this as Tyning's Barrow. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Canopy Chamber. Shatter Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Manor Farm 2 weeks after discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

NHASA Gallery. Manor Farm 2 weeks after discovery. I was the first to enter here. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Green Lake Grotto Withyhill. Right at the time of our discovery. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

My Wife in Festival Cave , Devon. 1960's by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Engineer in The Silo by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Oh Dear. Some people you just have to put up with. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Digging The Silo. Reservoir Hole. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Porridge Basin. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Slightly Bent. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nat. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Damocles. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Laura. Shatter Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Time For Lunch. Shatter Cave. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Off Track. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nat in Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Neverland. Upper Flood (6) by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Froth. Upper Flood. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr


Still a few more left !


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« Reply #188 on: May 11, 2019, 08:14:04 pm »
This is an amazing historical record. Thank you for making it available.

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« Reply #191 on: May 12, 2019, 08:15:37 pm »
Oooo. 1,126. I wasnt going to keep count really.

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