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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #100 on: April 22, 2019, 08:53:37 pm »
The "creature in stone" is amazing.  And I like the fossilised crocodile's jawbone, too!
"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #101 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!
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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #102 on: April 23, 2019, 05:54:25 pm »
Nomination for forum contributer of the year  An enviable photo record over the years Well done

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #103 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.

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2019, 07:35:06 pm »

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2019, 08:16:34 pm »
P7120091 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020004 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020080 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P7050072 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P6140096 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P6140058 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P7050009 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Sally Glanvill at Vurley edited. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Peter Glanvill in Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Vurley with Chris Milne. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

PB150083 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020135 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020173 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P9060067 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8300026 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chris Milne in Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

PA040018 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

PB150051 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Sally Glanvill at Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, 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.

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #106 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.

P6060002 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chris Milne in Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Nigel Cox in La La Land. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Exit from La La Land. Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P9200013 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P8020135 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P6070065 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5310029 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P5240216 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

To baldly go --- by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

What am I doing here ? Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

These Boots. Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Tony Boycott and me at Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Vurley Dig, Mendip by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260049 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260042 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4260039 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Peter Glanvill at Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Mac The Major. Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Chris Milne engineering at Vurley by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Tony Boycott resting broken ribs at Vurley. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Lets play Gungee by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #108 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.

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #109 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.

DS161111084634 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #110 on: April 25, 2019, 09:48:09 am »
Fernhill.

P1140041 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1140031 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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


P1130077 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130083 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Pillar Chamber.

P1130146 - Copy by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130197 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130201 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130188 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130224 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Shatter Cave.

P1130253 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1130250 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P1120051 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Reservoir Hole.

Chain Chamber. Reservoir Hole. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Shatter.

Shatter Cave, Pisa Passage by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Cryogenic stalagmite. Shatter Cave. Bottom right. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill.

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Reservoir

Jill's Slither, Reservoir Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

The Frozen Deep by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Reservoir Hole by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #111 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:

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #115 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!

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #116 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.

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #117 on: April 26, 2019, 10:09:26 am »

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #118 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:


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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #119 on: April 26, 2019, 01:00:19 pm »
First batch of 82 images going up now. Descriptions to follow.

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« Reply #120 on: April 26, 2019, 05:35:12 pm »
Love you Sid XX :kiss2:



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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #123 on: April 26, 2019, 08:03:53 pm »
Withyhill.

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill. Calcite in mud cracks. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill. Boulders in false floor. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill. Under false floor. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill. Light up through false floor. by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Oo. Just the one selfie.

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

Withyhill by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

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Re: My Favourite Photographs
« Reply #124 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.

P4270024 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4270033 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr

P4270032 by Nicholas Chipchase, on Flickr