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So I went to the quarry cave again, this time with [livejournal.com profile] nonspecific. I hooked up the remote switch and set the camera to the bulb setting, so I could hold the shutter open as long as I wanted. Then came the fun part... using my extra-bright flashlights to "paint" the cave with light, only lighting the areas I wanted. It was nearly dark by the time we left, and definitely dark by the time we made it back to the car. As nightfall approached, a heavy mist settled into the cave, making for a surreal experience. When the lights were off, it was pure black, and when on, it seemed pure white, and you could barely see any better. Also strange, was that just 10 or 15 feet apart, and I couldn't understand Kara at all, due to all the echoes. In short, I had a blast. :)

Then suddenly, photos:

Near the entrance:

Exposure Time: 30.000 s
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO equiv: 400
Lighting: natural lighting from left, lesser so from right, fill-in by flashlight



Side chamber:

Exposure Time: 77.000 s
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO equiv: 800
Lighting: generous and erratic use of 2 high-power flashlights :)


Side chamber:

Exposure Time: 156.000 s
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO equiv: 800
Lighting: No flashlights close the camera or within line-of-site of the lens. Two flashlights were held fairly still for about 45 seconds, and then waved around for fill lighting for the remainder. This seemed to work well, and cut down on the mist haze, getting a crisp view of the far wall.


I also took more HRDI fodder, we'll see how that goes.

on 2009-05-29 06:03 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] the-rare-one.livejournal.com
hot diggity dog those are some LONG exposure times!

I really like #2 a bunch (the trailing flashlight caught my eye)

on 2009-05-29 06:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
Yeah, that was me walking back to disengage the shutter. On the last one, I walked back with no light, stumbling like a drunk all the way.

on 2009-05-29 06:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ruethee.livejournal.com
Those are very cool. Reading how you did it reminded me of the light-dude you did several years ago. That WAS you, right?

on 2009-05-29 06:39 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
yeah, that was me. :)





on 2009-05-29 06:49 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ruethee.livejournal.com
I LOVE that light-dude!

on 2009-05-29 06:50 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
Me too. I need to get one of those plasma balls so i can make some more

on 2009-05-29 06:51 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ruethee.livejournal.com
I hope you don't mind, I saved these to my computer. They're fascinating to look at. Whenever I show them to anyone, I'll tell them whose awesome work it is! :)

on 2009-05-29 06:58 pm (UTC)

on 2009-05-30 03:58 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] theldara.livejournal.com
How did you do those?

on 2009-05-30 04:27 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
Electrodude is my buddy, he stops by from time to time. :)

Hint: plasma ball.

on 2009-06-01 11:09 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dtrnburke.livejournal.com
Lovin' electrodude! Especially in the fridge.

on 2009-06-01 01:01 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
I guess he heard batteries kept in the fridge stay fresh longer.

on 2009-05-30 01:24 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] marasca.livejournal.com
The cave pictures are amazing! The light dudes are really cool too. The middle one made me think of half-formed Dr. Manhattan.

on 2009-05-30 04:28 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
It does look like a nervous system, doesn't it.
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on 2009-05-30 11:52 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] misterx.livejournal.com
Yeah, digital. Dress like a ninja, it helps to keep you out of the picture. Meaning, wear black, not split toed shoes and throwing stars.

on 2009-06-18 06:17 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cheeze.livejournal.com
dammit i wish i could have gone! next time!!

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