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Mad Aussie
08-10-2010, 02:36 AM
The Remarkable Cave in Tasmania is a 20 metre tunnel carved through the sheer rock face by the erosion of the Southern Ocean.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4081/4878449370_74121cd37d_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4098/4877840465_fef45aa57e_o.jpg

mibreit
08-10-2010, 04:54 AM
Hey there!

Beautiful place and beautiful shots! Usually I'm a big fan of blending exposures to keep in the highlights but it's a bit to dark in the second one. maybe something in between the 2 so it looks more natural

cheers

Mad Aussie
08-10-2010, 05:20 AM
That was natural. Pretty much exactly as I saw it. No amount of aperture or slow shutter would get any light into that dark hole. I think having the brightness from the sea end made it impossible.

Thanks for the comment :)

Greg_Nuspel
08-10-2010, 07:14 AM
MA love the shot, the colours in the rocks is great and what a cool place.

Iguanasan
08-10-2010, 08:36 AM
Very cool! Thanks for sharing such an interesting natural beauty with your wonderful image! :) :thumbup::thumbup:

Bambi
08-10-2010, 12:04 PM
that is a cool place. I think having a dark cave adds to the interest. but if the opportunity arose, light painting might be cool

Richard
08-10-2010, 03:32 PM
Nice find MA, just shows how powerful the ocean can be.

Mad Aussie
08-10-2010, 04:58 PM
Thanks all. It is a very cool place amongst a long, rugged coastline.

Light painting might be possible with bright lights. Unfortunately you can't actually walk down there so you are restricted from the boardwalk they've set up.

Matt K.
08-10-2010, 08:24 PM
MA love the shot, the colours in the rocks is great and what a cool place.

What Greg said. Vey nice work, MA, love it.

Hillbillygirl
08-10-2010, 09:09 PM
Very cool shots MA. Really like the exposure on second one as it really shows the detail and depth of the cave.

Mad Aussie
08-10-2010, 10:59 PM
Thanks Matt and HBG :)

mibreit
08-11-2010, 04:09 AM
Hello again!

sorry I think you misunderstood my first post ;-) was formulated not precise enough.. what I ment with to dark in the second, referrs to the light at the end of the tunnel, not the tunnel itself which I know is naturally dark. In the first one you clearly have white at the end and in the second I think you layered in a second exp for this part, please correct me if I'm wrong. I just thought this little part is a little dark..

sorry again for confusing. both are great images!

cheers

Mad Aussie
08-11-2010, 04:17 AM
No need for apologies!

You are right. I did layer in that bit from a darker exposure. What you see there is the ocean through the hole.

I think the glowing whiteness in the first shot actually looks better even though the 2nd shot is actually more true to what I could see that day.