Friday, March 11, 2011
Fantastic FNQ photo Friday
It was taken in the caves of Chillagoe, a beautiful area a few hours north-west of Cairns. Home to a historic iron smelter and beautiful countryside, the area also boasts some beautiful caves that you can get a guided tour through.
To get really interesting images in there you'll need to take a tripod. It's dark. Not for the naked eye maybe, but definitely for a camera, and you don't want to be using your flash because it kills the atmosphere. So a long shutter speed and crossing the fingers. This pictures is entirely lit by the members of the tour group shining their torch lights on the wall. I didn't co-ordinate it or tell them where to shine or anything - it was all about opening the shutter for a long enough time and hoping it looked good. Sometimes the photo gods smile upon us. :)