Škocjan

Škocjan

I am constantly amazed at the things that can be discovered in this world. The caves at Škocjan really blew me away. It is one of the largest cave systems in the world, and the caves have an underground river running through it. It was interesting to move through the cave and progress deeper into it and hear the water echoing. One interesting fact is that it is really hard to tell how big the “room” you are in is because you have no reference points. When the tour guide told us what could fit in the cave, we were all astounded.

This picture was taken in the second part of the tour, which is self-guided and allows photography (first part is with a guide and no photography is allowed). It was a challenge to get a good picture without a tripod. I leaned the camera on the rail and used that to stabilize the picture, but it was awkward. I was surprised that the colors that came out in this picture, depsite thinking that caves are bland and dark.

Camera: Canon 600D
Lens: EF-S 15-85 at 16mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Shutter Speed: 0.5 sec
ISO:3200
Postprocessing: Lightroom

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