Welcome to our February Darkness Below photo salon. We hope you enjoy these, and please do keep sending us your photos to share.
Duncan’s image was captured with just a Fuji X30 compact camera, handheld at 1/2s, f2.0 ISO 1600; the image stabilisation in modern cameras is absolutely amazing. He says: “I asked the group to stand close to the water without getting too wet and to shine their torches up at the water. Without this, the left hand waterfall would have no lighting. In this shot someone turned around and their torch lit up the floor which helps the shot. I also had two small LED video lights placed on the floor roughly 5m either side of me. These lights provide just enough illumination to show the walls of the chamber.
The camera and both lights were carried in a padded Darren Barrel, which means that although I got the gear in there it does mean stopping the group while the barrel is opened and the lights are placed. But that doesn’t take long and none of the group were muttering about getting cold and blimmin photographers – which is a bonus…”
Three photographs by Eleanor Conole, in Coolagh River Cave, Co. Clare, Ireland:
And from Brian Wong: