My TAG March 03 photos

After a quick photo shoot in Valhalla in Jan 03, I returned and hooked up with Tim Curtis for an "expedition" photo trip into Camps Gulf cave TN March 22nd, 23rd, and 24th 2003. Since I now live in California, getting 200 lbs of photo gear on the plane and into the cave required some careful planning and packaging. We needed lots of help carrying all the gear and modeling in the cave, so special thanks goes to Mark Brown, Anne Durham, Kent Adams, Janice Barlow, Travis Young, and his girlfriend Carissa.

Also, check out Tim's photos at: http://www.pbase.com/cavertim/camps_gulf_2003

Camps Gulf Cave

Rotunda Room (room 2) "Wow, it's daylight in here!"

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position (26 mm effective because of CMOS imager size makes 1.6 muliplier compared with 35mm film), Tv 1/60 sec, Av 4.0, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector (behind and right of camera), 900 WS custom head (brooder lamp) left, and 1200 WS custom head right



Rotunda Room, more fog

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position, Tv 1/60 sec, Av 4.0, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector (behind and right of camera), 900 WS custom head (brooder lamp) left, and 1200 WS custom head right



Echo Hall (room 3), time exposure

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 18mm position, Tv 30 sec, Av 2.8, ISO 200 ASA. Lighting provided by two 42 watt Compact Fluorescent lamps, SureFire Beast (bright beam to ceiling), and the cavers headlights.



Echo Hall (room 3) "Starlight Trio"

time exposure, custom color balance

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 18mm position, Tv 30 sec, Av 2.8, ISO 100 ASA with custom color balance. Lighting provided by two 42 watt CF lamps, and the cavers headlights.



Echo Hall (room 3) "Beam me up, Scotty!"

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position, Tv 1 sec, Av 3.5, ISO 200 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with no reflector, 900 WS custom head left, and 1200 WS custom head right all on top of breakdown about 40 feet back from caver



Echo Hall on top (room 3)

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position, Tv 2 sec, Av 2.8, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector pointing straight up, 900 WS custom head pointing at caver, and 2400 WS custom head behind caver



Room 1 Me (near) & Mark (far)

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position, Tv 1/60 sec, Av 2.8, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector pointing along ceiling, 900 WS custom head pointing somewhat at me



Room 1 angle 2 Me (near) & Mark (far)

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 16mm position, Tv 1/60 sec, Av 2.8, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector pointing along ceiling, 900 WS custom head pointing somewhat at me



Entrance Me & Mark (silhouette)

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Picture taken with Canon D60 (6 Megapixel), Canon EF 16mm-35mm L lens, 35mm position, Tv 2 sec, Av 8.0, ISO 100 ASA. Lighting provided by a 4800 WS Speedotron 105 head with 16" reflector pointing along ceiling, 1200 WS custom head down range, and entrance light



Caving with the Laptop

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Picture taken with Nikon 990 (3 Megapixel), 38m position, Tv 1/4 sec, Av 5.5, ISO 100 ASA with built in flash.



The power packs!