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Crystal Island

Crystal Island
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Copyright: Steve Reekie (LordPotty) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1381 W: 144 N: 3872] (12503)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-11-29
Categories: River
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ-2-S
Exposure: f/2.8
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Caves and cave life. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-02 4:34
Viewed: 5122
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I founds this calcite crystal island in a rimstone pool, high on a ledge in the stream passage of Gardners Gut cave at Waitomo.
The photo really doesn't do it justice, since the calcite is actually pure white. The yellow colouration here arises from the fact that I needed to use my yellow mining headlamp to pre-light the scene, to enable the camera to be able to focus. One day I hope to return with another form of lighting and try again.

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-01-02 4:49]

I like these crystalline formings, Steve.
We see it not enough on TN.
A good post: picture and note.
Thanks and a good beginning of year for you!

Very inbteresting post TFS. I look forward to seeing this shot with the right lighting. Good note and hope things are picking up for you. Happy New Year

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-01-02 5:07]

Great Steve! I wish I could see this crystals not only on photo! Please send more of cave's pictures :-)

Another nice on Steve but then I am a sucker for cave formations and life.
Have you a setting on the camera for different lighting condition you could try selecting the one that makes the camera take account of the lighting colour. Steve I did a quick WS to see if the colour problem could be sorted without going back, hope you like.

Very nice Steve.
I like thios one.
Good details and composition.
You can use the manual white balance or set to indoor light in your camera to get the right colours.
Well done.

Sharp detailed image. Agree with the others who have said it, most digital cams allow setting the white balance to suit the lighting, which would have avoided the yellow cast. One of the nice things about shooting in RAW format on my Nikon is that I can change the white balance at will in the Raw software, not sure if Panasonic allow that in their software?

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-02 14:47]

Very interesting post Steve. I like this image and the little island.

Very well done and thanks for posting

Hi Steve, keep on the interesting work, I like to look at your fresh subjects, I am always curious. Nice formations you bring to us, the colour problem is already partially solved by Robert. Good composition, well done.

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