Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Friday, December 10, 2010

Cave of the Winds (Inside)

In last week's Scenic Sunday post, I showed the area surrounding the Cave of the Winds. This week we're heading inside. All these photos were taken hand-held with my old DSLR in a cave with no flash, using a fixed-length lens (no zoom), so they may not be perfect, but I think they get the cave's beauty across.

First the tour takes us through a tunnel directly into the cave.
Once inside, various areas are dimly lit, and it's a uniquely beautiful experience.
Now I want to see some of the more famous caves, such as Carlsbad Caverns. But to see more scenic sights, visit the Scenic Sunday meme.

18 comments:

  1. Oh, these are terrific, Al! What a marvelous cave! I love all the different shapes and formations andd colors, too! I have been to Carlsbad, but many years ago. It is awesome, you'd love it! Have a wonderful weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. such beautiful formations. i've always loved caves. no two are alike. and always very cold. have a great night~

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  3. Nice cave shots. No flash is usually better if there's adequate cave lighting.

    Look up Kartchner Caverns in AZ. Carlsbad is nice too. Very true that all caves are different.

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  4. Spectacular shots, I love to explore caves, but don't get to do that much here in Mississippi.
    Molly

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  5. The pictures of the inside of this cave look like they were taken on another planet.

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  6. Beautiful captures of amazing caves. We have famous caves in South Africa if you google Sudwala Caves and Cango Caves, you can visit them on the net as well. Have a great weekend, greetings from Jo

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  7. Nice photos of an interesting place.

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  8. caves look so nice but I can never encurage me to get down there, it scares me especially when it's narrow

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  9. Hiya Al,
    Rather you than me :-)
    Great to see your photos of it though: the stone has become an art form.
    Handheld, fixed lens -- they are my stapled settings. Yours came out well. What did you crank the iso up to?

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  10. Fantastica questa grotta !
    Ma in America è possibile fare foto, all'interno delle grotte, ai turisti ?
    In Italia è assolutamente proibito... se si vuole una foto ricordo, bisogna comperare delle cartoline !
    Buona giornata :)
    Myriam

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  11. We must have driven by Cave of the Winds a hundred times when we lived in Colorado ... but not once did we have time to stop. Now I'm sad that we didn't!

    P.S. Please come take our rain! It is so wet here that the roads are flooding and cities are handing out sandbags to anyone who wants to fill them. Yeeks! Where's my canoe when I need it???

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  12. This post looks like a National Geographic article! Is it true that it's much more cold inside the caves? I hope I have a chance to go inside a cave one day :-D

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  13. I haven't toured a cave in a long, long time! This was fun!

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  14. We visited the caves when our daughter was young. We may have to visit again next summer as I've forgotten the beauty and amazing formations. Your pictures are nice. ♥♫

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  15. Beautiful pictures from the cave. It's a long time since I was inside one.

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  16. I had been to Carlsbad but not this one. It's a nice cave too. This is in my list for the next summer. Thank you for sharing wonderful pictures.

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  17. So very gorgeous and special for me to see! =) Me who used to love the secretc caves I nearly never found when I was a girl.. :) Thanks to you, I'm now able to watch some very special caves! It's like a scarf hanging on the roof there.. And the nearly blue (?) light.. Wonderful!

    Happy Luciaday to you! :)

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  18. beautiful caves and photos
    Thanks for your visit and comment.

    Gr, Bram

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