Terra Ronca caverns, Brazil

JuanoJuano Major grinsBrasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,274Registered Users Major grins

The Terra Ronca State Park hosts a vast number of caverns, only five of them are open for visitors. We visited the Angelica and Sao Bernardo caverns, the last one implied waist deep water "hiking" carrying our equipment overhead. Awesome trip.

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  • roaddog52roaddog52 Major grins In the sticks, NE of SeattlePosts: 977Registered Users Major grins

    Wow! Great captures of an amazing place. Thanks for sharing!

    Phil

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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,960Administrators moderator

    Awesome photos of what must be an amazing place to explore.

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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainPosts: 18,491Administrators, Vanilla Admin moderator

    Wow. Awesome shots. It's a little hard to get a sense of scale--how tall are these caves?

  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 11,856Super Moderators moderator

    Amazing shots! The second photo really pulls me in, I like it!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,274Registered Users Major grins
    edited June 5, 2018

    Thank you all.

    Richard, the two caverns were different, the largest cave was (3) it is difficult to say how high the ceiling was, but I would guess at least 40 meters, several stories high in any case. The celing in (1) was around 10 m high, whereas in (2) and (6) only a few meters.

  • kdogkdog artistically challenged San Jose, CAPosts: 11,211Administrators moderator

    Excellent shots, Cristobal. Exposures are really good given the extremely wide dynamic range you had to cope with.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,245Registered Users Major grins

    That's some impressive work, Cristóbal. God help you if some of those stalactites decide to cut loose on you.

    Tom

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,274Registered Users Major grins

    @kdog said:
    Excellent shots, Cristobal. Exposures are really good given the extremely wide dynamic range you had to cope with.

    Thanks!!

    @black mamba said:
    That's some impressive work, Cristóbal. God help you if some of those stalactites decide to cut loose on you.

    Tom

    Thanks Tom. Yeah, I guess that my cheap hardware store helmet I was wearing wouldn't do much, but neither would any other kind of helmet for that matter... Very impressive place and great experience.

  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,164Registered Users Major grins

    Beautiful shots. They make me want to visit. It looks like it was challenging to photograph but you rose to the challenge.

  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,231Registered Users Major grins

    Good stuff Cristobal!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,274Registered Users Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    Beautiful shots. They make me want to visit. It looks like it was challenging to photograph but you rose to the challenge.

    Thanks Cornflake, this was a trip specifically for photography, there were different type of fixed lights, flashes in the background etc. I am really grateful that post processing is so good nowadays and allows to correct for all sorts of things. In any case, without the special lighting it would have been impossible to take interesting shots of an amazing place.

    @Stumblebum said:
    Good stuff Cristobal!

    Thanks Taz!

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