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Taken 26-Jun-11
Visitors 6

2 of 8 photos
Categories & Keywords

Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:North America
Subcategory Detail:Mexico
Keywords:cave, cavern, mexico, yucatan
Photo Info

Dimensions6000 x 3375
Original file size8.11 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceProPhoto RGB
Date taken26-Jun-11 14:31
Date modified18-Mar-14 14:12
Shooting Conditions

Camera modelNIKON D3X
Focal length35 mm
Focal length (35mm)35 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure0.4s at f/4
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias-3 1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modeSpot
Digital zoom1x
Cave Light

Cave Light

This is in a cavern at Ta Akbil Ha, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, in a torrential rain. The only light source is from the mouth of the cavern on the right. The light in the water is reflected from splashes of water dripping into the cavern from above.

I had no rain gear for either myself or photo equipment, and precious little equipment other than a camera. Making this image started as an attempt to get shelter from the storm.

I cannot wait to go back, in the rainy season, with some proper gear.