Bottom of the Lost World Shaft, Mangapu Cave

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Comments (10)

Matthew Walters on December 22, 2006

I converted this one to mono, because it was all grey anyway, particularly by the time I'd done some extreme photoshopping to recover the blown highlight.

You can probably just make out the two people sliding down the wires, I was at the base.

Waitomo Caves are about 300ft, 100m deep. This image was hand-held, Minolta X300 with Fuji ISO200 film.

purplenoodle on January 18, 2007

This is a great shot, so moody and atmospheric

Matthew Walters on January 18, 2007

Thanks. I'm going again soon, maybe I'll try and get a better version - I was younger and fitter then though, so maybe I'll just peer in from the top...

purplenoodle on January 18, 2007

haha! well, I'll be interested to see the shot!

FuzzSummit on February 23, 2007

Love the otherwordly mood in this shot.

Matthew Walters on February 23, 2007

Thanks. It was well worth the effort - it's far easier to go down then to climb back out.

Nayt1980 on July 6, 2007

Nice photo, Matthew! mysterious! all your BW photos are very interesting

Matthew Walters on July 7, 2007

Thanks... it's quite a spooky place. Probably even more so if you watch 'The Descent'.

Matthew Walters on May 15, 2010

Cheers Steve, hope the shot brought back some happy memories!

M-Karimi۞محمودکریمی on September 4, 2011

very nice


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    by Matthew Walters