The train is driving me into… the cave
July 17, 2012
I don’t usually take photos in tourist caves. I don’t actually know why. When I started with cave photography, I thought it was the simplest to take a photo in a tourist cave. It generally is, if you don’t complicate things and use the given lighting, but that’s usually pretty bad and the colour temperature of all of the lights usually does its own thing. Bad lighting usually equals a bad photo, that’s the way it goes. But there is of course another option with a combination of the given lighting and the one you bring yourself, with which you pull out your hair, get angry about the lights, try to control them and generally complicate your life. Usually a normal person doesn’t feel like doing that, but it is worth it.
Of course, I couldn’t resist the call from Postojnska cave. With this year’s anniversary of the cave train, there was a newer photo missing, perhaps from a different part of the cave than we were used to up until now. In the end, two locations came into play and the time came to call the passengers, to gather a team and to sort the equipment.
The photograph first came to life at the tourist convention in Milan in the size of 4×5 meters, while these days you can spot it in some jumbo frames, mostly in bigger tourist cities in Slovenia. On the Portorož beach you can even ride in an improvised cabin, totally luxurious!
Thanks to the team, Sten, Bara and Andrej…