Saturday, 29 August 2015

Riding off into the sunset at Ogof Gofan

We had an idea that we might capture a great sunset through the large window in the cliff face and so we made a reasonably late start heading off to the cave after lunch time.
The entrance was rigged and Chloe and Mark Burgess headed down into the cave to go and have an explore as they had not visited the cave before. The four remaining cavers then worked on taking some video and photos in the entrance window. Mark had taken a photo of a reflection of a cave scene in someone's eye in Hillier's Cave some weeks back and wanted to try and get a classic shot of the entrance window and also a reflection of it in a caver's eye.
The entrance photos, the reflection photos and a section of video was shot in the entrance, the photos of which can be viewed below.

The Entrance - Ogof Gofan
The Entrance - Ogof Gofan - Photo Mark Burkey

Reflection in a caver's eye - Ogof Gofan
Reflection in a caver's eye - Ogof Gofan - Photo Mark Burkey

Reflection in a caver's eye - Ogof Gofan
Reflection in a caver's eye - Ogof Gofan - Photo Mark Burkey

With entrance shots and the reflections complete we took a photo in the main chamber as we still had a little time to kill before the sun would begin to set.

The Main Chamber - Ogof Gofan
The Main Chamber - Ogof Gofan - Photo Brendan Marris

Brendan Mark and Jess were now the only people in the cave and we moved to the window overlooking Hollow Caves Bay. Brendan practiced some shots while Jess changed into a clean oversuits and Mark took the opportunity to shoot some spiders with his macro lens.

An eight legged friend - Ogof Gofan
An eight legged friend - Ogof Gofan - Photo Mark Burkey

Finally the sky cleared a little and the sun began to set. We took some photos over the next 50 minutes as the sun dropped, culminating with the impressive red sky about 10 minutes after the sun had gone over the horizon.

Sunset at Ogof Gofan
Sunset at Ogof Gofan - Photo Brendan Marris

Present:- Caving Group 1: Mark Burgess and Chloe Burney

Present:- Photography Group 2: Mark Burkey, Jessica Burkey, Keith Edwards and Brendan Marris

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