Geoff Wiggins, FAPS  

Bungle Bungles by Geoff Wiggins, FAPS

May 2022 - Bungle Bungles

About the Image(s)

I thought I would get away from birds for a moment. This pic was taken at the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia. It is a very large cave as shown by the two people at the bottom centre. 24mm f4 1/60sec ISO 200.

8 comments posted

Brenda Fishbaugh   Brenda Fishbaugh
What????? Those are people??? That is a huge cave and a very wide lens to get all that in! What an incredible place!

In my opinion, it seems a bit saturated, which shows up on the tree and the streak below the tree has an odd color.

I'd look to lightening up the people a bit so we see them and get that reference. I would love to see this place!   Posted: 05/08/2022 20:37:22

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
I Geoff,
I agree with Brenda re saturation and size of this huge cave! I am not sure that I would have distinguished the 2 other visitors without looking for them. The tall "man" face is all red - my using "vibrance" instead of "saturation" would would have avoided this issue (some programs like ON1 would allow using "vibrance" with preservation of skin tone). (I normally use "saturation" when there is not "human skin" - otherwise I use "vibrance" mainly.)
Would also like to visit.   Posted: 05/09/2022 08:07:26
Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Thanks Pierre. The only problem I have not done anything to the pic othjer than lighten it. The colours are due to the rocks and the light in the cave is giving the colours to the faces. I have enclosed another pic that is also an original. I hope that I have got this all correct. It is in a cave and the light on the tree is not natural it is light by the cave light.   Posted: 05/10/2022 02:24:52
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Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Wow…. This is amazing!
It would be very interesting to do a custom white balance with a « colour card» or other device, to see how this cave can affect the « automatic white balance » of the camera….
And again…. I really need to travel to your continent!   Posted: 05/10/2022 05:13:34

Candy Childrey   Candy Childrey
This is truly amazing. The color of the rocks is quite stunning. Sometimes it is best not to mess with mother nature. The layers in the rocks have beautiful detail.   Posted: 05/12/2022 13:55:32
Geoff Wiggins   Geoff Wiggins
Thanks for your kind comment Candy, yes we know that you have some unique colours in the US but some of the western part of Australia is nearly all made of iron ore which results in some unique rock formations and colours.   Posted: 05/13/2022 00:30:02

Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Your wide angle presentation here is perfect to show us the colours and shapes in the rocks of this cave. How much is natural light and how much artificial light?

The people are so small that it took me a while to find them. I would probably eliminate the person on the right (in black) but the other person give us a sense of scale.   Posted: 05/13/2022 10:09:29

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
Impressive geology. I agree that even though you didn't add any saturation this is one of those images where selectively reducing the saturation might help.   Posted: 05/14/2022 09:47:13


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