dripstones cave - Fossils of water
One of the friendliest courses for a first degree
science student, is introduction to geology - and what is this course
with out a trip to a dripstones cave?
not to make our readers fall asleep, we won't explain the chemistry
aspect of the creation of the dripstones, stalagmites, ears and much
more other amazing art works.
only point the fact, that in former years, it was forbidden to take
photos in the cave, fearing the flashes encourage the growth of alga on
the dripstones, but studies show that actually, flashes destroy the
alga since it contains a little bit of ultra violet light.
The excuse for forbidding taking photos deep down the cave is now the
fact that the photographers interfere the tours and dazzle others with
Notice that on Fridays, during low tourist
traffic, the dripstone cave is open to photographers.
we found an available Friday, took our tripods (whoever thinks he could
take photos in total dark without a tripod, probably has metal solid
hands...) and put our cameras on night scene state. An easy drive
across Beit-Shemesh on road number 3866 got us to the cave.
to the cave is arranged by stairs and funny signs which were placed by
the Israely nature and parks authority.
blooming of the season around us, added some color to the environment.
Easily, we got to the entrance of the cave site, equipped with a ticket
which dismissed us from paying the entrance fee. After entering we
started taking photos.
air under the ground covered our lenses with soft vapor, which forced
us to remove it once in a while. the low lighting forced taking photos
on tripods, with long exposure time, but the results justify the travel
and seals another photogenic and nice day trip.
- dripstones, stalagmites and photos.
- easy and moist.
Month of travel
easy and beautiful.
Links - The
dripstones cave in the National Parks Protection Auothority The
chimestry of dripstones .
Key words -
dripstones cave, Shorek cave, Avshalom cave, Photography trip.
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