I will be at Hidden Earth this year! I am excited to attend. And yes, look for my entries in the print salon!
I visited the UK in 2010, very early on in my days as a caver. In fact, my 7th-12th ever cave trips took place there. I found the people and clubs there to be wonderful – and they love taking people caving! I am looking forward to returning. My caving route this time around will include Mendip, Dales, and South Wales.
My trip to Ogof Ffynnon Ddu (OFD) in November of 2010 was the start of my cave photography, so to speak. It was on that trip that I started to understand what it took to take pictures in caves. It was also the trip when I decided I didn’t want to be a standard cave photographer, lugging around huge Pelican cases and heavy equipment.
With the help of Ferret, a fellow caver and photographer on the trip, I took what I think is my first halfway decent cave photo:
OFD to this day remains one of my all-time favourite cave trips, both for the trip company and the cave. I look forward to seeing it again, repeating the OFD1 round trip, and hopefully many others in the system!
If you can’t get to the UK, but are interested in seeing OFD, do check out their amazing virtual tour! It is so well-done, that despite only seeing OFD once so far, I can repeat our trip without a false turn!