Primož Jakopin, photo diary

Planinska jama Cave
Old Gold

July 29, 2020, 15 pictures

          Most images are approximately 768 x 1024 pixels in size, numbers in front of the picture descriptions are serial numbers of the original photo files. Event participant, who contributed to the making of these pictures: Janez Kanoni - Žan.

          Pictures photo and copyright (c) Primož Jakopin - Klok 2020.

Malni, near Žan's Home


47977. View upstream from the road bridge over Malenščica



47978. A tongue of forget-me-nots on the downstream side of the bridge



Planinska jama Cave


47980. View of the Unica river bed from the trail bridge ...



47979. ... and a wider view of the canyon south of the cave entrance



47982. The entrance, inside out, with the sand bank in the river bed ...



47981. ... and here in a closer view



47984. View towards the entrance from the bridge after the cave gate. Taken by available light and painting with light from the extreme left side using a hand held LED torch powered by 4 AAA batteries. Camera used was a modern version of pinhole camera, as for all other pictures on this page, one of the top phone cameras in 2019, designed by a brand known for usage of high-grade glass since 1869. A tripod was used and the exposure settings were ISO 50, f 1.6, 30 seconds.



47986. A pool and a stream down the dripstone wall, below Tiha jama cave tunnel



47988. There is an aquarium at the northern side of the tunnel, before Sotočje (Confluence) of Pivka and Rak rivers. It contains two natural-sized PVC replicas of olms, Europe's only cave-dwelling vertebrate.



47989. View of the trail past the Šmidlov prehod passage ...



47990. ... and a view back through the passage.



47991. Downstream view from the Sotočje bridge ...



47992. ... and a closer view where the camera was turned straight down towards the Pivka river surface. Illuminated by two Metz 45 flash strobes at half power, one from the left and one from the right, also oriented to the water surface. Note a square object at the bottom, what would it be?



47993. Available light view of the wall on the other side of the passage closer to the entrance



47994. The water level was low - over the dam in the entrance Unica was just trickling and the stream, lower center on the picture, a leak of the canal which leads to the hydro power plant, is also just a few liters per second.



Related posts:



  Orleška kraljica krasa Cave, July 15     Koko's Passage in Vranja jama Cave IV, August 5  


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