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Belize and Guatemala Photography Adventure

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Barton Creek Cave… We enter the cave in our canoes into a large room, tall ceiling, interesting formations above and around us to photograph.

Barton Creek Cave entrance © 2010 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave entrance
© 2010 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave © 2010 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave
© 2010 Diane Kelsay

As we paddle our canoes seeing and photographing pots and a skull high up on ledges, our guide tells us about the ceremonies that took place here. We can’t help but wonder how the Mayans climbed those steep ledges without footholds, and without canoes and headlamps to get them there.

Barton Creek Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Barton Creek Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

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Belize and Guatemala Photography Adventure

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Caves… Belize is our favorite place in the world to explore caves.  Many are easy and the whole group can enjoy learning to take colorful, unique images.  Others stay on with us and we explore more adventuresome caves, but still not that difficult.

Rio Frio Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Crystal Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay, Bob Harvey

Crystal Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay, Bob Harvey

Light – the lessons you learn about light when photographing in a cave change the way you view light and work with light in all the rest of your photography.  Rio Frio Cave is photographed in natural light coming through a large entrance and using a long exposure. Crystal Cave, St. Herman’s Cave and Joe’s Cave are photographed with several flash units.

Crystal Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Crystal Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Crystal Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Crystal Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe's Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe’s Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe's Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe’s Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe's Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe’s Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

St. Herman's Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

St. Herman’s Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Rio Frio Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Rio Frio Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Joe's Cave © 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe’s Cave
© 2014 Diane Kelsay and Bob Harvey

Joe (or Jose) owns the land that several caves are on.  We climb a mountain on horses to get to them.  Our visits help support Joe’s small business. He is a kind man who wants to take good care of these caves – our visits are very environmentally friendly, we are very careful.  He also helps us with lighting.  Join us on a Belize Adventure in 2017 and we will show you how to control multiple flash units.

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