October 2017 - St. Michael's Cave - Laura Beduz Photography

The magic of St Michael's Cave


This photo was taken in St. Michael's Cave, which is situated in the Gibraltar Nature Reserve, at the height of over 300 metres above sea level. The cave was created by rainwater which has seeped through the limestone rock over the years. This cave is comprised of a network of caves of ancient limestone stalactites and stalagmites, formed by a slow accumulation of rock minerals deposited by mineralised water dripping from the ground above. These stalactites and stalagmites elegantly fall and rise in varying heights, and are illuminated by coloured lights which accentuate their individual formations.  Artefacts found in and around this prehistoric cave suggest that the cave was in use by prehistoric humans. A Neolithic bowl, Solutrean cave drawings (dated between 15,000 to 20,000 years ago) and Neanderthal skulls have been discovered. Even now, the caves are used by present-day humans. Every year the caves enchant 1,000,000 visitors with its dark, damp but wondrous beauty. The largest of the chambers has been converted to an auditorium which utilises the cave’s naturally good acoustics.


So, what was in my kit bag when I took this photo? This time it was the Canon EOS M3  Camera. It can be bought with a default zoom lens or the body alone. This camera is perfect as a travel camera as it's small enough to fit into a handbag, it doesn't look too flashy but has a powerful high optical sensor resolution of 24.7 megapixels. I also used my favourite lens, the Canon 50mm 1.4 Portrait Lens as it's  wonderful for capturing details, particularly in low light conditions. This lens can be used with a Canon M3 camera by using a Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS. This mount is definitely worth buying because it allows you to use all of the superb range of Canon EF lenses, giving you many shooting possibilities with this little camera.   


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