November 13, 2010

Color in a Cave

A spectacular world of stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by thousands of years of erosion and carbonate deposits. 

 Guangxi, 2006

The clear colorful reflection in this pool joins the community at James' Weekend Reflections.

But I'm not so very fond of caves, really. Are you?

21 comments:

'Tsuki said...

Those colors are really impressive, and the reflection is stunning ! I'm speechless !

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what an awesome capture, Francisca!! I love the brilliant colors!! Truly breathtaking! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

tapirgal said...

Yes, I like them a lot as long as I can maneuver around. I'm not into crawling on my belly like a snake any more. This reminds me to look for some pix from Arizona caves. I can't remember if they came out at all.

Jacob said...

I go batty in caves! But it might be worth it to get a shot like this one. Superb colors and reflection. It must be embiggened, though, to get the full effect.

Hope your computer problems are solved by now. Computers can be so frustrating.

We remain in the west. Denise improves daily. But I've been really sick and it doesn't look good for the others; still, we hope to make it home next week.

Thanks for your concern and good thoughts.

Greyscale Territory said...

A spectacular array of colours indeed! A magical world!

jennyfreckles said...

I would have been captivated by that as a child - well, I still am. It speaks of magical kingdoms and mystical creatures. The cave formations themselves are fascinating but they sure know how to light them to good effect.

Elisa said...

Those colors are spectacular :)
Greetings from Argentina

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, Francisca. It's stunning. Like Pandora's Box.

And I think you were very brave to go into a cave. I'm very claustrophobic and the idea of caves just makes my skin crawl, no matter how big they are. Otherwise, I'm a perfectly normal person. Oh, except for my fear of heights.
Sigh.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

cieldequimper said...

No words for this.

VioletSky said...

Wow! If I could get in easily and out quickly, I would love to see this in person. But definitely, no, I'm not overly fond of caves.

Anita Johnson said...

Just last month we toured a smaller cave here in Wisconsin, The Cave of the Mounds. Amazing what is beneath our feet. There was one place I felt a little spooked by, too narrow for my liking, but the formations ahead kept me moving. This photo is beautiful!

Cildemer said...

Wow! Great reflection and magnificient colours!
Thanks for sharing;o)

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Have a wonderful weekend****


Ps: Thank you for your nice comment in my blog. About the prison, I feel sad too that it will be destroyed instead of being used for social purposes!

michael bird said...

Very beautiful, Francisca. How do they do that? Going to have to take up spelunking if this is the kind of stuff one finds in caves.

T. Becque said...

I'm fine with caves as long as I know I can get out! :) Great colors!

☺lani☺ said...

Lovely colors! I like caves, but I don't have good captured...why? I'm a bit scared :0

Kaori said...

Caves are so mystical! I love your shot, Francisca! But I'm know for sure I wouldn't want to be stuck in one ;-)

jabblog said...

Absolutely glorious! The colours are unbelievable. I only like the caves I can get into and out of easily - no pot-holing for me!

Springman said...

That is WILD!

VP said...

Not really fond either, but I like this one!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful (so much color in such a dark place). I'd never go into a cave unguided. But I've enjoyed the caving tours we've taken at the National Parks. (Carlsbad Caverns was our favorite.)

JM said...

I would prefer not so many colours on the cave but the effect on this photo is just great.