Warsaw Caves in Winter

Last Saturday morning, our camera club ventured out into the cold to Warsaw Caves, just north-east of Peterborough, ON. It’s a place I’ve been to many times, and love going in the winter, especially for photography. I’ve always thought that it was a difficult place to do photography, as there aren’t really any big open spaces, and it just feels like there’s big trees or rock always looming over you. The place forces you to slow down and focus in on the details.

When I first arrived, I quickly made my way to a lookout over the Indian River. From the cliff there’s really only one spot to shoot the landscape through the trees, before moving on. On my return from the lookout, I started to slow down and even get down on my stomach for a couple shots.

I’ve broken this photo outing into 3 different posts, so stay tuned. As always, click on the photo for a larger version.

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (1/400s, f/5.6, ISO100)

Warsaw Caves Conservation Area (1/400s, f/5.6, ISO100)

Looking Out Over the Indian River (1/30s, f/22, ISO400)

Looking Out Over the Indian River (1/30s, f/22, ISO400)

Caves Closed (1/200s, f/5.3, ISO400)

Caves Closed (1/200s, f/5.3, ISO400)

Burl (1/40s, f/3.5, ISO400)

Burl (1/40s, f/3.5, ISO400)

Lookout Trail (1/40s, f/5.3, ISO800)

Lookout Trail (1/40s, f/5.3, ISO800)

Lookout Over Indian River (1/80s, f/10, ISO400)

Lookout Over Indian River (1/80s, f/10, ISO400)

Trees in Winter (1/200s, f/6.3, ISO400)

Trees in Winter (1/200s, f/6.3, ISO400)

Branch in Sunlight (1/125s, f/5.6, ISO400)

Branch in Sunlight (1/125s, f/5.6, ISO400)

Forest Scene (1/2500s, f/1.8, ISO3200)

Forest Scene (1/2500s, f/1.8, ISO3200)

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