Adventure Mine – Greenland, MI

Today I was asked to join one of the writers from Michigan Tech on a trip to the Adventure Mine located down near Mass City in Greenland. My job was to take some photos of the experience to supplement the article that we were gathering information for.

Now, I was excited to have the opportunity to go into the mine and take some photos, and I opted not to use flash for the most part in an effort to be as truthful to the experience as I could. The mine does not have any underground lights besides the required headlamps on each participants head, and it was pretty foggy due to the combination of high humidity outside and low temps inside. However, that meant shooting wide open, at 3200 iso, and 1/20 of a second most of the time.

In hindsight I don’t know if that was such a great idea. Iso 3200 on my D300 is pretty decent. But, it makes for some fairly soft images once you have dealt with the noise, and shooting at 1/20 of a second with the 24-70 (36-105 equivalent) meant a lot of throw aways dues to camera shake or subject movement.

Regardless, I believe I came home with a few decent shots.

You can see some of them are posted here.

Feel free to tell me what you think.

Later.

Getting ready…

Our transportation – this thing is awesome!

In the mine…

Our guide pointing out a huge chunk of copper…

Walking towards the light…

Nice profile of one of the participants…

Taking a break at the lookout…

One of the larger chambers…

A big thanks to Matt and Vicki for maintaining the
mine and allowing us the opportunity to explore

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