Exploring the Philippines is one of the most exciting, breath-taking, and mind-blowing experience you will ever have. You will be too awestruck to describe the great wonders God has given this country. You will be able to experience and witness different marvels that you have never expected that would exist in such a small country like the Philippines.
Capisaan Cave System is one of the less explored and visited tourist spot in the country due to its hidden location. Another note is that this particular cave perfectly fits those people who are craving for adventure-filled and thrilling experience. This is perfect for those people who don’t mind diving in the mud, getting bruised and scarred, swimming in the freezing water, passing through small holes, falling in ravines, and traversing an unfamiliar place full of surprises in every step that you make.
The cave system is the fifth longest cave system in the country with a total distance of 4.2km and is located 700-900masl in Brgy. Capisaan, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. (http://www.denr.gov.ph/news-and-features/features/369-he-capisaan-cave-a-geological-and-spelunking-paradise-in-nueva-vizcaya.html)
As a photographer, shooting inside a cave with zero to low light except for the light coming from flashlights and the built-in camera flash is one of the hardest and most challenging part of this trip. You need to find the perfect settings that will work, and for you not to waste the awesome views that you are passing through. You need a perfect balance with your ISO and Aperture to fit your Fastest Shutter Speed possible and for you to be able to shoot with your hands. Of course shooting with your tripod with a long exposure is very impractical and very funny for this kind of trip. 🙂 Another problem with this trip is the conflicting interest between getting a great shot, protecting your camera, and protecting your life. haha! 🙂
Here are some of the clear/blurry shots taken inside the cave:
© Michael Soriano 2016