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Stalagmite in Sunset Hole

Drop of water on stalagmite
A drop of water collects at the end of a stalagmite in Crackpot Cave, Swaledale. You can see the crystals of calcite forming inside the drop of water.

Shot with a macro lens on an Olympus OM1 camera on colour negative film. Lit with a Vivitar electronic flashgun set to automatic exposure, held to off the camera to the right to side light the crystals in the water drop.

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