Kenneth Ingham is creating Photos of the underground
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Caves are voids filled with unusual, living things and amazing geological features. They are living galleries of art produced by biology, chemistry, and geology. Caves are are easily damaged or destroyed. A simple touch can leave body oils that prevent water from depositing minerals, forever changing formation growth and altering the microbial environment. Microbes living in caves have shown novel antibiotic and cancer-fighting capabilities, but they can be killed by the changed environment due simply to shed hair and skin cells. Caves can be damaged or destroyed by careless people or surface problems such as pollution.

Few people visit the underground.  Even fewer are crazy enough to carry 20+ pounds (about 10kg) of camera gear through muddy crawlways and on a rope down pits just to get photos of what is there.  Once I arrive, i have to deal with the fact that the cave is darker than the darkest midnight.  I use light and its absence to show the beauty and fragility of caves as well as the challenges associated with exploring them. Additionally, I am promoting cave conservation by showing what we have to lose without proper thought and care.
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  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A set of 10 blank greeting cards with cave images on the front and information about the photo on the back.
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  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • An unmounted approximately 8x12ingiclee print
Pledge $200 or more per Image
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  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A mounted approximately 16x24in print ready for hanging on the wall.
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  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A mounted, matted, and framed approximately 16x24in print, ready for hanging.
Pledge $2,000 or more per Image
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You get to come with me on a cave trip to experience what it is like to produce cave photos.  You will also get a mounted, matted, and framed approximately 16x24in print from the trip.
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My current camera, a Canon 5D mark II, has been to caves all over the world.  It is beginning to show its age, and technology has moved forward.  The new camera has better autofocus, better low-light capabilities, is faster, and can do a better job of controlling the remote flashes that I use when taking the photos.
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Caves are voids filled with unusual, living things and amazing geological features. They are living galleries of art produced by biology, chemistry, and geology. Caves are are easily damaged or destroyed. A simple touch can leave body oils that prevent water from depositing minerals, forever changing formation growth and altering the microbial environment. Microbes living in caves have shown novel antibiotic and cancer-fighting capabilities, but they can be killed by the changed environment due simply to shed hair and skin cells. Caves can be damaged or destroyed by careless people or surface problems such as pollution.

Few people visit the underground.  Even fewer are crazy enough to carry 20+ pounds (about 10kg) of camera gear through muddy crawlways and on a rope down pits just to get photos of what is there.  Once I arrive, i have to deal with the fact that the cave is darker than the darkest midnight.  I use light and its absence to show the beauty and fragility of caves as well as the challenges associated with exploring them. Additionally, I am promoting cave conservation by showing what we have to lose without proper thought and care.

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  • Access to the regular stream of photos, visible only to patrons.
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  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
Pledge $10 or more per Image
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  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
Pledge $50 or more per Image
0 patrons
  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A set of 10 blank greeting cards with cave images on the front and information about the photo on the back.
Pledge $75 or more per Image
0 patrons
  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • An unmounted approximately 8x12ingiclee print
Pledge $200 or more per Image
0 patrons
  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A mounted approximately 16x24in print ready for hanging on the wall.
Pledge $500 or more per Image
0 patrons
  • Access to the patrons-only stream and background information about the photos such as what is in the photo, what it took to get the photo, and what (general) part of the world where the photo was taken.
  • A 1920x1080 pixel JPEG version of the image.
  • A mounted, matted, and framed approximately 16x24in print, ready for hanging.
Pledge $2,000 or more per Image
0 patrons
You get to come with me on a cave trip to experience what it is like to produce cave photos.  You will also get a mounted, matted, and framed approximately 16x24in print from the trip.