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Daily Travel Photo – Sarawak, Malaysia

Beam of light, Deer Cave, Mulu NP, Malaysia

Beam of light, Deer Cave, Mulu NP, Malaysia

When I saw this sunbeam in Deer Cave, I knew I had to get the shot. I held up my cave guide for like 10 minutes just trying to make the shot right, which was very difficult given the lighting conditions.

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  1. Cole says:

    commendable shot!

  2. Gary says:


    What I did was put the camera on a hand rail and sort of found a way to get it to rest on three points. I then took 5 exposures to try and make a HDR image.

    With the ISO at 400, the HDR was a total failure, but I did manage to get one exposure that was OK.

    The only post-processing I do with photos is adjust the shadows and shadow highlighting, which was what I did here. In particular, you will notice a guard rail off on the right. That wasn’t really visible till is lightened up the shadows a bit.

    I should also note, that the smooth black features on the ground are all piles of bat dung.

  3. kevin says:

    and not tripod? Nice! Was there any post-processing on this?

  4. Nicole says:

    Awesome indeed!
    Very spiritual!

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