The Cave

Photograph info: The Durham Cave was once an important site to the Lenni Lenape Indians. It was largely demolished in the 1800s for its limestone, used to feed iron furnaces and fertilize local farm fields.

This photo is from a book called An Exploration of Durham Cave in 1893 by Henry Mercer.

Camera settings and post-processing: Photographed with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the Canon 50mm f/1.2L at 50mm, ISO 160, f/5.6 at 1/125s. No post-processing.

Thank you for visiting Durham Township!

-- Kathleen


Nicely set Kathleen! I tend to think of a park bench in a more ...well "park-like" setting, but your trio provides helpful scale as well as an (intended?)invitation for some great man-cave jokes. (I don't know any:)

Posted by david tinnon on February 28, 2012 1:19 AM

What they are reading....

Posted by david tinnon on February 28, 2012 1:28 AM


Looks as though we are not the only ones enjoying a very mild winter. I know I've said it in a previous post. However, it really is wonderful to have you back.


Posted by Tim on February 28, 2012 5:40 AM

Super cool. Love the framing.
What a great place for a bench – er, or a cave. -MD

Posted by Marc on February 29, 2012 11:08 AM

Their situation could become rather grave
Should a rock come loose from the roof of the cave.
I think for some place safer they should look
For reading their paper and their book.

Posted by JPH on March 1, 2012 12:21 PM

I like the composition of this one... AND I like the additional historical article you provided. I just love connecting photography to history.

Posted by Jeremy on March 1, 2012 12:31 PM


I love the photo - I used to sneak to this cave as a kid growing up in Riegelsville. I'm out in California now so it's nice to check your blog and see beautiful shots of places that I recognize. Keep them coming.

Posted by Danni on March 1, 2012 10:44 PM

The rocks and caves here in Nashville look very different. Used to love exploring caves - they make me feel connected to Mother Earth.

Posted by Ed on March 3, 2012 11:49 PM

Safe from X-flare.

Posted by david tinnon on March 8, 2012 2:17 PM

I really like this one. Perfectly out of place: sitting on a park bench in a cave. Bravo

Posted by Robin on March 8, 2012 3:38 PM

Great shot. Looks like Bruce Wayne and the boy wonder on a weekend.

Posted by Navin Harish on March 9, 2012 8:24 AM

I'm just enjoying this shot. You can almost see how this could be a postcard with the words "Wish You Were Here!"
Cheryl Beckham

Posted by Cheryl Beckham on March 11, 2012 5:20 PM

What a cool cave! We have a lot of caves here, too, but our rocks are more gray and yours are brown. Reminds me of my tomboy days exploring the woods with my brothers. But they would not have been sitting in chairs reading the paper. lol

Posted by Lindsay on March 20, 2012 3:30 AM

funny scene, like this image.

Posted by ben on April 26, 2012 8:54 AM
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