Claustrophobic Lava Tube ( colour + bw )


  • After walking for almost 2 hours to find an abandoned house (which we did), when we were leaving we saw this hole in the ground hidden next to some old trees, and it turns out that it’s a lava tube! First thing I thought was to jump in there and see how long it is, and as you can see, the end is nowhere in sight!There was no light source other than my camera’s flash so i was kind of afraid to find a huge ancient spider in there Lol
    The tube is very narrow, even though it doesn’t look like it from this photo. I could barely fit in there and i’m not too tall, or… tall at all! ๐Ÿ˜€ I crawled a bit to see if it would get wider but it didn’t so after taking a few photos i got the hell outta there!

    The worse part of this is that i forgot to take a photo of the entrance! Facepalm, right?? Yeah i completely forgot and since we rarely go to this place, i’m not sure if i’ll find it again.

    I will upload the photos from the house and a bunch of other “stuff” soon! Actually, you can check it on my Instagram, I posted a few photos there as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyway, hope you have a great week! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Location: Paul da Serraย โ€“ Madeira island โ€“ Portugal
    Shutter speed: 1/125ย seconds.
    F: /8
    Focal Length: 15mm
    ISO: 400
    filter:ย Hoya 72mm pro1 CP


  • 20 thoughts on “Claustrophobic Lava Tube ( colour + bw )

      • Haha it wasn’t that bad! Well… I like scary things and places ๐Ÿ˜€ Except spiders ๐Ÿ˜ฎ lol I do too, i edited it in black and white as well to see which photo would look scarier, i prefer the color but the black and white looks more intense I think ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Thank you very much! ๐Ÿ˜€ That’s true, I was kind of undecided between color or BW so i decided to upload both! Oh and if you’re curious, i just posted a few photos of the forest where i found this lava tunnel, you might enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again! ๐Ÿ˜€


    1. Having adventures and photographing abandoned places is always a good day! I love it when I have a few hours free to poke around places, I spent last Friday doing this and it was a blast! Be safe and carry a light and some rope!

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      • True, it was great and I managed to take some good photos, i’m editing a few right now to upload later, it’s the trail that leads to an abandoned house up in the mountains ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you enjoy it as well! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Yeah I really need to keep them in my bag because I always forget to pack them! Btw, longboarding rocks! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    2. Yay! I just found an abandoned railroad trestle the other day, it is pretty cool and I got a few polaroids of it. Maybe once I scan them in I will post them on my blog! ๐Ÿ˜€ Abandoned stuff always looks cool ๐Ÿ™‚
      I found that out too, so now I have a collection of odd things in my car and a backpack because I never know when I might need them. Skate tools are one of those things, and thanks! I can’t wait for actual spring, its snowing again so no longboarding! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Have fun adventuring! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • That’s awesome! Did you scan them? I’d like to take a look! ๐Ÿ˜€ True, our island here is full of abandoned houses, some look really interesting! ๐Ÿ™‚
        I really have to do that, but at least i have installed a proper Flashlight App on my phone, so that’s a start haha ๐Ÿ˜€
        I had a skate that i wanted to turn into a cruiser but my bearings broke and i never bought new ones :s I should because i loved skating around!
        Do you do tricks or just ride? I could kickflip sometimes and manual but that’s it, i was afraid to bust my bearings, which is what happened lol
        Have a good weekend and i hope the weather gets better there soon! ๐Ÿ˜‰


    3. I have not scanned them yet! Now that you say that I will have to do that! (I will post them once I finally get them scanned!) ๐Ÿ™‚
      That is good you have a Flashlight App, that is helpful. I try to be prepared, but last time I was out, I did not have the right shoes! :p It was pretty silly, but I still took some photos. Hopefully this week I will be able to go out, I should be getting new black and white Polaroid film this week.
      What island do you live on, if you do not mind me asking?
      Oh no! That is no good, get some new bearings! I just ride around and have fun with it. When I was riding a short board I did do some tricks, but I ended up with a concussion so I switched to longboarding and just riding!
      I think this week should finally feel like spring! Have a good day! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • I saw them, they’re good! ๐Ÿ˜€ You need to take more, that place looks nice. We don’t have trains here! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Lol we had one many years ago though.
        Haha you were wearing flip flops? ๐Ÿ˜€
        I live on the island of Madeira! ๐Ÿ™‚ I don’t mind at all, don’t worry ๐Ÿ˜€
        I would love to buy a longboard but they’re soo expensive here! I’ve seen a few tutorials explaining how to make one from scratch, but they use a bunch of tools i don’t have which would be even more expensive than a longboard lol -.-‘ What I can do is turn my skateboard into a faux-cruiser, because i have the wide wheels and trucks, only the bearings are missing xD I’ll buy them this summer!^^
        Where are you from, btw? ๐Ÿ˜€


    4. Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will take some more it is a pretty cool place. There are still trains in areas here, but not too many. I think I am going to go out next weekend and take some photos, so maybe I will have something to post then!
      Ahah! No, worse I was wearing heels and all I had in my car were canvas sneakers. Neither good for mud!
      That looks like a very beautiful place. ๐Ÿ™‚
      I think if you modified your board though, that you would be able to have something cool that would mimic a longboard then you could get out cruising! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I live in Pennsylvania! That is why it is cold here, and I am looking to be somewhere warm eventually with NO SNOW! Lol!


      • I’ve been exploring different types of photography these days, have barely been here blogging because of it! If you want a warm place come to Madeira haha ๐Ÿ˜€ The only problem is that it’s not a very flat place, there are hills everywhere! Like i said to a foreign friend of mine, it takes 10 minutes to get to the sea, and 1 hour to go back to where you were! ๐Ÿ˜€ So it’s not exactly the best place for skating around unfortunately… it’s great for biking though!
        Also, yesterday i was riding my bike, all happy with life and everything, then this badly constructed pothole decided to stop right in front of me and i didn’t want to hurt the poor pothole so i turned really fast and unfortunately took a bit of a tumble! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        How are you doing these days?? ๐Ÿ˜€


    5. That is good to get out and take pictures! ๐Ÿ™‚
      It sounds like a nice place, it is too cold where I live although the weather is finally becoming warm enough to get out more consistently. (For photos and longboarding) Warm is good! ๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds like a cool place, hills are good except for like you said you have to walk back up them!
      Oh no! Are you alright? This is why I do not trust bikes or potholes….Hope you were not hurt!
      I am doing very well thank you for asking, I have been blogging for work so I am not checking my regular blog too much and have some art and music I am working on for fun.
      How are you? I hope no more mishaps with potholes! Have a good weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • I just took a few photos of a beautiful sunset we had over here! And it started raining while i was there, fortunately i already had a few good pics taken! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Yes I’m fine, I fell on my side so it didn’t hurt too much. ๐Ÿ™‚ I did make a big hole in my left glove, if i wasn’t wearing it i think it would’ve hurt! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
        But i’m all good now thankfully! I do trust my bike, I’ve worked hard on it but i think it needs a new rear rim and brakes. Crappy rim was expensive and it’s always getting bent, i hate the thing! Lol -_- I don’t trust potholes too though, never trust potholes! they move around and stop right in front of us on purpose! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ lol
        How are you doing? ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you had a good weekend as well! ๐Ÿ˜€


    6. The photos that you just took popped up in my feed! They are really pretty! ๐Ÿ™‚
      I am glad you are all good and that the bike is alright! Potholes are quite dangerous.
      I am very good and had a good weekend! I took a polaroid I want to enter in an art show at my work, it is of a memorial over a gravestone and is black and white so it looked all dramatic! (cue spooky music lol) It is also finally getting warm here!! YAY! Planting flowers! ๐Ÿ™‚
      How are you? I hope you had a good weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚


      • Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜€
        Ah that’s very cool, did you upload them here? I’d like to take a look at them! ๐Ÿ™‚
        I’m good, back on the bike! ๐Ÿ˜€ Bought new tires and brake system so i won’t be falling again anytime soon, at least i hope so! Lol Sorry for the late reply, i haven’t been here much these past few days but i’ll try to be more present again! ๐Ÿ™‚


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