Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

Ellen and I have two different perspectives of this (click to view PassingByPhoto). I have taken most of my images from inside the tunnel.

There is plenty of information about the tunnel (click here) so I will concentrate on the photographs and experience.

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

Inside… it was cold! heck, outside it was cold. The steady breeze from inside was close to half the true temperature.

This is a long, deep, tunnel. Unfinished for a railroad. Now it is home to bats and crazy people who like to walk in the dark.

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

The carved walls change as you go deeper. I never went where light didn’t shine enough for me to see some things.

These images were taken after I realized the camera with me had a ‘pop up’ flash, many don’t. When I shot these I had no idea what the result would be. I made my settings in the dark, kind of focused, and fired.

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

I’m not sure if the entrance (above) had a low cold level shown above, or I caught glare. I usually don’t catch a glare this like.

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

As I went in Ellen was taking shots from the entrance, I returned the favor.

I had an interesting thought as I started in. In the northern US fences, guards, and at least a big legal disclaimer to be signed would be at the entrance. South Carolina had a sign telling people to call the police for help. Really… in the woods, up a mountain, in a dark tunnel, and I should try my cell phone.

Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel
Stumphouse Mountain, Tunnel

 

 

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