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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Tue 11-Jun-13 07:38 AM
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"Cwmorthin Slate Works, Snowdonia, Wales UK"
Tue 11-Jun-13 07:39 AM by richardd300

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A recent trip to Cwmorthin, Gwynedd. The Slate mines were started in 1800 and ran in some way or another until the early 1990's. It is extremely remote set in the heart of Snowdonia. Men working the quarry lived in the Barracks and some walked from their homes up to 20 miles away and lived in the barracks. If we think life is hard, think again! I have since converted these to Monochrome and also took Ilford B&W film too. Camera clubs have flocked to this location for many years and sadly the Barracks 15 years ago had 4 chimney's now only one remains!

All taken with my D800.

Richard

The Barracks. Nikon 16-35mm - 1/200@f14 - ISO200 - EV = -1.33 - Tripod mounted



The Chapel. Nikon 24-70mm f2.8 - 1/160@f16 - ISO200 - EV -0.33 - Handheld



The Lake. Nikon 16-35mm - 1/60@f14 (Bracketed image) ISO200 - EV -1.67 - Tripod and remote release.


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Matto Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Jan 2007Tue 11-Jun-13 12:33 PM
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Interesting photos. I like visiting some of the abandoned industrial and mining sites in my area. I find them to be emotionally moving as I think of the people who lived and worked in these places at one time, and I wonder what their lives were like. Sometime the sites can provide some striking photos. The slate mines in your pictures evoke a feeling of loneliness.

Matthew

  

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Tue 11-Jun-13 12:38 PM
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Dyserth, GB
          

Thanks for the comments. Yes, it is very lonely and remote. I always imagine hearing the hustle and bustle of a busy mine.

Richard

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Izzie Gold Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2011Thu 13-Jun-13 02:00 AM
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Good series, Richard...love the details...

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