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Cwmorthin Slate Works, Snowdonia, Wales UK


Dyserth, UK
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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009
Tue 11-Jun-13 07:38 AM | edited Tue 11-Jun-13 07:39 AM by richardd300

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.


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

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

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

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