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Thanks for those who took time to either vote or comment on yesterdays panorama.

Tonight I fully expect this image to bomb - I just don't think its the usual epz fodder (More the reason to post it then! Wink)

This was taken at Bro Peris (I think) slate mine in the good company of Pete (Goggz). At heart of Bro Peris is a quarry pit of gigantic proportions. This image was taken using a 105mm telephoto lens from one edge of the pit looking across to the opposite wall. What appear as diagonal lines are actually shelves in the quarry face - and hunkered on them are blast huts - the huts used by the quarry workers to take shelter during the blasting of the quarry face. How many can you spot?

When I think of how terrifying it must have been to sit in one of these huts as the slate fell all around I remember just how fortunate we are today.

Regards,

Adam

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jan 2012 - 5:15 PM
Focal Length:105mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dantes Road
Username:sherlob sherlob
Uploaded:3 May 2012 - 7:07 PM
Tags:Blast Huts, Bro Peris, General, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Quarry, Quarry Pit, Slate mine, Snowdonia, Specialist / abstract
Votes:14

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UrbaneMagick
3 May 2012 - 7:11 PM

Like it a lot Adam....like the horizontal lines (shelves),.... good stuff.

We went around the slate mine in honister in hte lake district when there last.......great value day out...adn a real eye opener to what people had to do to earn a crust!!

Gareth

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twainey
twainey  5 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 - 7:27 PM

The thumbnail doesn't do this image justice...........Trev

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64438 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 7:44 PM

Amazing. What conditions. Impressive quarry.
Chris

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England240 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 8:05 PM

I think I spotted three of those hut things....but what gigantic proportions Adam,must have been a fab sight to see.

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 11:53 PM

This is beautiful! I love these old abandoned Welsh slate mines - the colour and texture is so unique and beautiful - wonderful capture - beautiful dereliction.

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
4 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

A couple of months ago I was taking exactly the same pic Adam, how weird!

Really like this shot, because I love slate Smile although my great grandfather who was a quarry worker was killed in an explosion that went wrong in the quarry in Dinorwig many moons ago Sad

Mari

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sherlob e2 Member 82325 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2012 - 11:52 AM

Is it a case of 'great minds think alike' or 'fools seldom differ' Mari? Grin

I grew up in Barnsley where mining was the main industry. The dangers there were very real and many a miner lost their lives. Yet, mining if hidden from view the danger somehow less obvious. Here the scale of industry and a degree of the danger involved is obvious to anyone visiting the site. To me in left a lasting impression.

Thanks for the comments and votes.

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