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Taken at the North of England Lead Mining Museum, also known as Killhope, an industrial museum near the village of Cowshill, County Durham, England. The museum stands on the site of the former Park Level Mine, which is being restored to show the workings of a 19th century lead mine. One of the main features of the reconstructed mine is the Killhope Wheel, a 10-metre-diameter metal waterwheel. This was constructed by the Tyneside firm of William Armstrong. Although other waterwheels were used in and around the mine, this was the largest, and the only one to survive the decades of neglect. It has now been restored to full working order.

In the image, I have deliberately left the sky white as I thought it suited the bleached timber and grey stone and the general mood of the scene.

Thanks for all the C&C's on my last upload from the Cotswolds.

Best wishes,
Philip

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jun 2009 - 11:51 AM
Focal Length:6.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:+0.66
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 5:49 PM

Well composed with lots of interesting features in the image Smile
Helen

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1092 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 6:27 PM

Recognised it in the thumbnail! It's a good place.
The bigger picture and the smaller picture combined here.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41119 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 7:06 PM

A well-worked composition, philip.

Dave

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barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 7:24 PM

great comp.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2012 - 8:43 PM

This is a well composed image with lots and lots to look at--- supports your text very nicely!

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bobsblues
bobsblues  4 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 8:33 AM

A well taken image and a good place for photography ,Mickbee would just love all the rust around there .
Rob

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