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Taken Friday @ 8:42pm
Clipstone Colliery, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

I spent a whole year of my life down that dark dusty hole Smile

In 1922 the shafts were sunk at Clipstone colliery to exploit the top hard seam. Construction on the headstocks and winding house followed shortly after, standing at 65 meters they were once the second highest in Europe. The mine operated until July 2003 when it was decided the remaining reserves were no longer economical.

Camera:Nikon COOLPIX 8700 Check out Nikon Nation!
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Title:Exhausted
Username:Atlas Atlas
Uploaded:7 May 2006 - 7:16 AM
Tags:Atlas, Atlas30, Clipstone, Clipstone colliery, Coal, Colliery, Headstocks, Industrial, Landscape / travel, Mansfield, Mine, Nikon, Nottinghamshire, Pit, Rob g atlas, Sunset
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lcmerrin
lcmerrin  9 England
7 May 2006 - 7:17 AM

Fantastic

Click

Lehan

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 7:20 AM

This should not be a good shot with great colour, but it is, very nice!

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maljohns
maljohns  10431 forum posts Wales
7 May 2006 - 7:27 AM

Top stuff!

Mal.

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Westers
Westers  93905 forum posts Burkina Faso1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 7:33 AM

Aye, aye, I recognise this.
;o)

Nice one Rob, and an angle I couldn't do 'cos of the security guards.

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
7 May 2006 - 7:42 AM

Thanks for the votes everyone Smile

Ian, I was wearing all black and moving very slowly, so there was less chance of being detected by CCTV or the security guaurds.

Smile

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 7:58 AM

Hi Rob, a real change for you but another great shot, I like the foreground interest and the sublte tones in the sky Jane

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 8:27 AM

brilliant shot.
my Dad was a miner for 14 years, best time of his life he said!
Keith

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fossilized
7 May 2006 - 8:50 AM

Like this composition - works really well.

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mickp
mickp e2 Member 8mickp vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 9:18 AM

Great shot. End of an era.
Mick

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RichardB
RichardB  9328 forum posts United Kingdom
7 May 2006 - 9:53 AM

Nice shot - good colour and composition .
Richard.

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Alan_Warriner
7 May 2006 - 10:14 AM

The way oil/gas prices are they'll be opening this again soon.

Great image

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
7 May 2006 - 10:49 AM

Excellent image. Makes interesting reading.

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 10:59 AM

Great composition and colour, lovely use of the foreground rubble.

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urban-hero
urban-hero  10 United Kingdom
7 May 2006 - 3:11 PM

Superb image, love it's depth and the colours of the sky.

Andy.

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Chant57 e2 Member 8372 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 May 2006 - 11:44 PM

Great image, the composition works very well.
C

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TonyA
TonyA  9 Spain
7 May 2006 - 11:53 PM

Great image with gorgeous colors and muted feel on the pile of wood.

Antonio

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DavidGresham
8 May 2006 - 12:48 AM

Great shot Rob ! I should have worn all black too !

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
8 May 2006 - 11:25 AM

Thanks all very much indeed for your comments and votes Smile

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claret
claret  1049 forum posts England
8 May 2006 - 10:21 PM

Nice to see you posting again, Rob - and with a landscape too. If you can't beat um, join um I suppose.
Iain

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lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014131 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 May 2006 - 9:36 AM

Good lighting and compositon on this one Rob, good to see you posting & doing something different.
Chris

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
10 May 2006 - 10:59 AM

Thanks very much Iain and Chris

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Gary_Williams
13 May 2006 - 1:55 PM

Rob,

A great shot, beautiful tones & well composed.

Cheers,

Gary.

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ivana_kusman
15 May 2006 - 1:42 PM

fantastic capture

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TeresaH
TeresaH  91116 forum posts United Kingdom
17 May 2006 - 11:28 PM

Beautiful light, makes this scene work very well.

Teresa

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Atlas
Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
18 May 2006 - 1:03 PM

Thank you very much Gary, Ivana and Teresa Smile

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helena  10134 forum posts United Kingdom
19 May 2006 - 1:47 AM

A brilliant shot, superb colours regards Tara x

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kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
20 May 2006 - 10:54 AM

The colours are excellent. The light is just perfect.

I love the wee hint of red sky..

L x

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denka
denka  9 Finland
22 May 2006 - 2:18 AM

I love the colours on the sky and the surrounding gives such a nice intrest and mood to the photo. Good job!
denka

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
28 May 2006 - 2:49 PM

Thank you for your comments Tara, Laura and Denka Smile

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glazzaro
glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2006 - 4:51 AM

Nice shot, sorry I missed it earlier, thought you were taking a break. So when are you going to start posting again, you do keep things hoping on the site! Wink Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Jun 2006 - 5:00 AM

Thanks Greg, not too sure when I will be posting again, there's been a few changes in my life and more to come yet.

I may be off ePz for quite a while in the near future due to these changes. But they are all good changes, and hopefully will be back posting with more regularity as a result Smile

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
13 Jun 2006 - 4:49 PM

Sorry I missed this one as well. Welcome back...
By the way, you did a wonderful job with this image.
The colours, frame and the texture make this picture extremely attractive.
Well done...

Cesie

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 - 12:40 AM

Thank you very much Cesie Smile

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Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jun 2006 - 1:44 AM

This slipped under my radar too...must have been the black clothes and the slow movements Smile
Glad to hear that life's good for you.
Nic

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jun 2006 - 2:56 AM

Thanks Nic, it must have been something like that Smile

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DYankee
DYankee  8 United States
15 Jun 2006 - 3:55 PM

Great photo, Rob, and so personal. Depth of your connection with the scene is well brought out in the photo.
Beautiful work!
Dawn Smile

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jimPat  9 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2006 - 6:49 PM

Great image, takes me back to my youth amongst the pits of Ayrshire - great industrial landscape Regards JP

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steve neil
steve neil  10597 forum posts Australia
23 Jun 2006 - 1:54 PM

Hi Rob - hope all is well Smile Good to capture a piece of your past and a fine piece too Smile

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 - 5:38 PM

Thank you Dawn, James and Steve Smile

Yes I'm getting there thanks Steve. Hope ur good too?

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Lou41  9139 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 - 5:57 PM

Great shot Rob and one for the historical records, LOUSmile

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Jun 2006 - 6:06 PM

Thanks Lou Smile

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 - 7:33 AM

How, just catching industry at the right time and right composition can make it look beautiful. Super work

Barb

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jun 2006 - 11:34 AM

Thank you Barb Smile

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lynsfiona
lynsfiona  10
25 Jun 2006 - 8:41 PM

My Dad used to work here and I used to go to Garibaldi school close by but I've never seen Clipstone pit look so great!

Wonderful shot!! Lyns x

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
25 Jun 2006 - 8:47 PM

Garibaldi is my old school too. It's one of the best schools in Nottinghamshire.

Clipstone pit wont be there for too much longer I dont think, so I though I'd better capture it the best way I could, with some nice backlighting.

Thanks for the comment btw Smile

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Phillip_Minnis
26 Jun 2006 - 2:29 AM

A very striking image, Rob! Striking colours, silhouettes and comp!


Cheers

Phil

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
26 Jun 2006 - 4:38 PM

Thanks Phil Smile

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chrisbooth
28 Jun 2006 - 5:14 PM

Nice to see you can create good images out of nothing rob!

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Jun 2006 - 5:51 PM

Cheers Chris! Where you been hiding?!

Smile

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highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
29 Jun 2006 - 10:17 AM

The sky detail makes the colliery a grand silhouetted feature...good sharp exposure.
Doug.

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davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 5:24 PM

Hello Rob - haven't looked in for awhile

God shot with appropriate sense of melancholy

Dave

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davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2006 - 6:59 PM

apart from being a 'god' shot also quite good

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Jun 2006 - 10:21 PM

Thank you Doug and Dave.

Cheers Dave Smile)

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yjjeep  10
9 Jul 2006 - 8:42 PM

Love the angle this was shot at.

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podgod  10494 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2006 - 11:16 AM

A memory from my youth, I was brought up in a mining area and worked down the pit in Rossington before seeing the light and joining the RAF. Not many of these left standing now, this image shows the sadness of the decline of the industry.

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 - 1:02 PM

Thank you very much indeed Brad Smile

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SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2007 - 7:16 PM

Fantastic picture - so appropriate to have the sun sinking in the background. Good gritty image taken with sympathy.

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 - 11:43 PM

Thanks very much for looking Suzanne Smile

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Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2007 - 1:45 PM

Love the detail and texture on the rocks used as your foreground.
A well composed image with a great coloured sky!

Matthew

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
13 Apr 2007 - 5:14 PM

Thanks Matthew Smile

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Ernest_Godward
28 Feb 2008 - 2:10 PM

Stunning shot.

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Atlas  11621 forum posts United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 9:29 PM

Thank you very much indeed Ernest.

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tobara17  6 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2008 - 12:20 AM

I really like the composition and the lighting,as a begginner I hope to eventually be as good.

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Jodyw17 e2 Member 4Jodyw17 vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 - 8:10 PM

just come across your photo, fully deserved votes on this! excellent capture/lighting/clarity & presentation
Such beauty can be found in dereliction!
Jody

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