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Distant Memories

By MikeGreaves
I spent a few hours walking around some of the old mining ruins at Minnions, near Caradon Hill, on Bodmin Moor, which is part of a World Heritage Site for Cornish Mining. I intend to return again ,because there are many old Engine Houses and buildings there, and I think they will make some nice landscapes. In this shot are the remains of Wheal Jenkin, with its Engine House and separate chimney, A steam engine being erected here in October 1836 and the mine worked until 1890. There are many articles about the mining industry here, on the internet, if anyone is interested.
There is a visitor centre at the village of Minnions , which was built to house the miners, which illustrates the area and its numerous mines. This has recently been updated and is housed in the restored Housemans Engine House of the former South Phoenix Mine.
Thank you for your interest in my photos and for all the votes and comments tooSmile

Tags: Cornwall Tin mines Bodmin moor Landscape and travel Caradon hill Wheal Jenkin

Voters: geffers7, Devon_Wild, annettep38 and 63 more

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geffers7 Plus
10 53 1 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 4:30PM
Good light on that image Mike.
Devon_Wild 10 8 1 England
25 Jul 2011 4:35PM
Nice one Mike ...............Rob
annettep38 9 220 42 Luxembourg
25 Jul 2011 4:37PM
yes geffers, he get his light just right. and what a great combination of a quilted landscape and those old tuins
gingerdelight 14 298 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 4:41PM
What a view, and what stunning light! Well captured.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
25 Jul 2011 4:43PM
Beautiful landscape..........Sandy
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2420 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 5:19PM
It's amazing how beautiful industrial ruins can be. The light here is gorgeous late afternoon?
achieverswales 10 8 101 Wales
25 Jul 2011 5:31PM
Hi Mike
The composition and light on this is exceptional mate, and a sky to die for, excellent capture!


JackieB 10 18 3 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 6:02PM
Lovely landscape and lighting

SteveMoulding 12 3 7 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 6:21PM
Beautiful lighting and a lovely view, well composed and shot.
25 Jul 2011 6:32PM
The light on the stonework is beautifully picked up Mike, love the big scene beyond and well done on the info, the type of place I would love to visit, well captured.
DaveMead 11 23 14 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 6:48PM
Lovely composition.
moiral 11 12 Scotland
25 Jul 2011 6:56PM
Lovely shot Mike. Really like the light on it, nice comp and sky. Moira
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 7:53PM
amazing sky and great light making a superb image
jasonrwl Plus
11 1.1k 11 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2011 9:40PM
Great light and a fab sky - good landscape Mike.
Gypsyman 10 690 England
25 Jul 2011 10:45PM
Mike, I can say no more than what has been said above, well done. Eric.
25 Jul 2011 10:53PM
Great light and beautiful sky Mike.Well done..Lin
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
26 Jul 2011 2:02AM
A lovely view, excellent exposure.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2011 6:05AM
Love the light and the infinity of the image. IB
Ray42 13 3 England
26 Jul 2011 7:24AM
A good view and the inclusion of the old mining works with that light picking out the detail and capped off with a great sky - a very nice scene
Dave_Holdham 12 4 1 Wales
26 Jul 2011 7:48PM
Wonderful lighting and detail, great looking scene
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
26 Jul 2011 8:41PM
Beautiful warm light and a great sky too. - gary
26 Jul 2011 9:18PM
Great landscape!
lobski 10 2 1 Philippines
27 Jul 2011 3:23AM
Stunning scenic view and amazing landscape!

Fred Grin
acousticmist 10 10 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2011 9:02AM
Superb image *Beautiful*..................Martin
Anna62 10 1 Australia
27 Jul 2011 1:00PM
Mike, this is just beautiful. The lighting absolutely makes this image. Well done Smile
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 9:39PM
Great lighting. Interesting write up too. paul
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
12 Aug 2011 9:11PM
A splendid view Mike, the light is wonderful. The local shower manufacturing company which is just up the road from where I live takes its name from this hill in Cornwall

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