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This is part of the disused Dinorwic Slate Quarry in Snowdonia. Here is a bit of info for those interested.

I actually love this place - every time I visit Snowdonia I just have to go and walk here - it is desolate and a mountain vista destroyed by humankind, but somehow to me quite beautiful. In my head I can hear the shouting of the men, the clanging of chains, the cutting of the slate, etc. I guess many see it as an eyesore from days gone by but there is beauty in all the abandoned cut slate; the blue greys, the cry of the birds, the few trees growing on the mountainside hanging on in there for all they are worth, the view, but most of all the silence from human kind

Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Desolate Industry
Username:Suehh Suehh
Uploaded:28 Nov 2011 - 7:56 PM
Tags:Desolation, Landscape / travel, Peace and quiet, Snowdonia slate, Wales
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lonely_oryx
28 Nov 2011 - 7:58 PM

The crow adds a lot to the picture

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2011 - 8:28 PM

The remains of former industry here must provide endless possibilities: and the B and W presentation seems so appropriate. Excellent shot.
Ronnie.

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gajewski
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28 Nov 2011 - 8:33 PM

I really like this image and your commentary was very informative.
-=\Walter

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8751 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1245 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2011 - 8:35 PM

I'm thinking 'Quoth the raven, Nevermore'.
Moira

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morpheus1955
28 Nov 2011 - 9:11 PM

Superb shot Sue, really works so well as a mono, I can see why you love it there Smile

Hugh

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2011 - 9:18 PM

Usually a kind of mystery surrounds these desolate remnants and it makes them enchanting. I agree with you. It's a good shot but I am not sure about the choice of a different hue for the mono, although it doesn't disturb the eye.

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 75222 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2011 - 9:39 PM

I love the look of this. The starkness. Love the birds. All round excellent image.
Chris

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taggart
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28 Nov 2011 - 9:59 PM

......and the crow keeps watch--
Very interesting stuff!

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polly470
polly470  525 forum posts United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2011 - 10:00 PM

Edgar Allen Poe rides again! Love this Sue!
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AnnChown
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28 Nov 2011 - 10:45 PM

So atmospheric.
Ann

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mikbee
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28 Nov 2011 - 11:53 PM

I don't mind eyesores at all Sue,
after all I have been married for 36 years !!
And thank you for your late birthday wishes for me.
And if you come up to Edinburgh,I will grant your wish of seeing men shouting in chains if you wish ?
Mick.

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NeilWigan
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29 Nov 2011 - 12:15 AM

How can it be quiet if there is a woman up there.TongueWorked in a stone Quarry a long time ago only place i have used 28lb hammers ,hard work.

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ccb
ccb  726 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 3:15 AM

superb processing, Sue, and I have never seen that hue used before - you carried it off so well! You give the place a magic.
Christina

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posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 5:51 AM

A wonderful image Sue, and a wonderful intro.

Barry

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franken
franken Plus Member 123556 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 6:28 AM

This is sooo good!


Ken

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CarolG
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29 Nov 2011 - 6:28 AM

Another superb presentation, Sue, excellent work. Carol

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saltireblue Site Moderator 54940 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway28 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 6:53 AM

Marvellous work you have done with the processing, Sue. So perfectly appropriate to the subject matter. I can see why you love going there.
Didn't know you had a pet bird.Wink

Malc

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woolybill1
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29 Nov 2011 - 7:13 AM

I first saw this when I was ten years old; it's a place I have never forgotten. Visits since have been rare, but I know something similar if less slaty near the mountain road from Rhayader to Aberystwyth.
Not much industry left to desolate now.
A memorable image for which the mono is ideal. And thanks for the memory.
Bill

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  744 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 7:24 AM

beautifully done and I can see why you like it.
regards
Yung

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 8:46 AM


Quote: I first saw this when I was ten years old; it's a place I have never forgotten. Visits since have been rare, but I know something similar if less slaty near the mountain road from Rhayader to Aberystwyth.
Not much industry left to desolate now.
A memorable image for which the mono is ideal. And thanks for the memory.
Bill

My thoughts too - I can see my father as a young teenager working there

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29 Nov 2011 - 8:57 AM

Very nice image well done .
Allen,

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
29 Nov 2011 - 9:20 AM

Something quite macabre about this image, but I do like it. Could do with some of that slate for my garden TongueWink. Nice piece of work. Moira

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RTDS  6 Cyprus
29 Nov 2011 - 10:15 AM

Excellent!..this one reminds me of the movie The Birds.
Robert

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gingerdelight
29 Nov 2011 - 10:20 AM

Superbly done Sue - extremely atmospheric. Love it!
Carol

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29 Nov 2011 - 10:49 AM

so much atmosphere you have captured here...

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Nov 2011 - 2:04 PM

The mono treatment really gives it a stark feeling, and added spookiness with that crow sitting there! Nice one, Sue Wink
Trev Smile

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 2:35 PM

Know the area well and this is a veryy good representation of it. Superb shot. Captures the atmosphere of the place excellently. Paul

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TrevBatWCC
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29 Nov 2011 - 2:40 PM

Just spotted that this is the current 'Featured e2 Photo', Sue...Wink
Trev Smile

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Niknut
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29 Nov 2011 - 3:33 PM

Cracking shot !!!!......love the 'gritty' nature in this, seems to emphasise the dereliction !!!!!

Looks like the crows have 'grown' somewhat, since I was last there !!!!!!.Wink

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2011 - 7:31 PM

Thank you for all your lovely comments.

Mick, I might take you up on that offer of yoursWink


Thank you Trevor for telling me about the Featured e2Grin

Last Modified By Suehh at 29 Nov 2011 - 7:32 PM

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29 Nov 2011 - 8:18 PM


Quote: Looks like the crows have 'grown' somewhat, since I was last there !!!!!!.

I think the bird maybe a little too large on the building too Sue.Smile
I like the toning and the detail.
Brian.

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Eviscera
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29 Nov 2011 - 8:49 PM

Solace and surreal x

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29 Nov 2011 - 8:52 PM

You describe the place so well, and the image certainly echoes those thoughts.

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Lillian
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29 Nov 2011 - 9:15 PM

So well processed and presented Sue
rather eerie
great shot
Lillian

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29 Nov 2011 - 10:15 PM

sad but expertly presented. And thanks for the thoughts you shared, very good.

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andmolliethedog

darken the sky..adda knarled old tree..and even more magic....but I really like this and the potential even more.....darkness is afoot....or even a clandestine meeting between lovers in the darkning skies!

Sorry Mills and boon!!!!

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andmolliethedog

The award is for the photo..the possibilites it gives...and the journey it set my mind on....everything is possible,yet nothing may happen in the stillness of approaching nightfall..love it.

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2011 - 9:47 AM

Thank you everyone for your comments...

and a very, so special thank you to Molls for your UA - it was so totally unexpected and I am sooooooooo proud to receive it
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1 Dec 2011 - 5:20 AM

Excellent work Sue - followed the link too - most interesting.
Jason

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