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The Big Wheel

By charly16
Yesterday I went to a coal mine with nana and grandad we are starting to work there as volunteers . I will help nana in the shop and gardens , grandad will be working on the machinery . I took this shot of a winding wheel because I liked the shapes and shadows , it is about 16ft diameter . I will be takeing lots of pictures of the old machinery to show you . Thank you for looking .

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MrsS 13 4.5k 18 England
13 Feb 2011 11:22AM
Lovely and sharp - I like the way the blue wheel really stands out against the colour of the wall Smile

Fran x

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KarenFB Plus
13 5.3k 174 England
13 Feb 2011 12:42PM
I really like the colours and shapes you've caught! Smile
fudgy 9 48 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2011 8:28AM
fabulous charly , I love the shadows Smile and well done for the volunteering Smile
15 Feb 2011 4:20PM
Look forward to seeing the machinery that you and Grandad Neil take click i love the shadow of the wheel in this have fun and keep at it
Ridgeway 13 222 2 Ireland
15 Feb 2011 4:23PM
Look forward to seeing more machinery,this is nicly taken,

NeilWigan Plus
9 17 16 England
15 Feb 2011 8:06PM
Hiya Charlotte ,i have been at the Astley Green Mine all day,we have been connecting two big compressers.The winding engine ,the biggest in the country ,will we hope be ready to run in April,it will then run using compressed air instead of steam.You took a good picture here of a sheave,the pully that the steel rope passed over on its way down the mine shaft.
Peagreen 9 1 1 England
15 Feb 2011 9:05PM
Well done, Charlotte, both for a great image and also for Volenteering to help in preserving the heritage of the Wigan/ Lancashire Coal Mines for others Smile Love the colour and detail especially the shadow of the wheel ( or sheave as 'Grandad' explained to us ) Fantastic image, look forward to many more Smile
Take care and enjoy, Pauline
moiral 9 12 Scotland
15 Feb 2011 10:27PM
Lovely sharp shot and love the shadows under the wheel. Your Grandad will have some stiff competition with you on here now Wink. Moira
15 Feb 2011 11:30PM
Hi Charlotte this is a lovely image.Well done.Smile
16 Feb 2011 7:59AM
Hi Charly, lovely sharp image and great shadows. It really stands out against that wall. Well done.
16 Feb 2011 5:30PM
thank you fran and karen and everybody.
Great shot, love the shadows and shapes too Chalotte, well spotted! Grin
Suehh 12 39 6 England
20 Feb 2011 7:56PM
Very nice shot--such a good clarity Charlotte. I can see you are going to go a long way.

acousticmist 9 10 1 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2011 10:10AM
Very well captured, a great shot.............Martin
gconant 8 1 United States
3 Mar 2011 4:35PM
Very interesting image!!
The shadows of the spokes are a great detail, and the colors are good!!


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