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Places - The Black Country Museum

12 Jun 2020 4:41PM   Views : 432 Unique : 317

I love these places and we'll be delighted when they re-open and we can get back to them. There's Critch, which I covered a couple of days ago. Then there's Beamish, probably the largest nearby. And of course the Black Country Museum, based around a canal basin in the Black Country. It's a great place to spend a day and there are just so many photographs to shoot. Working forge, canals, buildings, shops, lots of re-enactors all over the site. Not to mention the visitors as well. They are all just screaming out to be photographed. That is, all apart from one shop where one of our party was told they didn't want photos. What they were doing dressed up in such a location if they didn't want photos is a mystery to me.

The trip I've selected pictures from was actually an ADAPS coach trip that I arranged in 2011. Camera was the Pentax K-5 along with a few lenses. I don't take much kit on these trips as there's no point in getting bogged down when a standard zoom, telephoto zoom and fast prime will be all that's needed. I don't generally take a tripod either, no, scrub that, I do always take a tripod, leave it in the car or on the coach and then bring it back again.

So, we start off with a shot of the ADAPS crowd leaving on the coach.
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There are so many faces filled with character
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Also plenty of strange objects - I shot this because of the colour and texture
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Inside the building plenty of still life subjects
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Re-enactors roam the streets
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There's plenty to see on the canals that go through the site
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And, regreatfully, eventually it is time to wend our way home
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13 Jun 2020 5:52PM
Good to hear you enjoyed your visit, there's so much to see.
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