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Winding Drum

By CaroleS
Thank you all for your comments on my Levant mine image - the tin mine is no longer working but looked after now by the National Trust.

Still on the mining theme, this is closer to home and is the winding drum for the personnel lift at Poole in Cornwall. Just a museum piece.

V2 shows you the size, Nick is in the picture to give scale!

Still decorating/renovating but on wallpaper now - I am chief paster.Sad

Best wishes to all

Tags: Photo journalism Cornwall General Close-up and macro Tin mining

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 1:07PM
What a huge wheel it is indeed ! I like the close up in V1 - the rust and peeling paint makes for an excellent photo Smile Good work Carole SmileGrinGrin

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ugly Plus
10 9 57 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:07PM
Very nice detail..
Good comp..
V2 with scale blows your mind and how big this thing is...

Well done...

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 1:11PM
Glad to see Nick is taking a pic here Carole.
I thought he had cramp in his arms after all the heavy pasted wallpaper you were passing to him !!
And never mind all this pasting.
Your job should be heating up all the Cornish pasties to keep the poor mans strength up !!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:16PM
Right up my street. Normally I would look for a square crop, with the wheel rim hitting the bottom right corner - but here the miner's face adds so much more, particularly as he is looking at the same subject as we are.
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:24PM
A couple of fine images of a magnificent old wheel.
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Jan 2013 1:28PM
Nice rust shot Carole.
17 Jan 2013 1:50PM
The detail on both shots is spot on
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
17 Jan 2013 2:12PM
Excellent texture, very colourful
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 2:17PM
Goor study in tones and textures of this small portion, Carole, and as you say the presence of Nick in V 2 does allow one to appreciate the scale of this industrial artefact.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 2:21PM
Great comp and the textures and details in V1 are wonderful. V2 gives a very good sense of scale.

17 Jan 2013 2:25PM
Great Detail. Colour . ( Matchers the Shirt) well seen. Eric.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Jan 2013 2:36PM
Glad to hear the NT are looking after it, Carole, two great captures. Carol
Meheecho 5 275 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:41PM
Wonderful textures and colour V1 for me
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:51PM
Two wonderful reportage/documentary images of this bygone working life.

Regards Nathan
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 3:02PM
This is the sort of detail I find fascinating-- Both prctures ring bells-- NIce!
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 3:27PM
Lovely detailed image Carole.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 3:56PM
wonderful rusty detail carole brilliant colours and textures v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:17PM
Two crisp images here Carole,
and see that Nick has taken an interest here as well
Nearly finished the room now?
going for V2
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
17 Jan 2013 4:25PM
Some fine tones and textures here, Carole...and an abundance of rust for Mikbee! Wink Definitely V1 for me Smile
Trev Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:40PM
That is one big wheel.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 4:58PM
I like both Carole but have a leaning toward V2 for the fuller picture
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
17 Jan 2013 5:23PM
Some fine old relics of yesteryear, Carole TongueGrinGrin

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:27PM
good to see the real size...
how remarkable
17 Jan 2013 5:32PM
A fine piece of work in V1 Carole, excellent comp'.

John Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:34PM
Love the comp in V1, good idea to keep Nick in V2 for scale. There's enough grot in here to keep Mikbee happy.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
17 Jan 2013 5:44PM
V1 has excellent tones and textures Carole and my choice.


bobsblues 8 10 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 6:30PM
Two great shots Carole brilliant comp in V1 looks an interesting place to visit.
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:07PM
I like the detail of the peeling paint and rust in V1.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
17 Jan 2013 8:39PM
Like how the man is looking so seriously at the wheel. V2, my goodness it is huge.........Sandy
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:09PM
Splendid detail and the miner's face really adds to the image SmileSmile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:26PM
Very photogenic subject with all that flaky paint.
Inclusion of miner's face works well.
9 10 10 England
17 Jan 2013 11:17PM
Massive subject to tackle so the detail and rust in the bit you chose is very good.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
18 Jan 2013 12:32AM
wonderful grot, love the peeling paint.
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 8:23AM
That looks big in V2 Carole, Peter..
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
18 Jan 2013 9:02AM
Excellent framing, shape, texture and all! GREAT SHOT, Carole!
18 Jan 2013 1:46PM
love this type of capture 2 good ones Carole

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 3:09PM
Holy COW. Thanks so much for V2 'cos I would've no idea how massive this wheel is!

Two superb shots (the light and detail are excellent) and the composition in V1 is perfect Smile

I've never handled wallpaper but chief paster doesn't sound like a job I'd like!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
21 Jan 2013 7:25PM
Terrific details and textures in both the rust and the peeling paint
Tibetan 6 3 England
23 Jan 2013 8:34AM
Blue and green have an affinity to rust don't you feel, like both but V2. has the edge Carole, in my view, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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