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Botallack Mine

Posted 12/02/2018 - 20:50 Link
Situated in the West of Cornwall stands the remains of the historic Botallack Mine. Tin, copper and arsenic were mined from the granite coast and here it was renowned for the many tunnels that extended out beneath the ocean floor up to half a mile.

The images below show the engine houses at Crown Mines.
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Sadly in 1863 the chain which pulled the mine gig suddenly broke, leaving eight men and a boy to plummet their deaths down the shaft.

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If you ever find yourselves down in the south west with a camera its well worth a visit (warm days recommended) you may even see Ross Poldark
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Posted 13/02/2018 - 10:14 - Helpful Comment Link
Lovely images. I think I prefer the first one by a whisker. K.
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Posted 13/02/2018 - 17:27 Link
thanks Kris, both taken using the fa31 with the first a 4 image stitched shot. They are the typical shot when photographing these mines but when you are there you just gotta
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Posted 13/02/2018 - 17:53 - Helpful Comment Link
I also go with the first image as there's less "activity" around the rocks which in the second image draws the eye more so than the engine houses.

Moody scenes and well photographed.

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Posted 13/02/2018 - 18:05 - Helpful Comment Link
Very lovely colour tones here, especially the gentle blues and pinks in the sly. The long exposures bring a mysteriousness and dream like quality also. You've really conveyed a feeling of the isolation and history ..... It takes me back to the days of reading The Famous Five!
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Edited by McGregNi: 13/02/2018 - 18:06
Posted 13/02/2018 - 23:58 Link
Wow, lovely images. Prefer 1 too.
Posted 14/02/2018 - 09:31 Link
great shots, Poldark was the first thing that came to mind when I opened these
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