Finch Foundry


bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 16:34
Actually a forge on the northern edge of Dartmoor, driven by water power from a stream surging off the moor. It was very dark inside and I had no tripod so forgive the less than biting sharpness. Flash would have killed the atmosphere, so the ISO was pretty high, as well, (another excuse for the acquisition of a KX).

Water Wheel


Block and Tackle


Found Items

Lamp and Cobwebs


The Forging Hammer


Ancient Timber Frame


Blacksmith's Tools


Best wishes,

Andrew

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davex

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 16:42
Found Items for me, good rich colours and texture, only slight drawback is the shadow to the right. You can see the noise, but given the "old" subject do not think that's a bad thing.
Nice one.

Davex.
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 17:47
Nice set Andrew,I won't pick a favourite as they all have their own merits.

Do you have an on-line gallery with these posted as a set?
Cheers, HG

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ISO

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 18:11
Andrew - very nice. It's such an atmospheric place. Been twice as have friend with a cottage in Sticklepath. Are they still trying to raise money for restoring that side wall? I Have some shots but need to get around to the Photobox thing in order to post them.(I think the Lamp is #1 for me)

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 18:48
ISO wrote:
Are they still trying to raise money for restoring that side wall?

I think it's been done: the place was out of action a couple of years ago, but is fully functioning now. Lucky you to have access to a cottage in Sticklepath!

As for Photobox...
1) reduce image size first
2) create a new named album in Photobox
3) upload images from your hard drive
4) save to new album
5) hovering over each shot brings up an option box
6) right click on bottom option (copy)
7) back in Pentax User, paste the name/link

I think I've remembered this correctly. Believe me, if I can do it anyone can. Once you've done it once...etc.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

ISO

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 18:55
Andrew - Thank you for the step by step. Am off for a week but will have a go on return. As you say - do it once... Did you frequent that amazing pub on the same side of road as Foundry. Lovely timewarp place AND serves St Austell Tanners at 2.20 or something close

ISO

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 19:00
Before I get CAMRA down on me - make that Tinners not Tanners....

aliengrove

Link Posted 19/08/2010 - 23:58
Lovely set, especially Found Items and Lamp and Cobwebs.
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K10D

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 00:29
A good set Andrew. Nostalgic imagery, well photographed.

Regards

matwhittington

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 06:24
What a good set Andrew (as usual). I have a couple of weeks annual leave coming up soon and your photo sets always inspire me to plan days out! Found Items is a beaut (thought so from the Gallery too) but I also find myself drawn to the Blacksmith's tools... not sure why. Think maybe I'd like to have a go at some of that metal-bashing...

Regards
Mat W

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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 06:42
Thanks everyone. Glad they struck a chord. I have to say this place deserves the close attention of a photographer with a camera fitted with a top class sensor which operates well at high ISO and mounted on a tripod. Not the quick hand held whip-round it got from me and the K100!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

i-Berg

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 06:57
Good job nonetheless Andrew - you've managed to capture the essence of the place. Great justification for a K-x though, all the same...

Just how old would that timberwork be? It would drive Roger (Coker) into a frenzy, I'm sure.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 20/08/2010 - 14:03
i-Berg wrote:

Just how old would that timberwork be? It would drive Roger (Coker) into a frenzy, I'm sure.

There was a recnt restoration so some of the timber is new but of the correct variety. They had trouble getting the right stuff. Some of the oldest beams date from the early nineteenth century.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference. All of them can record what you are seeing. But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05

StephenLewis

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 13:16
Wonderful set again Andrew. So enjoyed every single shot. Maybe its these weary eyes but to me 'hand held' is fine and additional light would, IMHO, have spoiled the mood. Thank you.

Cheers,

Stephen
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coker

Link Posted 22/08/2010 - 13:41
Andrew,
Lovely set again! What a great place England is!

I-berg, never fail to be driven into a frenzy with timber &, the coolest thing is, all we have to do is keep on planting.......& wait 100years odd!

Roger
The more I look, the more there is to see!
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