Crowns engine houses, Botallack, Cornwall

Photo of the Week 

Photo Information
The last of the Sun's rays illuminate the engine houses at Crowns, Botallack, Cornwall. The house on the left was built in 1830 and was home to a the steam engine which pumped water out of the mine. The upper engine house was known as "Pearce's Engine House" and was built in the 1850s. This housed the winding engine that pulled tram cars up and down the diagonal Boscawen shaft. This shaft was 2,500 feet long, reaching out under the sea bed at an angle of around 30 degrees. The Boscawen shaft was the location for an accident in 1863 when a chain broke when hauling men up. Nine miners lost their lives when the skip fell from the 135 level to the bottom of the shaft.

Honoured that this photo was selected for the Flickr Explore page, one of 500 photos selected each day from the tens of millions of photos uploaded daily.
27/10/2020 - 14:06mcrtchly
CategoryLandscape / Travel
Shutter Speed120 sec
Aperturef/13.0
ISO100
Focal Length68mm

Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 27/10/2020 - 16:26
Excellent composition and beautiful light. I'm not surprised that it was recognised by Flickr. Liked.
Regards,
Mike

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GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/10/2020 - 17:21
LIKEd
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tommyt

Link Posted 27/10/2020 - 23:33
Fabulous !..Liked

Jumbo48

Link Posted 28/10/2020 - 09:08
Superb!
Regards John/Jumbo

go4IT

Link Posted 28/10/2020 - 14:54
Dorset_Mike wrote:
Excellent composition and beautiful light. I'm not surprised that it was recognised by Flickr. Liked.

Your decision to make this a dark image was wise I think.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 29/10/2020 - 00:29
Wonderful rendition of a classic scene. Well deserving of the honour.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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davidstorm

Link Posted 30/10/2020 - 20:29
Great shot, very atmospheric and deserving of the Explore status.

I've had five or six shots selected for Explore in the past 2 or 3 years, which is always gratifying, especially as I rarely upload to Flickr.

Regards
David
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Link Posted 02/11/2020 - 09:47
Well deserved POTW. As others have said, atmospheric, great light.

To use a highly technical photographic term, 'aboslutely fabby'.

Congratulations.

swarf

Link Posted 02/11/2020 - 09:47
Love the way in which you've presented this version of a very frequently shot location - deserved POTW.

Phil
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davidwozhere

Link Posted 03/11/2020 - 00:46
Photo of the Week - well, that's no great surprise - congratulations again for a superb image.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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mcrtchly

Link Posted 03/11/2020 - 09:27
Thanks all the kind comments and of course Iím honoured by the award of POTW - much appreciated. Itís great to be in Cornwall again at last, allow we had to cancel photo tours with clients here this year due to the pandemic.

Martin
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GIULIO57

Link Posted 05/11/2020 - 15:07
A well deserved POTW. Sorry for delay.
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AlJones2402

Link Posted 06/11/2020 - 00:45
Beautiful light captured. Congratulations on potw.
Liked!!!

pauljay

Link Posted 07/11/2020 - 18:34
A super shot! And thanks for the info!
Paul.

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