Explosive

by Rees

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Big Pit, coal mine, South Wales.
Uploaded31/03/2009 - 18:21
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paulyrichard
Posted 31/03/2009 - 18:53 Link
Great documentary!
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Cliff-P
Posted 31/03/2009 - 19:22 Link
Superb image Rees,great composition and subject, and just full of interest. What part of south Wales and when was it taken Rees
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MeanMachine
Posted 31/03/2009 - 19:41 Link
Great picture. I hope you didn't use a flash.

I went there many years ago. It rained.
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Edited by MeanMachine: 31/03/2009 - 19:42
Greytop
Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:10 Link
Fantastic shot Rees, love the tones, detail and composition
Regards Huw

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Edited by Greytop: 31/03/2009 - 20:10
JohnerLoon
Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:18 Link
Great detail, I like it very much.

MIKE....
grahamwalton
Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:27 Link
The writing on the wagon really provides the photo with impact. I love monochrome photos of old industry and this is a good one.

The picture tells a story. I presume the background wagons are standard gauge and the foreground trucks are narrow gauge for use in the mine.
Friendly Regards
Graham
ttk
Posted 31/03/2009 - 21:26 Link
I like this very much love the detail.
Tel,
jackitec
Posted 01/04/2009 - 00:28 Link
Well Rees you know I'm not a fan of B&W but this is brilliant love it
Rees
Posted 01/04/2009 - 09:34 Link
Thank you all so much for the kind comments - much appreciated.

Cliff - It is now National Coal Museum - BiG Pit - Its free entry now and you can go on an underground tour 300 ft below. It is at Blanenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP Tel: 01495 - 790311. I took the photographs in late February 2009, go there quite a lot, good for B&W.

grahamwalton - Yes, the large wagons are standard BR gauge used to take the coal from the mine when it was working and the explosive wagons narrow gauge for under ground working.
goggalee
Posted 20/08/2009 - 05:03 Link
Hi Rees, this is a fantastic shot...a blast out of the past
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