Explosive

Explosive

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Big Pit, coal mine, South Wales.
31/03/2009 - 18:21Rees
CategoryBlack & White
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paulyrichard

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 18:53
Great documentary!
"Ifamericatoldthetruthforjustonedayitswholeworldwouldfallapart "
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Cliff-P

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 19:22
Superb image Rees,great composition and subject, and just full of interest. What part of south Wales and when was it taken Rees
Cliff.




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MeanMachine

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 19:41
Great picture. I hope you didn't use a flash.

I went there many years ago. It rained.
Curiosity killed the cat....but for a while I was a suspect

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Last Edited by MeanMachine on 31/03/2009 - 19:42

Greytop

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:10
Fantastic shot Rees, love the tones, detail and composition
Regards Huw

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Last Edited by Greytop on 31/03/2009 - 20:10

JohnerLoon

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:18
Great detail, I like it very much.

MIKE....

grahamwalton

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 20:27
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

Link Posted 31/03/2009 - 21:26
I like this very much love the detail.
Tel,

jackitec

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 00:28
Well Rees you know I'm not a fan of B&W but this is brilliant love it

Rees

Link Posted 01/04/2009 - 09:34
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

Link Posted 20/08/2009 - 05:03
Hi Rees, this is a fantastic shot...a blast out of the past
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