The Quarrymen's Barracks, Cwmorthin


Photo Information
K10 with 28mm Kenlock
Lots of small detail, so this really need to be viewed large.
01/11/2011 - 18:28bwlchmawr
CategoryArchitecture
Shutter Speed1/40
ApertureN/A
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length28mm
Views/Likes67/0

Dodge69

Link Posted 01/11/2011 - 18:56
Superb place! Atmosphere of ghost from the past nicely captured.


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GIULIO57

Link Posted 01/11/2011 - 19:13
Best viwed large
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grahamwalton

Link Posted 01/11/2011 - 20:22
Andrew, your photo brings back memories of several visits to Cwmorthin that I made years ago.
I must go there again, a magical place. Is it still accesible?
You have captured the atmosphere and the dereliction of this place really well.
Friendly Regards
Graham

nonur

Link Posted 01/11/2011 - 21:15
The box or cupboard adds mystery and a dimension to the inherent story of the place, and that is what I like most about this detailed and textured shot, Andrew.
Regards,
Nezih

sandinista

Link Posted 01/11/2011 - 21:40
An air of desolation and a little mystery, what, why? added in the foreground by the box, quality image.
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bwlchmawr

Link Posted 02/11/2011 - 08:39
Thanks everybody. Horrid conditions up there last Sunday: very dark and dingy.
Graham: it's still very accessible but the buildings are deteriorating. Get there while you can. Apparently you can get underground!
Nezih, the "box" is part of a truck, mounted on a chassis and wheels, used to transport the slate down the mountain to Portmadog.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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nonur

Link Posted 02/11/2011 - 08:47
Silly me, I should have guessed. Can you get there or a nearby spot by car, Andrew?
Regards,
Nezih
Last Edited by nonur on 02/11/2011 - 08:48

pauljay

Link Posted 02/11/2011 - 19:17
Couldn't be anything but black & white could it? Excellent!
Paul.

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autumnlight

Link Posted 03/11/2011 - 21:24
Wonderful image i like the b/w that gives it this air of desolation and yet quite moving.
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