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Great tyro 2015-07-04 1:56

Hello Les,

An interesting note about the tin, lead, zinc and silver mining here and a beautiful photograph to accompany it.

The ruined shell of the Wheal Betsy engine house is perfectly placed in the frame, nicely balanced by the crooked tree to its right and with a lovely distant view of the hill beneath a wonderful sky. This is another of your fine black and white renditions, perhaps a little more "high key" than usual but with lovely tones and contrasts, fabulous textures seen in the old stonework, and exquisite details and clarity.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. I've seen quite a few images of the Devonshire and Cornish tin mining engine houses here on TE. As they seem to lack any form of "winding gear", I presume they were not built to carry miners down the mineshafts - were they simply used as pumps to drain water out of the mines?

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Old 07-04-2015, 07:46 AM
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Thanks Craig,
No, these locals browsing among the books did not spoil this or any other photo. They were just the ones I needed. They provide the "local color". But when I had been there for maybe five minutes two groups of tourists arrived and blocked the views of the salespersons. Big groups are always such a pest.
Have a nice weekend,
Gert
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