Photographer's Note

It seems that photographers here love pictures of rust. Personally, I don't much like the stuff at all, having started my motoring career with cars from the 1950s and 1960s which appeared to fall apart with rust, and having had to spend weekends patching them together. In fact, the rust on some of those cars was so bad that you could actually examine the condition of the tyres without getting out of the driving seat - just peer through the holes in the floor! But I can appreciate why the colours of rusty ferrous metals might be attractive.

So here's an old crane sitting in rusty and derelict condition at the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum near Keswick. Some might feel the place is an ugly blot on the beautiful Cumbrian landscape but, when a group of TE members met up there in June, 2011, we found plenty of interesting stuff to photograph!

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1800 W: 411 N: 6516] (26384)
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