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Remains of Cornish tin mine
  Remains of Cornish tin mine
Remains of Cornish tin mine
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Dale Hardin
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    Easy to see why this got an EP, Peter. The composition is very good, with nice tonal balance and interesting subject.

If any change were to be suggested, I can only think of a slight change in the format by cropping down about 1/2 the distance from the top to the top of the chimney.

Did I mention that I like it a lot?

11/28/2012 3:38:14 PM

 
Elaine Hessler
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I agree with Dale about the cropping. Very nice-where was this taken?

11/28/2012 6:06:56 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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I also like this a lot Peter. Very nice lighting and detail.

I will have to see the crop to know for sure if I like it better, but on the surface it sounds good as it will move the horizon line up from being quite so centered as well as removing some unimportant sky. I do see some lens vignetting that could be corrected before the crop and some small line looking things in the sky which I am puzzled about, but could be easily cloned.

11/28/2012 8:07:27 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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Very nicel done., Peter. This looks like a very interesting place to visit. I would like to see the crop but actually like this as is as well. Congrats on the EP.

11/28/2012 8:18:08 PM

 
Jeff E Jensen
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Excellent work, Peter!

11/28/2012 9:37:14 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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O I just love old places. I always go off in la la land thinking about what they were like when they were in use and what the people were like who lived and worked in that area. I guess that's why I wanted to be an archeologist when I was a kid. A very nice composition as the others have said. I too am wondering about the things in the sky...are they birds on wires? :~)

11/29/2012 12:50:04 PM

 
Rita K. Connell
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love places like this, I did notice the lines that aimee mention of the left hand side of the sky. congrat's on the EP this is one that is deserves to be noticed.

11/29/2012 1:16:06 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Oh good heavens! There was I thinking I had managed to successfully clone out the two telephone wires running diagonally across the sky and look what happens!
I hesitate to mention it but down in the bottom left corner was a part of a timber bench or table which I also cloned out with the gorse bushes. Now I brace myself for y'all to tell me that you can see that too! lol
Oh dear, once again a MTH (must try harder) on my term report card and no winners for me!
So my friends, is my crop what you had in mind?

Aimee. There are these old mine buildings which were active during the 1800s all over my home county of Cornwall. It is a credit to their granite construction that they are still standing. The mines were sometimes a thousand feet underground and below the water table so needed constant pumping. These engine houses contained huge steam driven pumps and others powered 'stamps' which crushed the copper and tin ore ready for transporting to other areas such as S. Wales where coal was plentiful for smelting the ore.

Thaanks friends for your kind comments.

11/29/2012 5:01:20 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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The sky crop

11/29/2012 8:13:59 PM

 
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The sky crop

11/29/2012 8:14:08 PM

 
Michael J. Kelly
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Well I said I had to see it to know and the original is the better in my opinion. I do like the clean up though on the cropped version.

11/29/2012 8:22:01 PM

 
Stephen Shoff
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I was having a hard time deciding between the two versions until I notced that the crop also cleaned up some clutter along the left border. so I think I prefer the cropped version.

11/29/2012 8:38:28 PM

 
Peter W. Marks
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Thanks Mike. I too prefer the original comp but after the clean up.
I do find it fascinating how the club members sometimes are 180 degrees out of agreement but then remind myself that some folk profess to like sweet wine and I can't even begin to understand their taste. Yuk!.

11/29/2012 8:40:34 PM

 
Dale Hardin
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Nice editing Peter and the cropped version registers for me.

11/29/2012 9:58:24 PM

 
Beth Spencer
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Congratulations on your EP !!! I like original. I really like the stone work in these buildings and bet you could get some really great patterns and textures on them..

11/30/2012 7:07:03 PM

 
Aimee c. Eisaman
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I like the crop and I liked sweet to semi-sweet wines...can't stand dry! Recently quit drinking though so it doesn't matter anymore. lol

12/1/2012 6:18:22 AM

 
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