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Old 29th November 2017
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A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Digging through a few shots I took earlier in the year, I came across this one. What do you think? And does anyone recognise the location?



It's part of a B&W set, but I thought this one was the most effective.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Catch Pit near the bottom of Sheep Pasture incline, High Peak Trail.

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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Like the shot - maybe crop some of the left hand side and the bottom to focus in on things. No idea where, but guess water involved somewhere Mill stream ??
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

I think it would probably be better in colour - which also goes for 9 out of 10 B&W images posted on this site!

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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

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Catch Pit near the bottom of Sheep Pasture incline, High Peak Trail.

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Quite right. Took me ages to wait for a parked car near the house to vacate the area - would have ruined the shot if I'd not had the patience.

In the original shot (I'll post it up tomorrow), the pre-Autumnal leaf colour and light just make it as flat green as you could imagine. Just picture this monochrome as 50 shades of green instead of grey.

I also tried running it through one of those 'old photo' filters to make it more vignetted around the edges, etc, but I preferred the straight B&W version. I can post that up too, for comparison if you like.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

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i think it would probably be better in colour - which also goes for 9 out of 10 b&w images posted on this site!

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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Well the B/W works for a heritage type shot...........

Colour would work for a just a nice country view shot.

Nice photo, but not keen on the square format. Not sure why...........
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

I think I would have swung round to the right a little bit more.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Here's the rest of the set, just for the hell of it.

I'll try a small amendment to the original posted shot shortly.











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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

And lastly, a slightly cropped versaion of the original...

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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Definitely better cropped. I do like the canal scenes though.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Hi Corned. Thank you for the cropped version.
What on earth is that clocky thing #1 - no doubt I will get flack from a few Anoraks for my ignorance.
Never mind - like your stuff.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

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Hi Corned. Thank you for the cropped version.
What on earth is that clocky thing #1 - no doubt I will get flack from a few Anoraks for my ignorance.
Never mind - like your stuff.
Surely you're not suggesting this site is full of anoraks?

I think the cropped version is just right and for me it really works in B&W.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Yes cropped version for me too. I was struggling with the original shot and was in the same mind as Keith about moving a bit to the side. The crop sorts out the composition nicely.
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Re: A bit of B&W industrial heritage

Thanks guys - I do appreciate the critique. And I agree that the change in composition has added to the effectiveness of the shot. If only I'd been more critical myself in the first instance - but I'm here to learn so it's all good.

The 'clocky thing' is some kind of (cable-operated?) telegraph between the wharf at the bottom and the engine house at the top. This one was at the wharf end, but there is a similar painted index on a wall inside the engine house. What B G and S stand for I don't know - so I'm happy to expose my ignorance to the anoraks too
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