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Author Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
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Hidden Earth - Mining Photo competition
Posted: 11/08/2009 14:36:46
I am again sponsoring this competion fitst prize is £100 of books and second £20 of books. The last two years entries seemd to have been limited to Box mine cranes and the silica mines in South Wales.

This is a good prize and would like to see entries including other sites

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look forward to some good entries this time

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Posted: 11/08/2009 16:57:49
Excellent!

Is there anything in particular you're looking for, or is it open to all interpretations?

I ask because there seems to have been a trend towards photographs of people in an underground environment, although this may of course be a reflection of these such photographs being of an impressive nature.

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Posted: 12/08/2009 07:21:39

One photograph a couple of years ago which won a merit award showed a caver with a big cheesey grin climbing out of a small climbing shaft in derbyshire non of the judges felt it showed the mining feature of the shaft construction. The shaft being secondary to Mr Cheshire however had the main feature been the shaft with a Stilton photographed in it to give perspective tit would have been a different matter.

Any competion is going subjective but I have thrown the competition wide open with a Mining or man made underground construction thus allowing a sub brit type interest to be included

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Posted: 12/08/2009 08:17:08
I shall dig the camera out! Big Grin


Did you say "a Stilton" as in the cheese: will honourable mentions be given to photographs of cheese?!! Shocked Mind you, I'm not keen on Stilton, so abandoning it deep underground mightn't be a bad thing...

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Posted: 28/08/2009 11:43:35

Just to confirm the Judges will be Kevin Baker (NAMHO Chair) and Tony Oldham

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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 12:30:18
I am judging the mining photos at this year's Hidden Earth, so perhaps a few comments might be useful. Black and White photos go straight to the bin, along with any photos without scale. A caver or a mine explorer adds scale to any photos. The Welsh entrants may use their favorite sheep for scale instead of their grotty girl friends. Any photos of the crane in Box Mines are also due for the bin. I like photos with speleothems. They are always a winner.

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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 14:40:20
Woah, speleotherms are a bit cavey! Laugh

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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 17:22:14
rhychydwr1 wrote:

The Welsh entrants may use their favorite sheep for scale instead of their grotty girl friends.


isn't that the same thing?
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Posted: 13/09/2009 18:59:43
ok not many of us here are into those natural passages, but i have got a pic of minera with a scale factor, thats about the nearest thing to a ccc that you will get me in.



I would of put up pool park but that trip got pulled at the last moment. by the shaft keepers. Devil
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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 19:23:56
rhychydwr1 wrote:

Black and White photos go straight to the bin, along with any photos without scale.


I like black and white myself... although all of these are glorious technicolour, just rather monochrome subjects.

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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 19:49:13
rhychydwr1 wrote:

I am judging the mining photos at this year's Hidden Earth, so perhaps a few comments might be useful. Black and White photos go straight to the bin, along with any photos without scale. A caver or a mine explorer adds scale to any photos. The Welsh entrants may use their favorite sheep for scale instead of their grotty girl friends. Any photos of the crane in Box Mines are also due for the bin. I like photos with speleothems. They are always a winner.


I had given some thought to entering a photo or two at Hidden Earth. Having read this, I have decided not to bother. The photos I was considering do not fall foul of these restrictions, but the general tone expressed by Tony is enough to put me off. Next year perhaps.


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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 20:33:13
so whats wrong with black and white then ? they can be so illustrative of the subject and very powerful sometimes. so we are going to spoil the photo with a yardstick....I dont think so. Can`t photos be judged as they are and not what one individual thinks (no insult intended ) if that is the criteria for Hidden Earth pics then they don`t deserve any entrants. only sheep should apply. this is a light hearted opinion.

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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 21:18:38
I can't take this seriously, it has to be a wind-up, surely?

Hey, Ansel, they've binned your pictures because they're black and white and are all in focus.

Dear Mr. Siskind, we are unable to use your photographs because they are too large and black and white.

Dear Mr. Capa, we are unable to use your D-Day landing pictures because they are BxW and the technician over-heated them during development.

Dear Ms. Arbus, we have binned the photographs you submitted because they were black and white.

Dear Don, we're sick and tired of your BxW Vietnam photographs. Get closer and use Kodachrome.

Dear Mr. Winston O. Link, we are unable to use your photographs because they are in black and white and use far too much flash photography.

Dear Mr. Burrows, unable to use your photographs because they are monochrome and the miners complained about the fumes from the lighting apparatus.
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Competition entry Sparty lea
Posted: 13/09/2009 21:54:10
What the devil is a speleotherm anyway. Is that some kinda spandex caving device?? IP: 90.209.187.169
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Posted: 13/09/2009 21:59:43
A gentle bump!

A Speleothem, for those who are interested, is what's generally referred to as a 'cave formation', it a stal. of some form, be it hanging, growing up or just lying there on the floor or wall.

Wiki provides a list, but that's for another thread...

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Posted: 13/09/2009 22:01:47
Are they colourful?.... or Black and white?... Just out of interest... of course! Devil

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Posted: 13/09/2009 22:06:43
ICLOK wrote:

Are they colourful?.... or Black and white?... Just out of interest... of course! Devil


I wonder where backlit photographs that look Black & White but are actually colour fit? I was considering entering one as happened... Roll Eyes

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Posted: 13/09/2009 22:56:58
Tweak: I've moved a few posts over to this thread from Sparty Lea's AN photo comp thread which was wandering off topic a bit!

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Posted: 14/09/2009 07:02:53
rhychydwr1 wrote:

I am judging the mining photos at this year's Hidden Earth, so perhaps a few comments might be useful. Black and White photos go straight to the bin, along with any photos without scale. A caver or a mine explorer adds scale to any photos. The Welsh entrants may use their favorite sheep for scale instead of their grotty girl friends. Any photos of the crane in Box Mines are also due for the bin. I like photos with speleothems. They are always a winner.


Any preference as to which end of the sheep to use for scale in the photographs? Meet Sam, now please everyone, Sam is a very good neighbour of mine and has a bit of a complex about things. So no derogatory remarks please.





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Posted: 14/09/2009 10:31:33
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Any preference as to which end of the sheep to use for scale in the photographs? Meet Sam, now please everyone, Sam is a very good neighbour of mine and has a bit of a complex about things. So no derogatory remarks please.


Er, is that a *boy* sheep? Shocked

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