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Trewavas Head Mine
Posted: 01/01/2011 19:04:45
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This is a spectacularly sited Cornish mine that lives forever in the shadow of Botallack when it comes to the "how close to the cliff edge can we build this" question. From the perspective of this photo the restoration does at least appear to have been sympathetic rather than excessive and out of proportion.

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Posted: 01/01/2011 19:36:32
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You took that picture early in the morning, right?
I have psychic powers


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Posted: 02/01/2011 19:10:51
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Sorry Roy,
East is East & West is West but my sense of direction is rubbish in this current everlasting overcast, dismal and cloudy weather.

What exactly is sunlight?


P.S. I only wish that I could take the credit for this evocative B & W image - but I haven't been in this part of Cornwall for over 20 years, to my eternal regret. Nice use of a filter, though.


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Posted: 02/01/2011 19:30:47
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That is not a morning shot, surely? !


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Posted: 02/01/2011 19:46:47
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Well ...... as I remember it, the person taking this shot would be facing east and therefore the sun would be setting over the Atlantic, which would be behind them, west of this part of Cornwall. Good evening.

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Posted: 03/01/2011 10:55:46
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Ha, I might be talking rubbish but years ago I tried an evening shot on a lovely summer evening, they can happen, and found to my dismay that the sun was setting on the other coast. Don’t forget that Trewavas is Falmouth coast.

I got up early one morning and took this at about 06.00. It was about 1992, I was able to get up early in those days, a skill now lost.

The sun here in front of the camera, so as I said, I may be talking rubbish.



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Posted: 03/01/2011 18:19:49
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Nevertheless, another great shot (definitely not rubbish!) - the quality of light down there has to be seen to be believed, morning or evening. It's been too long since I last walked the cliffs in that part of the world .......


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Posted: 03/01/2011 22:09:08
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The B&W photo must be late afternoon and Roy's is the morning if you can see the sun. must pop round and see trewavas now IP: 213.152.38.98
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Posted: 04/01/2011 09:47:17
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Mmm, its possible that you can get the sun in that spot (the B&W) just before it disappears completely the other side of the land mass.

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Posted: 04/01/2011 10:18:03
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If you look at the current Google Earth image of the closer engine house you will see that it (the GE image) was taken with the sun in the south west and the shadow of the building falls onto the slope behind just as it does in the BW photo in the first post.


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Posted: 04/01/2011 11:09:51
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Yes Peter, and other pictures in the album show the shadows in the same direction, I only just noticed.

I rather fancy that when I turned up there with my camera I must have left it too late being used to observing the sun disappear on the horizon on the north coast.
How silly of me!

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Posted: 04/01/2011 11:13:31
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The main point is that it is a fantastic location. I think better than the Crowns, Botallack, certainly for photography!

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Posted: 04/01/2011 12:57:25
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Peter Burgess wrote:

The main point is that it is a fantastic location. I think better than the Crowns, Botallack, certainly for photography!


Do you have to rub it in Peter?
I shall keep trying though. Roy never gives up.

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Posted: 04/01/2011 13:01:46
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Hey Roy, I was trying to move on! Confused
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