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Author Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
royfellows

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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Posted: 22/11/2007 16:50:21
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I have added some recent fairly passable underground pictures to the user album, but for some reason the album appears empty and it does not show the update on the home page.


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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Posted: 22/11/2007 16:54:46
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Fixed, thanks for pointing that out!

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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Posted: 22/11/2007 17:04:57
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Nice pic incidentally Roy - some of yours have a very distinctive use of light which gives a lovely contract between lit and unlit parts. Are you the model in the pics or do you take one along just in case?!

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Posted: 22/11/2007 17:30:38
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Thanks for the compliment. I work solo and have developed my own techniques around this. The big leap forward was with my Fujifilm S9500 digital that does 10 seconds delay on self timer and 30 seconds shutter speed. I can move around once the main flash has fired using a low light source with my body between this and the camera, this allows me to backlight passage etc. My skipway at adit level has me going back and firing one up the skipway. Total of about 5 flashes, but only using 2 units. I connected to cameras external socket with a lead, the other in my hand.
I used to use a lot of flash units all wired up. I set up a picture in the Whimsey Engine chamber in Rampgill about 1986. Just as they all fired the late John McNeil who was president of Northern Mine at the time walked in with a party, they nearly jumped out of their skins!
Unfortunately, the Fuji camera has no infra red shutter control which I need to do areas such as the Longcleugh flats on the way to Barons sump (Nenthead), camera would be out of range anyway so I am going to (try) to make a remote shutter control from a model shop radio control unit.
Watch this space!
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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Posted: 26/12/2007 16:28:54
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Is there a through trip possible at Cwmystwyth? I have been in Lefel Fawr but not much else.

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Cwmystwyth Lead Mine
Posted: 26/12/2007 18:00:54
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Yes, this is one of the dangers with the Crown Estates damn grills. Most mines can be entered at the top, Cwmystwyth is no exception. You can get in Graig Fawr at the top and work your way down to emerge from Level Fawr. I understand the route is difficult, I have not done it as I have never got off on through trips the way others seem to.

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