Mostly Grey….

Ailsa has asked us to consider Grey for this week’s travel theme…

I have journeyed in time and space, to a mine in North Wales in the late 1970s on a dull, wet, grey day:

Relics of a slate mining past

Relics of a slate mining past

…and to another mine in mid Wales in the mid 1980s:

Cwmystwyth

Cwmystwyth

Both of these images have been scanned from slides, but it is only now with more sophisticated software that I have been able to get more detail from these shots….I never realised the slag heaps were in that first shot, for example!

Check out more grey at Ailsa’s blog here.

 

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35 comments

  1. I like these abandoned places – I hope you have more Sue

  2. i can’t imagine many things ore grey than a Welsh mine!

  3. I can’t imagine many things more grey than a Welsh mine!

  4. This is about as grey as you can get. You capture great atmosphere Sue, love it 😉

  5. If you ever need more grey, Sue, I have some overcast skies that will fit the bill! The shots from Wales did the trick for now though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. That.Is.Pretty.Grey.
    A slate mine is a good choice 🙂

  7. I love the other-time feel of these images: they say so much more than a photo. They also feed my liking for ruins, and my speculations about why!

    • Sue

      I thought, as a female, my love of ruins was a bit on the odd side….but now I’m discovering more like-minded female souls! 😀😳

  8. Grey or not, very inspiring… 🙂

  9. As photos you are great, they tell the history of northern Wales and what it has turned into. The story isn’t pleasant, though. It represents a harsh life and sad destruction to the countryside.

  10. Amazing quality considering they are scanned from slides Sue. As we have talked about before I love exploring such spots.

    • Sue

      I bought an expensive slide scanner over a decade ago, and it was well worth it. Originally, I got some good scans, but with the latest software I can see more details, get better colours…..it’s quite a revelation at times!
      I’m glad you are a kindred spirit, Sue! Alas, I can no longer do the exploring I used to (in part because these places are no longer what they were)…..but I can revisit through my images!

  11. Such dramatic photos, Sue. Perfect for the theme.

  12. Perfect shots for the theme, Sue. It’s a long time since I visited any of the coal mines in North Wales – who knows, we might have even visited at the same time! 😉

  13. certainly good reproductions fro old slides Sue, you’ve brought out lots of detail. Perfect for this weeks theme.

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