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Ruins by torch 1

Ruins by torch 1
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Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifege) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 77 N: 2800] (13018)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-14
Categories: Ruins
Camera: Pentax K3, Pentax 16-50mm 2.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-18 1:00
Viewed: 599
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A while back our local photographic club had a night trip to an old nearby shale mining town - Joadja. The mine and plant operated between 1878 and 1911. The town is in a deep valley that required a very steep railway to get the product (kerosene) out and up to where I live in Mittagong.
For our visit we worked in pairs one taking photos and the other shining a moving torch on ruins such as this chimney stack, and then swapping roles. Tripods were a given.
Being in a deep valley well away for towns it was very dark so the stars were very visible.
For a better view, especially of the stars, go to the high definition version.

30 sec
ISO 800
Tripod used

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Hello Ian and thanks for sharing another photo from this interesting location.

The photo itself is interesting in the way that you portrait a piece of history that is probably lost to most people.
But I must admit that what draws me the most here is the excellent light en exposure. One thing is to illuminate a structure like you have done here... another is to do so and still retain the other results of a long exposure: the stars.
I can make out the trailing of the stars due to the long exposure, but with the main focus on the chimney and the old structures that little detail is hardly visible and the sheer presence of the stars make this an excellent photo.


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