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Not sure what chunks of slate this size are
used for, but here they are, being washed in a
simulated quarry operation in the Slate
Museum in Llanberis, North Wales. This is a
fascinating museum, beautifully presented,
displaying all aspects of mining in Wales
including engineering, transport, foundry
work, the people involved in it from time
immemorial, even their canteen. Slate
quarrying is a much-reduced industry now,
but at least it survives - folk still need slate for roofing, coasters, snooker tables, and to
split open in the search for small dinosaurs. This image may look like a black and white
picture, but it's in full colour, the sort of full colour you get with black slate and white
water. I've slightly cropped the original image to strengthen the composition (I didn't
want to get too close with the camera with all that water splashing about), and
increased the contrast to heighten the dynamics of the picture (at the small cost of detail
in the front slate slab). Olympus E-30, 45mm, ISO 200, 1/20th sec at f/16.
Not sure what chunks of slate this size are used for, but here they are, being washed in a
simulated quarry operation in the Slate Museum in Llanberis, North Wales. This is a
fascinating museum, beautifully presented, displaying all aspects of mining in Wales
including engineering, transport, foundry work, the people involved in it from time
immemorial, even their canteen. Slate quarrying is a much-reduced industry now, but at
least it survives - folk still need slate for roofing, coasters, snooker tables, and to split
open in the search for small dinosaurs. This image may look like a black and white
picture, but it's in full colour, the sort of full colour you get with black slate and white
water. I've slightly cropped the original image to strengthen the composition (I didn't
want to get too close with the camera with all that water splashing about), and
increased the contrast to heighten the dynamics of the picture (at the small cost of detail
in the front slate slab). Olympus E-30, 45mm, ISO 200, 1/20th sec at f/16.
Not sure what chunks of slate this size are
used for, but here they are, being washed in a
simulated quarry operation in the Slate
Museum in Llanberis, North Wales. This is a
fascinating museum, beautifully presented,
displaying all aspects of mining in Wales
including engineering, transport, foundry work,
the people involved in it from time
immemorial, even their canteen. Slate
quarrying is a much-reduced industry now, but
at least it survives - folk still need slate for roofing, coasters, snooker tables, and to split
open in the search for small dinosaurs. This image may look like a black and white
picture, but it's in full colour, the sort of full colour you get with black slate and white
water. I've slightly cropped the original image to strengthen the composition (I didn't
want to get too close with the camera with all that water splashing about), and increased
the contrast to heighten the dynamics of the picture (at the small cost of detail in the
front slate slab). Olympus E-30, 45mm, ISO 200, 1/20th sec at f/16.

Slate washing, N Wales

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Not sure what chunks of slate this size are used for, but here they are, being washed in a simulated quarry operation in the Slate Museum in Llanberis, North Wales.  This is a fascinating museum, beautifully presented, displaying all aspects of mining in Wales including engineering, transport, foundry work, the people involved in it from time immemorial, even their canteen.  Slate quarrying is a much-reduced industry now, but at least it survives - folk still need slate for roofing, coasters, snooker tables, and to split open in the search for small dinosaurs. This image may look like a black and white picture, but it's in full colour, the sort of full colour you get with black slate and white water. I've slightly cropped the original image to strengthen the composition (I didn't want to get too close with the camera with all that water splashing about), and increased the contrast to heighten the dynamics of the picture (at the small cost of detail in the front slate slab). Olympus E-30, 45mm, ISO 200, 1/20th sec at f/16.
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White mount and black frame maintain the strength of this black and white colour picture

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