#248 – Return To Dinorwic – The Inclined Plane

Like my previous visit, the quarry was shrouded in mist, only this time it didn’t clear. This trip though I was determined to reach the Australia level as well as see a few other bits and bats I’d not seen before. Not knowing the ‘easier’ way, I simply went straight up the fearsome C3 incline…

#247 – Return To Dinorwic

Industry has it’s own unique way of shaping the landscape, but mineral extraction is one industry that leaves the most permanent mark. From the slag heaps of the coalfields, to the huge holes in the ground that quarries leave, once operations have ended, it isn’t just a case of pulling the buildings down and building…

#246 – Fuji X10 – initial impressions

I’ve used a Panasonic LX3 for the past couple of years and, like the top end compacts from Canon and Nikon, it has a reputation as a photographers camera – well built, wide angle (24mm) lens, the ability to shoot raw, manual controls, etc. Much as I liked the camera, it never fitted in with…

#245 – Dinorwic Slate Quarry

Bridge Of Doom? No, the gallery had given way beneath this track panel, leaving it suspended precariously in mid-air. Remains of a weighbridge Could there be a more appropriate landscape in which to film ‘Clash Of The Titans’? OK, so I’ve not actually seen the film in its entirety, but when security told me that…