Crown Mines, Botallack.

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40 responses

  1. Great shot Adrian, love that long exposure movement in the water.

    June 10, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • Thank you Mark. The light wasn’t great. This is an icon and much photographed landmark which comes into its own at sunset not first thing in the morning. So, I used the Lee big stopper to try and add a bit more interest to the picture.

      June 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

  2. Great photo, beautiful edit!

    June 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    • Thank you very much Hans.

      June 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

  3. The ocean turns to silk as it meets the shore… A gorgeous contrast to the craggy beauty of the landscape.

    June 10, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    • Thank you Karen. :)

      June 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

  4. It seems me mystery and abandoned

    June 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    • Thank you Lou. This is a very old tin mine that used to run under the sea. It’s said that the miners could hear the ocean above their heads while they were working. These engine houses were used to pump the water out of the mine.

      June 11, 2013 at 8:14 am

  5. Very nice, Adrian…I’ll take it as my summer home…what a view…and it looks like an enjoyable walk to get there, as well.

    June 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    • A very nice walk indeed Scott. The coast path runs for about 258 miles with lots of scenes like this one. A great way to spend a week or two…

      June 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm

      • Ah, you’ve mentioned that coastal path in the past, Adrian…and it does sound very tempting…would be a wonderful couple of weeks…. :)

        June 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      • I thought I had Scott. Very much the jewel in Cornwall’s crown. :-)

        June 11, 2013 at 6:46 pm

      • And what a crown it must be, if that be the jewel. :)

        June 13, 2013 at 12:38 am

      • :-)

        June 13, 2013 at 6:46 am

  6. Brilliant.

    June 12, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    • Much appreciated, thank you.

      June 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  7. gtonthenet

    Very nicely done

    June 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    • Thank you very much Gerard!

      June 12, 2013 at 6:22 pm

  8. So much of the Cornwall coast evokes solitude and mystery and draws me in. Beautiful photo.

    June 14, 2013 at 1:05 am

    • It does in me too Lynne. I just love those early morning shoots when I am on my own. I can’t begin to describe the feeling I get sitting on a cliff or a beach as dawn breaks over this amazing landscape. As I can’t describe them, I take photos that I hope convey some of it.. :-)

      June 14, 2013 at 8:08 am

      • You have achieved success. I could enjoy those early mornings too, if I could just hit the day a bit earlier ;) I love mornings but am not a morning person. ;(

        June 14, 2013 at 12:20 pm

      • :-)

        June 14, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  9. Simply stark and stunning!!

    June 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    • Thank you Lisa. It’s hard to imagine the life those miners must have had in the mid nineteenth century, toiling in shafts that ran beneath the sea, totally reliant on the engines, housed in those structures, that pumped the water out of the mine. A lot of miners drowned when shafts became flooded on occasion. The history of the working man in Cornwall is one of intense hardship whilst the wealth of the county, in the tin that was mined, kept a few in extreme luxury. The big houses and estates pay testament to that.

      June 15, 2013 at 9:54 pm

  10. Really beautiful and clear photo, Adrian. Love the colours. :)

    June 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    • Thank you Sylvia. :-)

      June 16, 2013 at 8:05 pm

  11. Spectacular! I love the way the long exposure gives the water almost the look of clouds.

    June 16, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    • Thank you very much! :-)

      June 17, 2013 at 7:27 am

  12. Excellent big stopper shot, Adrian. Magnificent location.

    June 17, 2013 at 4:53 am

    • Thank you Simon.

      June 17, 2013 at 7:29 am

  13. A wonderful capture landscape, Adrian. The bluish, cold cast is perfect for this picture, and I just love the soft and smooth pattern of the waves you have captured by using a long exposure time.

    June 18, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    • Thank you Otto. Very much appreciated.

      June 19, 2013 at 8:14 pm

  14. This is more then outstanding Adrian! I enjoyed this image tremendously!

    I got a problem though, I am still as always listed as following you but your posts are not showing up in my Reader. I thought you just had not been posting. I went in manually by clicking on your name in a comment you made on my blog. Don’t know what’s going on. Hope this gets straightened out soon.

    June 18, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    • Thank you very much Phil. :-) Strange that I’m not appearing in your reader. I’ll have to look into that. It can be as a result of using too many tags but I know I didn’t do that. I’ll have to contact the ‘happiness engineers’ as they call themselves. :neutral:

      June 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  15. Very beautiful shot ,really I like it , thank you .

    June 19, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    • Thank you very much!

      June 19, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  16. poppytump

    A pity the miners couldn’t enjoy the view so much as we can ChillB . Your early morning shots have such wonderful light .. must be lovely setting up with this sort of scene in front of you . The breeze.. the sea .. dawn .. and a thermos of tea I’ll be bound ;-)

    June 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

    • Always a thermos of tea Poppy! Thank you. It must have been a very hard life for these miners. Difficult to imagine.

      June 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm

  17. I am always amazed by your photos and the landscapes you have around you ;-)

    June 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    • Thank you. I’m very lucky to live in a very beautiful part of the world. :-)

      June 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm