Anglesey This Morning (Porthwen - Old BrickWorks)

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Beats France in my mind. What were those old pressure vessels used for in there hay day.
     
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    Nice pics Dave. I like the brick building one, that would make a great B&W study
     
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    This is the type of picture I like to play with for hours on long winter nights. I've just had a five minute play.

    Here is your original, which I assume is straight from your camera.

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    Here it is after I tweaked the levels and sharpened it

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    And this would be the starting point for a black and white study

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    Nice:thumb:
     
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    They were for the firing of the bricks.
    "Remains of an old brickworks on the coast of Anglesey visited last weekend. It was operated from 1850 to 1914, and there are three beehive kilns remaining. The clay was brought from the hilltop by aerial tramway, from a nearby quarry, and the finished bricks left by boat."

    More info here..
    http://www.penmorfa.com/porthwen/history.htm





    Indeed Jim, these were just quick snaps taken with my mobile (Samsung Galaxy II), I did take some more on the Canon, will look at them later. B & W should be interesting.

    I may go back later on to pick some blackerries, WALL to WALL..
     
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    Here it is after I tweaked the levels and sharpened it


    thats what puts me off photography.....technical terminology. :RollEyes:
     
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    It's a lot easier now, than the 20 years I had a darkroom.

    Sharpening is explained here http://www.digital-photo-secrets.com/tip/1485/why-does-sharpening-help-what-does-it-do/

    And this video should explain what levels are:BigGrin:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWYo9AQDwmM"]Levels in Photoshop explained - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Sort of John, I took loads of pics in RAW format and they are huge, sometimes I get it wrong and sometimes they look better in Black and White.

    I dont think of it as pure photography, otherwise some / al of my pics would be boring. I admit I may crop, change some settings and do some HDR, but I do it so that its pleaseing to the eye.

    This was one I changed to B & W

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    Nice photo`s Dave... :thumb:

    Sorry we couldn`t join you...:Sad: Don't put too many on... otherwise it wont be worth me going... :BigGrin:
     
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    Jim

    All the 1st ones are just as they were taken by my mobile phone, all untouched.
    The spiders web one is just changed from colour to B & W.
     
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    bloody hell Dave, that web must be massive.

    i cant read the text on my kindle as the pic has resized my screen. :Sad:
     
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    John me ole son, I was too:BigGrin:
     
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    Some clever people on here:thumb:
     
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    Go on tell me Anglesey is not worth. Visit.
     
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    Born here...

    This is a place I have not been to in over 45 years and its so dangerous to get down to...


    Yes its a great place, but its just too close to home... I hope that makes some sense..
     
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    Dave I was not saying it to you I know that's it your home land, was meaning the lovely pictures and yet some dismiss visiting Anglesey without going there, I love visiting the Island.
     
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    the pressure vessels as you call them,are in fact the boilers as most if not all of the equipment was powered by steam:thumb:
    all the bricks were hand made in them days and loaded into the kilns by hand, a worker was expected to make up to 2000 bricks per day,the kilns and the boilers were fired with coal all fed by hand with a shovel and a strong back:Eeek:
    i worked in a brickworks but only as contractor rebuilding the kilns:thumb:
     
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    just looked at google maps to see where Anglsey is and realized i have driven across the island to catch a ferry to Ireland:Doh::Blush:
     
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