Some cool beauty tips images:
“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
Image by Shimal Ahmed (Fulhi)
Explored #307 highest position
What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity
Camera: Nikon D40X ( While damaged )
Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Focal Length: 200 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
All comments, criticism and tips for improvements are (as always) welcome
Hasard Cheratte – Aches and Panes – Shoes on Wires
Image by Shoes on Wires
www.abandoned-places.com/cheratte01.htm – "The Hasard mine is one of the best preserved abandoned mines in Belgium. Interesting architecture, all areas accessible and buildings in good shape. As with most mines this is an extremely dangerous place with uncovered, hidden holes and possibly unstable structures. You may never be found back if you go missing here! The first buildings of the "Charbonnage du Hasard" date back to 1860. The mine was closed in 1977. This place is rather difficult to access. I drove up to the old headgear… where you must hack your way through the dense bushes down the hill. Be careful for hidden holes on your way down the hill, some of them may lead straight into the mine galleries below."
www.hfinster.de/StahlArt2/archive-CheratteHasard-en.html – "A remarkable malakow tower has been constructed in 1907 above shaft nr. 1, which was 170 m deep. The buildings nearby house the baths and offices. The winding tower of shaft nr. 2 (depth 313 m), a steel construction dated 1923, is no longer preserved. Shaft nr. 3, with 480 m the deepest one at Hasard Cheratte, was intended to be worked by a tower-type winder, but finally the tower has been converted into a headgear with diagonal brace and a flat rope winding engine. ‘Puits Hognée’, the shaft on the hill behind the mine, has been used to lift waste material to a spoil tip. The adit is still visible just nearby the capped shaft nr. 1 underneath the malakow tower. The mine is a sleeping beauty since it’s closure in 1977."
www.aditnow.co.uk/mines/Hasard-Cheratte-Coal-Mine/ – "This coal mine, located in the heart of the town of Cheratte, dates back to the 1860’s, and was one of the numerous mines in the Liège coal basin. The main buildings consists of a tall, castle-like winding tower over shaft 1, which is connected to two similar looking wings, which held washrooms and other related facilities. A low laying building in the center of the facility served as a lamp room and charging area. The remains of a tower can be seen on the hill behind the mine, which sits over the shaft "Puits Hognée," and was used to transport waste materials. The imposing concrete winding tower sits over shaft 3, which is the deepest shaft at this facility (480 meters).
The mine has been closed since 1977, and has remained undisturbed for the most part. It has been designated as a Belgian protected landmark, which equates to fencing, signs, and nothing else."
Please credit: Justus Hayes / Shoes on Wires / shoesonwires.com
Macro Variations 5
Image by Johan J.Ingles-Le Nobel
Spent yesterday doing a test set of macro variations using a test bug I happen to still have left over from the autumn. It’s not the prettiest of bugs but the aim of the exercise was more about lighting and background rather than subject beauty.
This variation uses a polystyrene cup over the lens with lighting from left and right. Works well to get full coverage over the eyes but covering the tip of the jaw is trick, the light just doesn’t get that far forward. Putting black electrical tape over parts of the polystyrene did remove the hotspots though which was a big win.