Path, Heather and Mine Head at Parys Mountain

This image was captured as a single RAW file on the 2nd June 2022 at 3:25 PM and developed with On1 Photo RAW 2022.

Parys Mountain, near Amlwch, Anglesey, Wales, is the site of a disused copper mine, which dates back thousands of years. Most relevant to us photographers is that its landscape is amazingly colourful.

This was taken on the same afternoon as the photo in my recent post, Path, Colours and Windmill at Parys Mountain. The light on that day was bright and diffused – hence the single exposure with no need for a bracketed HDR set.

Also discussed in the afore mentioned post is that, on this day, I was using longer focal lengths in order to experiment with the compositional exclusion offered. And I’m quite pleased with what has been achieved with the approach in this shot.

The winding path leads the eye to the mine head. Over the centuries, copper was also mined open-pit from the surface.

The shot was taken at 56mm APS-C (84mm equivalent field of view to 35mm format). At this focal length, the image has benefitted from some compression, bringing the mine head closer to the rest of the elements. This is in addition to the compositional field-of-view exclusion offered by a more telephoto focal length.

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Published by Peter Finch

I have been an electrical draughtsman, a retailer and, for 12 years, a photography tutor. In 2019, I took a job as an electrical technician and closed my tuition business. Am I now photography tutor emeritus ...?

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