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Tin Mines

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Photographing tin mines in Cornwall can be a fascinating experience, as these historic sites offer a glimpse into the region's industrial past. Here are some tips on how to capture great photos of these landmarks:

Before you head out to photograph tin mines in Cornwall, do some research to find out where the best sites are located. There are several locations across the county where you can find Engine houses, including St Just, Pendeen, and Botallack. Check online to find out more about these locations and the best times of day to visit.

To capture high-quality images of tin mines, you'll need the right equipment. A wide-angle lens can help you capture the entire scene, while a tripod can help you keep your camera steady and avoid blurry photos. If you're shooting at dawn or dusk, you may also need a flashlight to light up certain parts of the scene.
Think about composition

Composition is key when it comes to photographing tin mines in Cornwall. Try to find interesting angles and perspectives that highlight the scale and character of the site. You can also use the rule of thirds to create a balanced composition, or experiment with different focal lengths and shutter speeds to create unique effects.

The quality of light can have a big impact on your photos. Try to visit tin mines early in the morning or late in the day, when the light is softer and more directional. This can help you capture rich, warm tones and interesting shadows. You can also experiment with using a polarizing filter to reduce glare and enhance color saturation.

While wide-angle shots can be impressive, don't forget to capture the smaller details of tin mines as well. These can include rusted metal parts, intricate textures and patterns, and worn signage. These details can add depth and character to your photos, and can help tell the story of the site.

A list of Mine Buildings which Members if passing might like to take some photographs of.

Within 12 miles of Falmouth:- Click the link below

Unity Wood, St. Day.
Killifreth Mine, Nr. Chacewater.
Wheel Peevor, Scorrier
East Pool Mine, Illogan Highway, Pool.
King Edward Mine, Troon
South Condurrow Mine, Troon ??
Grenville United Mines, Troon ??
Wheal Bassett Stamps, Carnkie Redruth.
Great Flat Lode, Carnkie, Redruth.
Medlyn Moor Mine, between Carnkie Wendron & Porkellis.

Further afield

Wheal Coates, St. Agnes (also good for sunset photos).
Wheal Prosper, Mr Rinsey
Wheal Trewavas, Nr. Rinsey
Wheal Owles, Botallack
The Crown Mines, Botallack
Ding Dong Mine, down West, Nr. Madron

ALSO in the other direction there is

The Phoenix Moor Mine, Caradon Hill, Nr. The Minions


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