Nothing wrong with camera phones, Dug. Don't forget that the winning entry for the 'Country File Photo of the Year' competition a few years back was taken by a point and click beating all the pro's using thousands of quids worth of kit!
Con: To get the water effect, I used a Neutral Density Filter which is almost like putting sunglasses on the camera. By cutting down on the amount of light entering the camera, it allows for longer exposure times without over-exposing the image.
Here are the rest of the photo's from day seven. After we left the Kennall Vale Mills we went to West Basset Stamps, an abandoned tin mine near Redruth.
An artistic attempt.
There was a 'tunnel-like' structure of arches and ruined walls. I thought I ought to include a pic of me at some point but I'm surprised the camera didn't break!
And here is what the 'tunnel' looks like without me ruining it.
After this, we went to a place called Carn Brea which is a hotel/restaurant placed on top of a hill. The views from the top was pretty impressive!
The 'supports' for the wing of the castle were a bit unusual.
We went into Redruth after this and stopped off at a mining museum. Unfortunately it was just closing and I had to settle for a few snaps of the outside.
Because the museum was closed Mick, being a railway enthusiast, took us to the Mosely Museum containing model railways and meccanno. To be honest, it didn't do a great deal for me, I'm afraid, and not even the opportunity to drive one of the engines (used down the mines for transporting ores and miners) floated my boat. However, here are a few pics for the enthusiasts amongst you;
Our guide Mick (on the right) and his friend (I can't remember his name) who runs the museum and restores and keeps the locomotives running.
One thing of interest (for me at least) was that the museum was kept in an outbuilding on a working farm. One of the horses had escaped its field so I volunteered to help round him up while avoiding large piles of horse apples. (It turned out that the horse didn't belong to the farm at all but to their neighbours and the horse had a habit of getting its gate open.)
The last visit was to Wheal Coates, another tin mine but this time located on the coast. Unfortunately, the weather was becoming rather inclement by this time and conditions for taking good photos was far from ideal. This is about the best I could manage;
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.