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photoblog image Snibston Discovery Park 10/10

Snibston Discovery Park 10/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

The final shot in this series ties the barn and the colliery together in that I noticed this reflection as I walked by the barn in the window I drew your attention to on Wednesday.

I have turned the reflection to B&W in the hope that it stands out more than it did in the original image.

If you have children or Grandchildren and are in the area this really is a fun and educational place to take them, their website is here.


Earlier this week I upgraded my camera body from my elderly Olympus E300 to the E450. I could have got something considerably more advanced but I don't need video, my G10 does that, and I know I will not use all the "bells and whistles" on the more advanced models. Fortunately everything else, lenses etc., can be used except the batteries and I had my first proper shoot with it on Wednesday at Calke Abbey, a National Trust house not far from us.  Seems o.k., just need to learn where things are on the menus now.

Snibston Discovery Park 10/10

My Camera Club had the run of the outside area at Snibston Discovery Park, Coalville, particularly the old coalmine area, closed in 1983, having been opened in 1832, for a shoot one evening recently.

The final shot in this series ties the barn and the colliery together in that I noticed this reflection as I walked by the barn in the window I drew your attention to on Wednesday.

I have turned the reflection to B&W in the hope that it stands out more than it did in the original image.

If you have children or Grandchildren and are in the area this really is a fun and educational place to take them, their website is here.


Earlier this week I upgraded my camera body from my elderly Olympus E300 to the E450. I could have got something considerably more advanced but I don't need video, my G10 does that, and I know I will not use all the "bells and whistles" on the more advanced models. Fortunately everything else, lenses etc., can be used except the batteries and I had my first proper shoot with it on Wednesday at Calke Abbey, a National Trust house not far from us.  Seems o.k., just need to learn where things are on the menus now.

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Sep 2010, 00:28
This is a cracker, Brian.

I hope your new body serves you well.
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Ray.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Sep 2010, 06:36
I like this b&w insert effect very much Brian. And your new E450 sounds wonderful!
Brian Walbey: Tahnks Chris.
Hmmmm ... rich pensioners Ha!

Love the reflections Brian
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Sep 2010, 08:09
How fun to see the reflection in B&W, Brian. Good eye for that. And good thinking on your new body. I never need all the bells and whistles either...just a good body that walks! grin
Brian Walbey: Yes I want my body to keep walking as well Ginnie smile Thanks for your comment.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Sep 2010, 08:48
Great shot with a wonderful reflection, smart thinking of the new body, only pay for the things you are using, good luck with it.
Brian Walbey: A very good piece of reasoning Astrid, thanks for your comment.
  • Tracy
  • UK
  • 24 Sep 2010, 09:28
Very nice shot Brian, I like this very muchsmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tracy.
Well spotted and captured Brian. Well done indeed!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
A rich location for us snappers, I like this one.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Nigel, I could post a lot more but next week will be something else after two weeks of Snibston.
Love the composition, The shot is great!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sue.
Best of the series Brian, love the use of B&W
Brian Walbey: Many thanks bBll.
PS I still haven't worked out all the bits on my K7
Brian Walbey: Stick it on Auto Bill and hope for the best smile
the reflections make the shot
Brian Walbey: They do indeed Derek, thanks.
Didn't you just feel like a little boy at Christmas morning when you got the new body?? I always do, well, as a little girl that is!!
Nice shot and well processed.

I am sorry for not commenting a lot lately, but I have been busy searching for another house and other personal stuff.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Marion, I am enjoying the new camera already. Don't worry about comments, sometimes personal matters have to take priority don't they.
I really like what you done with this Brian. Super reflections.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Sheila.
I like this idea a lot Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Chad.
You`ve just reminded me how badly my windows need cleaning. lol! I absolutely love all the different coloured bricks, and the reflection makes a wonderful image within an image. I like this very much. Enjoy your new camera! (:o)
Brian Walbey: Thanks on all counts Rosalyn.
  • JOHN
  • Turkey
  • 24 Sep 2010, 18:22
Excellent photography. A great shot, with wonderful color. Congratulations.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks John.
  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 24 Sep 2010, 18:52
Great composition Brian...i picked up the reflection even before reading your caption.....great processing because the B&W has enhanced the shot immensely, it is a fine way to close out the series......petersmile
Brian Walbey: Many thanks Peter.
  • Scotia
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Sep 2010, 20:00
Wow this is superb Brian very very well spotted.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Scotia.
Well spotted and very well taken Brian, very evocative and pertinent.
Brian Walbey: Many thanks George.
Nice characterful image, Brian. It always takes me forever to figure out all the bells and whistles!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Tom, I think I am working things out slowly.
A very subtle use of selective colouring that almost goes unnoticed. Clever.

I hope you enjoy your new E-450, I have still got my E400 which is now worth about tuppence, but it's a superb camera and easy to carry around too.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ellie. The E450 is so much lighter than the E300 but in truth the latter is still perfevtly o.k., I just fancied a change.
  • Alan
  • Wandering in Wyoming
  • 25 Sep 2010, 04:13
Nice idea, Brian, with the black & white. I like the reflected view very much. Did you think about retaining the frame in colour?

Don't take kids or grandchildren there - at least not in the day I would visit! I think theme parks and similar should have over 50s-only days!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Alan. I didn't think abut the frame, it is white anyway. We were very lucky to get this to ourselves after closing time but seriously it is a very good museum for children with lots of hands-on things inside and out from which they will learn without realising it.
I think you were spot on with the idea of selective colour Brian. I love the colours of the wonderful bricks
Brian Walbey: Thanks Pamela.
Love the reflections in the b&w window.
Brian Walbey: Thanks John, it is not often something catches my eye like this did.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2010, 18:32
Nicely done Brian. When I frist got my E-510 I actually paid for a one on one tutorial of 1,5 hr to go through all the buttons on my camera. Best thing I ever did smile Have fun with your camera!
Brian Walbey: Thanks on both counts Scarlet.

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