Taken at the National Coal Mining Museum in Wakefield West Yorkshire.

The museum is based at one of the former working mines in the vast West Yorkshire coal field. It was one of the mines closed in the purge on the industry during the Thatcher government reign of the 1980’s.

The silence in the showers was palatable and I imagine a eerie contrast to the hustle and bustle that would have filled the room at the end of a very dirty coal dust filled shift.

I processed a single image in HDR Fex Pro 2 then resized in Perfect Photo suite using the genuine fractals engine.

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I’m a semi pro photographer, happily married to Karen, born and raised in the West Midlands, England, but now living in West Yorkshire. I take many and varied images and enjoy the freedom that Photoshop and it’s like bring to the profession.

I would encourage anyone with an eye for a good composition to take the plunge and give this wonderful medium of digital photography a go.

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Comments

  • VoluntaryRanger
    VoluntaryRangerabout 1 year ago

    Lovely work Glen.

  • Thank you.

    – Glen Allen

  • HolyOther
    HolyOtherabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful piece. Very atmospheric.

  • Thank you.

    – Glen Allen

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 1 year ago

    Nice one Glen. Sorry this closed down due to the strike called by Arthur Scargil. – Ted

  • Yea it is interesting to recall the history of that period, I was a lad in the Black Country, West Midlands at the time, just becoming politically aware and the same thing happened to what was left of the mining industry around where I lived. I think it hit West Yorkshire harder though. Still to hear and read about both sides of the argument now is interesting.

    Politics eh! Lol.

    Thanks for the comment.

    – Glen Allen

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedabout 1 year ago

    09-28-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Thank you Kira.

    – Glen Allen

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 1 year ago
    Outstanding work , Glen. Please consider your work to Vibration in Art and Verse
  • Thanks for the invite, have added

    – Glen Allen

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 1 year ago

    Hi Glen – Great photograph, works so well in B&W and your processing is truly remarkable. A pure winner in my eyes.

    Rog

  • Thank you Roger. much appreciated

    – Glen Allen

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonabout 1 year ago

  • Thank you Roger. much appreciated

    – Glen Allen

  • mikebov
    mikebovabout 1 year ago

    excellent treatment, very atmospheric

  • Thank you, much appreciated.

    – Glen Allen

  • Perggals© - Stacey Turner
    Perggals© - St...about 1 year ago


    01/10/13

  • Thank you much appreciated.

    – Glen Allen

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 1 year ago
  • Thanks Tori. Much appreciated.

    – Glen Allen

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