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Elton Mill Huntingdonshire - 2015-20

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BikinGlynn

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Talking to @downandbeyond the other day about this the other day so thought I would do a repost as its one of my favorite local explores & my first pics were quite frankly crap!

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The original mill dates to 1700, with a later extension added on in 1840.

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The mill is 3 storey + attic. The wheel is iron and wooden waterwheel aprox 14 feet diam and 12 feet wide & is still in place with water still flowing beneath,

The miller's house attached to the north-west was demolished in 1881.

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Iv visited here countless times but a lot of these are from late last year when I had some particularly excellent light pouring in through the attic

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Strangely in the rear lays a Bamford pump engine, which would be an easily restored enthusiasts piece

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There is a lot of farm machinery laying in the end rooms, I heard from a local that there was originally plans to turn this into a museum which came to nothing.

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Nice shots there. I liked picture 3 and 5 and just wondered how you were able to get a right balance of light and where your light meter was pointing at. The bright light at the end or the wood. A lot of vintage machinery and it could be turned into a museum.
 

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As the bright lights and bright lit areas appear well over exposed, it suggests that the exposure was based, and correctly so, on the interior structures. A well thought out and beautifully exposed set of images of this place. Usually the results do not do this place justice - these images do, well done BG! This is one of my favourite Mills, first seen (still in use) 60 years ago in my cycling days.
 

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As the bright lights and bright lit areas appear well over exposed, it suggests that the exposure was based, and correctly so, on the interior structures. A well thought out and beautifully exposed set of images of this place. Usually the results do not do this place justice - these images do, well done BG! This is one of my favourite Mills, first seen (still in use) 60 years ago in my cycling days.


Thanks guys, dont rely on a light meter everything was set manually in live mode.
I was bracketing on most of these too so taking 3 different exposures but dont generally bother with that these days as u just end up with so many pics & u can get the same effect in LR.
Its easy enough to adjust light & dark areas in LR too

I tend to just set everything manual & adjust & retry if Im not happy with result, the beauty of exploring is that you normally have time to do a second shot
Heres one I took the other day, u dont get second chances with stuff like this so have to be confident with settings from the off!

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