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10-23-2017, 12:47 PM - 5 Likes   #1801
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Been playing with RAW on the Mate9 edited through Snapspeed.



Tooks the kids to the Eden project, they have a week long Halloween week during half term....





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Some great face-painting there, skankin'!

Another with the little Canon sd1100:
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Lovely B&W Paulh!

Pushing the Mate9 with some more RAW shots, this time in Truro Cathedral







Overall....noise and meh... pushing it a little too hard in post me thinks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by skankin_giant Quote
Pushing the Mate9 with some more RAW shots, this time in Truro Cathedral
just...wow!

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QuoteOriginally posted by skankin_giant Quote
Pushing the Mate9 with some more RAW shots, this time in Truro Cathedral

Overall....noise and meh... pushing it a little too hard in post me thinks.
Yes, those conditions do show the limits of these tiny sensors, but still, despite the noise and the blown highlights, I can't help being impressed with what's prossible with the phone cams of today. I believe the camera hardware in your Mate9 is the same as in my P10, and I haven't found much reason to complain so far.
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I believe the camera hardware in your Mate9 is the same as in my P10, and I haven't found much reason to complain so far.
Yea I think they are the same or at least very similar..... its one of the reasons I didn't wait for a P10 when I was due an upgrade....

It is impressive for something you carry with you most the time, It's probably more than I would push a photo but only recently go interesting in RAW again and Snapspeed on the phone makes it all very easy.....

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just...wow!
Thanks, Truro Cathedral is one of only 3 in England with 3 spires.
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iPhone 7. GCT NYC. Things like this need film!
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iPhone 7. GCT NYC. Things like this need film!
Still you and the iP7 done a great job, bought a Zenit B just for the Helios 44-2 the other day tempted to put film through that, it's the developing that makes it expensive now... I've got a developing tank in the attic because I had some crazy notion of using coffee to develop the film but thats as far as I got..... shame as I have a few nice working film cameras....
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Took the kids to East Pool mine on Thursday, East Pool and Agar mine in Pool near Camborne was one of the last active Tin mine sites in Cornwall (South Crofty was the last) It was opened in 1922 after and continued until 1945, it would have closed soon but the government subsidised the mining of Tungsten during the war for artillery shells. Once the subsides had finished the mine close and the steam engine and pump turned off, this caused flooding in South Croft, turned out they were having shafts pumped out for free! So they had to buy the engine to pump out their shafts for another 9 years until converted to electric. The engine was built by Harvey's of Hayle in 1892, EPAL (East Pool & Agar Ltd) bought the engine and engine house from a near by Carn Brea mine and dismantled it and brought it too the new site about a mile away as the crow flies no mean feat in 1920! it thought to be one of the largest beam engines in situ in the UK with a 90" piston and 31 1/2" beam. The largest which was also built by Harvey's of Hayle is in the Netherlands and has a massive 144" piston! IIRC the President Engine house in America had a 110 1/2" piston.
Sadly like many engines in Cornwall it has been locked off so no longer turns under steam, very few turn on Electric, I can only recall one that still turns by steam in Cornwall.

For those interested here is how it used to look down here about 1890 before we had to rely on tourism.... Carn Brea on the right east Pool mine is thought to be the furthest stack in the left. Photo was taken on a Sunday or feast day as there is no smoke from the chimneys so no one at work.


Anyways my photos..... again Mate 9

The formidable engine house



Valve gear



The operators position.



A view from the beam floor



An oiler on the 90" cylinder.



And the engine inspector for the day.....


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Great history and photos, and I love that last one! You humble me...
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Great history and photos, and I love that last one! You humble me...
Thanks, she did a great job inspecting the engine, though she wasn't too impressed that the pump seals were made from Hippo leather, I dread to think how many hippos were killed other the years for pump leathers for mine pump engines





I do like a bit of Cornish history, I have connections to the mines in some parts of my family, the Great Great Grandfather went to South Africa for the gold mines and was never seen of again, left his wife and children in Cornwall, we think he got caught up in the 2nd Boer War or started a new family.....
Some of his sons went to America, Beaver Meadows, Pennsylvania IIRC, my Great Gran had a very tall American visitor turn up out of the blue in Army Uniform which turned out to be here Nephew who was over for D-Day, how he found her in rural Cornwall I would like to know. he did make it through the war.

They say where ever there is a hole in the ground there will be a Cornishman at the bottom of it.

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They say where ever there is a hole in the ground there will be a Cornishman at the bottom of it.
Totally love these shots!

Tree shells with an iPhone 5
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Totally love these shots!

Tree shells with an iPhone 5
Nice, what are tree shells? Can't say I've seen anything like that over here.
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Nice, what are tree shells? Can't say I've seen anything like that over here.
These are just tree fungi that happen to resemble shells. Surely you must see this in your forests!
Fungi List | tree guide

Blooming weeds at the bridge - Powershot SD1100:

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