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Report - Bath Underground Tour- March 2012



Grit

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~Had my first taste of underground stuff yesterday in Bath. Got a text from d86 last week inviting me to join him on one of his regular mine trips.

Was very excited to finally have a chance too see them so was quick to accept!

Then, typically, a few days before the trip and a week or two before I go abroad I sprained my ankle at the gym. Nonetheless I decided to risk it and didnt regret it!

We set off early at 9 as he had to be back for two. Was joined by few members of his family and we headed straight to Browns Folly. Was pretty cool seeing railway tracks. Wish I did more light painting down there now that I think of it.

Heres the famous ladder and pool with my shadow for a unique effect.
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We then headed off too see the Swans mine quickly and see the famed crane.

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Then we headed of to Box mines to see the cathedral. Coming round the corner I was blown away by the power of this sight. Would be an amazing setting for filming too.

I struggled to get a decent angle with my 35mm lens so used my standard lens and got right back.

Was also shocked at the huge hole that someone could quite easily fall into! Beware!

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The advise d86 gave me of moving around a head torch quickly so the sensor didnt pick up the movement was very helpful in lighting up my pictures effectively!

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We finanly finished at the Farleigh Downs tunnels. This place is clearly trashed up but I loved the entrance and steps down into the tunnels and the graff inside was pretty cool too.

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Cheers to d86 for being my guide. You definitely need one if your going to do these mines to stay safe and not get lost.

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A must for anyone in the area and i'm sure il return after my travels.

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