Cwm Ciprwth (Summer archeology architecture mountains ). Photo by Cowgazer
New Rating System:

Cwm Ciprwth

Uploaded by: Cowgazer

Sunday June 30, 2013


Caption: Cwm Ciprwth copper mine c1850 to 1894

Image Width: 3008

Image Length: 2000

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Orientation: top - left


Manufacturer: KONICA MINOLTA

Model: MAXXUM 5D

Software: PaintShop Pro 15.00

InterColorProfile: 3144 bytes undefined data

IPTC/NAA: 34 bytes undefined data

Compression: JPEG compression

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

PixelXDimension: 3008

PixelYDimension: 2000

User Comment:

Exposure Time: 1/50 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 100


Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.61 EV (f/3.5)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

Subject Area: Within rectangle (width 256, height 304) around (x,y) = (1504,1000)

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00

Focal Length In 35mm Film: 27

Scene Capture Type: Standard

Gain Control: Normal

Contrast: Normal

Saturation: Normal

Sharpness: Normal

Ad Blocker Enabled

Viewer Comments

Post Your Comments

You must be signed in to leave comments.

Sign In or Register Sign In or Register

Members can leave comments, upload and share photos in our Wunder Photos section and participate on the WunderBlogs.

Display: 50, 100, 200 Sort: Newest First - Order Posted
6. RNJoel
12:31 PM GMT on July 20, 2013
Peter, this operation looks much more labor intensive than the Quincy mine I captured. Both were lots of work and it is way to easy for us to lose sight of the hard lifestyles the miners lived.
Interesting that we have similar perspectives in our worlds apart shots. Nicely done.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: September 10, 2004 Comments: 6778
5. trailhiker44
4:07 PM GMT on July 05, 2013
Superb remnant of the past !
Beautiful composition and great overall mood captured !
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: October 17, 2009 Comments: 58310
4. BriarCraft
12:59 AM GMT on July 02, 2013
While I like the close-up of the Water Wheel for the detail, this is my favorite for overall composition.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 21, 2004 Comments: 2280
3. nanapoo
9:09 PM GMT on June 30, 2013
Super shot and interesting place! Great pov and composition!
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: June 30, 2011 Comments: 29496
2. WurzelDave
7:29 PM GMT on June 30, 2013
Wonderful shot, great info.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: November 23, 2008 Comments: 25347
1. Cowgazer
7:25 PM GMT on June 30, 2013
Cwm Ciprwth copper mine, founded just before 1850 and closed 1894. The 25 foot diameter water wheel drove the mine pump to keep it free from water, it connects to the pump via a 3 ft cam arm which drove 3 linked shafts each 50 ft long and the reciprocating pump lifted the water. It also had a geared winch drum presumably there was a mechanism over the shaft to pull ore buckets to the surface.
Action: Quote | Ignore User
Member Since: October 27, 2012 Comments: 3142

Viewing: 6 - 1

Page: 1

Top of Page

About Cowgazer


I am Peter, brought up in the center of Manchester, UK. But was a square peg in a round hole there, worked 33 years as stockman in dairy farming then made redundant. Luckily got a job managing a garden nursery for a couple of years, but had to leave as tenancy came to an end. Couldn't find work so relocated to Wales and am now a self-employed gardener, great move, good things come out of hard times. Digital tech has made photography affordable to me and I love it, compliments my walking and Birdwatching. At present on a steep learning curve, new things are always good, stretch your mind and keep you sane-ish.

More Information