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Bellevue Mine

Bellevue Mine
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Copyright: Otto Rapp (TheMystic) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 907 W: 30 N: 1440] (5921)
Genre: Places
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2006-08-06
Categories: Mood
Camera: Praktica MTL 5B, Pentacon auto 1,8/50 multi coating, Kodak 200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-08-12 20:54
Viewed: 1728
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Old mine cars and childs bicycle near the entrance to the historic Bellevue Mine in the Crowsnest Pass.
The mine was opened in 1903. The major tragedy the mine encountered was the 1910 explosion. There were actually two explosions during the year, but it was the second, on December 9th that proved to be deadly. In all, 31 men were killed, all due to a lack of oxygen and carbon monoxide poisoning (afterdamp) in the aftermath of the explosion. The death toll could have been much higher, however, if it had occurred during the day shift instead of the night shift: there would have been over 200 men in the mine instead of 42. The mine was also forced to shut down for several months for repairs and then a 7 month strike came along which closed the mine until November 1911. It was not until 1912 that operations were back to normal. The late 1940's and 1950's were very difficult times for the mine. The C.P.R.'s continuing conversion from coal to diesel was, by the late 1950's, all but complete and thus the Bellevue mine's largest customer no longer required coal.
Today, the Mine is a tourist attraction.
Cropped color picture, sepia and edge in photoshop.

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To nova: Bellevue MineTheMystic 1 08-14 11:12
To andrei: Bellevue MineTheMystic 1 08-13 21:16
To amm: Bellevue MineTheMystic 1 08-13 21:15
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I like the photo and the sepia tone. The border adds to the old time feel created by the sepia tone.

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  • amm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 219 W: 30 N: 85] (634)
  • [2006-08-13 3:20]
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Very good and creative picture : sepia tone, border and caracter's style. I like the subject too.
PS : I hope that my bad English can be understood?

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  • sak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 354 W: 14 N: 42] (2173)
  • [2006-08-13 6:54]
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Hi. It is a very nostalgic photo. you are successful in creation this feeling. TFS

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-08-13 21:49]
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This is really nice! I like the pp work done in order to obtain this final result! This photo,for me,is worthed a lot more points than what you got so far! This is well done! Congrats! Michel

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2006-08-26 12:29]

Hi Otto,
WOW!! Excelent POV. I really like the vintage look, the way it was processed gives it a timeless feel. Well done !! TFS

Hi otto, Great composition! the sepia tone is a good choice, it looks vintage and genuine. I really like seeing the work of true artists like you and i admire your creativity. Hope to see more and thank you for sharing! :)

Hi Otto, excellent choice of the sepia tone. A well composed image showing the decay of the implements. Nice idea with the photo edge wihich also adds to the 'age'. TFS,

Many thanks for your comment on ‘Tamar Tranquillity III’

Spectacular impression of antique... abandoned things... The bike can't roll without dancing a waltz :)
Great tone of sepia and border work!

Superb use of sepia Otto. Lovely old feel to this shot. Exellent capture my friend.

Regards Mark

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  • juanjo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 53 N: 58] (3371)
  • [2007-09-29 15:46]

hello Otto

you have made a picture with and old looking, very intersting work



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