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Filename: N071582.jpg

Size: 3580 x 5096 (8.2MB)

Date: 29th September 2007

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Photo Library

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: English Heritage Images

Job Title: Staff Photographer

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Slate quarry N071582

SLATE QUARRY, Cumbria. General view of a slate quarry mine landscape at sunset. Industrial vehicles and machinery with slate in the foreground

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Media ID 1126358

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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print by James O. Davies transports us to the heart of Cumbria's slate quarry industry at dusk. As the sun sets on this industrial landscape, a mesmerizing orange glow bathes the scene, creating an atmosphere that is both serene and powerful. The photograph captures a general view of the slate quarry mine, showcasing its vastness and intricacy. The foreground is adorned with piles of raw slate, their dark hues contrasting against the vibrant sky above. Industrial vehicles and machinery stand tall amidst this rugged terrain, serving as a testament to human ingenuity in harnessing nature's resources. Davies' composition skillfully balances the elements within the frame - from the imposing machinery to nature's breathtaking display in the sky. This juxtaposition reminds us of our symbiotic relationship with our environment; where man-made structures coexist harmoniously with natural beauty. As we gaze upon this image, we are reminded of Cumbria's rich history as one of Britain's primary sources for high-quality slate production. It serves as a visual narrative that honors not only those who have labored tirelessly in these quarries but also pays homage to an industry deeply ingrained in local heritage. Through his lens, James O. Davies invites us into this world where dusk meets industry and showcases how even within such settings, there exists undeniable beauty worth preserving for generations to come.

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