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About sageman

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  • Birthday 07/21/1994
  1. to be honest mate ive been exploring for about 3 years now im just very lazy about putting them up.
  2. a forgotten tripod and short on time due to it not being an (urbex) holiday ment taking these would have to do thanks tho
  3. this was taken with a d50 with a scratched sensor (lots of daytime pics came with marks on them) now i have a panasonic G5 micro 4/3 (crane pics were taken with that) its perfect for me as its a point and shoot what can change lenses and has the sort of settings a dslr has but a normal point and shoot doesn't also can do RAW when i decide to convert and learn to edit
  4. ohhh white balance no idea auto or 0 i should think, i dont play with it
  5. where are you from then i dont think you can get much further than Norwich
  6. heres my facebook most places ive been are on there https://www.facebook.com/bensmithUE/photos_albums
  7. i first used my name when joining a robotic hoover forum the one i had was the sage (cos its green) and im male not very imaginative i know but its short and rarely taken anything to do with my real name (ben smith) would have about 10 digits after it also i use it everywhere now
  8. so me and a friend and one of his friends went up here one night, on the way up secca (his hut is right next to the crane, and the bottom of the ladders are loose so they rattle like anything) shone his torch up the thing and diddnt see my mates climbing up or me at the top on the way down i was cold and loosing energy so was shaking anyway, which diddnt help when on the last and loudest ladder, out he came we ran, he ran but diddnt catch us we then hid with a few people our age standing around their cars. ski slope
  9. HISTORY John Harvey,banker and Mayor of Norwich in 1792, built Thorpe Lodge. To extend his estate westwards he moved the road which was subsequently named Harvey Lane. This extension crossed over the City boundary, which to this day continues to run through the property. The crinkle crankle boundary wall is his creation, as also is the gazebo on the Yarmouth Road boundary, in which he installed a camera obscura wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_obscura although the tunnel doesent go to the gazebo as most people think, it runs very close to it the exit is very close to the river and as john harvey had regular "river frolics" this was possibly how he got people to the river. good history on thorpe: http://www.norwich.gov.uk/Planning/D...peStAndrew.pdf thanks to my uncle for finding but not getting down last time i checked it was locked and its likely it still is Did they go the wrong way or just an unfinished extension? Looking to the bricked-up end of the tunnel, beyond that wall is a small shed sized entrance filled up with wood and other crap. had some carpet down here at one point candle burn. may have had electric down here at one point
  10. Ceulan Woollen Mill was one of 5 woollen mills in Tal-y-Bont and was situated on the banks of the river Ceulan (the other 4 were located on the Leri) It was built in 1847 by the Morris family and although the exact date that production/operation actually started is vague it was definitely working in 1860. Due to the success of the mill an extension was added in 1880. The water wheel is still on the side of the mill, although, it is not in great shape and is barely visible. The iron hub of the wheel is marked J Edgar Dublin and has 12 wooden spokes. The iron rim is marked Ellis Foundry 1891. The wheel was an overshot although the wooden trough carrying the water to the top of the wheel is no longer in situ. The wheel provided power for the factory and was the first provider of electricity to the houses of Tal-y-Bont which was the first rural village in Cardiganshire/Ceredigion to have any form of electricity. The clergy at Bethel Chapel decided to do away with the oil lamps and discussion was had about carbide lamps being used instead. Mr Morris announced he could provide electricity for the chapel, the houses and the main road. The parish council paid £10.00 per annum for street lighting and houses were charged 5 shillings (25p) for one 60W lamp which then cost a further seven shillings and sixpence for 3 months electricity supply. Mr Morris turned off the power at 10.30pm each night believing that was late enough for folk to be awake! To meet the increasing demand for electricity a peloton wheel was purchased and placed at the other end of the factory to add to the power generated by the main wheel. The factory produced cloth and flannel mainly for shirts for farmers and coal miners throughout mid and south Wales but production and profits suffered during the war. Although things picked up after the war ultimately it was unable to compete with the larger factories that were significantly bigger and were using (what was then) modern new machinery which was more efficient. After diversifying and turning part of the mill into a shop to sell the products directly to the public the mill eventually closed in 1962 although it still remains within the same family. A number of years ago the current owner tried to pass the property and machinery to the National Trust for preservation but as the owner was unable to provide some of the funding to restore/repair the mill the National Trust were unable to take the property. Unfortunately i left my tripod in the car, and had lost my proper torch so the pictures are not all that good. the dark patch you can see is the shadow from my wide angle caused by flash. history stolen from Oxygen Thief. the peloton wheel
  11. been exploring a while now but never bothered to register some of you will know me via facebook (bensmithUE) is there a guide how to put pictures up i cant find one thanks