Last week I visited the Magpie Mine near the village of Sheldon in the Peak District. The disused remains of Britain's industrial revolution hold a fascination to many people. For photographers they can be a 'gold mine', although in this case they were a lead mine! The mine was opened in 1740, but closed in 1958.
Unlike many post-industrial sites, the Magpie Mine is situated within an entirely rural landscape, and only a few acres of land show the evidence of mining. Still very visible are the steel headgear and cage, and the stone building that housed the Cornish beam engine.
The day I visited was overcast with not much photographic interest in the sky - this was unfortunate as many of the images that I wanted to make included sky. Still, a little tweaking in Luminar brought out the contrast just enough. I was travelling light, so I only had my 24-85mm zoom, and a 105mm prime lens.
I ended up with several images that I was reasonably happy with. As expected, it was the monochrome ones that conveyed the emotion that I was looking for.