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There's a quarry in west Wales, near the sea, where all these photographs were made over a few visits.  From any distance, the quarry face looks dull and brown, but a walk  up the considerable scree gives clues about what awaits at the top.  Perched on a narrow ledge that allows you to photograph a couple of feet from the rock face, there's a powerful array of shapes and bright colours where the slate has sheared. I'd never seen anything quite like it, and still haven't

Most of these photographs have a field of view of about 8" across, and at this close range and with medium format cameras, depth of field is very small so composition needs to be very careful.   You also need a helmet for there's a constant tinkle of tiny razor sharp rock slivers- a constant reminder that the large, heavy pieces of sharp-edged rocks on the scree you walked up didn't get there by magic carpet.

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