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Tunnel Intersection
Jan. 9th 2009 Mike Stobbs

Tunnel Intersection

This is the view you get while your waiting for the "cage".
The shaft is behind me and it is some 3300 feet to the surface.
Looking away from the shaft you can see tunnels going in all directions, this is where the first
underground shop was built when the mine opened, the miners are 42k away from the shaft now
at the farthest point out and the new underground shop is 14k away from the shaft.
It's over a one and a half hour drive to get to the farthest 4 rotor miner.
The "cage" is a double stack and holds 7 workers per car 14 in total and it takes only 2 1/2 mins to make
the 3300 foot trip..........I sat on this bench alone for over ten min. waiting for the next ride to the surface....
You can see this area has lot's of light but just after you enter any of the tunnels it turns to total darkness.....

Nikon D300 ,Sigma 10-20mm f4-5.6 HSM DC EX

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Pawel12-Apr-2009 18:31
Fantastic tonality :)!
Bobby Scott 16-Jan-2009 03:09
Milan Simic12-Jan-2009 04:32
Beautifully presented ambient... voted!
John Buffin12-Jan-2009 03:36
I love this shot. Great angle and colors.
Steve Mockford10-Jan-2009 21:43
This is stunning Mike! The point of view, the light, the subject, the story, and the post-processing all work together perfectly.
pkocinski10-Jan-2009 21:37
The ceiling is so "black" - is that from the "ride vehicles" or from the potash? You've given us a view that few of us have ever seen before. Well done.
Cindi Smith10-Jan-2009 15:13
Oh, this is really good!!!!!! I like the angle....never know what you will find underground.
Steve Morris10-Jan-2009 10:56
Wowzer - this is terrific Mike! Marvelous wonderland atmosphere with the cave walls, and the foreground seating and lights are superb!!BV
vatorman10-Jan-2009 01:27
Amazing shot of this amazing place Mike. BV!
Baine Carruthers09-Jan-2009 23:44
Fantastic shot & comp!
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