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Once upon a time in a quicksilver mine | by PeterThoeny
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Once upon a time in a quicksilver mine

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Today we went hiking at the Almaden Quicksilver County Park in San Jose, California. It's an extensive park with many trails, and not many people. There is also a ghost town, called English Town, built to house miners. Quicksilver, aka mercury was mined from 1847 to 1976. The mines were highly important during the California Gold Rush, since mercury was used to extract gold from ore. This is one of the few ruins that remain.

 

I processed a balanced, a paintery, and a photographic HDR photo from three RAW exposures, merged them selectively, and carefully adjusted the curves and color balance. I welcome and appreciate your critical feedback.

 

-- ƒ/3.5, 16 mm, 1/500 sec, ISO 100, Sony A6000, SEL-P1650, HDR, 3 RAW exposures, _DSC4323_4_5_hdr3bal1pai5pho1d.jpg

-- CC BY-NC-SA 4.0, © Peter Thoeny, Quality HDR Photography

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Taken on March 4, 2018