Blaenavon Ironworks opened in the year 1789, it was constructed with three blast furnaces and employed about three hundred men, many of whom were iron-making experts who travelled with their employers from Staffordshire to help construct the works.
Between 1799 and 1881 the managing director was James Ashwell and the most impressive monument to Ashwell's work at Blaenavon Ironworks is the water balance tower at its northern end (which is on the left of the picture), which was built in 1839. This form of lift technology using water to counter-balance loads was used in the mine shafts of south east Wales and at several ironworks. Blaenavon water balance tower is the best preserved example.
Taken with three hand held shots bracketed 2 stops apart and HDR processed using Photomatix then a little fine tuning in Elements.
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Canon EOS 500D