Canary in a Coal Mine

"Canaries were once regularly used in coal mining as an early warning system. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and methane in the mine would kill the bird before affecting the miners. Because canaries tend to sing much of the time, they would stop singing prior to succumbing to the gas therefore alerting miners to the danger." (Wikipedia) Around the former coal mine "Zollverein" in Essen you can find 10 or 12 larger than life canaries to remind on this miner's practice.

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  • unruly_e 3y

    Yet another time when I find flickr's limit of one pink star per shot to fall far, far short of my adoration of an image. Great use of lomora's hi-con. Best use I've seen of the green "film" algo. Love the tight comp on the bird and shaft combo too.
  • Michael Sonnabend 3y

    unruly_e You are far too kind, my friend (I'm at least 10 centimeters bigger than before this comment...). Thanks!
  • krapoz 3y

    I'm totally with unruly_e: killer compo and masterful use of Lomora!
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