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A detail noticed on the side of the reproduction 1813 "Steam Elephant" at Pockerley Tramway, Beamish Museum.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:Nikkor 50mm f1.8 D AF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2013 - 10:56 AM
Focal Length:50mm (equivalent to 100mm full-frame)
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.8
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:The Key
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:8 Jul 2013 - 7:31 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Transport


flowerpower59 Plus Member 2flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 7:35 AM

I play this game with myself each morning....."Spot the B and M pics from the gallery". This one was a no brainer!!

SlowSong Plus Member 65054 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 7:39 AM

Nice dense blacks and pingy highlights. Good comp too.

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51313 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England143 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:13 AM

Now why can't we still get those oil cans instead of the pressurized can with a straw!!! A lovely gritty, contrasty, black & whitey, Bill


RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:38 AM

I like the high contrast of this image, Bill: seems to suit the subject matter so well, as if everything is smeared in black oil.

Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:48 AM

A strong mono with some lovely detail Bill!
Did you get a closer shot of the key and rope too, just wonderin' Smile

Sarah *

danbrann Plus Member 10521 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 8:51 AM

Grot grit and grime....not a sign of any of them Bill. Well oiled indeed...perhaps like your self on Saturday evening.

Today is Welcome home day...................

boov Plus Member 2boov vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 - 9:15 AM

Super B/W...

whatriveristhis Plus Member 277 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England93 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 9:20 AM

Ditto all the above, can't add to it. Lovely image, and enviable processing, composition, everything.



A good spot Bill, well composed with yes steely blacks, good processing works well

TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 10:22 AM

Really suits the mono treatment, and a very fine mono it is too Bill Wink
Trev Smile

ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:44 AM

The key to eternal happiness lies within the oil can. No, it's not a genie. It's Newkie Brown.

Love the processing, Bill. It really brings out that beautiful old can and the new key.


Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 11:55 AM

Gloriously dark, showing off the great textures and light hitting the metal.

nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 12:47 PM

Superb low key mono, Bill. I love the compo, shapes and the textures.

Nikonuser1 Plus Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 1:01 PM

Can only agree with the above Bill a great mono imageSmile


Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 1:05 PM

A strong mono image. The key seems to draw my attention. Did someone forget it? Great shot........Sandy

franken Plus Member 123481 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 1:12 PM

Excellent and well composed mono scene here Bill. Lovely tones.


NDODS Plus Member 44035 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom111 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 4:06 PM

Brilliant observational awareness Bill. The choice of processing adding to the appeal tenfold.

Nathan Grin

lifesnapper Plus Member 9lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2013 - 6:04 PM

What! no WD40 ???

John Smile

8 Jul 2013 - 8:43 PM

A fine out-take - blacks are rich - and WD-40 is for wimps.


bliba  9 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2013 - 3:53 PM


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