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Time for a bit of colour, I think. This is a cross section of an Ellerman Lines locomotive boiler, at the National Railway Museum, York. It was built in 1949, the same year as I was. We old boilers have to stick together...
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 May 2013 - 9:51 AM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:The old boiler
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:28 Jun 2013 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Specialist / abstract, Transport
Votes:72

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:10 AM

I love this Moira truly outstanding work . Fantastic blues here and i love the contrast between the lines and circles SmileSmileSmile

Rod

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28 Jun 2013 - 8:10 AM

didn't know you were that blue

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:18 AM

I may have cropped it differently but as it stands this is a unique well composed abstract and I do like the complementary colours. I very much doubt that this would work particularly well in mono.

Albert

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Danial
Danial  5 Iran, Islamic Republic of
28 Jun 2013 - 8:21 AM

Nice subject and nice spotted SmileSmile

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:25 AM

Thanks early birds.

Quote: I may have cropped it differently but as it stands this is a unique well composed abstract and I do like the complementary colours. I very much doubt that this would work particularly well in mono.

Albert, I worked quite hard on the crop - because of the arrangement of the pipes there will always be cut-off arcs. I tried square but the proportions here worked better for me. To my eye it should in principle work in b&w but I didn't actually like it as much as colour.
Moira

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:39 AM

Superb shot Moira, excellent composition and colours, just my type of shot Smile

Hugh

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82271 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom123 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:42 AM

Composition is excellent imho. If I had a criticism I think the colours just lack a bit of punch (what are the levels like?). Minor point though. I could see this printed as an acrylic.

Adam

Edit: ought to add my laptop hasn't got a calibrated screen so I could be getting a distorted view in regard to the colour

Last Modified By sherlob at 28 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 163 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:43 AM

Beautiful. Never let anyone mess with your crop- I don't Smile .......which, incidentally, is perfect.

Alan


P.S. And your not an old boiler. ...well your not old, anyway.TongueGrin

Last Modified By whatriveristhis at 28 Jun 2013 - 8:45 AM

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:50 AM

Excellent colour contrast..some precision engineering here with a hint of rust trying to creep through GrinGrin

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franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 8:58 AM

Excellent abstract Moira.

I see that we were both built in the same year! Smile

Ken

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:02 AM

Nice abstract image!! I like it a lot!!

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danbrann
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28 Jun 2013 - 9:10 AM


Quote:
Alan


P.S. And your not an old boiler. ...well your not old, anyway.TongueGrin

Have you actually met her........?

A super abstract with good strong colour. Circles,lines and curves.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:20 AM

A great colour abstract Moira, like the coloursSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 9:29 AM


Quote: If I had a criticism I think the colours just lack a bit of punch (what are the levels like?).

From memory, this is pretty close to the truth. I'm more satisfied with the blue than the yellow. Again from memory, I fiddled with brightness and contrast, made a Levels adjustment. That adds a bit of punch, but I tend not to fiddle with colour a lot. I guess I'm more interested in lines, textures, light. Hope that makes sense, I should pay more attention to these things. I took this with b&w in mind, but it didn't work out like that.
Cheers folks, and regards to old boilers everywhere.
Moira

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28 Jun 2013 - 9:43 AM

"you're," not "your." ...... I should know better.

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28 Jun 2013 - 9:46 AM


Quote: Have you actually met her........?

Only in dreams.

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franken
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28 Jun 2013 - 10:11 AM

The colours look good to me.

Ken.

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28 Jun 2013 - 10:17 AM

class

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Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm sixty four. (Beetles) Yes. Did no one else see the American flag?

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28 Jun 2013 - 11:04 AM

Makes a wonderful colour abstract, Moira.

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SlowSong
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28 Jun 2013 - 11:19 AM

Well now, totally engaging. Those colours - magic.
x

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 11:34 AM

Beautiful coloured pattern

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom965 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2013 - 12:48 PM


Quote: Did no one else see the American flag?

I wondered how long it would take...
Cheers folks, and many thanks to Ken for his upload. I have some jobs to sort out then I'll get some serious time here...
Moira

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28 Jun 2013 - 12:54 PM

Well spotted and captured Moirado like the colours.
Rob

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28 Jun 2013 - 1:02 PM

Excellent composition that makes a colourful abstract.
Effrossini

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sherlob
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28 Jun 2013 - 1:18 PM


Quote: this is pretty close to the truth.

Since when have photographers been concerned with the truth? Wink

All is interpretation.

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Sezz
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28 Jun 2013 - 1:27 PM

I really like this one Moira, love the colour combination and the patterns!

Sarah *

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mrswoolybill
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28 Jun 2013 - 2:09 PM


Quote: Since when have photographers been concerned with the truth? Wink

Now this is interesting, because I do care passionately about recording the truth as I see and feel it. That may not be literal, of course. Light is the essential truth, colour is skin deep. So that's my interpretation.

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28 Jun 2013 - 2:27 PM


Quote: Since when have photographers been concerned with the truth?

They should never be concerned with anything else. But this is a semantic difficulty, because that isn't what you meant. You meant the facts.
"Facts" is what things are.
"Truth" is what things really are.

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28 Jun 2013 - 2:29 PM


Quote: "Facts" is what things are.
"Truth" is what things really are.

Much better expressed than I could manage, Alan.
Smile

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flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jun 2013 - 2:48 PM

Fabulous image and the longest chain of comments I have ever seen. See what a blast of colour can do! I think Rende is going to like this too. I'd have put money on this being one of his big, bold photographs Smile

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28 Jun 2013 - 3:03 PM

Good choices made, like this as an abstract!

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bliba
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28 Jun 2013 - 4:47 PM

makes an excellent abstract...great use of the colours

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28 Jun 2013 - 4:54 PM

Really like this, & wonderful abstract which is really eye catching Wink

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28 Jun 2013 - 5:37 PM

What a great image Moira, well spotted subject matter, it works SO well.
I was also made in 1949 but thankfully all my Pipes are still fully operational. Smile

John Smile

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28 Jun 2013 - 6:17 PM

Would not be the same in mono

Peter

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28 Jun 2013 - 6:25 PM

This image all boils down to a fine composition and some strong colours

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28 Jun 2013 - 7:29 PM

Great Abstract

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Daisymaye
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28 Jun 2013 - 11:07 PM

Two colours made for each other. You may be 64 but you've got mighty good eyes for finding great images........Sandy

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29 Jun 2013 - 7:20 AM

Great abstract image, really well observed and composed.
Nigel

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29 Jun 2013 - 10:22 AM

Wonderful abstract image Moira; great colour combination!
Rende

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29 Jun 2013 - 6:39 PM


Quote: We old boilers have to stick together...

...LOL...LOVE that GrinGrin

Now this is not just well spotted but I just love the composition, Moira. The colour too, obviously. An image which is just a pleasure to look at.

Andrew

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