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Many thanks for the reactions to my previous upload. It was a very interesting exercise in how different people read an image based on minimum information from me.

Something a bit less disturbing this time. I take you back to the relative safety of the National Rail Museum in York, and some metal detail from one of the mighty steam locomotives that live there. The museum is a bit like the rail equivalent of the Chelsea Hospital in a way.Those that live there have done their bit, but are still not ready to be put completely out to grass.

Anyway, I hope that Mikbee doesn't have blood pressure problems viewing this.
I apologise to him in advance.

Thanks for bothering.

Malc

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF24-105mm F/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Aug 2013 - 1:09 PM
Focal Length:28mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:12800
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:All brass & copper
Username:saltireblue saltireblue
Uploaded:14 Oct 2013 - 2:41 PM
Tags:Brass, Copper, Nrm, Pipes and plumbing, Steam engines, Transport, York
Votes:45
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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 2:49 PM

Interesting capture,Malc,very well done,
saeid

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 3:11 PM

I have a few health issues Malc,but my blood pressure is normal I have been told.
I had a few passengers with high blood pressure to deal with when I worked in the railway though.
It was not my fault the card games lasted too long before we could release the trains from the platforms !!
A lovely bit of patina on the brass and copper here.
And the brass and coppers I collected from three card brag,was well worth the trains running half an hour late !!
Mick.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 3:36 PM

How much Elbow Grease (not available in the shops or online) was used to produce this burnished glow to the metal I wonder. A man thing polishing machines and pipework to glitter in the light.
I used to walk through the New Town to work as a youngster and there was always a cleaning lady polishing the brass plates ( a woman thing) on lawyers offices, accountants and the like. Most of the plates had been there for many years and the copious amount of the afore mentioned Elbow Grease had rubbed the lettering off the face of the earth, or brass plate. This to some was a demerit for the company to have an indecipherable name plate. No such stuff and nonsense, it became the mark of a long establish firm with history and roots in the Capital city.

Did I say I love the tilt and the wonderful tones and reflections in the copper pipes.

Dougie

Last Modified By Scottishlandscapes at 14 Oct 2013 - 3:38 PM

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 3:45 PM

I love this image, the diagonals and the colours ...almost an industrial abstract...excellent capture

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:06 PM

Copper, brass, steel nuts and bolts, and lots of Brasso, great capture MalcolmSmile


Cliff

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:08 PM

No trouble from Mick, then, I see. No wonder: brass and copper don't rust, I believe, and he hasn't noticed the steel nuts and bolts holding the flanged joints together. Better keep it quiet, or he'll be back Wink
Excellent composition, good tight framing and superb colour. This must have been when I stood back for a wider view, unusually, while you closed in for the detail. Nice.
Regards
Bill

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briantjjones
14 Oct 2013 - 4:43 PM

Malc Lovely composition and I especially like the reflections on the copper tubes Smile

Brian J.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:49 PM

Great close-up of this highly polished bit of machinery, Malc Smile It must be a full-time job at the NRM keeping all those shiny objects shiny! Wink
Trev Smile

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33056 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 4:49 PM

Where many of us mere mortals would have selected a more 'traditional' approach to this composition capturing the pipework in a vertical position, not you. The diagonal positioning of the polished brass provides one with a whole new slant, and an interesting and very pleasing image...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64341 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 5:05 PM

Lovely shiney things.
Smile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 5:12 PM

Really beautiful work Malc Smile

Rod

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franken
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14 Oct 2013 - 5:24 PM

It makes an interesting abstract Malc.

Ken

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 6:50 PM

Exciting colors in these abstracted pipes-- a wonderful image!

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danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 7:13 PM

A photographers photograph Malcolm. A Goodun.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 8:39 PM

Nice lines with good bling!! I like this image a lot!!

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2013 - 8:41 PM


Quote: A photographers photograph Malcolm. A Goodun.

I have yet to understand what one of those is, apart from the Photo Mafia tyranny that says things have to be in odd numbers (oops this isn't) and preferably in black and white (oops this isn't). Whatever, I love this image for its lovely tilt and it's beautiful metallic tones.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 3:45 AM

Lovely colour streaks, reflections in the metal. Super image.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 5:48 PM

Great shot Malc, I like this VERY much.

John Smile

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Rende
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18 Oct 2013 - 7:37 PM

I love the tones, colours and reflections in this Malc.
Rende

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Michaela_Solway
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18 Oct 2013 - 8:48 PM

Featured e2 photo right now!!!!
This is a great shot,.the colour streaks in the metal are amazing. Excellent

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Oct 2013 - 12:23 AM

Wish I had a shed full Malc ,its gone sky high.Just looked back through your Pf to see how you have developedWinkWink. See I do look at the forums sometimes.Smile

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