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"Aladdin Pink Paraffin", Tanfield Railway engine shed.

***Mick: I hope I'm ok posting this as I suspect the Paraffin is used to magic away the oil Wink***

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix G2
Lens:LEICA DG SUMMILUX 25/F1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jul 2012 - 10:11 AM
Focal Length:25mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/1.4
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-0.33
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Shade
Title:Fuel for the Magic Lamp
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 8:41 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Specialist / abstract, Still life
Votes:47

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 8:58 AM

Like it Bill, well composed
Regards Richard

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 9:02 AM

It brings back a few memories from yesteryear! A fine and grotty abstract.

Albert

chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
24 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

I can just 'feel' the oily surface!!!

JohnChambersPhotography

Bold and bright, works a treat, I like the cobweb brings it all together I think...

John

BarryC123
BarryC123  643 forum posts Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:10 AM

Lovely grotty stuff here.

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:19 AM

Well oiled just how a man should be on a Friday night. Good thinking to leave it is-situ rather than turning it full frontal.

RobinF
RobinF  783 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:22 AM

Ah Ha! It's this one! Bill: please note if my comments seem a bit weird you need to go back to the "Orange String" upload and then work forwards to this upload. Fabulous really atmospheric shot, love the gentle colours, the shadows and highlights and your use of dof. But mainly it's not about any technical appreciation, rather the fact that this shot generate an emotional response from me, which means this image definitely gets my UA.
kind regards,
Robin

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 10:40 AM

The tin on the right is the star but needs the others to work, a real case of all its parts combining to make the image. - gary

Caitlin98
Caitlin98 Junior Member 3 England
24 Aug 2012 - 10:52 AM

Nice, I love the rustic look you have acheived here! Smile

Caitlin x

franken
franken e2 Member 113056 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:43 AM

Excellent Bill.

Reminds me of the time I was a volunteer at the then Barry steam railway. You only had to step inside the door of the engine shed for a few moments and the smell of oil/ parrafin lingered with you all day! Smile

Ken

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:12 PM

Yay, memories!!! Nicely taken grot and nostalgia shot.

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 8PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

Great detail and perspective, the lone spider web definately adds to the mood, Patti Smile

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:22 PM

Ha ha good shot.

woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 12:57 PM


Quote: grot and nostalgia

The best explanation for my predicament that I've seen yet Grin

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:02 PM

Ooooh, Aladdin Pink. I can still smell it. Lovely. Smile
x

Last Modified By SlowSong at 24 Aug 2012 - 1:02 PM
KingBee
KingBee e2 Member 8329 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:08 PM

Used to love the smell of that stuff. Fortunately, I was too young at the time to appreciate the demon drink, else I might have tried it. Wink The faint, slender trace of arachnid activity just puts the topping on the cake.

Regards.

Bob

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:51 PM

Brings back memories of when I got married Bill.
We rented a little room and kitchen in Leith,and our only heating was a paraffin heater.
I can still smell it today.
My other memory was the ONE POUND rent a week we paid.
The rent man came to collect it every Friday night,and some nights we had all the lights out and pretended we were not in !!
Super grot shot.
Mick.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:16 PM

Aladding Pink paraffin! Blimey, that brings back memories! Wink Great shot here, Bill, of that old can and it's grottiness Smile
Trev Smile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:26 PM

I really like this especially 'that can'. I'm not sure whether you've selectively coloured this or not, but I like it. An image packed full of grot but with a super composition!
Ann

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104000 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 3:48 PM

rub the genie!!! ...oh sorry that should be rub the lamp WinkGrin

Last Modified By cats_123 at 24 Aug 2012 - 3:48 PM
Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 3:50 PM

Memories of a child time ad war between the above mentioned paraffin and a certain Esso Blue.

Dougie

Hop-A-Long
24 Aug 2012 - 4:09 PM

Excellent DOF Bill. I like the web that is catching the light coming in through a window (I'm guessing).
It has the feel of one of those fantastic workshops, barns, shed etc that you see in films where they have been abandoned for years and forgot about. There's usually something about to make you jump, it gets you thinking.


Andy

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41029 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

Never could spell Alladin, Alladdin.... or parraffin, parrafin... why does there have to be a double consonant anyway!!! Happy memories.. of bad spelling and bad smelling Grin

Dave

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:15 PM

Great title for this really well taken shot Bill. I can almost smell all those wonderful smells coming out the Screen at me Smile
And thank you SO much for the UA Bill, so very much appreciated.

John Smile

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:16 PM

I love these oilcan shots of yours Smile

And I can see why you didn't monofy this 'cos that orange (looks orange on my PC's monitor) "tennis ball" (that's how it strikes me - go figure!) is just too standy-outy to be thrown into mono, isn't it??

Andrew

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:28 PM

New this was your image Bill, a very awesome distinctive style, love the composition and that dof again.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
2 Sep 2012 - 3:42 AM

well spotted

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