Copper Serpents 1

By woolybill1
Inside the locomotive shed at Beamish Museum. One Sunday when there were no locomotives under steam one of the staff, perceiving that our cameras looked unemployed, invited us into the shed for a closer look at the engines that normally run from Rowley Station. I trained my lens on some exterior oil pipes, as I so often do.

See HERE for a further explanation of the scenario.

Thanks for all visits, votes and comments over the weekend, and to Alan, Oliver and Daryl who placed awards on That Would Be Telling! All appreciated.

Tags: Transport Abstract Black and white Beamish museum

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AlfieK Plus
3 1 1 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 8:08AM
Superb mono. Plumbers nightmare.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.6k 158 England
17 Feb 2020 8:14AM
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
17 Feb 2020 8:18AM
great close up
pauljt Plus
19 10 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 8:21AM
Interesting shapes
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
17 Feb 2020 8:31AM
The art of bending pipes😁
saltireblue Plus
10 11.4k 70 Norway
17 Feb 2020 8:53AM
Reminds me of the genius level of the game where you have to get a hoop from one end of a metal thread to the other without coming in contact with it. A buzzer announces your failure...
17 Feb 2020 8:57AM
that's what intestines of a healthy steam engine look like
excellent in b&w
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 9:03AM
Very nice, Bill.
Saastad Plus
1 16 15 Norway
17 Feb 2020 9:12AM
Great work Bill

Vambomarbleye 3 153 14 Scotland
17 Feb 2020 9:35AM
I want to cut this in half, make two square images.
17 Feb 2020 9:35AM
Great title, Bill.

dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 739 England
17 Feb 2020 10:01AM
I take it there's some reason why it's shaped like that.
mac Plus
19 10 Scotland
17 Feb 2020 11:15AM
"Oh! What A Tangled Web We Weave" Well spotted and captured with great mono tones, Bill
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 11:26AM

Quote:I want to cut this in half, make two square images.

Now that's a thought I hadn't had. Thank you, Alan. Time will tell.
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 11:39AM

Quote:I take it there's some reason why it's shaped like that.

Artistic licence on the part of the fitter?
17 Feb 2020 11:43AM
An enjoyable Dali-esque floppiness.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
17 Feb 2020 12:46PM
Love your serpents, Bill! Great close-up work, looking good in mono 👍 I had a day out to York on 30th January to visit the NRM - the highlight being Stephenson's original 'Rocket' currently being exhibited. Inspired by your good self, I went in close on some of the bits & pieces of the steam locos, which may get an airing on here... 😀
Trev 😀
17 Feb 2020 7:58PM
What Malc said!!! Ooooh, i'n 'e bold!
Yours, halfway Round the Horne, Julian and Sandy.

Lovely image Bill for the detail and the sense of 'movement' across the frame. SmileSmileSmile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2020 9:12PM
They make one want to run your hands over them! Smashing shapes too.
davyskid 4 2 Scotland
17 Feb 2020 9:28PM
Great mono Bill ,but Im sick off pipes was replacing brake pipes last week !!!!
Davy Tongue
17 Feb 2020 11:35PM
Beautifully taken and composed.

18 Feb 2020 3:29AM
Cool photo, Bill. Such a small detail of a steam engine!


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