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Rolling mill

By paulbroad  
Here's a closer view. The water sprays are not to cool the hot bar, that would be rather counter productive, they are to keep the equipment temperature down.

It interests me, in the general gallery, how shots like this attract little attention compared to certain others, yet, to me, have a lot of instant impact?


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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Dec 2018 3:52PM
Wonderful industrial scene 😀
3 Dec 2018 3:59PM
Excellent Paul, made a comment on yesterday's image,
rambler Plus
12 1.0k 17 England
3 Dec 2018 6:21PM
Interesting shot Paul, it certainly does have impact and drama,

I can imagine the heat and noise,

Ken SmileSmile
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2018 6:44PM

thanks for any comment. It is just a general observation that certain types of subject do a lot better than others in the general gallery, which, I suppose reflects a more general viewpoint.

GeorgeP 14 62 26 United States
3 Dec 2018 7:06PM

Quote:It interests me, in the general gallery, how shots like this attract little attention compared to certain others, yet, to me, have a lot of instant impact?

My family has been heard to complain about my proclivity to stop for shots of oil rigs, production facilities, refineries and the like but I find shots like these fascinating - both the subject matter and the technical details associated with capturing the image. This shot has everything: - colour, grime, movement and steam. I can fully understand why it caught the attention of the Guest Editor.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
3 Dec 2018 8:58PM
I think that you're a techie through and through, Paul, and this sort of picture has a magic for people like you and me.

We grew up learning about al lthe things technology can open up: many younger people have only seen how the money men and (alleged) entrepreneurs have abuse the science. So they turn to mystic crystals rather than the progress that technology offers.

And this involves no cats, dogs or breasts...
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2018 9:06AM
Well put, John. Don't mind the odd breast, though! (Not dead yet)

4 Dec 2018 4:50PM
An excellent capture of this wonderful industrial scene, Paul.
Close to where I live in the West Midlands is the Merry Hill Shopping Centre and Waterfront Development.
The Waterfront stands on what was once the 'Earls'(of Dudley) steel works, which I visited several times when at school in the 60s.
It closed in 1982.
The sky used to glow when the furnaces were opened at night and I can still remember little steam locomotives transporting slag and red hot ingots across the level crossings situated on the aptly named 'Level Street' .......... I wonder how many people know why the street is so named!!
I find shots like this fascinating and yes, they do attract little attention compared to other genres of photography.
Thank you for sharing.
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
4 Dec 2018 6:52PM
Interesting comments. Obviously every subject is personal and general attraction will be more widespread with a lake district scene than such as this. However, after approaching 60 years in the gamae and many years as a PAGB judge, I frankly got heartily fed up with pretty scenes - I saw the same scene over and over again with different clouds!

I know everyone has to take them, but I do find myself rather more attracted to the slightly unusual subject than the well thrashed.

dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1861 England
4 Dec 2018 9:07PM
I only meant htat breasts are an easy way to attract attention...

As I keep finding out...
paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2018 10:07AM
Thanks for awards. Will swallow my comments!


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