The Key

By woolybill1
A detail noticed on the side of the reproduction 1813 "Steam Elephant" at Pockerley Tramway, Beamish Museum.

Tags: Photo journalism Transport Black and white Specialist and abstract

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I play this game with myself each morning....."Spot the B and M pics from the gallery". This one was a no brainer!!

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SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
8 Jul 2013 7:39AM
Nice dense blacks and pingy highlights. Good comp too.
Jasper87 Plus
8 1.9k 150 England
8 Jul 2013 8:13AM
Now why can't we still get those oil cans instead of the pressurized can with a straw!!! A lovely gritty, contrasty, black & whitey, Bill

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 8:38AM
I like the high contrast of this image, Bill: seems to suit the subject matter so well, as if everything is smeared in black oil.
Sezz 13 617 15 England
8 Jul 2013 8:48AM
A strong mono with some lovely detail Bill!
Did you get a closer shot of the key and rope too, just wonderin' Smile

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danbrann Plus
13 636 17
8 Jul 2013 8:51AM
Grot grit and grime....not a sign of any of them Bill. Well oiled indeed...perhaps like your self on Saturday evening.

Today is Welcome home day...................
boov 5 2 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 9:15AM
Super B/W...
8 Jul 2013 9:20AM
Ditto all the above, can't add to it. Lovely image, and enviable processing, composition, everything.

A good spot Bill, well composed with yes steely blacks, good processing works well
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
8 Jul 2013 10:22AM
Really suits the mono treatment, and a very fine mono it is too Bill Wink
Trev Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
8 Jul 2013 11:44AM
The key to eternal happiness lies within the oil can. No, it's not a genie. It's Newkie Brown.

Love the processing, Bill. It really brings out that beautiful old can and the new key.

Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
8 Jul 2013 11:55AM
Gloriously dark, showing off the great textures and light hitting the metal.
nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
8 Jul 2013 12:47PM
Superb low key mono, Bill. I love the compo, shapes and the textures.
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 150 16 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:01PM
Can only agree with the above Bill a great mono imageSmile

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
8 Jul 2013 1:05PM
A strong mono image. The key seems to draw my attention. Did someone forget it? Great shot........Sandy
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 1:12PM
Excellent and well composed mono scene here Bill. Lovely tones.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 4:06PM
Brilliant observational awareness Bill. The choice of processing adding to the appeal tenfold.

Nathan Grin
8 Jul 2013 6:04PM
What! no WD40 ???

John Smile
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
8 Jul 2013 8:43PM
A fine out-take - blacks are rich - and WD-40 is for wimps.

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
11 Jul 2013 3:53PM

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