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All brass & copper

By saltireblue    
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.


Tags: Transport York Brass Steam engines Copper Nrm Pipes and plumbing

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saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
14 Oct 2013 2:49PM
Interesting capture,Malc,very well done,

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
14 Oct 2013 3:11PM
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 !!
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.

ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
14 Oct 2013 3:45PM
I love this image, the diagonals and the colours ...almost an industrial abstract...excellent capture
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 4:06PM
Copper, brass, steel nuts and bolts, and lots of Brasso, great capture MalcolmSmile

woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 4:08PM
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.
14 Oct 2013 4:43PM
Malc Lovely composition and I especially like the reflections on the copper tubes Smile

Brian J.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
14 Oct 2013 4:49PM
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
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 4:49PM
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
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
14 Oct 2013 5:05PM
Lovely shiney things.
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
14 Oct 2013 5:12PM
Really beautiful work Malc Smile

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 5:24PM
It makes an interesting abstract Malc.

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Oct 2013 6:50PM
Exciting colors in these abstracted pipes-- a wonderful image!
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
14 Oct 2013 7:13PM
A photographers photograph Malcolm. A Goodun.
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
14 Oct 2013 8:39PM
Nice lines with good bling!! I like this image a lot!!
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2013 8:41PM

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.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
15 Oct 2013 3:45AM
Lovely colour streaks, reflections in the metal. Super image.
15 Oct 2013 5:48PM
Great shot Malc, I like this VERY much.

John Smile
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
18 Oct 2013 7:37PM
I love the tones, colours and reflections in this Malc.
Featured e2 photo right now!!!!
This is a great shot,.the colour streaks in the metal are amazing. Excellent
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
20 Oct 2013 12:23AM
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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