Diesel Oil

By woolybill1
Tatty and faded brass fuel filler on an elderly recovery truck (a Scammell I think) at the Seaburn Historic Vehicle Display on August Bank Holiday Monday. I just like the combination of tones.

I relied on the official programme for vehicle details, but half those present including were late entries - including this one. I have a couple more shots of it to upload at a later date; they both bear a plate reading "Gardner", but that is the make of the diesel engine not the vehicle Smile

24mm, 1/20th sec. @ f11, ISO 200, -1.0EV

Tags: Transport Specialist and abstract Sunderland Seaburn Historic vehicle display 2008

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Comments


8 Sep 2008 9:09AM
Oh Bill, what a great laugh I had when I saw what this is! I thought you made up an UFO - excellent capture, very clear and very abstract. Love it,
Johanna

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jdenman Plus
7 16 5 Spain
8 Sep 2008 9:23AM
I think this is a cracking image, simple but very pleasing to the eye.
Look forward to seeing the other images,
John
8 Sep 2008 9:49AM
Hi bill .nothing like the look of tarnished brass ,i agree good tones well captured regards
Mike
8 Sep 2008 10:06AM
An excellent shot. There is lots detail and good contrast.

Warm regards, Iain.
Rende Plus
8 38 4 Netherlands
8 Sep 2008 10:07AM
Exquisite shot with wonderful tones and very effective composition; I love this one.
Rende
KevSB 11 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 10:19AM
simple but great capture
This is top class, love everything about it old man
8 Sep 2008 11:32AM
What a fantastic presentation Bill.
Very simple but a wonderful impact.
Hilary
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
8 Sep 2008 11:33AM
A good mixture of colours

Peter
TyChee Plus
11 269 1 United States
8 Sep 2008 11:43AM
This looks great against the black background.
Ty
woolybill1 Plus
9 19 66 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 11:44AM
Forgot to mention - the background is the fuel tank!
Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
8 Sep 2008 12:03PM
Excellent! wonderful use of negative space.
lonely_oryx 8 61 54 England
8 Sep 2008 12:54PM
I like the composition
User_Removed 10 7 8 Netherlands
8 Sep 2008 1:12PM
very classy. good piece for stock photography Bill. Lovely blacks.
danbrann Plus
11 567 16
8 Sep 2008 1:48PM
Good composition and a well defined image.
tigertimb Plus
8 40 66 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 1:53PM
I love all the details and tones in the brass Bill; but think I'd have cropped a little off the bottom and right and I'm intrigued by the chain that seems to be on the wrong side to prevent you from removing the cap?
Tim
proz 11 205 United States
8 Sep 2008 3:08PM
fab capture
imander Plus
8 388 7 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 3:26PM
this is very well seen and taken, makes you really study it
ian
GalleryGirl 8 4 2 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 3:27PM
Wow fabulous capture. Very effective and great image.
Marilyn x
mikbee Plus
8 3 8 Scotland
8 Sep 2008 3:52PM
A fine image of a little detail here Bill. Like the ''missing'' bits.
It is not too badly worn for its age I think.And the little chains have survived.Good tones and detail .Nice image.
Mick.
I'm a great believer in less is more, and I really like this one. Excellent composition.
Chris
8 Sep 2008 6:07PM
VERY nice work here Bill. I like the comp' and quality. Great stuff.

John Smile
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
8 Sep 2008 6:07PM
Like your composition and the details - tones Bill - well captured.
Regards Richard.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
9 2.3k 9 Wales
8 Sep 2008 6:09PM
Spledid close up Bill,this works really well with the dark background.
Tom.
Excellent composition in this Bill. Simple but effective image.
Andy
glyndwr Plus
8 66 9 Wales
8 Sep 2008 6:40PM
They need a strong lock if the tank is full Bill, nice work.

Robert
like the detail you captured
Nice detail exellent.
Will
8 Sep 2008 7:55PM
Gee Wizz from the thumbnail I though it was a beautiful shell LOL
Mavis
pamelajean Plus
10 949 1781 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 8:42PM
Excellent detail on the cap, love its abstract nature.
imagio Plus
9 12 1 England
8 Sep 2008 9:04PM
Fabulous Bill, minimalism at its best..

Bernie
newy17 Plus
10 273 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 9:20PM
This is a bit special Bill superb shot Smile
ian
RobinF 9 83 1 England
8 Sep 2008 10:59PM
Hi Bill,
This is something else! Superb piece of work! I would happily hang a large print of this on my wall (If I had space - they seem to be covered in photographs Smile)
A really nice observation and well executed too.
kind regards,
Robin
JudeC Plus
8 6 3 England
9 Sep 2008 7:22AM
Superb shot Bill - Jude (thanks for the critique by the way) - Jude.
SandraKay Plus
8 233 4 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 9:32AM
In the words of our son, this is a pretty cool image.
Sandra
samsalt 7 24 1 England
9 Sep 2008 10:05AM
Its all been said really, nice one !

Sam
lukef 9 United Kingdom
9 Sep 2008 10:45AM
This is brillant !!! (like above its all been said)
9 Sep 2008 4:38PM
Wonderful composition.
Sahyadri Plus
8 61 2 India
10 Sep 2008 10:21AM
the marvel of simplicity.... you are an ace at capturing it. thsi is one of your best.
Brilane 9 5 12 Wales
11 Sep 2008 1:34AM
Beautiful definition.
Brian
12 Sep 2008 1:58PM
GORGEOUS
14 Sep 2008 12:39PM
Nice exposure

Doug
Fantastic lighting well taken...

Jules

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