Fuel for the Magic Lamp

By woolybill1
"Aladdin Pink Paraffin", Tanfield Railway engine shed.

***Mick: I hope I'm ok posting this as I suspect the Paraffin is used to magic away the oil Wink***

Tags: Photo journalism Still life Specialist and abstract

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Richsr 11 91 223 England
24 Aug 2012 8:58AM
Like it Bill, well composed
Regards Richard

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fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
24 Aug 2012 9:02AM
It brings back a few memories from yesteryear! A fine and grotty abstract.

24 Aug 2012 9:03AM
I can just 'feel' the oily surface!!!
Bold and bright, works a treat, I like the cobweb brings it all together I think...

BarryC123 9 43 25 Ireland
24 Aug 2012 10:10AM
Lovely grotty stuff here.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
24 Aug 2012 10:19AM
Well oiled just how a man should be on a Friday night. Good thinking to leave it is-situ rather than turning it full frontal.
RobinF 11 83 1 England
24 Aug 2012 10:22AM
Ah Ha! It's this one! Bill: please note if my comments seem a bit weird you need to go back to the "Orange String" upload and then work forwards to this upload. Fabulous really atmospheric shot, love the gentle colours, the shadows and highlights and your use of dof. But mainly it's not about any technical appreciation, rather the fact that this shot generate an emotional response from me, which means this image definitely gets my UA.
kind regards,
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
24 Aug 2012 10:40AM
The tin on the right is the star but needs the others to work, a real case of all its parts combining to make the image. - gary
Caitlin98 7 9 England
24 Aug 2012 10:52AM
Nice, I love the rustic look you have acheived here! Smile

Caitlin x
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 11:43AM
Excellent Bill.

Reminds me of the time I was a volunteer at the then Barry steam railway. You only had to step inside the door of the engine shed for a few moments and the smell of oil/ parrafin lingered with you all day! Smile

LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 12:12PM
Yay, memories!!! Nicely taken grot and nostalgia shot.
PattiW 12 24 2 United States
24 Aug 2012 12:17PM
Great detail and perspective, the lone spider web definately adds to the mood, Patti Smile
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 12:22PM
Ha ha good shot.
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 12:57PM

Quote:grot and nostalgia

The best explanation for my predicament that I've seen yet Grin
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
24 Aug 2012 1:02PM
Ooooh, Aladdin Pink. I can still smell it. Lovely. Smile
KingBee Plus
12 529 2 Scotland
24 Aug 2012 1:08PM
Used to love the smell of that stuff. Fortunately, I was too young at the time to appreciate the demon drink, else I might have tried it. Wink The faint, slender trace of arachnid activity just puts the topping on the cake.


mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2012 1:51PM
Brings back memories of when I got married Bill.
We rented a little room and kitchen in Leith,and our only heating was a paraffin heater.
I can still smell it today.
My other memory was the ONE POUND rent a week we paid.
The rent man came to collect it every Friday night,and some nights we had all the lights out and pretended we were not in !!
Super grot shot.
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
24 Aug 2012 2:16PM
Aladding Pink paraffin! Blimey, that brings back memories! Wink Great shot here, Bill, of that old can and it's grottiness Smile
Trev Smile
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 2:26PM
I really like this especially 'that can'. I'm not sure whether you've selectively coloured this or not, but I like it. An image packed full of grot but with a super composition!
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
24 Aug 2012 3:48PM
rub the genie!!! ...oh sorry that should be rub the lamp WinkGrin
Memories of a child time ad war between the above mentioned paraffin and a certain Esso Blue.

Hop-A-Long 11 52 1 England
24 Aug 2012 4:09PM
Excellent DOF Bill. I like the web that is catching the light coming in through a window (I'm guessing).
It has the feel of one of those fantastic workshops, barns, shed etc that you see in films where they have been abandoned for years and forgot about. There's usually something about to make you jump, it gets you thinking.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
24 Aug 2012 5:15PM
Never could spell Alladin, Alladdin.... or parraffin, parrafin... why does there have to be a double consonant anyway!!! Happy memories.. of bad spelling and bad smelling Grin

24 Aug 2012 5:15PM
Great title for this really well taken shot Bill. I can almost smell all those wonderful smells coming out the Screen at me Smile
And thank you SO much for the UA Bill, so very much appreciated.

John Smile
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
24 Aug 2012 5:16PM
I love these oilcan shots of yours Smile

And I can see why you didn't monofy this 'cos that orange (looks orange on my PC's monitor) "tennis ball" (that's how it strikes me - go figure!) is just too standy-outy to be thrown into mono, isn't it??

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 7:28PM
New this was your image Bill, a very awesome distinctive style, love the composition and that dof again.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
2 Sep 2012 3:42AM
well spotted

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