Sluice Gate on the Dart

Photo Information
K100D Super with 18-55 mk1
20/03/2015 - 19:24bwlchmawr
Shutter Speed1/60
Focal Length31mm


Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 01:02
Good perspective shot and viewpoint.
The worm gearing is in need of some TLC
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Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 03:23
Great compo of legendary industial meets mossy encrusted bark.
To think this equiptment, shiney and new, would look so out of place in a nature setting. But add a touch of rust and a slathering of lichen and voilà....pièce de ré·sis·tance!😚
Cheers...Donna 😊


Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 09:35
Imagine Charlot in front of this machine
Last Edited by GIULIO57 on 21/03/2015 - 09:36


Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 17:37
As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew this was one of yours Andrew !

Another great evocative capture.

Seeing your description I was tempted to say 'Looks like Old Gear taken by old gear' !
I hope that's not too rude ?

As I said, great shot

Best regards


Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 19:50
Superb tones,textures and colours


Link Posted 21/03/2015 - 21:17
Thanks folks. Certainly old gear, Peter. But I can't tell the difference.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 22/03/2015 - 09:08
bwlchmawr wrote:
Certainly old gear, Peter. But I can't tell the difference.

That's just what I thought, Andrew.
There must be a tale there somewhere !
However, as has been said many a time 'it's the photographer that MAKES the photo, not the equipment', so it shows that you are a master of the craft.

Keep 'em coming
Best regards


Link Posted 22/03/2015 - 11:06
A destraction fom the photographic aspects: it's disturbing that the bolts securing the first worm wheel support casting, are facing upwards; if the nuts had come adrift the bolts would have dropped out! I accept that the rumbling water frequency would have been to low to cause the nuts to vibrate off but as a principle it looks wrong! The nice shiny split pin at the guide wheel axle to the right of the first worm wheel in the photograph, shows evidence of some relatively recent maintenance!

There is no appearant evidence of corrosion of any of the vertical racks (toothed vertical posts) did you mentally note what the material was?

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