Water Power

by bwlchmawr

K100D with Tokina 28-70 mf
Uploaded16/08/2010 - 21:13
CategoryGeneral
Shutter Speed1/30
Aperturef/7.1
LensN/A
ISO800
Focal Length28mm
Views/Likes64/0

coker
Posted 16/08/2010 - 22:36 Link
Andrew,

Well-portrayed colours, movement, textures......rust!

You seem to be getting the hang of this photography business, don't you?

I wonder how far those little droplets at the top of the image travelled in the 1/300th. of a second?

I think that in windmills, at least, the cogs in the big gear wheels were made of apple-wood, because it's so hard-wearing(?)

Thanks for letting us see.

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
bwlchmawr
Posted 17/08/2010 - 07:51 Link
I keep trying, Roger. Being lucky enough to have such a great camera helps! Thanks for your encouraging comments and for looking in the first place.
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
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nonur
Posted 17/08/2010 - 09:42 Link
coker wrote:
Well-portrayed colours, movement, textures......rust!

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I agree and I'd like to indicate that the framing works so well in expressing the power, as it enhances the well-built structure of the wheel. I have seen a number of those here, but they cannot compare with this at all in strength and structure.
Regards,
Nezih
Edited by nonur: 17/08/2010 - 09:54
fritzthedog
Posted 17/08/2010 - 14:49 Link
My favourite of all of the new images I have seen this month so far.

The textures, colour, light, movement, composition - all balance beautifully - I can almost hear it turning. I particularly like the effect created by the water pouring down and hitting the axle and creating a spray effect.

...add another trip to my ever growing list..... find a water wheel
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more
bwlchmawr
Posted 17/08/2010 - 18:56 Link
Thanks both. That's praise indeed, Fritz! Glad you like it.

Nezih, This was a special wheel made to power a giant pair of forging hammers and, after restoration, is still working. It has so much power it once shook the building to pieces!
Best wishes,

Andrew

"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.  All of them can record what you are seeing.  But, you have to SEE."
Ernst Hass
My website: http://www.ephotozine.com/user/bwlchmawr-199050 http://s927.photobucket.com/home/ADC3440/index
https://www.flickr.com/photos/78898196@N05
nonur
Posted 17/08/2010 - 21:50 Link
Thank you, Andrew, for the explanation. Now I know better why you called it "Water Power".
Regards,
Nezih

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