Weekend Photography Challenge #437 Made of metal

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  • #408778

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    Any metal….. gold, silver, iron, copper, steel etc…
    So …. engines, metal structures, jewellery, vehicles ….

    https://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-jewelry/ by Mike Panic

    https://www.lightstalking.com/how-to-photograph-cars/ by Dzvonko Petrovski

    https://www.lightstalking.com/15-examples-of-product-photography/ by JasenkaG

    https://www.lightstalking.com/photos-of-bridges/ by Jason D Little

  • #408783

    Michael
    Participant

    This is an iron gear at St. Nicholas Abbey in Barbados. Part of the machinery used to crush sugar cane for making rum. Michael

     

    • #408790

      Anne Hornsby
      Participant

      Powerful machine image, Michael!   I can imagine those huge gears crushing long stalks of cane.

      • #408978

        Michael
        Participant

        Thanks for your comments Anne. The machinery was still in operation. If you look at the one behind the large one, you will see that it was moving.

    • #408821

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Great colors Michael.  I love how they give texture to the gear.

       

    • #409393

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Great capture Michael, love the colors of that powerful machine!

      • #409423

        Michael
        Participant

        Thanks Frogdaily.

         

    • #409448

      davidc
      Participant

      That's one big cog. Nice one Michael

      • #409463

        Michael
        Participant

        Lol. Thanks davidc.

    • #409485

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Magnificent gears Michael, and great colours!

    • #409758

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Fantastic colour too, Michael!

  • #408791

    Anne Hornsby
    Participant

    Manual crank to hoist motorboats out of the sea.     Belize

    • #408852

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Normally found on boat trailers, never seen one mounted on land.

    • #409449

      davidc
      Participant

      Looks like it might snap off with all that rust. Good one Anne.

  • #408796

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Manufacture of profile laminated steel

    • #408853

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Very cool (or should I say hot). Takes me back to my mech engineering traineeship in the Rolling Mills at the BHP Steel Making yards. Amazing to watch a small-truck sized lump of white hot metal get rolled smaller and smaller into I beams.

      • #408941

        Andre P.
        Participant

        Very hot, indeed.
        This beam was about 30 meters long, shaped in H form

    • #409450

      davidc
      Participant

      Like the glow Andre but wouldn't like to work in that heat for to long.

      Cool shot!!!

       

  • #408797

    Andre P.
    Participant

    Decay (ruin) of a metal construction.

    • #408854

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Looks like an old mining trolley…Indiana Jones style 🙂

      • #408940

        Andre P.
        Participant

        It is an old mining trolley !
        The dumpster is blocked vertically, probably to prevent anyone from putting themselves in and playing Indiana Jones

  • #408808

    Tom M
    Participant

    Cycles Sculpture…

     

    • #408823

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi Tom: This is great, i love all the different types of bicycles.

    • #408855

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Great idea. They could use this type of installation here in Adelaide during the Tour Downunder when they mount old bicycle wheels on street lamp posts everywhere. They also have a giant inflatable bike but this would be much better I reckon.

      • #408922

        Dorothy
        Participant

        Great shot Graham. Love how you got them leaning into the turn. Did some shots here for an event and the start was crazy! 🙂

        • #409025

          Graham Hart
          Participant

          Apologies for not stating that this isn't my shot, its a stock pic from a tour downunder website. Just wanted to show the inflatable. (Hope I didn't break any laws?)

          • #409400

            Dorothy
            Participant

            lol – i don't know Graham, this could be a serious faux pas. 🙂

      • #409569

        Tom M
        Participant

        It's even cool at night because they LED lights arched underneath it,(one color at a time). The colors change once an hour. It's at an old train depot in town, and it is sort of a grand entrance to the depot.

    • #409367

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Wow! Love this Tom … very interesting

    • #409427

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      This looks amazing, Tom. Where did you shoot this?

      • #409570

        Tom M
        Participant

        This was shot in Cookeville,Tn. near a train depot…

         

    • #409451

      davidc
      Participant

      Fun shot Tom 🙂

  • #408809

    Click
    Participant

    La Tour Eiffel

    La Tour Eiffel

    • #408856

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      A viewpoint I haven't seen before Click. Would love to go there one day. Great pic.

    • #408928

      ElinL
      Participant

      Cool shot Click !

    • #408931

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Unique perspective Click – not an easy thing to do on something that's the subject of so many photos.

    • #409368

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Great perspective Click – love it

    • #409452

      davidc
      Participant

      Now that is iron work. Well shot Click

  • #408811

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    copper coins in a goblet covered with copper leaf ..

    copper

    • #408858

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      Lovely pic Diane. Love that copper tone.

    • #408930

      ElinL
      Participant

      Well done ! A shot not easy to execute when you have reflections from a lot of different angles.

      • #409487

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Elin, it was a bit tricky!

    • #408932

      Bobbie
      Participant

      i love the way you managed to catch so many shade of copper Diane.

    • #408942

      Andre P.
      Participant

      A copper treasure

    • #409369

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Love the tones in this Diane!

    • #409571

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very cool Dianne…

       

    • #409759

      Mistyisle
      Participant

      Trying to think of the word, meantime, quite dazzling, Diane!  Great shot.

  • #408812

    Rob Eyers
    Participant

    That kind of day.

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    • #408859

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      What kind of day is that Rob? Shackled to work?

    • #408929

      ElinL
      Participant

      Beautiful colours Rob – love the light !

    • #409370

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Wow! Love the different colors in this – very interesting Rob

    • #409428

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      I love the variety of colors here! Great shot.

    • #409491

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Love the variety of colours and textures Rob!

  • #408826

    Dorothy
    Participant

    Followed a stranger home one day after work and got her permission to photograph her car.  What else could i do when i saw it go by me? 🙂

    Cat Car

    • #408843

      Graham Hart
      Participant

      A true Light Stalker 🙂

    • #409371

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      What an amazing paint job Dorothy!

      • #409401

        Dorothy
        Participant

        Right Frogdaily? The owner said she didn't mind my following and asking for a photo, said she got asked all the time.  It just was amazing to see it go by during evening rush hour and i love cats!

    • #409492

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Great catch Dorothy!

  • #408848

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    “Meet you at the balls!” An iconic meeting place in Rundle Mall in Adelaide City.

    • #408924

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Stunning. They must be huge!

      • #409548

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Quite large yes. Some guy was in the local paper a while ago, arrested for dancing on top of them while drunk. Given that they're free-standing in the middle of a mall, I have no idea how he got up there or indeed how he got down?

        • #410073

          Federico Alegria
          Participant

          How the hell did he got up there? jajajajaja, jeez, Drunkman might have superpowers or something, they look so grip-less that I just can't imagine how he made it, naked, so less grip jajajaja.

    • #409493

      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Impressive Graham, nice processing!

      • #409549

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        Thanks Diane. I had a lot of help from Mr. Topaz 🙂 .

    • #409572

      Tom M
      Participant

      Very cool Graham. Was it sunny or dark when this was taken?

      • #409636

        Graham Hart
        Participant

        It was taken in January Tom which was in the middle of our summer and was quite sunny. Back when I first processed this pic, I was trying to get the metal to ‘pop' and I found a Topaz filter that did just that. I also liked the way it made all the linear elements sharper which emphasised the balls even more. I also added a fairly strong vignette because I was going through a strong vignette phase at the time (I'm nearly over it) 🙂

  • #408849

    Graham Hart
    Participant

    Love the colour and texture Michael.

    Grrr!  Sorry about the placement of this reply Michael. Supposed to be under your pic 🙁

    • #408923

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Graham – what picture is Michael's?

       

      • #408977

        Michael
        Participant

        Dorothy, my image is the first one, of the huge iron gear.

        Michael

  • #408933

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Gates and fences: 1

    • #409372

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Love the layers of metal in this image Bobbie – well done

    • #409561

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks for you comment Frog

  • #408938

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Chevy metal.

  • #408944

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    I think Rosie the Riveter must have put in a little overtime building this one.

    • #409420

      Preston
      Participant

      Correct me if I'm wrong Dave, but it looks like the nose of a C-47 Skytrain.  Nice photo especially with the 75th anniversary of D-Day coming up.

      • #409442

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Hi Preston. This was taken at the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville Oregon. Went to their website looking for an answer for you. Found a pic of this plane that included the sign in front of it. Was hard to read but looks like it says Douglas DC3A.

        This museum also has Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose. It's made out of wood so does not fit the challenge but here's a shot of the tail section to show just how large it is. Hard to believe he got it off the ground but apparently he did. For a distance of about one mile at the dizzying height of 70 feet.  🙂 Its first and only flight. You can see the DC3 in the background.

        • #409534

          Preston
          Participant

          Hey Dave, thanks for checking it out.  The DC3 and C-47 are one in the same, just that the DC3 was the civilian model.  I'm impressed by the Spruce Goose though.  Never been lucky enough to see it in person, but I've been up against the M*A*S*H helicopter before and that really adds some perspective to the Goose's size.  It must be nice to be eccentric enough to build that size plane only to fly it on one quick jaunt.

  • #408957

    bucweeet
    Participant

    Spent Friday night and Saturday at a Truck and Tractor Pull. As the name suggests, these vehicles are modified tractors and trucks that are designed to pull heavy weight. The competition has the vehicle ‘pull' an increasingly heavy weights the furthest down a straight path. When looking at the images, you will be able to understand when I say ‘specially designed' vehicles.

    My apologies for the order of the images, I'm still getting used to the new format in Flikr.

     

    Iron Man – getting ready for the ‘pull'
    Rumble in the Valley 2019-6

    The Notorius
    Rumble in the Valley 2019-1

    Iron Man Cab Interior Roof
    _UC_1837

    Odds n Ends III
    _UC_1214

    • #409124

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Very interesting Paul. I've never seen vehicles like these. The first one looks like a “transformer”. Interesting to think what it could transform into.

    • #409373

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Wow! These are really interesting Bucweeet!  Looks like a fun day

  • #408980

    Erik Fransman
    Participant

    Metal and mud.

    • #408989

      Dorothy
      Participant

      This one makes me laugh Erik, just wondering what the riders look like. 🙂  Great shot, you just don't see this every day.

      • #409193

        Erik Fransman
        Participant

        Dorothy, the riders that puzzles me too. Why would one throw a bicycle in the canal? The city takes out each year 15.000 bicycles from the canals. That is more than 40 per day.

        Bobby, two bicycles (of the 15.000)

    • #409125

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I'm still trying to figure out if this is one bicycle or two…

    • #409374

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Great capture Erik with the blue metal rail, the Canal, red brick and corroded bikes … definitely tells the story.  Sad that they throw that many bikes into the canal – should create a place for people to dispose of their bikes for scrape metal to help keep from throwing in canal.

  • #408991

    P71
    Participant

    Amazing Photos everyone.

    I made a bit of extra effort today and got on my push bike and headed to the Docks to find my photo and after taking a few photos of other metal objects i decided on this one.

    Titanica sculpture stands in front of Titanic visitor center Belfast
    The sculpture weighs three-quarters of a ton
    Titanica is by the renowned Irish sculptor Rowan Gillespie

     

    • #409196

      Michael
      Participant

      I really like this image, P71. I like the organic curves of the sculpture against the angular abstract background. Quite an interesting juxtaposition. And then using monotone put it over the top. Great work!

    • #409232

      Preston
      Participant

      I love the monotone conversion on this one P71.  It's a real eye catcher!

    • #409338

      Holly K
      Participant

      Great texture and composition!

    • #409620

      JasenkaG
      Keymaster

      I find this very beautiful and b&w conversion worked perfectly in this case.

      • #409704

        P71
        Participant

        Thank you very very much , each of you & your feedback means more to me than i can express within a post , As Kent would say YOU Made My day .. 😉 ..

        I BE LIKE A CHESHIRE CAT.

         

  • #408998

    Coin ring.

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  • #409000

    Harley

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  • #409103

    Kent DuFault
    Participant

    The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington.

    • #409197

      Michael
      Participant

      Wonderful image, Kent! I see that it is the Museum of Pop Culture, but to me it looks like  an old aircraft with the riveted aluminum panels, like an old B-29 bomber, or a spacecraft that has landed from the old Buck Rogers movie reels. I love the monotone too.

    • #409375

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Excellent photo for the theme Kent, what an interesting building! Love the way the light and shadows dance around the image and the patterns mimic each other throughout the building, sidewalk and street.

    • #409573

      Tom M
      Participant

      As always, you have the most original shots. It looks like something from the old B&W movie “The Day The Earth Stood Still”…

    • #409911

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of June 3 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

  • #409115

    P71
    Participant

    WOW Kent .. just WOW.

  • #409127

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Gate and fences: 2

    • #409376

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      Love the different shapes of metal Bobbie, awesome capture

    • #409538

      Preston
      Participant

      Great angle on this Bobbie.  I love how you got the top wire to look erratic especially since it's probably a simple coil pattern.

    • #409562

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Thanks so much for you comments Frog and Preston

  • #409131

    Frank
    Participant

    Close-up of a fender on my son's boat trailer…with a little post processing:

  • #409188

    ElinL
    Participant

    Metal

     

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    • #409263

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Hi ElinL: Love the twist on metal. What's funny is when i first looked i thought it was a female rocker, you know like Janis Joplin, then when i went into Flickr i saw “she” had a beard. lol  Rock on!

  • #409206

    Seth L
    Participant

    Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy

    Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy – Ret.

     

  • #409231

    Preston
    Participant

    Bathed in Rust

    • #409565

      Bobbie
      Participant

      I love this Preston! I don't know how much (or if) you edited the color but either way the result makes the tub look unique and precious.

      • #409764

        Preston
        Participant

        Thanks Bobbie!  I desaturated the foliage quite a bit since it really had that in-your-face color about it.  Then I added some saturation to the tub to give it an oily, rust feel to really make it pop against the dull colors.  Normally I'd make everything but the tub to B&W but I liked the muted greens better in this case.  Here's the original for comparison

        • #409943

          Bobbie
          Participant

          Definitely good editing choices in my opinion.

          • #410138

            Preston
            Participant

            Thanks Bobbie.  I'm always afraid of overdoing the saturation when I process.

  • #409269

    Bogeys

    DSC05954_tonemapped

    • #409402

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Ok David @dchester1001, i googled bogey and the only definition i found was a common term in gold. these are cool looking and i think four wheelers with springs but am at a loss. what are these? thanks.

      • #409419

        Preston
        Participant

        I've never hear them called bogeys either Dorothy.  Where I come from, we call them “trucks”, which are the wheel assemblies for rail cars.

        • #409529

          Dorothy
          Participant

          Thanks Preston, i figured they must have been train related somehow when i saw David's next post. so, of to google i went and searched wheel assemblies for trains and would you believe i found the definition for it all:

          A rolling component is typically pressed onto an axle and mounted directly on a rail car or locomotive or indirectly on a bogie (UK), also called a truck (North America). … Monobloc wheels do not have encircling tires, while resilient rail wheels have a resilient material, such as rubber, between the wheel and tire.

          Cool.  i do love learning new stuff!

          • #409536

            Preston
            Participant

            My dad is really into the railroads, so it was an easy spy for me.  I like the international mix on here.  It's fun to see the how different we call the same things

      • #409527

        Dorothy
        Participant

        btw – previously stated “common term in gold”, (seriously auto correct is everywhere, or i just hit the wrong key) should have been “common term in golf”.

        • #409557

          I got my spelling wrong I am sorry – bogies is correct. These are waiting to be lathed and then can be fitted to the wagons (or rail cars depending upon where you are from.)

           

  • #409270

    Hauling Iron Ore

    DSC08723

  • #409271

    Commandants Baths, Newcastle NSW

    DSC06643

    • #409574

      Tom M
      Participant

      VERY cool, David…

       

  • #409364

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    pins …

    pins

    • #409377

      Frogdaily
      Participant

      I absolutely love this Diane! Awesome capture

      • #409720

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks a lot Frog!

    • #409404

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Diane: Love the colors and beautifully sharp and the reflections, nice!  kind of makes me think of pick up sticks. 🙂

      • #409722

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Dorothy, it is a bit like Pick-up-Sticks, but spikier! 🙂

    • #409411

      P71
      Participant

      Marvelous photography as ever.

    • #409566

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Beautiful Diane. I can imagine this as a large environmental structure somewhere.

      • #409725

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Thanks Bobbie, I think you're right, it would look pretty cool very large!

    • #409575

      Tom M
      Participant

      Ok, I'll bite Tersha. How did you do this? The base appears to hard and reflective, yet  some pins are standing upright….

       

      • #409728

        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Hi Tom, the answer is a large magnet! I used a black reflective acrylic sheet, pins on top, magnet underneath.

        • #409766

          P71
          Participant

          Top stuff , great idea i remember when i was still at school my dad used to fool me with this , he used something like a nail laying flat on the table surface  then he would start to draw in his hand just like a magician would do , the nail would slowly move , i was mystified until i questioned Where was his other hand  – holding the magnett lol.

    • #409843

      Kent DuFault
      Participant

      Fabulous Diane!

    • #409909

      Robert Apple
      Moderator

      Your Photo was recognized in the Members Picks Week of June 3 Forum  ⬅ Click Here

  • #409365

    Holly K
    Participant

    Child-sized taxi

  • #409394

    Frogdaily
    Participant

    Cogwheel – macro shot of can-opener

    click to Flickr for better details

    Get in Gear

    • #409567

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Great idea and great result Frog.

    • #409886

      Dorothy
      Participant

      Frogdaily: this is a great shot of an everyday item! just one question, how ever did you get this so clean?! 🙂  the only trick i learned for these was to use a paper towel like a can and it gets pulled through and gets it pretty clean but not like this. macro, gotta love it.

      • #409890

        Frogdaily
        Participant

        Thank you so much Dorothy, lol … I do put it in the dishwasher periodically and it seems to do the trick 😃

  • #409433

    Darren
    Participant

    Wheels in Amsterdam

    • #409576

      Tom M
      Participant

      Cool Darren, where was this shot and what are the wheels?

       

      • #409798

        Darren
        Participant

        Hi Tom,

        Thanks.

        This is in Amsterdam, the wheels represent bike parking bays.

  • #409558

    Phoenix 176. Sadly in January 2016 a bushfire wiped out much of the township of Yarloop, WA – including the steam workshops.
    Conservation efforts are underway to restore this beauty.

    Phoenix 176

  • #409577

    Tom M
    Participant

    Keeping in the train theme, an old restored train at a train depot. Old 509…

  • #409578

    Holly K
    Participant

    Child-size taxi, a different angle

  • #409682

    Dave Watkins
    Participant

    Pacific Garden Salmon.

     

     

    • #409705

      P71
      Participant

      Very nice  , fish N motion very very Cool.

      Nice share mate.

      • #409767

        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Thanks P71.

        I don't play with special effects much but this shot needed some help and I thought this worked pretty good. Kinda like sitting under water watching 'em swim by.  🙂

  • #409760

    Mistyisle
    Participant

    I have been neglecting LS recently, busy, busy.  However, keen to get back into it.

    This is an old lathe from Hayes Engineering in our South Island.

    • #409796

      Bobbie
      Participant

      Great use of light. I don't know why but I love old tools and machinery. Thanks for sharing a lovely image.

  • #409768

    Gray B
    Participant

    I'm very late with this “metal” post, but wanted to get it in anyway.  We all know about the 75th anniversary of D Day and today I had the honor of talking with an WWII veteran who fought in Europe.  He talked to me about the importance of this B17 in winning the war which I spent time photographing today at an airshow.  I'm a strong believer in knowing our history.

    B17 and D Day Anniversary

    • #409894

      Dave Watkins
      Participant

      Good post Gray.

      “I'm a strong believer in knowing our history.”

      I'm with you 100%.

  • #408936

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Diane, I'm trying to post a second image but the first one keeps being reposted. Please delete the duplicate.
    Thanks,
    Bobbie

  • #409363

    Tersha
    Keymaster

    It's done Bobbie. 🙂

  • #409568

    Bobbie
    Participant

    Thanks Diane!

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