- June 1, 2019 at 6:28 am #408778
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/photos-of-bridges/ by Jason D Little
- June 1, 2019 at 8:10 am #408783
This is an iron gear at St. Nicholas Abbey in Barbados. Part of the machinery used to crush sugar cane for making rum. Michael
- June 1, 2019 at 10:43 am #408790
Powerful machine image, Michael! I can imagine those huge gears crushing long stalks of cane.
- June 2, 2019 at 5:41 pm #408978
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.
- June 1, 2019 at 8:09 pm #408821
Great colors Michael. I love how they give texture to the gear.
- June 2, 2019 at 5:42 pm #408979
Thank you Dorothy.
- June 4, 2019 at 9:07 pm #409393
Great capture Michael, love the colors of that powerful machine!
- June 5, 2019 at 4:44 am #409423
- June 5, 2019 at 10:32 am #409448
That's one big cog. Nice one Michael
- June 5, 2019 at 12:08 pm #409463
Lol. Thanks davidc.
- June 5, 2019 at 3:28 pm #409485
Magnificent gears Michael, and great colours!
- June 5, 2019 at 6:53 pm #409525
Thank you Tersha!
- June 6, 2019 at 7:09 pm #409758
Fantastic colour too, Michael!
- June 1, 2019 at 10:44 am #408791
Manual crank to hoist motorboats out of the sea. Belize
- June 1, 2019 at 11:26 am #408796
Manufacture of profile laminated steel
- June 2, 2019 at 12:19 am #408853
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 10:23 am #408941
Very hot, indeed.
This beam was about 30 meters long, shaped in H form
- June 5, 2019 at 10:35 am #409450
Like the glow Andre but wouldn't like to work in that heat for to long.
- June 1, 2019 at 11:29 am #408797
Decay (ruin) of a metal construction.
- June 1, 2019 at 3:27 pm #408808
- June 1, 2019 at 8:10 pm #408823
Hi Tom: This is great, i love all the different types of bicycles.
- June 2, 2019 at 12:28 am #408855
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 3:35 am #408922
Great shot Graham. Love how you got them leaning into the turn. Did some shots here for an event and the start was crazy! 🙂
- June 6, 2019 at 1:18 am #409569
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.
- June 4, 2019 at 5:15 pm #409367
Wow! Love this Tom … very interesting
- June 5, 2019 at 7:34 am #409427
This looks amazing, Tom. Where did you shoot this?
- June 6, 2019 at 1:19 am #409570
This was shot in Cookeville,Tn. near a train depot…
- June 5, 2019 at 10:37 am #409451
Fun shot Tom 🙂
- June 1, 2019 at 3:36 pm #408809
La Tour Eiffel
- June 2, 2019 at 12:30 am #408856
A viewpoint I haven't seen before Click. Would love to go there one day. Great pic.
- June 2, 2019 at 6:11 am #408928
Cool shot Click !
- June 2, 2019 at 8:10 am #408931
Unique perspective Click – not an easy thing to do on something that's the subject of so many photos.
- June 4, 2019 at 5:17 pm #409368
Great perspective Click – love it
- June 5, 2019 at 10:39 am #409452
Now that is iron work. Well shot Click
- June 1, 2019 at 3:54 pm #408811
- June 2, 2019 at 12:32 am #408858
Lovely pic Diane. Love that copper tone.
- June 5, 2019 at 3:29 pm #409486
- June 2, 2019 at 6:17 am #408930
Well done ! A shot not easy to execute when you have reflections from a lot of different angles.
- June 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm #409487
Thanks Elin, it was a bit tricky!
- June 2, 2019 at 8:11 am #408932
i love the way you managed to catch so many shade of copper Diane.
- June 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm #409488
- June 2, 2019 at 10:25 am #408942
A copper treasure
- June 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm #409489
- June 4, 2019 at 5:19 pm #409369
Love the tones in this Diane!
- June 5, 2019 at 3:33 pm #409490
- June 6, 2019 at 1:21 am #409571
Very cool Dianne…
- June 6, 2019 at 7:11 pm #409759
Trying to think of the word, meantime, quite dazzling, Diane! Great shot.
- June 1, 2019 at 4:12 pm #408812
- June 2, 2019 at 12:33 am #408859
What kind of day is that Rob? Shackled to work?
- June 2, 2019 at 6:12 am #408929
Beautiful colours Rob – love the light !
- June 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm #409370
Wow! Love the different colors in this – very interesting Rob
- June 5, 2019 at 7:35 am #409428
I love the variety of colors here! Great shot.
- June 5, 2019 at 3:35 pm #409491
Love the variety of colours and textures Rob!
- June 1, 2019 at 8:21 pm #408826
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? 🙂
- June 1, 2019 at 11:53 pm #408843
A true Light Stalker 🙂
- June 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm #409371
What an amazing paint job Dorothy!
- June 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm #409492
Great catch Dorothy!
- June 2, 2019 at 12:10 am #408848
“Meet you at the balls!” An iconic meeting place in Rundle Mall in Adelaide City.
- June 2, 2019 at 3:41 am #408924
Stunning. They must be huge!
- June 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm #409548
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?
- June 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm #409493
Impressive Graham, nice processing!
- June 5, 2019 at 10:28 pm #409549
Thanks Diane. I had a lot of help from Mr. Topaz 🙂 .
- June 6, 2019 at 1:24 am #409572
Very cool Graham. Was it sunny or dark when this was taken?
- June 6, 2019 at 9:21 am #409636
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) 🙂
- June 2, 2019 at 12:10 am #408849
Love the colour and texture Michael.
Grrr! Sorry about the placement of this reply Michael. Supposed to be under your pic 🙁
- June 2, 2019 at 8:15 am #408933
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- June 2, 2019 at 11:01 am #408944
I think Rosie the Riveter must have put in a little overtime building this one.
- June 4, 2019 at 11:59 pm #409420
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.
- June 5, 2019 at 9:53 am #409442
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.
- June 5, 2019 at 8:14 pm #409534
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm #408957
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 5:45 pm #408980
Metal and mud.
- June 2, 2019 at 7:09 pm #408989
This one makes me laugh Erik, just wondering what the riders look like. 🙂 Great shot, you just don't see this every day.
- June 3, 2019 at 10:28 am #409125
I'm still trying to figure out if this is one bicycle or two…
- June 4, 2019 at 5:39 pm #409374
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 8:14 pm #408991
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
- June 3, 2019 at 5:52 pm #409196
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!
- June 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm #409232
I love the monotone conversion on this one P71. It's a real eye catcher!
- June 4, 2019 at 1:00 pm #409338
Great texture and composition!
- June 6, 2019 at 7:33 am #409620
I find this very beautiful and b&w conversion worked perfectly in this case.
- June 6, 2019 at 3:23 pm #409704
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.
- June 2, 2019 at 9:54 pm #408998
- June 5, 2019 at 3:40 pm #409494
Nice shot David!
- June 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm #409000
- June 5, 2019 at 3:42 pm #409495
Cool bike David!
- June 3, 2019 at 9:13 am #409103
The Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington.
- June 3, 2019 at 5:58 pm #409197
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.
- June 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm #409329
Thank you Michael!
- June 4, 2019 at 5:47 pm #409375
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.
- June 5, 2019 at 8:42 am #409434
- June 6, 2019 at 1:30 am #409573
As always, you have the most original shots. It looks like something from the old B&W movie “The Day The Earth Stood Still”…
- June 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm #409700
Thank you Tom. So kind!
- June 7, 2019 at 10:29 pm #409911
- June 3, 2019 at 9:56 am #409115
WOW Kent .. just WOW.
- June 4, 2019 at 12:32 pm #409330
Thank you… P71… You made my day!
- June 3, 2019 at 10:31 am #409127
- June 4, 2019 at 5:48 pm #409376
Love the different shapes of metal Bobbie, awesome capture
- June 5, 2019 at 8:26 pm #409538
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.
- June 6, 2019 at 1:08 am #409562
Thanks so much for you comments Frog and Preston
- June 3, 2019 at 10:49 am #409131
Close-up of a fender on my son's boat trailer…with a little post processing:
- June 3, 2019 at 3:02 pm #409188
- June 4, 2019 at 1:23 am #409263
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!
- June 3, 2019 at 7:01 pm #409206
Aircraft Carrier USS John F. Kennedy – Ret.
- June 3, 2019 at 11:15 pm #409231
Bathed in Rust
- June 6, 2019 at 1:13 am #409565
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.
- June 6, 2019 at 8:20 pm #409764
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
- June 4, 2019 at 2:53 am #409269
- June 4, 2019 at 9:46 pm #409402
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.
- June 4, 2019 at 11:53 pm #409419
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.
- June 5, 2019 at 7:13 pm #409529
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!
- June 5, 2019 at 8:21 pm #409536
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
- June 5, 2019 at 7:03 pm #409527
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”.
- June 6, 2019 at 12:09 am #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.)
- June 4, 2019 at 2:54 am #409270
- June 4, 2019 at 2:56 am #409271
- June 6, 2019 at 1:32 am #409574
VERY cool, David…
- June 4, 2019 at 3:24 pm #409364
- June 4, 2019 at 5:54 pm #409377
I absolutely love this Diane! Awesome capture
- June 6, 2019 at 3:51 pm #409720
Thanks a lot Frog!
- June 4, 2019 at 9:48 pm #409404
Diane: Love the colors and beautifully sharp and the reflections, nice! kind of makes me think of pick up sticks. 🙂
- June 6, 2019 at 3:52 pm #409722
Thanks Dorothy, it is a bit like Pick-up-Sticks, but spikier! 🙂
- June 4, 2019 at 10:53 pm #409411
Marvelous photography as ever.
- June 6, 2019 at 3:53 pm #409723
Thank you P71!
- June 6, 2019 at 1:15 am #409566
Beautiful Diane. I can imagine this as a large environmental structure somewhere.
- June 6, 2019 at 3:54 pm #409725
Thanks Bobbie, I think you're right, it would look pretty cool very large!
- June 6, 2019 at 1:35 am #409575
Ok, I'll bite Tersha. How did you do this? The base appears to hard and reflective, yet some pins are standing upright….
- June 6, 2019 at 3:57 pm #409728
Hi Tom, the answer is a large magnet! I used a black reflective acrylic sheet, pins on top, magnet underneath.
- June 6, 2019 at 8:25 pm #409766
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.
- June 7, 2019 at 3:53 pm #409861
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- June 6, 2019 at 1:16 am #409567
Great idea and great result Frog.
- June 7, 2019 at 1:50 am #409790
Thank you so much Bobbie
- June 7, 2019 at 4:33 pm #409886
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.
- June 7, 2019 at 6:55 pm #409890
Thank you so much Dorothy, lol … I do put it in the dishwasher periodically and it seems to do the trick 😃
- June 5, 2019 at 7:53 am #409433
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- June 6, 2019 at 1:42 am #409577
Keeping in the train theme, an old restored train at a train depot. Old 509…
- June 6, 2019 at 1:44 am #409578
Child-size taxi, a different angle
- June 6, 2019 at 1:57 pm #409682
Pacific Garden Salmon.
- June 6, 2019 at 7:20 pm #409760
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.
- June 7, 2019 at 3:26 am #409796
Great use of light. I don't know why but I love old tools and machinery. Thanks for sharing a lovely image.
- June 6, 2019 at 9:38 pm #409768
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.
- June 7, 2019 at 8:21 pm #409894
Good post Gray.
“I'm a strong believer in knowing our history.”
I'm with you 100%.
- June 2, 2019 at 8:18 am #408936
Diane, I'm trying to post a second image but the first one keeps being reposted. Please delete the duplicate.
- June 4, 2019 at 3:22 pm #409363
It's done Bobbie. 🙂
- June 6, 2019 at 1:17 am #409568
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