Mini Challenge #226: Machinery

pegellipegelli Major grinsBelgiumPosts: 5,287Registered Users Major grins
edited May 20, 2016 in The Dgrin Challenges
Hello fellow Dgrinners,
The theme for Mini-Challenge #220 is: Machinery
For this mini challenge I’m going to send you looking for big and impressive machinery. It can be anything from Bulldozers, Building equipment, Chemical Plants, Refineries, Cranes, Trains etc. etc. As long as they're impressive, big and have moving parts they're fair game. Obviously I'll be looking for nice pictures with good compositions.
Time period for this Mini challenge will be: Today, Sunday May 1 thru Tuesday May 17, 11:00 am (Brussels/Paris/Rome)
Happy shooting,
Pieter

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Here’s some examples from my own gallery:

1:
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2:
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3:
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In case you have questions just ask, and I'll try to explain further.
Pieter, aka pegelli
My SmugMug

Comments

  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 1, 2016
    Wow Pieter, this is a very interesting subject! I'm sure it will be fun :D

    Wonderful examples too clap.gif
    Tatiana - Seeing the world through my camera
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  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 1, 2016
    I'll start :)

    - Again I have too many photos, and it's hard to choose (I may replace 1, or two...)

    1. Agricultural machinery in Canada



    2. Hig Roller Wheel in Las Vegas

    High Roller Las Vegas

    3. Windmill in Germany

    Windmill
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  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 2, 2016
    I'm glad to see the windmill. I also have lots of photos. As long as trains count, how about planes or bridges? (The ones that move are bascule, lift, swing or pontoon)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,287Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 2, 2016
    grandmaR wrote: »
    I'm glad to see the windmill. I also have lots of photos. As long as trains count, how about planes or bridges? (The ones that move are bascule, lift, swing or pontoon)
    I've said in the intro "As long as they're impressive, big and have moving parts they're fair game. " so I guess they are OK. But I would expect (as the judge in this challenge) that the moving parts will be visible in the picture.
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,287Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 2, 2016
    travelways wrote: »
    I'll start :)

    - Again I have too many photos, and it's hard to choose (I may replace 1, or two...)
    Don't we all headscratch.gif. Feel free to swap out pictures until close to closing time. I'll try to avoid pre-judging before all entries are in. And thanks for participating, although I had no doubts you would join mwink.gif
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
  • grandmaRgrandmaR Major grins Southern Maryland Posts: 1,715Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    I've said in the intro "As long as they're impressive, big and have moving parts they're fair game. " so I guess they are OK. But I would expect (as the judge in this challenge) that the moving parts will be visible in the picture.

    I do have some good photos of bridges, with moving parts visible, but instead I'll do some other boat related machinery. This is a travel lift - It's job is to pick up a boat from the water, and move it around onto land. The boat it is hauling has a displacement of 38000 lbs. when new, not counting added equipment, 100 gallons of diesel and 400 gallons of water.

    #1 - Travelift
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    This is another example of ship moving machinery, only in this case the ship remains in the water - these are the electricity-powered donkey engines that pull ships through the Panama Canal locks on railroad tracks laid parallel to the locks.

    #2 Donkey Engines
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    And last - a Dredge which I call

    #3 Edward Scissorhands Dredge.

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    I took the photo because of the Day Shapes that are displayed on the upright masts. These shapes tell other boats whether the dredge is making-way, anchored, or aground. At night these signals are conveyed with lights.

    <table class="wikitable"><tbody><tr><td>Anchored</td><td>Ball</td><td>
    </td></tr><tr><td>Constrained by draft</td><td>Cylinder</td></tr><tr><td>Aground</td><td>3 balls (vert. line)</td><td>> 12m</td></tr><tr><td>Not under command</td><td>2 balls (vert. line)</td><td>> 12m</td></tr><tr><td>Restricted in ability to maneuver</td><td>1 ball+1 diamond+1 ball</td></tr></tbody></table>

    You can see the scale of the dredge if you look at the man in the aqua shirt on the 'ladder' (stairs)
    “"..an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered." G.K. Chesterton”
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2016
    Here are my entries...

    HoosacTunnel0642-L.jpg
    Train coming out the East Portal of the Hoosac Tunnel

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    Conway Scenic RR train crossing the Willey Brook Bridge during foliage season

    FlumeLiberty3400-L.jpg
    Army National Guard helicopter doing a fly by of Mt. Flume (4,328 ft) during the 2011 Flags on the 48 event
    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • CavalierCavalier Life is a Bokeh Foresthill, CaliforniaPosts: 2,162Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2016
    Here are mine:

    1) Biplane - Auburn Airport

    HDR%20biplane%202-X2.jpg


    2) Old Tractor - Cedar Point Ranch, Mariposa, Ca.

    TRACTOR%20sepia2%20signed-X2.jpg


    3) Daisy's Engine = our 41 Chevy.

    IMG_7401%20Daisy%20engine-X2.jpg
  • travelwaystravelways Candid Grinner Ottawa, CanadaPosts: 7,854Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 6, 2016
    pegelli wrote: »
    Don't we all headscratch.gif. Feel free to swap out pictures until close to closing time. I'll try to avoid pre-judging before all entries are in. And thanks for participating, although I had no doubts you would join mwink.gif

    Sorry - I don't know why I am so stressed... rolleyes1.gif

    I'll not change them :)
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  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2016
    I'm not much of a machine photographer but I've dug through and found a few to add to the mix.

    1) The candle factory across the street from me went out of business about 10 years ago and the complex made up of buildings from the 16th-mid 20th century is just now being torn down for alas, a big apartment complex. It was a months-long process - this one caterpillar operator took apart all of the buildings practically brick-by-brick, separating all of the different building materials for recycling. He was a true artist with those pincers!

    20150804_022_DMC-G5-X2.jpg

    2) Detail: 1899 Hanomag Steam Engine, Oberviechtach, Germany

    20140612_038_DMC-G5-X2.jpg

    3) Portable distillery, Sarlat-la-Caneda, France, 19th c.(?)

    20150719_041_DMC-G5-X2.jpg
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2016
    Past the closing deadline, any update on the results?
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    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
  • sarasphotossarasphotos Major grins Augsburg, GermanyPosts: 2,358Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2016
    Pieter had said in a previous post that he was going to be on vacation for 10 days or so. I am assuming that either he's not back yet or has been busy since he got back.
  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,006Super Moderators moderator
    edited May 20, 2016
    I sent him a pm to see what's up. If I do not hear back a response in 24 hours, I will finish this mini challenge off by selecting the winner. Thank you all for your patience.
  • pegellipegelli Major grins BelgiumPosts: 5,287Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 20, 2016
    Oops, thanks for the reminder PM JAG, totally forgot I had a "duty" here and was so busy after my vacation that I didn't have to to visit Dgrin yet.

    I'll take a look and post the results in a short while.
    Pieter, aka pegelli
    My SmugMug
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