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Engineer's Workroom

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 27 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

The crew of 8-10 people who put in a 12+ hour workday for our benefit were all volunteers (volunteers who love trains).
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BIRTHDAY CANDLES EXPLANATION - Fiona's cupcake had 7 candles; Grandpa Jack's had 4. Grandpa was 74.

NIKON D300 1/100 second F/6.3 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

rem_la from Villiers, France

whaou, superbe machine !

27 Nov 2009 5:36am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

"Welcome to the machine" BeautifulBW

27 Nov 2009 5:53am

Michael Rawluk from Canada

That is a fine shot of the hogger's station on board.

27 Nov 2009 5:55am

@Michael Rawluk: Thanks, Michael.

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

very interesting.... look at all this wonderful detail! splendid - the tones and contrast are superb

27 Nov 2009 6:14am

@Magda: Thank you.

JPS from Le Havre, France

Mechanical failure ? sorry...

27 Nov 2009 6:26am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Very nice B&W Jack. We learn we learn....

27 Nov 2009 6:35am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Splendid b/w for this document so interesting, great photo!

27 Nov 2009 6:37am

@Paco Díaz: Gracias.

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

I like it! Very nice B&W. Greetings. Adela

27 Nov 2009 7:02am

@Adela Fonts Artús: Gracias

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Great shot...like the way you've managed detail in the shadows Jack!!

27 Nov 2009 7:11am

@Pavan Kaul: Thank you.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

What a great scene,nice one.

27 Nov 2009 8:18am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent work here.. like it a lot.

27 Nov 2009 8:47am

@Sarito: Thank you.

Levi from West Vancouver, Canada

excellent! great b&w. love the details of the machinery on the side

27 Nov 2009 9:17am

@Levi: Thank you.

[email protected] from Paris, France

Wow, I'm stunned by this one - strong contrasts you applied here but it works and gives beautiful oily blacks !

27 Nov 2009 9:39am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Le mécanicien et sa machine, bien vu et en N&B c'est extra

27 Nov 2009 9:55am

@Sof: Merci

Véro from Peisey-Nancroix, France

superbe série sur ces vieilles machines ! très beau NB ici sur la mécanique !

27 Nov 2009 10:02am

@Véro: Merci

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image. The processing is fantastic.

27 Nov 2009 10:03am

@Vitor Martins: Thank you.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

un beau nb sur un sujet peu montré, j'aime bien !

27 Nov 2009 11:08am

@Marie LC: Merci

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

superb framing and BW ! interessant documentary !

27 Nov 2009 12:20pm

@Anna.C: Merci

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

Very nice!

27 Nov 2009 1:10pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Considering their efforts, this could be titled 'Dedication'.
A great and detailed shot, Jack!

27 Nov 2009 1:16pm

@Judy: Thanks, Judy.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Wonderful shot , Jack . BW is exactly what I like ... big contrast, that goes into oily black. Fantastic work and capture :))

27 Nov 2009 2:35pm

@MARIANA: Thanks, Mariana.

Mirjam from Kiev, Ukraine

Fantastic BW.

27 Nov 2009 2:49pm

@Mirjam: Thank you.

Bill Laing from Pacific Northwest, United States

Cool environmental portrait. Love all the details suggesting what he must know.

27 Nov 2009 2:56pm

@Bill Laing: Thanks, Bill.

Claudia from Illinois, United States

Anpother good image for your "blurb" book ;) Love to see those engineer hats. I have an old hat and pair of engineer overalls that my dad used to use. He worked for the Santa Fe for 45 years.

27 Nov 2009 3:23pm

@Claudia: Many thanks.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

excellent details in the machine

27 Nov 2009 3:54pm

@Luca Bobbiesi: Thank you.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great processing in B&W which really provides a lot of contrast between all of the mechanical elements.

27 Nov 2009 3:56pm

@Steven: Thanks, Steven.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Is it just me or does he look a bit like Casey Jones? A great documentary shot.

27 Nov 2009 3:59pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks, Kate.

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

A fine shot of the workman in the setting of his machinery which he no doubt loves. A very effective image.

27 Nov 2009 4:25pm

Ken from United States

and.. I love pictures of trains! Great Jack!

27 Nov 2009 4:25pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just excellent

27 Nov 2009 4:29pm

Mahboubeh from Raleigh, United States

it is complecated :P

27 Nov 2009 7:01pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Excellent image!

27 Nov 2009 7:03pm

@mo.langel: Merci.

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

It must have been a wonderful day even if it was long. Wonderful shot, wonderful processing.

27 Nov 2009 7:59pm

@Marion: Many thanks.

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Nice view over that hall of mechanics.

27 Nov 2009 9:48pm

@António Pires: Thank you.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great catch of the inner workings!! looks like you had a superb time on this little venture!!!

27 Nov 2009 10:47pm

@Susan: Absolutely.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Looks like a "man" shot. Well done. ;-)

27 Nov 2009 10:56pm

@B. Thomas: Yeah; engines are a guy thing.

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful shot... I lvoe the b/w

28 Nov 2009 12:06am

@MJ: Thanks.

MJ from Delaware, United States

beautiful shot... I love the b/w

28 Nov 2009 12:06am

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

another great shot. love the explanation about the birthday candles

28 Nov 2009 12:31am

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

Nice picture of this old machine.

28 Nov 2009 1:19am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Beautiful B&W! The contrast is spot on. Great lighting and composition. Very well done

28 Nov 2009 1:48am

@Anina: Thank you.

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Love those inner-workings!

28 Nov 2009 2:25am

Ajay from Pune, India

Engines always look very complicated. Love the befitting tone.

28 Nov 2009 2:46am

@Ajay: Thanks, Ajay.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A gorgeous shot. Love the B&W.

28 Nov 2009 3:39am

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I can feel power of the engine. Nice BW shot.

28 Nov 2009 12:52pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

superb B&W image...

28 Nov 2009 11:38pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

excellent contrasts -- amazing frame and detail!!

30 Nov 2009 4:58pm