Archive for the ‘Engines’ Category

Variation on yesterday’s shot:

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 I’ll set this into context tomorrow but I liked the narrative possibilities of the single picture.

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Seven images from last fall’s sawmill adventure in northern Wisconsin. This fellow was tucked around behind a garage and it was the logo on his door that first captured my attention.

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I am just going to say that I am the least gear-headed individual you will ever meet and could not recognize a 6-cylinder winkle-loaded frammis with dual rotator cuff exhaust pipes if it was perched on my shoulder and humming in my ear.  However, that personal handicap does not prevent me from looking at old engines as works of art.

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I’m going to whisper here because I don’t want my Toyota to hear me, but I’ve looked at its engine and was not all that impressed. All business in there. Zero use of color.  What would be so bad about adding  a little yellow or dusty rose just to make the whole thing pop?

What? Are you going to tell me that turquoise is not a fuel-efficient color?

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For more of the Abandoned Sawmill, see “Holy Mother of Pearl” https://wabisabiphotography.wordpress.com/2014/10/02/holy-mother-of-pearl/ and several other posts tagged “Abandoned Sawmill.”

One photographer whose work I really enjoy is Jane Lurie. She recently posted a “Red and Green” collection ( http://janeluriephotography.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/reds-and-greens/ ) that includes the interior of an old Ford. I couldn’t help but think of it as I was prepping these shots today.

More aircraft engines from the EAA Museum in Oshkosh.

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I’m not sure, but I think I have just succeeded in making an aircraft engine look sexy.