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Title: End of the machine
Camera: D200
Capture date:20/02/07
Image file type: RAW (16 bit)
Lens: AF-S DX 18-200 f/3.5-4.5G VR
Aperture: f/4.6
Focal length: 200mm (300mm equiv.)
Shutter speed: 1/20s (VR assist.)
Shooting mode: Manual
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 800
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: No
RAW converter: ACR

End of the Machine

I had someone contact me after discovering imagi on the web and seeing photos of the old Timken steel mill that I took shortly before it closed in 2007.

The shots were taken in near total darkness, with only the lighting to cast any kind of illumination outward. I must say, looking back over these shots, I do enjoy the raw, industrial feel the photos have. Here is one I posted shortly after imagi v4 launched and more can be found in the old gallery.

There are more RAWs in this set, none of which I processed at the time because they looked similar to one another. I am posting one today however, not because I feel it is a particularly good shot ( Indeed there are so many things wrong with it I probably wouldn't have normally, were it not for this new interest), but more because with this shot you get an idea of what one end of the mill looked like, rather than a close up detail of the machinery.

I am also quite proud of the fact that this shot was almost in total darkness and certainly under exposed by about 3 or 4 stops, yet I still managed to run it through Photomatrix Pro and get some kind of recongnisable image out of it.

Truly the marvel of digital photography, post processing and a bit of patience.