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    Thought I'd invite suggestions on this mono conversion of a shot taken of the Falkirk Wheel, an innovative modern alternative to a set of canal locks.

    Taken with E-P2 and Oly 17mm pancake.

    Stephen

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  • #2
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    Great use of concrete. Nice shot B&W works well.
    Ed

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    • #3
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      Like it a lot, & I think the mono works really well

      BTW: Is this the contraption that lifts canal boats from one part of the canal to another in a giant bath tub?
      Regards James.

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      • #4
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        It works for me as well.
        Steve
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        • #5
          Re: Falkirk wheel

          Yes, that's the thing. Supposed to only use the power equivalent of making 12 cups of tea or something. Awesome to watch!

          Originally posted by E-3 View Post

          BTW: Is this the contraption that lifts canal boats from one part of the canal to another in a giant bath tub?
          Stephen

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by StephenL View Post
            Supposed to only use the power equivalent of making 12 cups of tea!
            They must have HUGE cups
            Regards James.

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            • #7
              Re: Falkirk wheel

              Originally posted by StephenL View Post
              Yes, that's the thing. Supposed to only use the power equivalent of making 12 cups of tea or something. Awesome to watch!
              I am about to ask something really stupid:

              This thing has two such bathtubs, I assume there is only a boat in one of them. I guess it balances so the amount of energy needed is minimal (12 cups of tea seems reasonable, sometimes I drink more than that in a day)

              So here is the stupid question. Does the bathtub of water weigh as much as the bathtub of water with a boat floating in it?



              Pete

              Oh, erm. Great, striking picture BTW
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              • #8
                Re: Falkirk wheel

                Originally posted by snaarman View Post
                I am about to ask something really stupid:

                This thing has two such bathtubs, I assume there is only a boat in one of them. I guess it balances so the amount of energy needed is minimal (12 cups of tea seems reasonable, sometimes I drink more than that in a day)

                So here is the stupid question. Does the bathtub of water weigh as much as the bathtub of water with a boat floating in it?



                Pete

                Oh, erm. Great, striking picture BTW
                The weight of water displaced = the weight of the boat - otherwise it would not float.

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                • #9
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                  Well, from my non-existent knowledge of physics and maths and anything else, the answer must be yes. The boat displaces its own weight in water (I think) when you place a boat in a bathtub, the same weight of water is pushed out (to keep levels equal) as the boat weighs.....

                  Originally posted by snaarman View Post
                  I am about to ask something really stupid:

                  This thing has two such bathtubs, I assume there is only a boat in one of them. I guess it balances so the amount of energy needed is minimal (12 cups of tea seems reasonable, sometimes I drink more than that in a day)

                  So here is the stupid question. Does the bathtub of water weigh as much as the bathtub of water with a boat floating in it?



                  Pete

                  Oh, erm. Great, striking picture BTW
                  Stephen

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                  • #10
                    Re: Falkirk wheel

                    Originally posted by StephenL View Post
                    Well, from my non-existent knowledge of physics and maths and anything else, the answer must be yes. The boat displaces its own weight in water (I think) when you place a boat in a bathtub, the same weight of water is pushed out (to keep levels equal) as the boat weighs.....

                    Doh. I thought I had just invented another perpetual motion machine. Never mind, maybe tomorrow.

                    About the mono conversion: Its come out very nice with a great range of tones from white to black.

                    In fact it looks like one of the example excellent B+W pictures they printed on the outside of your Ilford 12x16 RC paper pack all those years ago :-)

                    Pete
                    Look, I'm an old man. I shouldn't be expected to put up with this.


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                    • #11
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                      Thanks for all the comments so far

                      Regarding the b&w conversion, I started with a Lightroom 3 preset (B&W creative high contrast) and just tweaked it a bit by fiddling till I thought it looked right. Don't ask what I did (although I suppose I could look in the History if I really wanted..) No Photoshop was harmed during the making of this picture.
                      Stephen

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                      • #12
                        Re: Falkirk wheel

                        For those who are interested, here's the original, colour, version:

                        Stephen

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                        • #13
                          Re: Falkirk wheel

                          Thanks Stephen for posting the original. Striking as it is with that blue sky, I think the mono conversion works better.

                          The colour original is educational though - I didn't know you ever saw blue bits of sky in Scotland

                          Ciao ... John

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                          • #14
                            Re: Falkirk wheel

                            I didn't know you ever saw blue bits of sky in Scotland
                            We do, its just you need a really fast shutter speed to catch them.

                            Duncan
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                            • #15
                              Re: Falkirk wheel

                              Usually seen either before or after rain, occasionally during.
                              Stephen

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