DescriptionThis is a shot of the Gothic Steam Engine which is on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The museum has a great collection of huge engines, power generators, etc. This particular one is described on the museum's web site as follows: 'Installed at the Tatham Brothers Lead Works in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this 30-foot-tall, 50-ton engine drove machinery used to make lead products such as pipe and sheet flashing. It operated from 1857 until 1930, when it was donated to the museum by John T. Lewis & Co. Despite the ornate design, it was never intended for public view.'
James Howe, Ann Arbor Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I'm a photographer based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. My main photographic interests are architecture, architectural abstracts, industrial and things with graphical details and classic automobiles. My images typically try to capture something unique about the subject. For buildings and architecture it might be some part of the building that people might typically ignore. For cars it might be a detail that gets overlooked. Sometimes it's just a unique perspective on something that people see on a daily basis.
All of my images were shot using a DSLR and typically receive at least minimal processing in Lightroom and/or Photoshop. Additional work is sometimes done to refine the image, similar to work done in a traditional wet darkroom. It is my belief that photographic art encompasses everything from composing and taking the shot through final processing. Getting it 'right' in the camera generally means planning ahead for digital darkroom processing. My Image Notebook blog describes processing details for many of my images.
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