John Hackett  

Oil Filler by John Hackett

November 2020 - Oil Filler

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Walking around a museum I spotted this 'Oil filler' and thought it was worth taking a snap.

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7 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is great subject matter. I love images of old hardware.
Here are my suggestions for editing. Desaturate to b/w since it is almost b/w already; darken highlights; rotate right 2.5 degrees; slight sharpening. What do you think?   Posted: 11/04/2020 13:45:21
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John Hackett   John Hackett
That looks like a plan Stephen thanks for the suggestion.   Posted: 11/08/2020 09:54:55

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
Great shapes here and certainly worth a shot. Stephen's suggestions are well worth following up.   Posted: 11/11/2020 03:34:34

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Looks like an industrial image - reminds me of the series I had posted a while back. Looks as if my work has already been done. I think the tonality here is lacking so a conversion to monochromatic is a good way to go. And, it did look a bit soft in some spots, so some selective sharpening would help.   Posted: 11/12/2020 19:49:06

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
I agree with monochrome and rotation. Perhaps also increase go for a "steampunk" look - increase contrast/texture.   Posted: 11/16/2020 10:21:21

Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
Yes I agree as well on changing it to monochrome. Makes we realize there are things in my cellar I could photo!   Posted: 11/19/2020 20:08:13

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
Stephen said it first and I agree with his version. A big improvement on an interesting mechanical subject. If the top edge of the frame were extended a bit it might improve the composition.   Posted: 11/22/2020 10:14:56