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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 1st June, 2014)

Trencherfield Mill Engine

Trencherfield Mill Engine

Photo: David Wood  (Canon PowerShot G15)
Views: 4,846

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 1st June 2014 at 00:04

Nice and vibrant - I like it. Some won't lol!

Comment by: Ken R on 1st June 2014 at 00:46

Beautiful triple expansion ( I think) steam engines. Not many of these around.

Comment by: peterp on 1st June 2014 at 08:12

Photo looks a sickly green. Not my style of photo just looks has though the colours have run during the development stage

Comment by: Mick on 1st June 2014 at 11:37

Engineer work maintains it told that the Trencherfield Mill Engine made the fist electricity in Wigan

Here is a video of the Mill Engine


Comment by: Garry on 1st June 2014 at 18:54

Superimposed, the word peterp. You can't beat a straight forward photo shot. What you see is what you get. After saying that, a beautiful engine.

Comment by: ann21 on 2nd June 2014 at 18:42

David what does HDR stand for.

Comment by: Jemmy on 3rd June 2014 at 00:08

Nothing to get too steamed up about!

Comment by: David on 3rd June 2014 at 00:21

Ann21, HDR is short for High Dynamic Range. Multiple shots taken at different exposures are combined in to one. My photo above consists of three shots, one taken at the correct exposure, one that was underexposed and one that was overexposed. Using software I merged the three shots together to create the "vibrant" effect :)

Comment by: Mick on 3rd June 2014 at 07:36

David you wasted your time

Comment by: A BOLTON on 3rd June 2014 at 19:15

Well done David, worth the effort...I love the results!

Comment by: Robin Leigh on 9th June 2014 at 03:15

Whether you like it or not, the HDR technique has a USEFUL attribute. It enables one to see clearly in a single image all the details of the engine. A single shot will inevitably leave some parts underexposed and dark, and others too bright and washed out. This is an excellent image for steam nuts like me who want to see all the twiddly bits. Thanks, David.

Comment by: John Brown on 9th June 2014 at 20:30

I used to work at Trench when I left school in 1965. It was dreary and dim in the card-room.

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