Art-Impression or Educative Model – That’s the question
An engine is a mechanical device that produces some form of output from a given input. Sometimes it's called motor as in motorvehicle.
An engine whose purpose is to produce kinetic energy output from a fuel source is called a prime mover; alternatively, a motor is a device which produces kinetic energy from a preprocessed "fuel" (such as electricity, a flow of hydraulic fluid or compressed air).
Internal combustion engine
Pulse jet engine
External combustion engine
Carnot heat engine
Picture from the Marin Museum in Karlskrona, Sweden
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UlfE (14635) 2008-05-19 10:28
Fascinating shot. It is easy to understand that what caught your attention was not only the engine itself but also its artwork appearance. And guess it could very well have been artwork placed in another museum. A real dual use subject. TFS!
paura (47166) 2008-05-19 10:29
Vivid details in this well balanced exposition. The note is also very interesting. well doe!
Tue (25798) 2008-05-19 13:08
Ik kan het me eerlijk gezegd helemaal niet herinneren uit dit museum, 't is ook alweer bijna twee jaar geleden. Desalniettemin een mooie foto van deze motor met nog een aantal aantrekklijke kleuren ook.
emjleclercq (15780) 2008-05-19 23:25
I have always liked these old "cut outs" of machines, especially when like here they are adorned with bright colors on the cut surface. In a way, it was a first try to convert mechanical devices into pieces of art. But there is something I like even better: the old drawings of cut out machinery, in vogue at the end of the 19th century and in the 20th (before the coming of the 3D computer drawing softwares...).
All the best,
UnTrained (0) 2008-05-20 0:38
superb angle and excellent detail. I like those presentations of details from machines, here in a great mixture of colour, looks more like art than a technical background, just as you wrote.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danos (82615) 2008-05-20 13:38
excellent presentation of the role of the masines.as i read in your note your reference on the machines is great.I like the sharpness and the clarity of the shot that looks like an art work.Well done.
Graal (95007) 2008-05-21 0:05
good details, an interesting theme and idea. Good realization. Nice colours, fine note. I like it.
jhm (134384) 2008-05-21 0:24
Machines hebben vanaf de uitvinding veel indruk gemaakt op vele mensen, ik moet toegeven niet mijn sterkste onderdeel.
Maar hoe u deze laat zien is wel mooi gedetaileerd, de echte kenner moet hier dubbel van genieten.
Echte kleuren en een perfecte presentatie.
Groeten uit Vlaanderen,
ik verwacht een mail
syd1946 (18663) 2008-05-21 0:39
Splendid composition with your own artistic look.Sharp details and very good form like a beautiful piece of art!
Have a nice day,
Emile (20350) 2008-07-13 8:28
Sorry I missed some of your wonderful shots while visiting California in my vacation. Very good shot of the engine already prepared to teach us the different parts with different colors, good idea, well done.