This capstan engine has been retired after sterling service for the last 90 years. It was used to open the dock gates. (caissons) at the naval base in Portsmouth. Originally a steam engine it was converted to air in the seventies. The capstan head will be disposed of but this engine will find a good home and be restored.
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RGatward (20052) 2004-06-06 14:39
Nice to know it will be restored. This looks like an Olli shot, have you discovered him yet? Interesting note. Maybe could do with a being a bit darker, and more contrast.
rudymalou (800) 2004-06-06 14:48
agree with TGatward
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-06-07 3:46
Intriguing image, nicely composed. It does have an Olli quality to it. I've done a Workshop as well, using a slightly different set of adjustments. You are receiving a wealth of help here lad. I hope it is useful to you and that you have the tools to do such things with your images.
waskahegan (0) 2004-06-08 19:44
Quite an interesting picture of a piece of machinery passing into history. Your picture has good sharp details.
- Copyright: Michael Halliday (Pompey) (1117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-05
- Camera: Olympus c720uz
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Industrial, Rusted Mechanics, Old things, Portsmouth [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-06-06 14:24