Cockatoo Island Industrial Past. (PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by southy, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Spent a nice few days out on Cockatoo Island in Sydney Harbour with the better half earlier this week. Fabulous place to explore and learn the history of the island from a very harsh penal colony, to girls reformatory then finally a glorious history of ship repairs and building. Remnants from all eras still remain. For me the machine shops had me mesmerised. I would have loved to have seen this place in action a the height of the ship building era.


    18538181030_59a3e9bd2c_h.jpg Machine Shop by Southy, on Flickr

    18538177388_8dda36875e_h.jpg Lonely Lathe by Southy, on Flickr

    18537770198_a2c649332f_h.jpg Machine 1438 by Southy, on Flickr

    18105888093_432f59ffbf_h.jpg Shift by Southy, on Flickr

    18102186804_729dbaeedf_h.jpg Gears by Southy, on Flickr

    18727303111_7979a73567_h.jpg Pull The Lever by Southy, on Flickr

    18537174658_36b44da91c_h.jpg Browett Lindsey by Southy, on Flickr

    18727491911_2736baa31d_h.jpg Spindle Speeds by Southy, on Flickr

    18103204244_4eb95d279c_h.jpg Machine Shop 2 by Southy, on Flickr

    18720642782_2ae0b228c1_h.jpg A or B by Southy, on Flickr

    18698998446_7763609aa3_h.jpg Shears by Southy, on Flickr

    18720518322_ac580e7162_h.jpg S.Teridas' Draw by Southy, on Flickr

    For those interested in the full history of the island, http://www.cockatooisland.gov.au/home
     
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  2. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    And some black & whites.

    18720145562_438c112cd8_h.jpg Gear Drive by Southy, on Flickr

    18720321062_409ee36a43_h.jpg Controls by Southy, on Flickr

    18727648471_baa66f348d_h.jpg Wash Up by Southy, on Flickr

    18699108586_03af7d2a74_h.jpg Tooling by Southy, on Flickr

    18102831534_bf76aee17b_h.jpg Hand Wheels by Southy, on Flickr

    18102972944_a3b0d1c19c_h.jpg Anolog Controls by Southy, on Flickr

    18537964630_54454f2e9f_h.jpg Control Panel by Southy, on Flickr

    18725724765_f67618d8b8_h.jpg Thomas Shanks by Southy, on Flickr

    18538005618_ea32bd8acf_h.jpg Building 151 by Southy, on Flickr

    18725927685_0b11113665_h.jpg Machine Shop 3 by Southy, on Flickr
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

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    Dave
    Impressive work. nice atmosphere.
     
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  4. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Wow, wow, wow!!!

    Excellent photos my friend and thanks for taking us with you with your photos on this beautiful trip/place- love the post processing (color tones) too :thumbsup:
    (I can see a featured thread coming personally :D )
     
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  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Chris
    Great shots!
     
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  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

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    Well done!
     
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  7. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Very nice, cool place ill have to visit again :)
     
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  8. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
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    David
    Woof! Great set, Southy! You really captured the atmosphere of the place, with great attention to detail. I lingered over every single shot.
     
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  9. Nexnut

    Nexnut TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Excellent sets, Southy. Got some more? o_O
     
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  10. Yves Gajardo

    Yves Gajardo TalkEmount Veteran

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    Yves
    YES!! Loving these! Both the colored and black and white are awesome!
     
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  11. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Thanks for sharing these. Fantastic work. That place must have been noisy when going full bore with production. Those are some pretty heavy machines they've left behind.
    Having once earned my living working as a machinist I can appreciate the size of the place and what must have been produced there.
     
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  12. jeffmurray

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    Jeff
    Lovely industrial captures. Love the faded look of these images too - very tasteful.
     
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  13. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    Those are super. I love those kinds of almost abstract images. My favorites are in color.
     
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  14. izTheViz

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    Yannis Marigo
    Love the processing on colored ones. Any VSCO or similar filter ? Anyway, great rendering. Looking for something similar for a while.
     
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  15. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    Thanks for all the comments, much appreciated.

    izTheViz the processing started out as a Kodak Gold 100 preset from the free VSCO 00 pack https://vsco.co/film/00/lightroom . I then did some tweaking from there on individual images, mainly in the tone curve.
     
  16. southy

    southy TalkEmount Veteran

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    On a side note I'm secretly a little chuffed a couple of my images from Cockatoo Island have been added as group covers on Flickr.

    View attachment 61187 Cockatoo Island Sunrise by Southy, on Flickr

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    18727648471_dd2628ac84_b.jpg Wash Up by Southy, on Flickr

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  17. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

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    Nick
    Congrats man!!!
     
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  18. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

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    Chris
    Nice mate :) Well deserved
     
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  19. ggibson

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    Great set of images! I like your post-processing here with the subject matter.
     
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  20. christilou

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    Christina
    Love these, the colour and light are gorgeous :)
     
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