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Antique Industrial Equipment.

A friend of mine is a mechanical engineer who collects large antique industrial machines, like this steam driven engine from the 1860's. He has several large buildings devoted to his ongoing collection of items from this era. This particular one is an industrial engine manufactured in Massachusetts in the 1860's. This was difficult to photograph because of the size of it (approximately 15 feet in width}, and the fact that the steam boiler that powers this engine was right behind me, and I couldn't back up far enough to have my wide angle lens parallel to the front of this machine. To get it all in, I had to stand at the left side of it and shoot from near the end, which results in some wide angle distortion. This is museum quality equipment and I had a great time photographing it. The individual details were far easier to photograph than the entire piece. My previous Flickr post has a detail shot.


Strobist Info: Two Strobie 130's in softboxes, and three bare flashes on light stands. I spread these out across the front of the engine, but behind me so that they wouldn't appear in the picture. All five flashes were in manual mode and were triggered by Tiny Triggers from

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Taken on October 27, 2012