Old tram wheels in the tide

...Windang Island. Taken with Toyo-View 45CF, Nikkor-W 135mm at f.64 and 1/125th sec with Fuji FP-3000B45
nice b&w. like those wheels. what the story behind them?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Very nice, nice exposure too, did you follow the iPhone meter app ? Which one do you use?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
How strange! Wonder how they got there?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
This is beautiful..I love the b&w!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
this photo is so emotional. great shoot!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Are those wheels fixed Peter .... like for hauling things from ships?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
I saw your other pic first, and I was wondering what those were. Nice capture!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Wonderful b/w
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Random find , great shot
posted January 2nd, 2013  
@anzere03 I use iPhone meter app but also a old analogue Sekonic from late 50s
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Love all of the textures and the great find of the wheels. Glad you are still around here this year, Peter!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
this is very cool - got a real feel of barrenness!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Very interesting subject!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
very cool
posted January 2nd, 2013  
what kind of experiences are you having enlarging and cropping these shots Pete? And are you self-developing yet?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
nice find
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Brilliant b&w shot!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Looks like something lost to the elements. Makes you want to know the story.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
great shot Peter - happy 2013!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
great subject, interesting!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Great shot, what are they doing in the water? Happy 2013 to you.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Lyn
After looking through all three shots, I keep coming back to this one; something about the darker, brooding nature pulls me in. Are the wheels jammed among the rocks holding them upright? Odd that they are there at all!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
I love the mysterious elements -- the wheels, the rocks, the water, the absence of people -- like a scene from an "after-the-apocalypse" movie.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
beautiful!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
think I prefer this version
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Love the b&w tones
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Seems an odd place to find a tram! Very atmospheric and love the monotone
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Love those tram wheels ... gives this an extra added interest! Great capture of the small waves coming in.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Great B/ W shot!!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
@chewyteeth not enlarging or cropping. These are 4x5 peel apart instant film that are scanned at 1200 dpi. Was going to develop two rolls of 35mm last night but time got away from me. Will have two wait till weekend now. It is 4am and we are heading up the coast for Melody's fathers 90th. We are both late baby boomers. The Jobo tank will hold 24 sheets of 4x5 so will give it a go after trying out some 35mm first. Am using Fomopan which is inexpensive relatively. Am hoping that the 4x5 negs scan brilliantly. The instant film is super cool in large format with resolving power of lens.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
I agree with @lyno on this. What is the story with the wheels however?
posted January 2nd, 2013  
My favorite of the three... there must be a story among those rocks!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
great B&W
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Love this one!!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
@webfoot @lyno the tram wheels have been there about 100 years from a failed attempt to build a harbour and quarrying
posted January 2nd, 2013  
This is by far my favorite of the three. And love those wheels.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Lovely shot
posted January 2nd, 2013  
oh yeah, I totally forgot this was instant. I was meaning how were you getting on with huge negs in terms of the on screen capabilities of the scans, detail etc. Looking forwards to seeing the results of your developing. Neoplan I never used, I've got a big pile now of Ilford FP4, Kodak tx and agfa apx, and out of them I've only tried the Agfa and it was ace.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Great B&W!
posted January 2nd, 2013  
What a great find and a beautiful B&W shot.
posted January 2nd, 2013  
Beautiful B&W!
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Great shot! I wonder why the tram wheels are there.
posted January 3rd, 2013  
wonderful landscape
posted January 3rd, 2013  
I was wrong THIS one hit the PP! congratulations!
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Brilliant!! Love everything about it. Fav.
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Looks very cool although I know you're in a much warmer climat. our lake here is frozen over now.
posted January 3rd, 2013  
straight from a dream
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Very desolate feeling
posted January 3rd, 2013  
@anzere03 @peterdegraaff There's a light meter app? Am I understanding that right?

Anyway...very cool shot. Love the interest of the huge wheels.
posted January 3rd, 2013  
this is wonderful... has a sort of timeless feel to it... something that has been there forever, and will be forever more...
posted January 3rd, 2013  
love the grain and contrast
posted January 3rd, 2013  
@cmc1200 it is called Light Meter. It is useful because it has a big range of calculations. This was done by setting ISO at 3000, and f stop at 64, to find out beat shutter speed. The screen of iPhone is held up so the scene being viewed is measured. There is also a rangefinder up too.
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Very moody - love it!
posted January 3rd, 2013  
@cmc1200 ignore the word beat should have been correct
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Very interesting!
posted January 3rd, 2013  
What a unique capture!
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Why those wheels make this pic so damn interesting I don't know, but I am drawn to it. I almost went by it in the thumbnails, but I love it. Fav
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Nicely captured Peter
posted January 3rd, 2013  
Great composition and use of B & W
posted January 4th, 2013  
Stunning composition, love the clarity and the B&W processing is divine. Wonderful capture.
posted January 4th, 2013  
Excellent shot Peter, sounds like you're having a lot of fun with the new camera! @anzere03 The app I use is called "Pocket Light Meter" and it is quite excellent (I use it when I've forgotten my old Voigtlander one).
posted January 4th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost Thank you Aaron, I downloaded it.
posted January 5th, 2013  
@grizzlysghost @anzere03 that's the one I use too!
posted January 5th, 2013  
I love it that i can look at a picture on the Popular Page and know immediatly that it is your work!! I guess that is what a year of this project will do to you! :) Love it! Amazing Find!!!! Fav!
posted January 5th, 2013  
Great find!
posted January 5th, 2013  
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