Cool Tool Grinding photos

A handful of good tool grinding photos I discovered:

Coldwater Creek

Image by Billy Wilson Photography
© Billy Wilson 2010

This shot was taken almost a year ago on one of the two streams that type Coldwater Creek. Pictured in this photo are the ruins of an old dam that was 1 of a couple of place in place for a fish hatchery. These days, the fish hatchery is now on the other stream that forms the primary flow of Coldwater Creek.

About the Photo
*Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS *Lens: EF-S 18-55mm ƒ/3.five-five.six IS *Shutter Speed: two. Sec. *Aperture Value: ƒ/11. *ISO: 100 *Focal Length: 18mm (28.8mm Equivalent in 35mm Film)

I shot this on a tripod employing mirror lockup, a polarizing filter, and a two Sec. selftimer. I was standing in the water whilst taking these shots and the creek has a quite correct name of &quotColdwater Creek&quot, just upstream from this spot is a single far more little old wooden dam and all the water just seeps out of the ground.

I opened the RAW file in ACR and did my common tone curve adjustments and slider vibrance, clarity, and blacks increases. I adjusted the colours individually to get them the way I wanted, with a lot of green contrasting on a mix of light red and orange.

I opened the RAW file in CS4 saved as a 16 bit TIFF and preceded to edit it. I utilized the clone stamp and healing tools to meticulously clean the scene of any slightly annoying object. I added the light beams in the background by using the clouds filter, utilizing motion blur on them and changing the blend mode to luminousity and lowering the opacity to about 50%. I also added a tiny bit of mist to go above the stream. Close to the end I saved the 16 bit TIFF file, converted to sRGB colourspace, and saved as a JPEG to upload to the web.

Appears Amazing Big on Black!


Southwest Alaska

Image by NASA ICE
A 24,000-foot-higher view of mountains and glaciers in southwest Alaska observed from the flight station of NASA’s C-130 investigation aircraft on Sept. two, 2014.

Credit: NASA / Christy Hansen

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Dortmund – Zeche Zollern II IV 11

Image by Daniel Mennerich
The Zeche Zollern II/IV (translated: Zollern II/IV Colliery) is located in the northwestern suburb of Bövinghausen of Dortmund, Germany. The Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-AG projected Zollern in 1898 as a model colliery.

Ground up building started in 1898 on a new internet site. Most of the buildings of the colliery had been constructed in strong brickwork by the architect Paul Knobbe and were completed in 1904 with the central engine residence, in which the most up-to-date generators and machinery utilized in the colliery were housed. The architecture and state-of-the-art technology support the transition of Gothic-revival to Art Nouveau and the industrialization of the early 1900s.

Due to deadline pressure, the central engine house was built in iron framework building with infilling of red brickwork, planned and executed by the Gutehoffnungshütte. The Art Nouveau styled major entrance was developed by the Berlin architect Bruno Möhring, it shows a lead glazing of blue, green and-glass. Counterpart of the main entrance is the big manage board of polished marble in brass mounting, with a brass clock hanging from above.

Other buildings on the website contain administration bureaus, blacksmith’s shop and carpenter’s shop, 1st-aid and fire station with steady, pithead baths, tools shop and the central gateway.

In 1969, 3 years following it closed down, the colliery was recognized as Germany’s 1st technical developing monument of international significance. Since 1981, it has been the headquarters of the Westphalian Industrial Museum.

The original pit frames had been scrapped just before 1969, two similar constructions from other collieries were reconstructed on this internet site in the 1980s.

The museum is an anchor point on the European Route of Industrial Heritage.