Thursday, 11 February 2010

Engineer stuff ...


My brothers, standing within the Finger Wharf at Wooloomooloo Bay, facing East and overlooking two ships of the Royal Australian Navy. Directly in front, L50 HMAS Tobruk is a multi-purpose troop and rollon-rolloff heavy duty vehicle carrier constructed at the Carrington Slipways in Newcastle. One brother is a metallurgist with some permuatation of the company formerly known as BHP. The other was a radio technician with the RAAF.

They were speaking a foreign language ...

21 comments:

Paula said...

They look fit and hardy in profile, and that's a tricky shot and you pulled it off, girl.

jabblog said...

At first it's amusing when you can only understand one word in ten but then it becomes trying;-) Great shot - it looks wet underfoot.

James said...

I like this picture. You just keep getting better and better.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I've noticed that engineers speak primarily in initials: "The THJ of the BAC was out by .002...." that sort of thing. Make up your own at random, it will get their attention!
:-)

Love the silhouettes with the massive boat.

Lois said...

Excellent shot Julie!

Jo said...

Wow, what a shot, Julie!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love the puzzle in this startling shot! Which way are the two men looking? I've tried both ways and they both work.

Vicki said...

Fantastic shot. Not sure how you managed the silhouette of your bothers, yet retained the detail of the screen, but I love it.

Julie said...

Thank you for your comments, Friends.

What I did here is apply a similar technique to that which I use for sky shots. I note the correct exposure and then take it down two more stops, which increases the definition of the background. In this case, I went down yet another f-stop losing all definition in the foreground.

During the set-up they had been facing each other totally, but just as I shot they turned to see what the hell I was doing!

Vicki said...

Thanks for the lesson, Julie.

Are there any online resources you'd recommend for learning more about the technical aspects of photography? Thanks.

brattcat said...

I'm guessing they are quite fond of their sister. One my brothers is also an engineer and the other in media and communications.

J Bar said...

Terrific silhouettes. Great line about them talking a 'foreign language'.
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cara said...

Your blog continues to inspire me!

ρομπερτ said...

Being an Engineer on my own, this was for sure of interest to see as a ever amazed fan of your photography.

A wonderful Thursday for you.

Mirela said...

Fantastic shot! I love their silhouettes in front of the ship.

Frau said...

Great picture...love it.

diane said...

As Cara says your blog never ceases to inspire me. Great shot and special thanks for sharing how you made the shot. I love that. It helps us. Maybe you could incorporate that in your posts or comments.

lizziviggi said...

I know I've said this before, but I just adore your people photos.

TheChieftess said...

Very nice silhouette!!! And thank you for the tips on how you accomplished this!!! Vicki asked about online resources for photography instruction/tips...check out Digital Photography School...
digital-photography-school.com It's a great online resource for photography!

Julie said...

Yes, that was the site that I recommended to Vicky on her own blog. I have used it extensively.

Joan Elizabeth said...

This is lovely, the masculinity (foreign language) just oozes through.