Featured Forum Post: 'Icon's B&W Workshop Series'

Discussion in 'Open Discussion' started by Iconindustries, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    It's been quite some time since I've contributed some pictures to the forum. For some time I've had the idea of displaying a few select black and white pictures from my line of work. The reason I haven't rushed this is because I wanted to wait until I had some reasonable images, which I've gathered over time.

    I wanted to show a small insight into my life so I've gone black and white simply because of the feeling a B&W image can give. Focuses on what is important.... and it portrays that all encompassing sentimental value.

    Hope you enjoy,

    GF1 and 20mm [1st Gear clutch pack from out of an industrial ZF Gearbox. The gear box came out of a 6 wheel Terex dumptruck.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236285051/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236285051_a752845680_c. "800" height="600" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    GF1 and 20mm [Funk Gear box out of a Agricultural CAT Challenger track tractor. 3rd Gear clutch housing broke in half and needed to be replaced.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8237352166/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8237352166_68d66ab3e6_c. "800" height="600" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    GF1 and 20mm [Overhead camshaft in Mitsubishi engine. I rebuilt this engine from the ground up.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8237353436/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8237353436_34b8d1e201_c. "800" height="450" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    GF1 and 20mm [Myself with the Gas Axe making a pulling tool.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236285611/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236285611_63f25c41e6_c. "800" height="534" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    GF1 and 24mm Tokina [Beautiful clean cutting tip.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236283985/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236283985_571c9e0814_c. "800" height="534" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    Em-5 and 20mm [Oils aint oils unless it's Castrol.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236283463/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236283463_c994e3e553_c. "800" height="600" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    Em-5 and 7-14 @8 [I see things from many different perspectives.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236281929/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236281929_36ed611694_c. "800" height="600" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    Em-5 and 45mm [Sometimes you just gotta pray your pants stay up!]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236320883/" title="PA050059-2 by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236320883_eeb9450a78_c. "800" height="534" alt="PA050059-2"></a>

    Em-5 and 45mm [Injuries do occur, and you do what you gotta do.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8237348366/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8237348366_5c15f34468_c. "600" height="800" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    Em-5 and adapted nikkor 85mm [Calling it a days work]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8236286469/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8236286469_99153a7490_c. "800" height="611" alt="Workshop Series"></a>

    Em-5 and 45mm [It makes it all the worth while when your friend comes to help. Front wheel of a White prime mover Truck.]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8237386532/" title="PB190429-3 by iconindustries, on Flickr"> View attachment 243982 "800" height="600" alt="PB190429-3"></a>

    Em-5 and 45mm [This one may have been posed:smile:]

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/8237345998/" title="Workshop Series by iconindustries, on Flickr"> 8237345998_d8b34acaaa_c. "800" height="600" alt="Workshop Series"></a>
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  2. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Awesome series Icon... I like them all, though if pressed I think the standout for me has to be the starburst on the cutting torch -wow! Thanks for sharing this series, I liked the concept and execution both :2thumbs:
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  3. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Excellent set Brady...I really like your B+W treatment on these.
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  4. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Excellent set!!!
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  5. Love that b&w processing style
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  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Worth the wait - an impressive set Brady.
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  7. thelaxong

    thelaxong Mu-43 user

    Jan 13, 2011
    Melbourne - Australia
    Stunning set! Excellent B&W processing.
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  8. Christilou

    Christilou Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 25, 2010
    Camberley, Surrey
    Whilst you are speaking a foreign language regarding engine bits, the pictures are outstanding and you've made it look rather glamorous :) 
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  9. noizy

    noizy Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 11, 2012
    excellent set!
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  10. Pim

    Pim Mu-43 Regular

    Great stuff Icon! I am kinda partial to B&W myself, and these are a great example how how B&W can really make you focus on shapes, patterns, etc, without the distraction of colours..:) .
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  11. savvy

    savvy Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 28, 2012
    S.Yorkshire, UK
    A very well thought out storytelling series, without the colour to distract from what is being told.

    Really liked it :2thumbs:
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  12. hankbaskett

    hankbaskett Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 21, 2012
    Very nice. From the title I thought you were going to put on a B&W workshop, now I see that they are *of* a workshop. :smile:
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  13. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Thank you guys for the encouragement. I'm glad I've been finally able to put it together.

    I just realised most of the photos I took were with the 20mm and I sold that to my brother today. My bad! -hopefully the 25mm can take it's place.

    It's taken me awhile to find my favourite black and white tones but I'm gradually finding what I enjoy. I processed these all in LR but I really wish I can emulate these tones in Aperture as that's my main editor.

  14. snkenai

    snkenai Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 5, 2010
    Takes me back to my own "knuckle busting" days. Great set. And the kind of clarity and fine detail that I crave and rarely achieve.:2thumbs:
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  15. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Well done. Thanks for sharing.
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  16. muzza

    muzza Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 17, 2012
    Some stunning photos, specially the gears and welding
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  17. Gurin

    Gurin Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 5, 2012
    These are really, really, good and as a series out of the same workplace they are even better.
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  18. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
    Welcome back Brady! Thanks for sharing your work and your 'work' with us.
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    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Wow these are all amazing, since we are picking favorites I'll go with #2.
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  20. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Thanks for sharing this powerful portfolio. B+W really cuts to the essence of the subject. Great compositions in the artistic presentation of mundane objects.

    That is the strangest shaped thumb, or is he waiting to have the digit reattached?
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