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Ted Szukalski

Gallery of fine art photography.

Engineering of yesterday

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When I visited the Power House museum one thing became very apparent as I watched exhibits spanning few hundred years. The older the device the more “elegant” it was. Modern engineering is all about efficiency and functionality, while engineers of the past also made sure their creations looked good too.

Window and a wheel

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Here is an interesting sight I came across in the Power House Museum. We visit the museum probably twice a year and always find something eye opening. This year I think the nuclear medicine exhibit was such exhibit.

As usual I take my camera and hope to find something unique, interesting and most of all photogenic. Photographing museum pieces by themselves is not really that interesting to me. Never the less from time to time I do find a rewarding view. This time as we were exiting more modern part of the museum and entering old vehicles I noticed a window in the wall exposing part of a big timber wheel on on old horse cart. The light was good and the composition appeared by itself. Horizontal and vertical lines of a flat window open to timber textures of radial lines of the wheel spokes.