Fire Queen

Fire Queen Title: Fire Queen
Location: Penrhyn Castle Museum, North Wales
Camera: Canon EOS 650 / Canon 28mm EF
Film: Ilford FP4 125
Notes: This exhibit was inside the castle, but in a well-lit corridor with large floor-to-ceiling windows. Access around the engine was limited, so I had to use a wide angle lens from close up to include all the detail I wanted and still avoid extraneous parts of the surroundings. I liked the design that the central piston made through the frame, which gives it a dynamic diagonal. The polished surfaces and hard textures give the subject the feel of engineering at its peak, ready to unleash its power. This was one of the 10 images I used to gain my LRPS distinction in 1995.