As impressive as Mother Nature is, vintage locomotives are for me a marvel of engineering. The number of moving parts, powered by steam, moved people and goods across many countries for years. When I think about the individuals who designed these, and improved on them over the years of their operation I'm always amazed at their ingenuity.
This a 16x20" colour image of a drive shaft and drive wheels of a locomotive that is close to 100 years old. I thought about printing this in monochrome, but wanted to capture and reproduce the grime and oil on the drive shafts and wheels, colour worked well for this picture.
Fujicolour Crystal Archive20