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HMS Warrior Furnace and Boiler Room
Warrior had 10 boilers, each with four furnaces and this is just a short section of one group. The scene is lit with reds lamps in the lanterns, presumably to give an impression of what it would have been like for the stokers but personally I thought it was awful, however, this shot was only ever going to be in mono. Obviously it is beautifully clean but what it must have been like under steam one can only guess. At full power the temperature reached about 40 degrees C (100 degrees F) but under easy steam it was just pleasantly warm. 'Trimmers' shovelled coal from the bunkers to the furnaces using small truck on rails nicknames the GWR "Great Warrior Railway'. Stokers shovelled coal into the furnaces and removed white hot ash and clinker which they doused with water before hoisting it to the upper deck where it was tipped over the side.
File information
Album name:Silversnapper / Monochromes
Keywords:HMS Warrior Boiler Room
Lens:Canon 24-105mm IS L
Editing Performed:Converted from RAW, selective brightness, contrast and saturation adjustments, sharpened, converted to mono, cropped.
File Size:837 KB
Date added:Mar 07, 2014
Dimensions:1500 x 1278 pixels
Displayed:44 times
Color Space:Uncalibrated
Customer Render:0
Date Time:2014:03:05 08:56:40
DateTime Original:2014:02:28 10:50:07
DateTime digitized:2014:02:28 10:50:07
Exif Image Height:1278 pixels
Exif Image Width:1500 pixels
Exif Offset:308
Exif Version:version 2.21
Exposure Bias:-0.33333333333333 EV
Exposure Mode:0
Exposure Program:Aperature Priority
Exposure Time:3/10 sec
FNumber:f 5
Flash:No Flash
Focal length:35 mm
Max Aperture:f 4
Metering Mode:Multi-Segment
Model:Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Orientation:Normal (O deg)
Resolution Unit:Inch
Scene Capture Mode:0
Software:Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Macintosh)
White Balance:0
X Resolution:300
Y Resolution:300
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SteveT  [Mar 07, 2014 at 12:01 PM]
Very interesting image I can only imagine what the working conditions were like specially in battle. There is a lot of detail lost in the shadows and I think a edit could improve the image.
George  [Mar 07, 2014 at 07:00 PM]
Ahhh so you remembered, iso 3200
Impressive, only a slight amount of noise if I pixel peep.
I can only imagine the smell and fumes from the furnaces, not to mention the baking heat, no easy life for a stoker. I would also guess that the area was not quite as clean as this when steaming.
A smashing shot Keith., well suited to mono, luv it.
Silversnapper  [Mar 09, 2014 at 08:16 AM]
Thanks guys. Steve was kind enough to send me a copy of his very good edit to bring out more detail in the shadows. Because I was hand-holding the camera it was not possible to get a successful exposure long enough to bring out proper detail in the shadows, so all that even the RAW converter software does is to extrapolate the rather poor detail that exists and have a 'best guess' - which it does quite well - unfortunately it also generates even more unacceptable noise! 'Sow's ear and silk purse' springs to mind I'm afraid.