Our groups continue to work over this difficult period. Our meetings took place through Skype conference calls and everyone was pleased to be able to "meet" and discuss the pictures. Like last month, we have here one picture chosen by the photographer and one by another member of the group.
Alister's Locking Mechanism, chosen by Morag. She thought it a simple, pleasing picture - the shininess, the metal door.
Alister himself chose Ship's Equipment, which he liked because of the large number of different pieces of equipment.
Both Anne and her assessor Fiona chose this mill wheel. Fiona said the picture was framed so that the wheel looks big and dominates the picture. Anne liked it because it showed 3 different periods of engineering, bus, bridge and mill wheel
Agreement again as Athol and Sonia both chose the Red Motorbike. Striking bike, right in the foreground, with a slightly ethereal background and the attitude of the girl indicating something of a story
Ann chose this from her own pictures. She thought it would have been improved by being more centralised.
Ingrid chose this picture of Ann's because she liked the muted colours, the diagonals and structures.
Bob gave us a little history of Engineering through his pictures, starting with the Wheel, chosen by Les, who said the picture had good impact because the image filled the frame and it was good against the black background.
Bob's own choice was the Gear, showing the rear gear system on a mountain bike. The intention was to display the relative complexity of a (now) common item of engineering whilst at the same time remembering that gears in some form have been part of engineering for some centuries. The lighting was subdued to try to heighten the imagination.
Fiona chose her own "Through the bridge". She thought it was improved with the people seen on the bridge. The view through the arch made it a picture within a picture.
Bob chose this striking picture. He thought the picture captures the scale and power of a modern engineering construction and this is emphasised by the angle from which the picture was taken.