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Challenge #6 in the Photo chat series. Hosted by AndrePooh, barb_s.
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***This is a complex challenge. Please read challenge comments below FIRST and click "show full rules" to understand the mechanism of this challenge.**** ***Entrants should have at least 25 comments and forum messenges combined*** Show us a photo of a technical mechanical system with wheels and rods and so on, things that turn, wobble, push or pull, close or open. NOTE!!!, entry in this challenge also obliges to give comments about all other entries in the series. Eventually you may enter an improved version of the first photo. You are encouraged to provide early comments during the submission stage to allow contestants to create an improved photo to submit before voting begins.
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Winch-1
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1-Ton Winch, at the harbor in Anstruther, Scotland
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Submitted: Tuesday, 17th January, 2012 03:57 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 15th March, 2009
Focal length: 6 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F3.6
ISO: 80
Notes: Overhead light clouds made for nice lighting. Nothing technical to report, except -1/3 stop Exposure bias, to hold highlights in this overall fairly dark image.
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