Showing posts with label Mechanical. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mechanical. Show all posts

Thursday, January 13, 2011


- These are some of the mechanical systems in the overhead spaces at HRT's new Norfolk Bus Garage. The new facility will be completed soon and bus operations will move in by May. The new building is designed to be LEED Silver certified and we may even get a Gold rating, finger's are crossed. This building replaced a 100 year old facility that originally served trolley cars before being converted to a bus garage in the 1940's. Another 50+ years of public transit service will come from this new building. See some more photos from my walk through today here. Canon G11, 1/5 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 800.

Friday, June 4, 2010


From 2010 Blog
- How our office vending machine thanks you for spending your dollar. The inflection is a little cold and mechanical, kind of like you get from those scripted service employees at national franchises. I have a good friend who always replies "Don't tell me what to do!" Apparently this is a U.S. custom as Europeans feel the phrase is fake and that the speaker only wants to sell something to them - duh. Canon 7D, 1/100 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 100mm macro.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


From 2010 Blog
- A well worn keyhole on the deadbolt lock to my garden shed. A keyhole is where a key is inserted to open a lock. It is more properly known as a keyway. Canon 40D, 1/1000 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 800, 50mm macro with life size converter.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Planetary Sharpener

From 2010 Blog
- While I make my living managing high tech and I'm a certified gadget loving geek, there are a few old fashion things I just love. Fountain pens, mechanical watches and the good ole graphite pencil are some of my favorites. If you use pencils - then you must have a sharpener. Like those found in school classrooms, these are the cylindrical cutters of my sharpener. They are also called "planetary sharpeners", in reference to their use of planetary gears. Canon 40D, 1/40 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 800, 50mm macro.

Friday, December 4, 2009

338 - Cylinder Head

From 365 Project
Close up of a cylinder head and its values stems and springs. This one is from a diesel engine used on a transit bus. The cylinder head sits above the cylinders and consists of a platform containing part of the combustion chamber and the location of the valves and spark plugs. Canon 7D, 1/8 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400, 50mm focal length.