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"If it moves and is man-made, it's a machine"

Cog25pix by bergunty General rules:

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty Submit to "New Submissions" only.

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty 2 per week > not too similar.

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty Please submit your best work.

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty Humans accepted as long as the main focus is on machine (i.e a farmer driving tractor is fine, a selfie in front of a tractor is not).

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty All media accepted. Photos, drawings, models, and literature of real machines will go into the designated folders.

Cog25pixgreen by bergunty Photos of shop-bought models/still life/Lego/Hornby etc will go into the "Crafts" folder.

Cog25pixred by bergunty  No Mature content.

Cog25pix by bergunty  Folders:

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Transportation (Land/Sea/Air including "pedestrian" transportation such as elevators and ski-lifts, and any military transportation including tanks) - no close-ups of parts. Tractors, cranes etc to go into Farming and Construction. Only ONE photo of your car will be accepted at any time, there are plenty of dedicated car groups out there!

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Farming and Construction (Tractors / Cranes / Outdoor forklift etc). Windmills to go into Structures and Architecture.

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Power Station / Factory / Fabshop / Warehouse (Exterior including chimneys, dams, substations, generators. Interior including pumps, conveyor belts, boilers etc). Will accept Urbex as long as the focus is on equipment. Internal mechanical handling such as trolleys and forklifts can also go in here as long as it is obvious where it is!

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Structures and Architecture (lighthouses / windmills / bridges / towers / sirens / pylons / lighting). Focus must be on mechanical or electronic element of structure, buildings will not be accepted unless there is an element of mechanical/electronic on exterior.

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Amusements (inc rollercoasters, carosels and coin-op)

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Electronics (computers / robots / games / toys / cellphones / household equip / power tools)

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Misc mechanical (inc "hand-op" tools)

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Parts and close-ups (engines, parts of car, etc. Non-moving parts such as hood ornaments or interior will not be accepted).

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Future and Fantasy (inc film and TV props)

Cog25pixgrey by bergunty Crafts, abstract, static models / still life, literature (that does not fit into the other folders). Accepting anything that celebrates machines!


Yes - the group's still alive and active! Working full-time and being a part-time student sucks away my time...doh!

Deviation of the Week
SomersetCider's work makes you long for summer
Harvest time 4 by SomersetCider

Journal of the Week
Have a look at some of rdungan1918's current work, they are printing vintage negatives from their wife's family history. Read about how the negative holders have to be re-jigged as the older films are not standard sized!
Printing Vintage NegativesYesterday was a good day.  I spent four or five hours in the darkroom.  I printed several copies each of two negatives.  My wife said you only printed two pictures, and, I said I am rather slow.  I have found that rushing in the darkroom wastes paper and time.  
The large variety of sizes vintage negatives come in sometimes causes a problem.  In the early days film sizes weren't standardized like they are today.  For my Omega D2 I have a 35mm, 2 1/4 inch square, 6x9cm and 4x5 film holders.  Problem was I wanted to print two negatives that are 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches in size.  They are too large for the 6x9 cm film holder and two small for the 4x5 film holder.  My solution was to take two worthless 4x5 negatives, tape them together and then to cut a hole that was 1/8 inch smaller than the negative.  You sandwich the negative between the two cut 4x5 negatives and insert into the 4x5 film holder.  Not perfect but adeq

Machines of Interest
An old news story rather than new, anyone remember the Bugatti barn find a few years back? (I say a few years - can't believe the story was from 2009!)…
Our very own member, S-Amadeaus has caught a similar one on their travels. Very lucky!
1934 Bugatti Type 57 by S-Amadeaus

Do you have any news to share? Or do you know of any deviations or journals that would fit in this group? Are you a group owner who wants to affiliate? Please note bergunty if you do!
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Group Info

"If it moves and is man-made, it's a machine".
A group that focuses on real machines, from transport to tools.
An all-media group. Limit 2 submissions a week.
Founded 1 Year ago
Feb 4, 2016


Group Focus
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62 Members
66 Watchers
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Lady-ObsidiAnne Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Student General Artist
Hey!! Thank you so much for the request and for inviting me to join!^^
Jorgipie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the request!! :D
artjuggler Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the request. :D
joerimages Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
MarjorieChamillard Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016
Thank you for the request!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for requesting my work! :hug:
What a lovely surprise from your awesome GROUP! :la:
bergunty Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I was surprised to find some awesome machines when browsing :hug:
Gelu509 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:squee: Thank you very much for the request!:squee: 
NKprod Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
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I, Thanks
Have a nice day !
vw1956 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for the request! :D
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