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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!


Road Rumble: Alfa Romeo Arna
Erm... where can you possibly start?
Everything about this car is completely the wrong way round, why would you deliberately take talented companies and have them do things they're completely untalented at?
The Alfa Romeo Arna is symbolic of how a breakdown in communication can result in something absolutely hideous!
So, if you're looking for a place to start talking about this car, you need to look to history. In the 1970's, Japan first began to take hold of the European and UK motoring markets by way of cars such as the Toyota Celica. What was found was that Japanese cars were not only mass-produced at a rate that far exceeded that of the European manufacturers, but at the time they produced cars which were much, much more reliable. In Europe, car builders were strangled by Industrial action, with Trade Unions being funded by nations of the Soviet Union to cripple Western manufacturing. British Leyland, Citroen, Alfa Romeo, everyone, they all suffered from this bitter part of Europea
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Printing Vintage Negatives
Yesterday 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
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November 2016 IR Post Processing Contest - Update
Welcome to :iconr72:'s Special Contest for November 2016 created by the r72 admins.
And the winner picture is voted by members poll

by swiftmoonphoto :iconswiftmoonphoto:
A super creation!!!
Ok everyone lets fire up another round of our IR Post Processing Contest.  This month :iconeprowe: eprowe has decided to contribute a raw image for the November 2016 installment of our contest.
We hope you've liked the previous contests and participate in this November edition.
Here we go with the raw image:

How to apply?
1. Download the original raw image here:
2. Create your art
3. Upload your completed piece to the "IR Post Processing Contest Nov 2016" folder
4. Submissions will be accepted until the 2
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Oddities of Nature in Autumn Contest 2016
Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next Not-TOO-Big :XD: Contest

:iconpumpkinborderplz: "Oddities of Nature in Autumn, Contest 2016" :iconpumpkinborderplz:
(Dictionary- Consolidated) -
1. An odd, remarkable, or unusual THING.
2. Quality of being odd, having strangeness, or eccentricity.
3. A strange characteristic or trait; peculiarity.
(Thesaurus- Certain Synonyms Chosen) -
* anomaly
* bizarreness
* extraordinariness
* freakishness
* incongruity
* idiosyncracy
* irregularity
* rarity
NATURE: We are STILL a Nature a Group, so the Contest Entry MUST be ONE that is FOCUSED ON NATURE. It must be on or about Nature. If it is a written piece, then obviously it's ABOUT Nature. Simple as that.
AUTUMN: This is our AUTUMN CONTEST, so try your best to keep it to some of the "traditional" Au
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How I fixed my group request limit
At the end of August 2016, DeviantArt released a change to groups, limiting submissions in a group to 10 a day. This change also impacted the request limit for admins. And it was clear from the start that something was wrong. Some groups were able to request many artworks a day while others only 10 or even less. And there were also other issues: members submissions way higher than 10 a day, groups being hacked because their invites as admins were suddenly automatically approved, and maybe other issues that I don't know of. Since my own group was limited to a maximum of 10 requests a day, I decided, with the collaboration of the help desk, to investigate.
This article is an attempt to help groups with similar request issues as mine. I can't guarantee that what I've done with my group will work with yours. I cannot guarantee either that everyone of those steps are necessary. This is just what I've done and it fixed my problems somehow!
But if you are reading this because you wish to know
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The Wishing Jar 16.8.4
Featuring points.
Take a look at the new wishes!
Wishing for points
:star: Cyres1 wishes to have 4000 points to give 10 deviants a 1-month core membership as a gift. :star:

:star: Darkness-Serum wishes to receive points for an upcoming raffle to help celebrate her watchers. :star:

:star: Lady-Compassion wishes for 1,000 points.The first 15 people to privately note her will get a fractal art. :star:

:star: Viokcha wishes for points. :star:
Majora's Masterpiece in progress XDD by Viokcha.: Chibi Comm for CMDchole :. by Viokcha
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MarvellousMachines Points donation features
All donations to be featured once in the weekly blog from MarvellousMachines 
Points Donate between 1 point - 20 points = one deviation featured.
Points Donate between 21 point - 50 points = two deviations featured.
Points Donate between 51 point - 100 points = three deviations featured.
Points Donate 100+ points = 5 deviations featured.
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52 Week Photography Challenge #29
Welcome to CRPhotography's 52 week photography challenge for 2016! Every Saturday we will be announcing a new idea for you to photograph, and submit to us via comment on each announcement journal. This project aims to challenge you with new concepts and requirements that you may not normally face. This week's challenge is:
Enlight your favorite means of transport.

It could be a photograph of the tool for transportation itself, or the place where this means of transport is known... Be creative, suggestive, or direct!
You are free to interpret this prompt as needed.All photos must be new, and specifically taken for this challenge.Leave a comment in this journal with a link to your photograph.The deadline is Friday, July 22nd, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.One winner will be selected, and will receive 100 Points within the first two weeks of the following month.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free t
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How I built my pinhole camera
Photography Week
Pinhole cameras are the most basic cameras possible, just a tiny hole, film or sensor to capture the image, and a light-tight box to hold it all together. That's it. You set the camera where you want it, uncover the hole for whatever time feels right, re-cover the hole, and go on your way. You process the film or digital image just as you would for any other camera.
Why shoot with a pinhole camera? For some it's their rebellion against all the camera porn and acquisitiveness promoted by camera magazines and people with more money than good sense, against the notion that more expensive equipment will make one a better photographer. For others it is the simple joy of using the most basic camera possible. Some are enamored with the magic of the slightly fuzzy images with infinite depth of field. For most of us it's a mixture of things. And it's liberating and just plain fun to leave behind all the complicated stuff and let it be just me, the camera, and the world. When I
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Top 20 best airline liveries
A bit of a change in the format, but my interest in transport not only covers railways and cars, but also aircraft. Aircraft on their own are interesting enough, how we somehow managed to get several hundred tonnes of metal, furnishings and people into the air and have them travel thousands of miles per day at speeds over 500mph is truly a testament to human ingenuity, but what makes these magnificent pieces of modern engineering even more interesting are the colours that each company gives their plucky airbourne workhorses.
So today I'm counting down my Top 20 favourite airline liveries, these being based on both their colourscheme and how they represent the airline in general. As usual, these are all opinion based and if you have a favourite livery, be sure to mention your own in the comments below!
#20. Cathay Pacific (1970 - 2001)
Green isn't exactly my favourite colour, but in the crisp lines of the previous Cathay Pacific livery it does look very, very good, especially on the Loc
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The Power of COMCAM
Two journals in a week, what?  This is a video from my old unit and I want to share this with you guys while it's still relevant.  
This is why we do what we do, this is why we absolutely love our job.  
As 1SG Johnson says in the video, "I believe that COMCAM soldiers are the unseen warriors…the COMCAM soldiers are not thought about because we are capturing history.  We are telling these stories so that year to come, you can see the real perspective on the ground at that particular time."
Combat camera will always be needed, we will always be that unseen asset.  
We have the best damn job in the military. 
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My art of modelling
My deviations are diorama-style modelled railroad scenes in TT scale (1:120) but not in the sense of traditional model railroading. It's kind of railroad modelling completely out of the mainstream. Most pieces are non operational dioramas, some allow a very simple operation. A common feature is the prominent role of the backdrop that produces most of the effect. Some scenes are just temporary arragements for a photo shot. A very special kind of these temporary scenes combines virtual backgrounds made by screenshots of computer games with real models. So far as I know, I'm the first who ever combined railroad models with computer game scenes into temporary art installations.
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CRP Features: Urban and Rural
We've decided to merge our monthly CV Features and Members' Features into one! Please enjoy this collection of photographs from the Urban and Rural gallery, courtesy of some of our Community Volunteers and members of CRPhotography!
CV Features:
Queen-Kitty's selections:

Sweden Retro by Dapicture gives off a cool, retro feel with bright colors and a great composition.

~ insomnia ~ by twindisch is absolutely haunting with a very eerie atmosphere.

Green Abyss by thebrokenview is incredibly surreal and beautifully captures a very unique location.
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That Fan Shot
So I made this:

Which won Tard OMG Emote last week's CRPhotography challenge (take an interesting photo of a fan). I thought it was worth a quick "behind the scenes" journal because of how I went about it. Sanity is Overrated 
I'm no stranger to ceiling fan photos. Pretty much every camera and lens that has ever passed through my hands has been aimed at the ceiling fan in my darkroom. Like any good creative with an assignment and a deadline, I made sure I had the safe shot in the can, and made this:

I still wasn't 100% certain where to go next. That's not an awful photo, maybe even interesting...but it's sorta cliche for the most part. And I wanted more. Moar Moar Moar  So, I got to thinking...could I get a shot from the fan's point of view?
Well, I have a ball head for my *pod
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52 Week Photography Challenge #9
Welcome to CRPhotography's 52 week photography challenge for 2016! Every Saturday we will be announcing a new idea for you to photograph, and submit to us via comment on each announcement journal. This project aims to challenge you with new concepts and requirements that you may not normally face. This week's challenge is:
Capture stripes! Be fun and creative!

#Stripes in our life. Beware! If you want to participate, it might happen the #stripevirus or #stripefever will infect you and make you achieve awesome shots!
It can be street shot, macro, still life, any kind of category...
Stripes are spread all around us: open your eyes! :stare:

You are free to interpret this prompt as needed.All photos must be new, and specifically taken for this challenge.Leave a comment in this journal with a link to your photograph.The deadline is Friday, March, 4th, 2016 at 11:59 PM PST.One winner will be selected, and will receive 100 
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Apart from learning a lot, I always enjoy looking at other artists interpretations of similar subjects and locations.
I just got back from a quick business trip to Thailand and of course I was accompanied by my camera.  I decided to browse through DA and see other photographers view points and perspectives of Thailand. I discovered some amazing work and thought I would share with my friends.


Bangkok River View by porbital
Molten Gold by Tr1umph
Sunset Dance IV by loudboxball 
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Deviation of the Week
A nice example of a lighthouse by Noneofakind
san pedro light house by Noneofakind

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 2 Years ago
Feb 4, 2016


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AStoKo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a kiss for you, my love! 
Furuhashi335 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2017
Thank you very much for the request!
omick Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
:) (Smile)   Thanks for the request.
vulperine98 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding me to the group! I had no idea that my image would fit into this group, but hey, I'm down!
bergunty Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome, and yes your photo of an old-style oil lamp is an example of energy transfer mechanically - so definitely machine-related :)
Berlin-Steglitz Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Many thanks for the request :)
Lady-ObsidiAnne Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  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!
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