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Brunel

Discussion in 'AP Magazine Feedback & Suggestions' started by RogerMac, May 21, 2011.

  1. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

    Just opened a new thread to say how much I enjoyed the article on that famous Brunel picture. It was news to me that it was in fact one of a three image series and it was clearly better than the other one featured in the article.Does anyone have any idea where the third in the series is available to view
     
  2. Chrissie_Lay

    Chrissie_Lay AP Editor's PA

    Hi Roger

    Here's a link from a google search to the series of the three images of Brunel. Enjoy! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/06/sci_nat_brunel_exhibition/html/1.stm

    Chrissie


     
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Oooooh, wet collodion last week, and now Brunel! Goodness, if AP gets any more Victorian I may wet myself.

    Seriously, I love this stuff - I would give my eye teeth to have a go at wet collodion, or madden myself with mercury doing daguerrotypes, and it might just be because I like machinery you can fix with a big hammer (try doing that with a DSLR - it's fun, but it doesn't seem to fix it!), or because I was born a reactionary old fart, but this is right up my street.

    For those who like a little giggle, here's a Steampunk take on Brunel: http://www.zazzle.com/brunel_mug-168695610618552184

    http://www.zazzle.com/ikb_tshirt-235202295448556962

    and finally: http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/

    What astounded me when I saw the picture was the photo of the Great Eastern being built with both Brunel and that huge chain drum visible, dwarfed by the vastness of the ship's hull. I believe it was nearly half a century before another ship as large was built!

    Final inchoate thought - both the entire Brunel family, including Isambard, and also Frederick Scott Archer are buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. What a great place for an AP meet that would be!

    OK, stream-of-consciousness over, I blame the drugs and the virus!

    Adrian
     
  4. RogerMac

    RogerMac Well-Known Member

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