I found this old ship's engine sitting outside a small maritime museum in Cowichan Bay Canon EOS XSi 17-85mm f4.5-5.6 at f/5.6 1/60 55mm ISO 320
The old man's patience was wearing like a the corners of a ragged edge of paper wrapped around a package for too long. He had been on the water 2 weeks and the young deck hand who he had hired was an idiot. He could no longer put up with the inane stream of chatter that poured from the between boy's fleshy lips. The boy didn't talk about anything in particular, the words had become background noise of the kind that runs up and down your spine with all the comfort of a bag of nails wrapped in sandpaper. This was going to end. The old man stepped toward the boy and was about to speak when he heard the engine cough, and sputter... and die.
My family and I went to a restaurant in Cowichan Bay one afternoon and we saw a small maritime museum next door. We went to wander through it and as we left I noticed this very large ship's engine mounted on block outside the entrance. I know nothing about ship's engines but I loved the heavy industrial look of the machinery and as I moved around it taking more pictures I was looking for just the right angle to eliminate the background and to find dynamic shapes that spoke of movement and power. I knew right away that this was going to be a black and white image and after I imported it into Nik Silver Efex Pro I processed it, increasing the structure to give it the grainy appearance.