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This closeup image of rusted gears is from the museum section of Mission San Gabriel (California). The gears are part of an antique grape crushing machine (manually operated). The origins of today’s California wine industry go back to the missions, where the padres grew grapes and made wine. (Olympus E-510 & Zuiko 50mm macro, f/2.8, 1/13 sec, ISO 400, museum interior/low light, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (July 2013)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Anything Orange" challenge in Monochrome in Color (November 2014)

Co-winner of “Metal Things” challenge in Low Light Photography group (October 2014)

Top 10 (2nd Place) in “Teeth Shapes & Patterns” challenge in Shapes and Patterns group (April 2014)

Winner of “Inside the Museum” challenge in Absolute Clarity group (August 2013)

Featured in Low Light Photography (27 December 2013)

Featured in International Women’s Photography (13 August 2013)

Featured in Monochrome in Color (4 August 2013)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 1 year ago

    This closeup image of rusted gears is from the museum section of Mission San Gabriel (California). The gears are part of an antique grape crushing machine (manually operated). The origins of today’s California wine industry go back to the missions, where the padres grew grapes and made wine.

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful rich tone. Beautifully captured.

  • Thanks very much, Joy! I am often attracted to rusty colors, and this piece of machinery gave me lots of them.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Houseover 1 year ago

    An image of “pure gold”… I love this Celeste. The image overall has such a beautiful warm rustic feel…

  • I’m so glad you like it, Sharon! Thank you for the wonderful comment.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • kristijohnson
    kristijohnsonover 1 year ago

    I love your processing! The colors and textures are perfect!

  • Thanks very much, Kristi! I thought the machinery was pretty interesting in its rusty state.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Wonderful macro!

  • Thank you, Lynn!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    Lovely. You’ve photographed it as if it were a flower. Beautiful rust tones and perfect DOF.

  • Thank you, Bette, love your comment! It’s true that my approach to flowers spills over into many other subjects I photograph. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Arfan Habib
    Arfan Habibover 1 year ago

    Love the rustic tone and POV. Fantastic capture!

  • Thank you very much, Arfan! The Mission had lots of good photo opportunities.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Love this! Great light and comp! The rust and tones are beautiful!!!!

  • Thanks very much, Angie! The Mission was a great place to visit with lots of photo opportunities.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 1 year ago

    Love your POV and focus !!!!!

  • Thank you, Thomas! I was somewhat limited by very low light (and tripods were not allowed), but I just had to capture those rusted cogs.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Teresa Pople
    Teresa Popleover 1 year ago

    Wonderful depth to this Celeste and the lighting is fantastic . . .a real winner . .x

  • Thanks ever so much, Teresa! This one is a real low-light special. :)

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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