Cockatoo Island Screw thread Lathe Speed Controller.

Cockatoo Island is a hertiage listed in the middle of Sydney Harbour and is also the largest Island in the Habour. Since European settlement the island has been used for incarceration of convicts, industrial schooling and ship building. Maritime idustrial activity was ceased in 1992. 10 years later the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust was established and this island was placed into their care. Rehabilitation and restoration of the island is continueing and upon each visit you are sure to note chages.

This was my second visit to the Island and this time the trip was instigated by my wife, as she had never been here. It was a day out with the inlaws with all of us enjoying the photographic delights of this wonderful place. The weather did get the better of us on this day as a afternoon thunderstorm drew the days activity to a close.

Many images were taken of this one machine and a few images will follow once they are processed. Hence you will see more images under the title “HDR Study of THE MACHINE”

Nikon D300
Nikon 12-24mm f/4.0 Lens
Remote Release

Shutter: 1/15 1/4 1seconds
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 17mm

Photomatix (yes, again)
Capture NX
White Balance

Welcome to my view of the world, through the lens. Sometimes fluffy, sometimes colourful, other times it can be dark and moody.

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  • Jeff Catford
    Jeff Catfordabout 5 years ago

    Excellent – Although this bit of ‘electronics’ is much more recent, you have given this a 19th century Sci Fi, Jules Verne look that I reckon fits it perfectly and has given it a whole new character that hints of a story to be told.
    It was a top day. I don’t think we’re done with Cockatoo Island yet though.

  • thanks Jeff. I do agree that this locale has a lot more to offer and look forward to many more visits.

    – Jason Ruth

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonabout 5 years ago

    good shot Jason must get out there again, that will be the third time lol

  • thank you Philip. I know I will return as it is just a fantastic place with so many differenet perspectives on offer.

    – Jason Ruth

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work and image, enjoyed the information too.

  • thanks David, glad you enjoyed the info.

    – Jason Ruth

  • ozzzywoman
    ozzzywomanabout 5 years ago

    Good shot of an interesting part of this old lathe.

  • thanks ozzy, I was just so fascinated by it escpecially with my electrical background.

    – Jason Ruth

  • John Vandeven
    John Vandevenabout 5 years ago

    Great work Jason.

  • thank you John

    – Jason Ruth

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago


  • thanks Scott

    – Jason Ruth

  • Ann Evans
    Ann Evansover 4 years ago

    great find!

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