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The wheels that drive the hammer – Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wheel.

Well this week Frank challenges us with the topic ‘Wheel’:

After a great week of Technology, I thought it would be fun to switch to some early technology that has affected humanity’s advancement over the ages; so this week, the theme is Wheel! Of course, the Wheel comes in all shapes and sizes, and it can be a noun or a verb. I think that this might give all of you some room for exploration and creative expression, to which I very much look forward!!
So let’s wheel around and have a blast with this theme!

So I ended up using different photos to those I set out to find!  The following photos were taken at Finch foundry, the last working water-powered forge in England.  Actually these could also have been used for the previous two weeks challenges!  The first photo is of the water wheel.

‘Water power’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Water power

The second photo is inside the foundry directly behind the water wheel.

‘Wheels and belts’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Wheels and belts

The next photo is a small detail I noticed when editing the above photo, a small amount of water running in from the outside.

‘A small leak’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.A small leak

And finally what do all these wheels do, well some of them drive this:

‘The big hammer’, Finch foundry, Dartmoor, 2016.Big hammer

Ken

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