Skip to main content

Turning Collection

"Unveiling the Unexpected: A Journey of Turning" In a world full of surprises, sometimes turning takes us to unexpected places

Background imageTurning Collection: Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies, BC, Canada

Mount Robson, Canadian Rockies, BC, Canada
Mount Robson, Mount Robson Provincial Park, Canadian Rockies; British Columbia, Canada

Background imageTurning Collection: Nude man

Nude man twisting at the waist

Background imageTurning Collection: Farmer and team of working horses plough a field

Farmer and team of working horses plough a field
A team of two heavy horses plough a field, watched by a large crow and a pet springer spaniel. Watercolour painting by Malcom Greensmith Date: circa 1980

Background imageTurning Collection: Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales

Two miners in a narrow coal seam, South Wales
Two miners, one of them quite young, working in a narrow coal seam in a mine in South Wales

Background imageTurning Collection: Butter Making

Butter Making
circa 1857: A woman churning butter talks to a milkman wearing a yoke to carry his pails. William Grundys English Views (Photo by T. R)

Background imageTurning Collection: Ploughing a field

Ploughing a field
A farmer operating a hand plough, pulled by a team of two white horses. Watercolour painting by Raymond Sheppard

Background imageTurning Collection: Shell fossil collage

Shell fossil collage
Digital illustration featuring a plaster cast of a shell fossil and sand texture

Background imageTurning Collection: Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell

Riley Lynx of AR Rye competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935. Artist: Bill Brunell
Riley Lynx 1089 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. BPC886. Event Entry No: 158 Driver: Rye, A.R. Retired. Place: M.C.C. Lands End Trial. Date: 19/20.4.35

Background imageTurning Collection: Metalwork

Metalwork
MODEL RELEASED. Metalwork. Metalworker watching a CNC (computer numerical control) lathe as it machines a metal component. CNC lathes are controlled electronically

Background imageTurning Collection: Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex

Four-horse Ploughing team at work - South Downs, East Sussex
Sons of the soil - A four-horse Ploughing team at work in on the South Downs - East Sussex. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageTurning Collection: BP employee opening the flow valves

BP employee opening the flow valves
A British Petroleum employee opens the flow valves of an oil plant in the Middle East (likely to have been in Iraq or Iran)

Background imageTurning Collection: Gettysburg / Cassells

Gettysburg / Cassells
Picketts charge. Marking a turning point, this battle ended with a Union victory, but both sides suffered heavy losses

Background imageTurning Collection: Windmill (wind pump) at sunset, South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Windmill (wind pump) at sunset, South Australia, Australia, Pacific

Background imageTurning Collection: Venus, model 1817 / 1820, carved c. 1822 / 1823 (marble)

Venus, model 1817 / 1820, carved c. 1822 / 1823 (marble)
CGW445340 Venus, model 1817/1820, carved c. 1822/1823 (marble) by Canova, Antonio (1757-1822) (after); 175.2x50.8x45.7 cm; Corcoran Collection, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C

Background imageTurning Collection: Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Wedding at Cana Date: 1562

Background imageTurning Collection: Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s

Advert for Follows & Bates winding machines 1900s
Various machines from the late 19th Century early 20th century, advertised in The Ironmonger Diary and Text Book, for Follows & Bates in Manchester. Circa 1900

Background imageTurning Collection: Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Convict in prison cell turning hand-crank

Background imageTurning Collection: Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria

Fantastic Wooden Screw Olive Press - Kabyle People, Algeria
Absolutely Fantastic Wooden Olive Screw Press - Kabyle People, Algeria. The traditional Kabylian economy of the area is based on arboriculture (orchards and olive trees)

Background imageTurning Collection: LCC-LFB fire station appliance room with engines

LCC-LFB fire station appliance room with engines
London firefighters turning out on a fire call from Wandsworth fire station, SW London

Background imageTurning Collection: Old Bhutanese man turning prayer wheels in Buddhist temple, Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Old Bhutanese man turning prayer wheels in Buddhist temple, Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Background imageTurning Collection: Bhutanese woman turning Buddhist prayer wheels, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Bhutanese woman turning Buddhist prayer wheels, Trashi Chhoe Dzong, Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Background imageTurning Collection: England, Cumbria, Keswick, Barbers pole, barbers shop sign

England, Cumbria, Keswick, Barbers pole, barbers shop sign

Background imageTurning Collection: Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire

Wheel worked by dog - turning roasting spit, Carmarthenshire
Wheel worked by a dog for turning the roasting spit - used until the end of the first quarter of the 19th century. This example was the property of the late Sir John Williams, Bart

Background imageTurning Collection: Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B

Horse That Took The Wrong Turning- At Epsom, by H. M. B
Maverick horse galloping the opposite direction to the rest of the race. Bateman (1887-1970) was a popular artist and regularly contributed to the Sketch, the Tatler and the Bystander

Background imageTurning Collection: An F-14A Tomcat with missile armament

An F-14A Tomcat with missile armament
An F-14A Tomcat banks away from the camera, showing a complement of three missiles: AIM-54 Phoenix, AIM-7 Sparrow, and AIM-9 Sidewinder. The F-14 also carried an internal 20mm cannon

Background imageTurning Collection: Ceramic artist working in her workshop with a potters wheel, turning a vase, Geisenhausen

Ceramic artist working in her workshop with a potters wheel, turning a vase, Geisenhausen, Bavaria, Germany, Europe

Background imageTurning Collection: Battle of Stalingrad - Aerial view of fuel stores on fire. The Battle of Stalingrad between Germany

Battle of Stalingrad - Aerial view of fuel stores on fire. The Battle of Stalingrad between Germany and the Soviet Union lasted from 17 July 1942 until 2 February 1943

Background imageTurning Collection: Gliders and Aoraki / Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

Gliders and Aoraki / Mt Cook, Mackenzie Country, South Island, New Zealand

Background imageTurning Collection: Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) in flight, diving for prey. Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, South Island

Caspian Tern (Sterna caspia) in flight, diving for prey. Lake Ellesmere, Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand

Background imageTurning Collection: First aid competition, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1961. Artist: Michael Walters

First aid competition, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1961. Artist: Michael Walters
First aid competition, Mexborough, South Yorkshire, 1961. A volunteer patient is attended to during a first aid competition which was held by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB)

Background imageTurning Collection: Illustration of netball player keeping one foot on same spot while holding ball and turning

Illustration of netball player keeping one foot on same spot while holding ball and turning

Background imageTurning Collection: Digitally restored war propaganda poster

Digitally restored war propaganda poster. This vintage World War II poster features the hand of a worker punching a time clock. It declares - Victory Starts Here!

Background imageTurning Collection: Saab JA 37 Viggen and Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the Swedish Air Force

Saab JA 37 Viggen and Saab JAS 39 Gripen fighters of the Swedish Air Force

Background imageTurning Collection: Garden fork in dug soil on allotment, Suffolk, England, august

Garden fork in dug soil on allotment, Suffolk, England, august

Background imageTurning Collection: Turning Wood on a Lathe

Turning Wood on a Lathe
A turner uses a lathe powered by a foot pedal to carve and shape a length of wood

Background imageTurning Collection: Surrender at Saratoga

Surrender at Saratoga
After being defeated by Gates at the battle of Stillwater, Burgoyne surrenders at Saratoga : this is a turning point in the war ensuring victory for the colonists

Background imageTurning Collection: Policeman riding a Triumph motorcyle

Policeman riding a Triumph motorcyle
A police rider turning a corner on his Triumph motorcycle, fitted with white legshields and a front numberplate (denoting this picture is pre-1975)

Background imageTurning Collection: Road, near Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Road, near Armidale, New South Wales, Australia, Pacific

Background imageTurning Collection: Mediumship / Table Turning

Mediumship / Table Turning
A table turning seance gets out of hand in Lyon, France

Background imageTurning Collection: Bugatti of G Blackstock competing in the Scottish Light Car Trial, 1922. Artist: Bill Brunell

Bugatti of G Blackstock competing in the Scottish Light Car Trial, 1922. Artist: Bill Brunell
Bugatti 1496 cc. Vehicle Reg. No. XL1266. Event Entry No: E-42. Driver: Blackstock, G. Withdrawn on day 4 with valve trouble. Place: Scottish Light Car Trial. Date: 5-10.6.22

Background imageTurning Collection: Georges Irat of Ernest Andre competing at the Boulogne Motor Week, France, 1928. Artist

Georges Irat of Ernest Andre competing at the Boulogne Motor Week, France, 1928. Artist
Georges Irat 1928 2000 cc. Event Entry No: 56. Driver: Andre. Place: Boulogne Motor Week. Date: 3-9.9.28

Background imageTurning Collection: MG PA of RA MacDermid of the Cream Cracker Team competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935

MG PA of RA MacDermid of the Cream Cracker Team competing in the MCC Lands End Trial, 1935
MG PA 847 cc. Reg. No. JB3639. Event Entry No: 93 Driver: McDermid, R.A. 1934/5 Cream Cracker team car. Chassis No. PA336. M.C.C. Lands End Trial. Date: 19/20.4.35

Background imageTurning Collection: Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco

Wheel Ride - La Grande Rome - Morocco. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageTurning Collection: A Saab JAS 39 Gripen C of the Royal Thai Air Force in flight

A Saab JAS 39 Gripen C of the Royal Thai Air Force in flight
March 29, 2013 - A Saab JAS 39 Gripen C of the Royal Thai Air Force in flight over Langkawi Airport, Malaysia

Background imageTurning Collection: Horse Drawn Haymaking

Horse Drawn Haymaking
Turning the hay using a a pony- drawn reaper, near Reigate, Surrey

Background imageTurning Collection: A female cheetah rests in the shade at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

A female cheetah rests in the shade at Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Background imageTurning Collection: Four stages of swimmer performing rapid turn

Four stages of swimmer performing rapid turn

Background imageTurning Collection: Waterworks

Waterworks
May 1909: A lock in the waterworks at Hampton Wick. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)




For sale as Licensed Images

Choose your image, Select your licence and Download the media

"Unveiling the Unexpected: A Journey of Turning" In a world full of surprises, sometimes turning takes us to unexpected places. From butter making to metalwork, turning holds the key to unlocking hidden talents. Like a shell fossil collage, life's twists and turns create beautiful patterns in our journey. Two miners navigate a narrow coal seam in South Wales, showcasing the resilience found in turning challenges into opportunities. Witnessing a farmer and his team of working horses ploughing a field reminds us of the timeless artistry behind every turn. The rhythmic dance of a four-horse ploughing team at work on the South Downs captures the harmony found in collective effort and shared goals. As we delve into new horizons, like ploughing a field, we cultivate growth and sow seeds for future success. Gettysburg/Cassells - where history turned its course - serves as an eternal reminder that pivotal moments can shape destinies forever. With each turn of BP employee opening flow valves, energy flows freely towards progress and innovation for all mankind. A windmill at sunset stands tall as it harnesses nature's power, reminding us that even winds change direction but continue to drive forward movement. Riley Lynx racing through MCC Lands End Trial in 1935 showcases how passion fuels determination when turning dreams into reality. In this captivating collection of images depicting various forms of "turning, " we are reminded that life is an ever-evolving journey filled with unexpected twists and transformative moments. From witnessing a nude man engaging in butter-making – symbolizing personal transformation – to exploring intricate shell fossil collages representing the beauty born from adaptation; these glimpses offer insights into how embracing change can lead us down uncharted paths. The courageous two miners navigating treacherous narrow coal seams exemplify resilience amidst adversity.