Les Tyler  

Buried by Les Tyler

January 2020 - Buried

About the Image(s)

I made this image at the north end of Cape Cod at sunset. I was hiking the dunes and came across these cars. The original was shot on slide film. I scanned the slide and worked it in Lightroom. I thought it made an interesting subject.

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4 comments posted

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
Yes, you have an interesting subject. The red car especially stands out. I know that the sky shows that it is a sunset, but to it is a distraction. I would crop it off, and think that you would have a more powerful image.   Posted: 01/11/2020 18:48:40

Tony Tam   Tony Tam
Since the picture is sepia color tone, so the sunset atmosphere is not obvious. The dunes looks strange, even I don't understand what it is when I in 1st look. So I agree Tom's comment, Crop off the sand dunes and sky, so your major object the buried red car will be pop up.
Usually the abandoned object would made people to thinking what happened was? what story was it? So such image is very interesting. Same as your.   Posted: 01/12/2020 16:36:12

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
First of all Les, do you remember where on the Cape that was? I am only about 35 minutes from the Cape and less than two hours from Provincetown. I have been wanting to take a ride down during the winter months and I am trying to decide where to go.
I loved the picture. I never would have thought about removing the sky, but once I did I agree with Tom. It makes it a much more powerful image. Personally, I would prefer if the sand was closer to a natural color. Overall, I think it is a great picture and well worth the effort that you invested in it,   Posted: 01/13/2020 11:59:44

Rich Sears   Rich Sears
The red car really draws attention against the tan color of the sand and, to me, also due to the narrow depth of field. The oxymoron story of man-made decay against a wonderful natural backdrop is unique Les.

I feel the depth of the warmish coloration is fighting with the red car top for attention, and would suggest to adjust the sand color back to it's natural color. In addition I agree with cropping off the sky.
  Posted: 01/20/2020 10:30:34