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Retired Construction Crane to Pasture by Bob Legg

November 2020 - Retired Construction Crane to Pasture

November 2020 - Bob Legg


About the Image(s)

Here is “Retired Construction Crane to Pasture”. Knowing that Pete had a fondness to old vehicles and needs help recuperating. I have gone back to my newly imported achieves in Lightroom and found this beauty taken in October 2009 in NH as I passed a cow and horse pasture and even tho it was rainy, took a few photos. It is a favorite and I assume you will think I’m affected with the old vehicle symptom that Pete has. The metadata info says this was taken with my Nikon D200, ISO400, 112mm on my 18-200 lens, f5.3 at 1/30sec. Yes, the longer exposure captured the rain/borderline snow, and NO I do not remember if I used a tripod. I’m thinking NOT, but it’s pretty sharp for 1/30 sec so maybe I did. I tried to duplicate my Apple Aperture processing in Lightroom and I think it came out fairly close.

5 comments posted

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Bob, this is wonderful. As you know, I'm intrigued by images of old, rusty vehicles.... and yours is an excellent example. The rain makes this a bit different, which is great.

Your image might benefit by having a bit more space in front of the truck. But, other than that, I have no suggestions.

Well done.
  Posted: 11/02/2020 17:17:42

Emil Davidzuk   Emil Davidzuk

Love it

The elements are just peeling the paint away. It will never see the job site again but many photographers will put her to work

Emil   Posted: 11/10/2020 13:53:24
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks Emil.   Posted: 11/10/2020 20:42:27

LuAnn Thatcher   LuAnn Thatcher
Great image, Bob!

Your D200 is 15 years old this month, do you still have it?

For 1/30th shutter it is a nice sharp image, and the tonality in the blacks is perfect.

Yes, the bumper is close to the left side of the frame, but that doesn't bother me too much because the wheel catches my eye and it is far enough away from the frame to make this a non issue for me.

You captured nice detail in the pealing and cracking paint, I am surprised the tire isn't flat. And I love the atmospheric perspective. All the elements of an image with impact (originality, unique point of interest (we usually see old small trucks), great story, and emotional response from a viewer). Well done, my friend!

Best regards,
LuAnn   Posted: 11/10/2020 15:20:18
Bob Legg   Bob Legg
Thanks for all those nice words and thoughts LuAnn. Nope D200 was traded a long time ago. Traded up to D300, then 300s and then D750 in 2015 and now shooting with D780. The crane is my kind of image black blacks with texture and a story to tell. Sorry, no way to reconstruct my brain from 15 years ago. Thank goodness that the digital files have recorded other details.   Posted: 11/10/2020 20:49:47


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