Al Swanson  

Junkyard Wall by Al Swanson

January 2022 - Junkyard Wall

January 2022 - Al Swanson


About the Image(s)

I take at least one trip a year to my favorite junkyard to look for new treasures. I found this wall of hubcaps and chains begging for a camera shot. I loved the wood texture and array of the display. Post processing was pretty simple with cropping, and clarification. Tech stuff: Canon 5D, 24x105 lens, f4.5, 1/5000 sec, ISO 800.

4 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
My, my what a treasure of photography you have available. I would imagine that a macro lens and a tripod could provide an endless source of photography in a place like this. I am engrossed in looking at this image considering the various possible compositions. I suppose that this is the kind of picture when the entire image can be considered as the focal point. One suggestion I have is to straighten out the perspective of the image.   Posted: 01/10/2022 11:19:11

Jerry Biddlecom   Jerry Biddlecom
Very well done in terms of color and contrast, and I was going to say the blues were a little overdone, but I'm assuming you had a bright blue sky behind you. Was the "1/5000 sec" a typo? Mainly though, as Joe points out, the overall distortion could be corrected. The windows and sides of the building are off. In Photoshop you could play around with the various perspective, free transform, skew and distort tools. Also, why the ISO 800? With a bright day and a tripod, you could easily get down to ISO 100, and a slower shutter speed. The coloring of the wood is great.   Posted: 01/11/2022 16:21:19

Kaylyn Franks   Kaylyn Franks
This is definitely a treasure hunt. I agree the perspective needs to be corrected and then I'd like to it cropped up to the building edge to eliminate the bright spots on both sides. I'd also be curious why you chose the high ISO and shutter speed.   Posted: 01/14/2022 09:57:20

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
There is quite a lot going on there, and I'm not sure where to look. I guess the hubcaps are really the focus points with their shiny surfaces and repetitive shapes. I agree with the others that you have some distortion, but your original appears to have enough space to straighten it out without losing too much of the image. Looks like an interesting place to visit!   Posted: 01/14/2022 14:05:44


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