Keith Parris  

Northeast Texas Pumpjack by Keith Parris

July 2024 - Northeast Texas Pumpjack

About the Image(s)

Pumpjacks are a common sight in northeast Texas. Many pumpjacks are fenced or too far off from paved public roads to be easily seen and photographed. I pulled off of the pavement; walked a few steps from my vehicle, and photographed this pumpjack over a low barbed wire fence handheld.

Camera: Nikon Z7
Lens: Nikkor Z 24-200 mm f/4-6.3 VR
ISO: 200
Aperture: f/22
Shutter Speed: 1/100 second
Focal Length: 140 mm
Photograph made on Thursday, 20 June 2024.

2 comments posted

Charles Bartolotta   Charles Bartolotta
Hi Keith. That is a nice subject for a photograph. The rust has a lot of texture and color. The exposure brings out the sky nicely. Judging by the base of the pumpjack, it looks like the image slants a bit to the left. That item that looks like a cylinder (a can?) attached to a short pole at the left end of the pumpjack is a bit distracting because it is so bright. My suggestion is to either remove it or add a color to it so it isn;t so bright.   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:11:32

Michael Braunstein   Michael Braunstein
This photo is nicely done and tells a story. I would consider a tighter crop and remove the white sign.   Posted: 07/08/2024 09:30:46


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