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Rod Snaith
June 23rd, 2009, 05:49 AM
As requested in another forum...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2479/3653127711_2d695110aa_o.jpg

Asher Kelman
June 23rd, 2009, 11:40 AM
Straight to this is: an exceptional picture! It has a vertical composition needed to contain the long powerful element on the right and this is balanced by the bright cloud. One rod and one stationary bright spot. That's the main composition. in addition we have diagonals going forward from the base of the picture and thrusting us into a farmer's fields.

The steel on the right is perforated like lace in two layers. The outer reflective steel heat shield is made to be bold and attractive, like a fine dandy with lace. This lone bright figure dominates the right side and with power and flourish. The one soft cloud, so bright white is able to balance this perfectly.

I must say, I find this picture very agreeable and is a remarkable addition to works I would commend.

Asher

Doug Kerr
June 23rd, 2009, 12:19 PM
Hi, Asher,

The steel on the right is perforated like lace in two layers.
I think only in one layer.

I agree, this is a very valuable photo.

Best regards,

Doug

Rod Snaith
June 23rd, 2009, 12:55 PM
Again, thanks for the kind words. I ran it through Adobe to sharpen it, but I didn't care for the texture of the grass. However I think I may try to sharpen the gladhands on the trailer, as well as the heat shield as I feel they may be a little soft. If I can convince the light to work for me, I may run the old girl back over beside the pasture and straighten the exhaust pipe up for another round of shots. I never realized that it was crooked until I looked at the photo, lol. I'd also like to get a few full length shots from the front diagonal.

And you're right, Doug. The shield is a single layer, with shadows thrown on the muffler making it look doubled up.

Rod