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Night time drill rig
Posted By: penmaker, 12-04-2009, 08:40 PM

I stepped outside the other night and saw this scene across the road. I hate the noise of the drill rig, but this shot was too pretty to pass up. I ran back inside, grabbed the camera and tripod and took this picture. It was shot with a K200, 18-55mm lens at 35mm. The exposure was f9 at 2.5 sec and ISO 400. Let me know what you think.

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12-04-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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I like it...who would ever think you would find beauty in a drill rig
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Very nice shot. I think I'd actually prefer it without the moon, it distracts from the rig whereas negative space would make it more dramatic.
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One thing is that's it's perfectly exposed for the subject. I get Gary's point - the moon does compete with the oil rig for attention a little. But well done with it.

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Thanks for the comments. There is a little motion blur in the clouds and moon. The clouds were moving fairly fast that night.
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Very nice - I like the inclusion of moon and clouds.

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Beautifully Captured

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