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Rusting Away
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Posted By: Chris, 01-14-2010, 10:33 PM

Shooting a series of old decaying barns, I stumbled upon this beautiful old excavator. It had been completely taken over by nature, vines were bursting through the seat and even the glass, or what was left of it. This was my personal favorite:

Also from this little gem:

This is what's left of this machine.

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01-15-2010, 02:04 AM   #2
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Must have been there for a while - well spotted!
The first photo works really well for me - well done.
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The first one does it for me, as well. Good job of "seeing" a cool image among the rust.

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The first image is superb. An excelelnt mix of colours, shadow and elements. Both the vertical vines and the horizontal yellow, take the eye through the picture, and more importantly, it has emotional impact, at least for me!


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really like the colors, texture and composition in #1... nicely done
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That first one is stunning, beautiful shot!
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Love the first one, oustanding!
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Good details captured here.
Lighting worked well in your favour.
I do find it hard to warm up to images of dereliction, so I may not share the enthusiasm of the revewiers above, but they're all well captured.

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The first one is amazing!
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Thanks, the shadows and color were a bit difficult. It was a sunny day, but AWB pulled in too much blue, and the Shade preset had two many warm tones, so I settled on Cloudy. I get a bit freaked out by being on other's property, especially in that part of the county, some people are quite "protective" of their farms...

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