The Dreamer’s Guide to Photography – Part 2: Resting Excavators

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The World in Twilight

The Dreamer’s Guide to Photography – Part 2: Resting Excavators

Symmetry can show up in the oddest places. And the unliving can mimic life. Not far from my current residence, many old building had been torn down and these two rusting machines rested from their labors amid the snow. They reminded me of some sort of praying mantis folding its limbs or of some fantastic pair of courting animals.

Leaving my faithful sedan running while the traffic whizzed past, ignorant of the art that sprang up along their commute, I brought out an old Canon Ultrasonic EF mount 28-105 zoom to frame the image. Further evidence that older equipment is not necessarily inferior. 😉

To emphasize the character of the machinery, I layered a sepia-colored background while keeping them in color. Topaz B&W effects combined with a bit of manual vignetting helped to complete the scene.

Exposure Data:
ISO 200, f/10, 1/160

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