Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rusty Old Truck Take 2


#39

Today as I was cruising the net for interesting new Presets to download, I came across one called "Hard Surfaces."  I immediately thought of my rusty old truck pictures and went back and a had a second look at them.  I found one that I thought I had almost gotten right, but something just wasn't right about how I'd composed it.  So tonight, knowing I had a new Preset to play with, I set out to my back fence to take some new pictures of the truck, in different light, and to get the composition correct this time.  When I took pictures of the truck a few days ago, it was cold & rainy outside and it was about an hour and a half before sunset.  Tonight's picture was taken about 15 minutes after sunset and it was a lovely 65 degrees outside.  

I can't help but wonder what this truck's story is?  I have my theories but I'd love to hear yours if you're game!

Technical Notes:  Nikon D70, Nikkor 55-200 f/4-5.6, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/20, White Balance set to Shade which is a pre-programmed option on the D70.  I find this setting works well after sunset.

4 comments:

  1. It looks like some farmer's pickup which just broke down in the field one day. This one looks terribly cold and rainy, too, just a bit sad. But the photo is beautiful.

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  2. I like the preset you used on this pic, it complements it nicely. I like grunge/color burn look for rusty old vehicles, the dirtier the better.

    These trucks must be really common back then...

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  3. Looks like you've got a nice "bumper" crop there... Heh heh. Sorry. The photo is beautiful!

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