Construction Rig

Immediate apologies for the Shakespeare pun (couldn’t resist).

Here’s a blast from the past. Does anyone besides me remember that old children’s story about Mulligan and his steam shovel? I think it might be the art in that book that gave me a love of industrial sites.

And speaking of the past, on the way back from Providence after our honeymoon JoDee and I stopped at a rest area to take a breather from driving. This site was right across the street from us, and whether I was tired or not, I meant to shoot it. The sun shone brightly through the spotty cloud cover and contrasted sharply with the iron and steel structures.

When considering whether or not to make any photograph into black and white, always make sure that the scene has a very distinct and sharp balance between light and dark. Those make the best monochrome shots. Scenes with less contrast generally rely on their color to give them character.

Exposure Data: ISO 100, f/8, 1/80

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Written by The Twilit Lens

Freelance photographer and ponderer of the unusual. I welcome the presence of mystery and the unknown. Wonder is not absent from the universe, and there is still room for the child in those who haven't yet allowed their hearts to wither to dust.

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