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Take one morning at Spurn, very overcast weather, throw in a few strobes.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:20.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2011 - 4:55 AM
Focal Length:20mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/15sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Mean Machine
Username:Nick_w Nick_w
Uploaded:16 Jan 2012 - 7:24 PM
Tags:Black & white, Flash / lighting, Strobist
Votes:64

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:30 PM

Love the composition and the point of view a real gritty shot


Brian...................

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 7:57 PM

Your POV has made this machine look incredibly threatening and powerful. Nice work.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 8:02 PM

A really fantastic shot - very well done,
saeid

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SueEley
SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 8:07 PM

You have really emphasised the power of this - a real monster machine shot with a fab sky! My grand daughter would love it too - she's addicted to heavy machinery.

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clintQB
clintQB  351 forum posts United Kingdom
16 Jan 2012 - 8:39 PM

Excellent photo....great composition....the machine looks like a beast

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julesm
julesm  101698 forum posts United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 8:48 PM

Love the atmosphere, Have a Guest Editor Award

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 9:10 PM

Thank you Jules for the award Smile

Thanks for all the comments

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 10:01 PM

And I never got the camera out of the bag that morning, but remember you setting this one up. You weren't that sure as I remember, but tell you what Nick it's turned out a cracker of an image

LesF

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 10:09 PM

Thanks Les, yep you remember right, I just used it for the lighting set up for the future. But I thought I'd see what it looked like in mono and I was shocked.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2012 - 10:09 PM

Like the POV and the good tones and details Nick.
Well worked.
Congrats on the GEA
regards Richard

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ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 6:48 AM

Great tones and texture in this mono image...
Great work...
Dave

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64433 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:36 AM

Sometimes there's only one way to present a subject. Can't fault this.
Chris

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 5:40 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

High impact shot Nick and definitely mean and moody. Fine mono conversion and the sky really does add to the mood. I'd love to see another version with you stood a little more to the left so as to get those wheels on more of an oblique angle.

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Eviscera
Eviscera e2 Member 81104 forum postsEviscera vcard United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Moody angle Nick.

Though don't you think that the eye keeps going straight to that odd trailer wheel sticking out, bottom left hand side ?

Kinda interrupts the "menace" , specially with a highlight on it.

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Nick_w
Nick_w e2 Member 73878 forum postsNick_w vcard England99 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 7:42 AM

Thanks guys.

DaveU good idea, tbh I wasn't going to process this the weather was foul and looked c**p in colour I was only experimenting with strobes. Had I been serious I would have tried a couple of other angles. Les didn't even get his camera out of the car that morning.

Dave (Evisera)

Good point, I meant to get rid of the white patch ( got carried away with rest of image) but I could get rid of the trail or completely.

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 3:44 PM


Quote: Les didn't even get his camera out of the car that morning.


Seeing this wish I had now LOL, congrats on the badges Nick


LesF

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Baz72
Baz72 e2 Member 530 forum postsBaz72 vcard Scotland
20 Jan 2012 - 9:33 AM

This is great ! very moody !
Brian.

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K_T
K_T  2 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2012 - 9:29 PM

I absolutely love this image!!!!

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