Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

The Beast

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

I visited the farm close to our holiday home this morning, nothing was happening other than heifers feeding in a dark shed. I therefore turned my attention to the machinery there.
I load pictures here for two reasons, firstly for constructive critique and secondly, because I believe that if you are going to give critique to lots of other members, they should have the right to see what kind of stuff you produce yourself. It is therefore a double edged sword - give and take. I often wish others would do the same.
Focal length 10mm
ISO 250
1/200sec @ f13

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:10-20mm sigma
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Mar 2012 - 10:56 AM
Focal Length:10mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/13.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:The Beast
Username:Focus_Man Focus_Man
Uploaded:27 Mar 2012 - 3:10 PM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Transport
VS Mode Rating Unrated
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 3:36 PM

I love machinery like this, working Big Boys' Toys, and find them much more interesting that the more romanticised farm images. If this were mine (I wish) I think I would want to deal with the light halo around the tractor, and the fence on the left that I find distracting. In fact I copied the image and took out that fence and it did give a lot more emphasis to the tractor.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ams99
ams99 Junior Member 365 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 6:52 PM

When i look at an image i like to look at "a thing" or an object as opposed to a general scene which is probably why i'm drawn to this upload. I think its a good capture with the wheels off parallel to the load giving a view of the axle. As an alternative / modification could the beast be moved slightly higher in the frame by taking a step back with the path giving a lead in? Just a thought to try and move the tractor off the centreline.

Cheers

Alan

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 7:29 PM

Hi Frank,

I wonder how it would have worked if (you might not like this suggestion) you lay on your belly up close and gave it that look, like when your at the base of a tall building and capturing the top against the sky. I know you know that other than the rule of thirds another rule that misconception states must not be broken is the one about "Never Tilt the camera" ha.
I like Lynne's mod with the removal of the fence and I also like Alan's suggestion about a lead in but I also think a tight crop works. Have a look at the mod where I have given it more space to the left, reduced the blue sky a touch and darkend the ground (what a mish-mash) Wink, still, I think it also works with a touch more space. This goes to prove yet again that with composition there is no right and wrong only what works for the individual

Take care
Martin

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 8:04 PM

Excellent use of the wide-angle to get in really close and emphasize the size of the tractor. Not sure about the processing, though, as there's a noticeable and quite wide halo around the tractor/sky boundary, which is particularly visible in the thumbnail.

This would also work well in black and white, I think, for an alternative viewpoint.

Dave.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Graysta
Graysta  91134 forum posts England
27 Mar 2012 - 8:34 PM

Used to mend these when they where first imported to the U.K back in the 70's then they had the crispest knockyest diesel engine i had ever heard a sound of power and soul, although they where never quite as good as they sounded i still liked them.
Well caught aggression of this maybe a lower wider perspective might show a more powerfull veiw but stiil thanks for posting.

Graham

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

ams99
ams99 Junior Member 365 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2012 - 9:19 PM

An excellent mod my Martin with slightly less sky and a less deep blue. Also, the perspective with the additional room on the left following the direction of the wheel works really well.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

arhab
arhab  243 forum posts Indonesia2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Apr 2012 - 11:31 AM

straight to the point, as suggestion you to me and the other. great image frank. but like dave said, there is halo around the tractor.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.