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This is John, the electrical supervisor / commissioning engineer, that worked for me on a pumping station project. Here he is making the final checks on a 750kW motor. Once he has completed operator and technician training John will be retiring and will be sorely missed.
I have gone for a nice wide aperture but I do wonder whether the oof cables work or not.
Mods and comments welcome as always.
Phil

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:1 Aug 2012 - 10:44 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/2.2
Shutter Speed:1/50sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Final Checks
Username:Philo Philo
Uploaded:12 Oct 2012 - 4:23 PM
Tags:Motor, Portraits / people, Pumping station
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Sooty_1
Sooty_1 Critique Team 41208 forum posts United Kingdom198 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:41 AM

John's face is the subject, and the rest (including OOF cables) is just environmental context.

The rest is fine...well exposed, sharp, and a good environmental portrait. I would just crop the earth strap out of the RHS as its a bit bright, and the white spot over his head to clean up a little.

Nick

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 7:08 AM

Good point about the earth strap, Nick, it is quite bright. The blob above John's head is a 690v warning sticker (I think).
Thanks,

Phil

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 10:37 AM

Most of the pipework here is unnecessary to ge tyour picture across and so I have uploaded a mod where I have cropped it out. For me the earth strap can stay as it is an essential part of the earth bonding safety process. The only problem I have with my mod is the location of John's head - somewhat central in the horizontal plane. For that reason I have offered a second mod, with even less of the pipework on display.but the place where the work is taking place is maintained.

Nice work as usual.

Frank

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

Thanks, Frank, mod 1 works very well for me but not too keen on your second version.
Phil

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Jestertheclown
13 Oct 2012 - 1:28 PM

Hi Phil,
I'm with Nick.
I wouldn't go cropping lumps out if they're a part of the image as you took it. You took the shot to include the cables, so I'd leave them.
You could lose the 'white spot' though, since it's identity's not evident and I only find the earth strap to be a distraction because of the green stripes. Perhaps you could selectively desaturate it a bit?
Otherwise, I'd leave it alone.

Bren.

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 2:13 PM

Thanks, Bren, I agree that desaturating would probably help.
Phil

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom855 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 7:56 PM

A first class indusdtrial porttrait. Just a bit too much oof pipe for me.

Paul

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Philo
Philo e2 Member 472 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 8:16 PM

Agreed, Paul, I think Frank's first mod takes care of that. They are cables though, not pipes!
Thanks,
Phil

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