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Rubbish Sunrise

By tigertimb
A quick break from the shots with the new camera and some already processed images, in the hope of having more time to catch up with comments!

My journey to work takes me past this scrap metal yard, which is a constantly evolving landscape with mountains and monsters coming and going. (some of us don't have real ones on our doorstep). Took this late January when I spotted the glow from the sunrise and so stopped and got out the G9 that I try to keep with me.

A single shot with some work to bring out both the sky and the shadow details and definitely worth viewing large for the extra detail.

Al comments and criticisms very welcome

Tim Smile

ISO 400, f4, 28mm, 1/60 sec

Tags: Specialist and abstract Landscape and travel

Voters: gary_d, LynneJoyce, bayleaf and 38 more

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gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
4 Mar 2009 1:08PM
This must be viewed large to appreciate it to its full potencial, I try to carry my trusty G9 with me too. - gary
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 1:09PM
Great idea - what an interesting urban landscape. I'm off to the local scrappie to see what I can get.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
4 Mar 2009 1:23PM
another fact of life
Mynett 13 142 6 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 1:27PM
I like this it is a strang landscape but highlights the nature of what we are creating..... thought provoking stuff
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 1:30PM
On the plus side Dennis, the whole point of the yard is to recycle the metal; hence the crushed cubes in the foreground
Gubi 12 Slovakia
4 Mar 2009 1:52PM
bit different view on the same panorama. hope you like it
tigertimb 14 40 66 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 2:00PM
Love the mod Peter and nicely done; I remember originally thinking of trying something like this and then forgetting to do it!
Cormy 14 3 England
4 Mar 2009 2:15PM
C'est La Vie Tim.Cracking photojournalism.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 3:04PM
I think this is excellent, Tim, in both the original and the cropped mod: the mod is perhaps more 'arty', the original is the photojournalism that pulls no punches.

On our way into Newcastle we pass a landfill site, similarly high set against the sky and growing daily higher. It holds no industrial romance like your photo, just an unpleasant odour and endless squadrons of seagulls Sad
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
4 Mar 2009 3:11PM
Great work Tim
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 3:19PM
Sorry was clicking and running earlier (I've worked through about 35 files so far today...) I reckon the sunset glow has the look of being filtered through dust or faint smoke, which rather suits the subject. The crop works well, the real picture for me is those three grabbing claws (no idea what the technical term is), alien and menacing, and the crop avoids distractions from above or below.
As for Freudian slips, the contents of my undies drawer will remain confidential on this site.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 3:21PM
PS Thanks for the Mod, now that's Definitely Different!
motorsportpictures 13 289 23 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 3:38PM
Stunning mood and colours.
Bob_V 14 1 2 United States
4 Mar 2009 4:03PM
A interesting capture.
andy210966 14 4 119 Wales
4 Mar 2009 4:40PM
A very clever title and a super image too.

A whole heap of detail to feast upon! Great shot!

lonely_oryx 14 61 55 England
4 Mar 2009 4:56PM
What a rubbish shot Smile

Love the lighting
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 5:00PM
PPS I got seriously distracted by thoughts of rubber and rope, but coming back to this I feel more and more that if you get a chance of similarly atmospheric light another evening, those claws are really worth further attention.
mark1309 14 13 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2009 5:25PM
Lovely shot and nice work to bring out the detail,
PS - Thanks for your recent comments and MOD on mine.
Ayelet_A 13 11 3 Israel
4 Mar 2009 9:01PM

Quote:This must be viewed large to appreciate it to its full potential

Agree! Fantastic image Tim - a different view, but a very beautiful one in it's own way.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
4 Mar 2009 10:19PM
An inspired title and so superbly composed Tim, I'm glad you didn't think this one was garbage and consigned it to the scrap heap!
MandsH 14 England
4 Mar 2009 11:25PM
Like the tones in this tim
iancam 13 23 England
5 Mar 2009 7:19AM
Like the colours Tim. Great shot
ugly Plus
13 9 57 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2009 8:13AM
A very diffrent type of shot..
Well done...

Roly 14 Wales
6 Mar 2009 10:34PM
Brilliant shot.Must be seen large.

cassiecat 13 39 46 England
7 Mar 2009 11:34AM
like it, have had a play.lesley
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
7 Mar 2009 5:20PM

Quote:mountains and monsters coming and going. (some of us don't have real ones on our doorstep).

We get the odd Dragon but that's about it Smile
Resisting the obvious "what a load of rubbish" comment Wink This has an eerie sort of post war feel to it. Just sort of reminds me of the Terminator films and the aftermath of judgement day.
Strong image Tim.

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