Heavy Duty

© Jeff Robinson

Heavy Duty

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/10/2012 3:20:50 AM

This was taken along the back-road near our home in Texas - They are building new roads and homes. #1474020

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe 7/10/2012 3:25:23 AM

Nice work, Jeff.
I like all the drama with the stormy sky.
And we thought TNT knew drama! #10222560

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 7/10/2012 3:37:08 AM

Love the sky, color and treatment in both captures, Jeff. #10222580

Jack Gaskin level-deluxe 7/10/2012 3:40:13 AM

First Thats a Sky for the ages in the first shot Worthy of the Parting of the Red Sea Just AWESOME
Secondly Great POV with the Upward Angle
Third Prefer the first shot MUCH MORE DRAMATIC.
Fourth Getting down & dirty for a shot ALWAYS MAKES IT SPECIAL & MEMORABLE ;o)

The Topper however is the Real Life ( Tonka Truck )
Earthmover . I remember these when they were building the interstate system in Va back in the Early 60's AWESOME RESULTS MY FRIEND

Jack #10222586

Tiia Vissak level-deluxe 7/10/2012 4:11:03 AM

very dramatic! #10222643

R. J. Laudenbacher level-deluxe 7/10/2012 4:23:38 AM

What a great capture and such a dramatic sky, Jeff. Wonderful work! #10222678

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 7/10/2012 4:55:30 AM

Stunning images, Jeff!
Both are outstanding, but I like the first one a little better because the clouds seem ready to funnel the storm right down on top of the "Monster Machine". :)
I think the judges will be giving that amber machine some gold next month. #10222734

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:04:05 AM

Totally outstanding. I agree with Mary! This is a winner! #10222747

Jyri Vissak level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:09:16 AM

I agree with my daughter. Well done! #10222756

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:35:25 AM

I think you have a Winner too! The colors look so good against that stormy sky! #10222785

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:57:10 AM

Hi Jeff,That sure is one rough ride my friend.Excellent capture,Earthmover never was my most favorite machine to drive!!!!! #10222820

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 7/10/2012 6:29:49 AM

Fantastic POV and dramatic sky, Jeff. Perfect background for this big boy. #10222875

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 7/10/2012 6:50:22 AM

fantastic capture and PS work, beautiful! #10222930

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 7/10/2012 7:07:33 AM

Awesome subject! The sky is beautiful! #10222966

Lynn M. Whitt level-deluxe 7/10/2012 8:49:56 AM

Great capture. The sky makes a great background. #10223131

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 7/10/2012 9:21:56 AM

I believe you have another winner here Jeff, this reminds me of the one you did with the red truck. I agree, I LOVE that dramatic sky, WTG!! <>< #10223190

Linda S. Smith level-deluxe 7/10/2012 9:55:40 AM

Fantastic capture Jeff! Love the dramatic sky with all the gorgeous colors! Shooting through the window didn't hamper this image at all! Well done! #10223224

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 7/10/2012 10:19:52 AM

Ditto with Linda..love the dramatic sky ane the fantastic colors. Wonderful post processing. #10223259

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 7/10/2012 10:53:01 AM

Awesome perspective and sky. #10223300

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 7/10/2012 11:39:48 AM

Wow!! Both are just awesome Jeff!!! Winners both..in my book! #10223351

Mike Clime level-deluxe 7/10/2012 12:06:10 PM

This really stands out against that dramatic sky, Jeff! #10223383

Rony Sagy 7/10/2012 12:09:17 PM

Spectacular work here, Jeff. #10223391

Katherine Kuhn level-deluxe 7/10/2012 12:25:27 PM

Wonderful colors, detail & light, Jeff! Love that stormy sky!!

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 7/10/2012 1:31:39 PM

What an incredible and dramatic shot this is, Jeff!! #10223512

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe 7/10/2012 2:27:44 PM

These are two amazing images, Jeff! The centre placement is fantastic and the cloud capture in both is wonderful! #10223636

John Connolly level-deluxe 7/10/2012 2:54:55 PM

What a fantastic sky you have captured here Jeff! Two awesome images with real impact! #10223689

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:19:30 PM

New Roads and Homes!!

Great news and a great image Jeff!
That sky is unbelievable!! #10223887

David Phalen 7/10/2012 5:56:09 PM

OMG Jeff the light, colors, clarity and threatening sky is spectacular!! #10223955

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 7/10/2012 5:58:27 PM

Sky, colors, lighting, clarity & mood are exceptional, Jeff! Good luck with this, my friend!

Avril Young 7/10/2012 6:19:04 PM

Simply stunning, just love that sky, so full of drama...bet we see this one again!! #10224003

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 7/10/2012 7:08:38 PM

Great drama in that sky, Jeff. It sure is great behind that impressive piece of equipment. Smart to shoot from cover too #10224085

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 7/10/2012 11:06:39 PM

I'm so envious of you for having this kind of weather (but do be careful of the lightning)...both are awesome images, Jeff!! #10224268

Louisa Hancock 7/10/2012 11:17:43 PM

What a great dramatic image. The treatment with the effects are fantastic #10224279

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 7/10/2012 11:32:34 PM

Very dramatic image. Love the capture of the rolling clouds. That sure is a big piece of machinery. Excellent work Jeff! #10224295

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 7/10/2012 11:50:21 PM

It has come out wonderfully well,Jeff! The 2nd one is very cool too!! #10224309

Barbara Waldoch level-deluxe 7/11/2012 12:28:35 AM

Very well done, Jeff! #10224339

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 7/11/2012 2:51:19 AM

Fantastic work Jeff!,
Amalia #10224428

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/11/2012 3:09:59 AM

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10224440

Mariann Kovats level-deluxe 7/11/2012 6:31:39 AM

It worth all your effort, Jeff! Fantastic dramatic sky, colors and details! I hope, we'll see this again with gold! Excellent capture! #10224667

Bill Houghton 7/11/2012 10:54:53 AM

Jeff, these are outstanding works. Thanks for your comment. Bill #10224973

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 7/11/2012 11:39:51 AM

Liked them both Jeff and glad to see someone is employed. Powerful machine. #10225038

Carol Flisak level-deluxe 7/11/2012 11:41:34 AM

Both images are terrific, Jeff... love your perspective, the colors and that dramatic sky! #10225039

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 7/11/2012 11:51:18 AM

There is something extra special about that storm light, Jeff. I know what you mean, about the feel of it all. An excitement in the air. You took great advantage of it here. #10225060

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/11/2012 12:14:26 PM

Both exceptional captures my friend! Colors, details and WOW!!! #10225130

David M. Montero 7/11/2012 12:22:15 PM

I like them both but I am partial to Heavy Duty 2. Both are exceptional Jeff. #10225150

Maria Coulson 7/11/2012 4:29:55 PM

Both are very good Jeff, I would enter both of them. #10225599

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/11/2012 4:58:11 PM

Thank You! Jeff #10225657

Tammy Espino level-deluxe 7/11/2012 6:12:16 PM

Both are fantastic :) #10225826

Ann Coates level-deluxe 7/11/2012 7:50:37 PM

A brilliant set of image here Jeff. The colours are phenomenal. Love that dramatic sky. #10225941

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/12/2012 3:17:33 AM

Thank You Tammy and Ann! #10226159

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 7/12/2012 3:57:12 AM

Both photos are fantastic!! Love the effects and dramatic sky!! #10226233

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/12/2012 4:26:31 PM

Thank You Janet! Jeff #10226990

Gail Sullivan level-deluxe 7/13/2012 5:05:38 AM

Hi Jeff...so dramatic ...excellent processing. #10227599

Rona L. Schwarz 7/13/2012 9:51:25 PM

Another "WOW" of an image, Jeff! Both of them - this is one of the most dramatic and best skies I've seen in a very long time and the oncoming storm really makes the yellow Cat jump out. Love your POV and your processing is excellent. There is so much construction work being done in our town this summer and every time I see one of these monsters I think of you! #10228594

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/14/2012 3:03:14 AM

Thank You Gail and Rona! Jeff #10228706

Dayna Cain level-deluxe 7/14/2012 4:57:20 PM

This is INCREDIBLE! WOW! Excellent work Jeff! #10229465

Thomas E. Hinds 7/14/2012 5:27:59 PM

Great image, Jeff! Love both of them! #10229485

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/15/2012 2:42:05 AM

Thank You Dayna and Tom! Jeff #10229821

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 7/18/2012 11:48:29 AM

Love it Jeff!

jo ann c. #10235009

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/18/2012 4:30:33 PM

Thank You Jo Ann! Jeff #10235461

Carole L. Parker level-deluxe 7/20/2012 3:13:20 PM

Again, I am taken aback. You are one of the best on here Jeff. Great job. #10237983

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 7/21/2012 2:54:07 AM

Thanks Very Much Carole! Jeff #10238473

Mary K. Robison level-deluxe 11/14/2012 3:17:33 AM

Congratulations, Jeff, on your dramatic clouds in "Heavy Duty" being selected as the featured photo in this morning's Snapshot! #10418166

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 11/14/2012 3:38:04 AM

congratulations on being selected for Snapshot!!! #10418214

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/14/2012 4:35:19 AM

Congrats on your wonderful image and gallery being featured in Snapshot. #10418288

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 11/14/2012 5:37:45 AM

Congratulations on your gallery feature in Snapshot, Jeff. This is a beautiful and powerfully dramatic image. Great contrasts. #10418377

Lana Arcemont level-deluxe 11/14/2012 6:00:55 AM

Fabulous color and detail!
Congratulations! #10418431

Jill Odice level-deluxe 11/14/2012 8:32:05 AM

I love both version Jeff! Congrats on your Snapshot pick!Don't know how this one slipped under my radar :-) #10418581

Maria Coulson 11/14/2012 4:25:25 PM

Jeff, It was good to see this today on the snap shot. I knew immediately it was yours. Congratulations! #10418962

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/15/2012 2:48:09 PM

Thanks Everyone!! Jeff #10420148

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/18/2012 9:18:09 AM

Congratulations on your incredible SnapShot feature Jeff!! #10424126

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/19/2012 2:31:39 PM

Thank You Donna! Jeff #10425781

Beth OMeara level-deluxe 4/21/2013 9:24:23 PM

Excellent Image, Jeff. Love the coloring and, indeed impending storm added to teh image. Great job. #10662583

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 4/22/2013 2:36:09 PM

Thank You Beth! Jeff #10663413

Karen E. Gold level-deluxe 6/5/2015 9:59:01 AM

Wow. Great capture. #11312917

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 6/6/2015 2:32:04 AM

Thank You Karen! #11313215

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A storm was coming and the sky began to darken - Lots of high wind as well. I thought that this would be the perfect time to get out and capture this machine with a dramatic sky for a background. I had to position our Expedition so I could shoot through the window (The Glass was Down) since the wind was causing a lot of blowing sand, dirt and other debris from the nearby construction site. It's a real rush to get out in the elements when the weather turns bad! (One more in the comment section)

Sigma 10-20 at 10mm. ISO 125, Late-Afternoon, 1/200 @ f10.0, EC 0 Adjustments with Topaz Adjust and NIK Color Efex (CA)

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 125, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 14.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D

Uploaded on 7/10/2012 3:20:00 AM
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