Old Ranch Equipment 2

© Kerry Drager

Old Ranch Equipment 2

Donna R. Moratelli 9/29/2005 11:54:22 AM

Fantastic color contrast, textures, angle and comp; Kerry. I love this image!!

I hope that you are in a safe area away from the wild-fires.. #318547

Kerry Drager 9/29/2005 1:04:11 PM

Hi Donna,
Thanks for the nice comments ... very much appreciated! Thanks for asking about the fires - fortunately, out here in my little slice of the California countryside, everything is fine!

Also, thanks for pointing out the attributes that really attracted me to this image. I always love warm-vs.-cool color contrast ... and shooting late in the day (just minutes before sunset) enhances all of the colors in the scene.

Incidentally, I purposely moved in nice and tight with my wide-angle lens - while also pointing my camera upward - for a couple of reasons: 1) to emphasize the unique wide-angle perspective; and 2) to place the wheel right against the blue backdrop.

Thanks again, Donna ... I'm pleased that you like this shot!


P.S: Congrats, Donna, on your wonderful Grand Prize winner in the August BetterPhoto contest! #1899982

Donna R. Moratelli 9/30/2005 1:09:30 AM

Hi Kerry, Great news that you are in a safe area! I'm very happy to hear that!
I love the new winter images that you have recently posted on your gallery too. Great work!!
Thanks again; Donna #1901385

Kerry Drager 9/30/2005 8:27:20 AM

Hi again Donna,
Thanks ... those winter photos were from the Triple "D" workshop in Montana and Jim Miotke and I did waaaaaay back in February (when I was still shooting film)!!
Kerry #1902614

Donna R. Moratelli 9/30/2005 2:44:54 PM

Hi Kerry, I kind of suspected that. I knew that they looked slightly familiar. What a great place for a photo shoot. One day I must return to the west coast and that will be my big excuse!! Thanks and keep up the excellent work and wonderful online classes!! #1903834

Patricia A. Cale 10/3/2005 7:07:42 AM

Hi Kerry:

Great perspective on this photo. I love the angle, with the wide angle lens, that you chose to shoot this piece of old equipment. It's a great exercise on finding different points of view on familiar subjects.

BTW, you mentioned above "when I was still shooting film". Did you go digital??? I also sent you an e-mail about a week or two back. Did you get it? #1911575

Kerry Drager 10/3/2005 9:31:18 AM

Hi Pat,
Thanks so much for the nice comments ... I'm glad you like the shot!

Yes, I am making the transition to digital - very slowly, but loving it more all of the time! Of course, I know that you and Donna discovered the joys of digital long ago ... so it will take me quite a while to catch up :-)

Thanks so much for the email ... with the Summit and then a vacation to Oregon, I got seriously backed up on emails. But your note was much appreciated - in fact, you should have received my reply a short while ago :-)

Thanks again, Pat!
Kerry #1912091

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"After" shot - at my ranchette - 24mm lens, Fuji Velvia 50

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