Lone Grain Silo

© Thomas E. Hinds

Lone Grain Silo

Uploaded: August 17, 2011 05:39:48


This silo is located off of I-40 on the panhandle of Texas west of Amarillo.

Exif: F Number: 16, Exposure Bias Value: 0.33, ExposureTime: 1/80 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D7000


Thomas E. Hinds August 17, 2011

Jeff W. Robinson

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member since: 10/17/2002 Great comp, pov and capture!!
8/17/2011 4:14:08 AM

Michelle Alton

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It's one of those most perfect shots that having me saying, "Gosh, I wish I'd shot that!" Superb!

8/17/2011 4:18:12 AM

Tammy M. Anderson

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Excellent comp. tones and light, Tom. Beautifully captured.

Thomas E. Hinds August 17, 2011

Thanks, Jeff, Michelle, and Tammy! Much appreciated #9611039

Michelle Alton August 17, 2011

I think some clouds rolled in since I last viewed this...I like it, but I LOVED it before...there was a sort of "mother-of-pearl" iridescence to the sky that made the capture seem uniquely beautiful to me. Still a favorite though. #9611074

Thomas E. Hinds August 17, 2011

Thanks so much, Michelle! Actually, the sky is the same (and it was incredible to behold that whole evening). What I saw to re-arrange, was a remnant of one pole that I had tried to completely erase! I honestly didn't change the sky! LOL! But I might as there are variations on this image that might get posted. I shot about five or six different silos with an amazing sky behind! #9611110

Karen Slagle August 20, 2011

Love this grain elevator with storm clouds Thomas. Where was this taken, it looks familiar to me. #9616241

Thomas E. Hinds August 20, 2011

Thanks, Karen! This silo was off of I-40 maybe in Wildorado, or Vega. I took a lot of images of elevators on the way into Amarillo as the sky was so great for it. I know it was for sure west of Bushland, going by the sequence of images. Thanks again! #9617308

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 21, 2011

Classic, powerful, and gorgeous image, Tom, perfectly composed with the clouds!

Debby #9617896

Thomas E. Hinds August 21, 2011

Thanks very much, Debby, for the visit and comment! #9618084

Patti Coblentz September 25, 2011

Congratulations on another awesome finalist, Tom!!! #9690782

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict September 25, 2011

So glad to see this as a finalist, Tom!

Best wishes for the next round!
Debby #9691187

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Congrats on another beautiful finalist, Tom. #9691194

Leslie McLain level-deluxe September 25, 2011

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Tom. Love these old mills. #9691758

Diana Powell September 25, 2011

Congratualations on your finalist Tom - Wonderful sky as well!

I love those silos, there are some great ones in Hereford & Bovine that I've tried to shoot, going to try again :) #9692472

Thomas E. Hinds September 25, 2011

Thanks so much, Patti, Debby, Tammy, Leslie, and Diana, for you warm words! It is always such a thrill to receive a Finalist badge! Diana, I found this silo right west of Amarillo off of I-40, in plain sight! LOL! #9692830

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 26, 2011

it's a beauty... congratulations!!! #9693909

Marijana Fajgl level-classic September 26, 2011

Big congratulations, Thomas on your fantastic finalist! #9695602

Susan D. Royce level-classic September 26, 2011

Wonderful colors - congratulations on your finalist, Tom! #9695781

Julie Burnett September 26, 2011

Fantastic pov and color, Tom, congratulations on this finalist!! #9695986

Merna L. Nobile September 26, 2011

You’re the kind of person who makes the world a better, brighter place…You worked hard for this, you made it happen, and you have a right to be proud. So enjoy these satisfying moments; you deserve every one! Merna

Debra R. Harder September 26, 2011

This is beautiful, Tom! Love the lighting and colors!!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9697101

Thomas E. Hinds September 26, 2011

Thanks very much to all, Stefania, Marijana, Susan, Julie, Merna, and Deb! I greatly appreciate your terrific comments!

Tom #9697308

Carol Eade level-addict September 26, 2011

What a beautiful image this is and congratulations on your finalist! #9697603

Thomas E. Hinds September 27, 2011

Thanks, Carol! #9699410

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 31, 2012

This silo looks mighty and commanding and it also looks a little haunted to me, Tom. 8)

I really like the balance this image has. Even though most of the 'heavy' objects and (the cloud mass) are on the right it works perfectly because of the big break of blue on the left!!! Terrific job and congratulation on your finalist!!! :)

-Laura :) #10163897

Thomas E. Hinds May 31, 2012

Thanks so much, Laura! I didn't see any ghosts there while composing this image. But it was late afternoon and not midnight. I did see several UFOs hovering and streaking, however! I wasn't able to capture them for they caught me off guard and then rocketed away. Saw a little alien waving and laughing as they shot toward outer space. True story!

Tom #10163915

Patricia A. Casey level-deluxe June 25, 2012

A beauty!....I was hoping this was in the Palouse of Washington state....don't think I'll be back in Amarillo too soon....heading up to Washington in August. #10199142

Thomas E. Hinds June 25, 2012

Thank you, Patricia! Palouse is a place I'd love to go as well! Hope it is green and beautiful while you are there (and after, too, lol)! Well I caught an unbelievable sky on the way into Amarillo for business that late afternoon. I actually called my boss and asked if it was okay if I was a bit late for dinner! He obliged! #10200155

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 25, 2012

Congratulations!! Pictures, Images and Photos

Ha! Love your true stories! I see the Judges love your work as well. WAIT until they hear about the ALIENS! WOW!!! HeeHee!!! :D

So happy for you Tom! :) #10200237

Thomas E. Hinds June 25, 2012

Thanks, Laura! You are so kind to double visit! Well now, parts of your family, and mine, evidently have been abducted by those saucer folk and except for the television show (down here in the states) Fallen Sky(s), those little aliens are not getting much publicity! So I don't think it will move the judges too much one way or another! LOL!! Hope you are well! I plan to visit your gallery momentarily because it has been too long! #10200251

Laura E. Swan level-classic June 25, 2012

Truth be known I stay connected to ALL images that I think might get a finalist. I stayed connected to this one a while back! :) !!! August? :D

So happy for you, and I hope the judges feel this is OUT OF THIS WORLD to go GOLD. Then they will be forced to admit that there IS an OUT OF THIS WORLD. (Meaning Aliens of course! HA!) #10200260

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