Heavy Duty

Uploaded: July 10, 2012 03:20:00 | Entered: May 25, 2016 03:28:28


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


Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 10, 2012

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 July 10, 2012

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

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe July 10, 2012

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

Jack Gaskin July 10, 2012

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 July 10, 2012

very dramatic! #10222643

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic July 10, 2012

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

Mary K. Robison July 10, 2012

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-classic July 10, 2012

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

Jyri Vissak July 10, 2012

I agree with my daughter. Well done! #10222756

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe July 10, 2012

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

Robert R. Goodman July 10, 2012

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-classic July 10, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic July 10, 2012

fantastic capture and PS work, beautiful! #10222930

Linda D. Lester level-classic July 10, 2012

Awesome subject! The sky is beautiful! #10222966

Lynn M. Whitt July 10, 2012

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

Nancy L. Green level-classic July 10, 2012

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-classic July 10, 2012

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-classic July 10, 2012

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

Stephen Zacker July 10, 2012

Awesome perspective and sky. #10223300

Julianne Bradford July 10, 2012

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

Mike Clime July 10, 2012

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

Rony Sagy July 10, 2012

Spectacular work here, Jeff. #10223391

Katherine Kuhn July 10, 2012

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

Terry Cervi level-deluxe July 10, 2012

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

Marilyn Cornwell July 10, 2012

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

John Connolly July 10, 2012

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

MELODIE C. ROBERTS July 10, 2012

New Roads and Homes!!

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

David Phalen July 10, 2012

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

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 10, 2012

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

Avril Young July 10, 2012

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic July 10, 2012

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-classic July 10, 2012

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 July 10, 2012

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

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic July 10, 2012

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

Ujjwal Mukherjee July 10, 2012

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

Barbara Waldoch July 11, 2012

Very well done, Jeff! #10224339

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic July 11, 2012

Fantastic work Jeff!,
Amalia #10224428

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 11, 2012

Thanks Everyone Very Much! Jeff #10224440

Mariann Kovats level-classic July 11, 2012

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 July 11, 2012

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

Emile Abbott level-classic July 11, 2012

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

Carol Flisak level-classic July 11, 2012

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

Mitch Spence level-classic July 11, 2012

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 July 11, 2012

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

David M. Montero July 11, 2012

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

Maria Coulson July 11, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 11, 2012

Thank You! Jeff #10225657

Tammy Espino July 11, 2012

Both are fantastic :) #10225826

Ann Coates level-classic July 11, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 12, 2012

Thank You Tammy and Ann! #10226159

Janet McNeil level-classic July 12, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 12, 2012

Thank You Janet! Jeff #10226990

Gail Sullivan level-classic July 13, 2012

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

Rona L. Schwarz July 13, 2012

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 July 14, 2012

Thank You Gail and Rona! Jeff #10228706

Dayna Cain level-classic July 14, 2012

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

Thomas E. Hinds July 14, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 15, 2012

Thank You Dayna and Tom! Jeff #10229821

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 18, 2012

Love it Jeff!

jo ann c. #10235009

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 18, 2012

Thank You Jo Ann! Jeff #10235461

Carole L. Parker level-classic July 20, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe July 21, 2012

Thanks Very Much Carole! Jeff #10238473

Mary K. Robison November 14, 2012

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

Stefania Barbier level-classic November 14, 2012

congratulations on being selected for Snapshot!!! #10418214

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe November 14, 2012

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic November 14, 2012

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

Lana Arcemont November 14, 2012

Fabulous color and detail!
Congratulations! #10418431

Jill Odice level-classic November 14, 2012

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

Maria Coulson November 14, 2012

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 15, 2012

Thanks Everyone!! Jeff #10420148

Donna La Mattino Pagakis November 18, 2012

Congratulations on your incredible SnapShot feature Jeff!! #10424126

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe November 19, 2012

Thank You Donna! Jeff #10425781

Beth OMeara level-classic April 21, 2013

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 22, 2013

Thank You Beth! Jeff #10663413

Karen E. Gold level-classic June 05, 2015

Wow. Great capture. #11312917

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 06, 2015

Thank You Karen! #11313215

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