Long Day Ahead

Uploaded: January 08, 2013 03:26:03 | Entered: January 12, 2015 03:50:53


Every day is a long day for those working in construction - My hat is off to them!

I found this early Sunday morning while on my way to the Ranch to check on the Longhorns - My goal was to photograph the Longhorns at sunrise when I came across this heavy equipment on the side of a new road that just opened. I patiently waited for the sun to rise to get this image!

Canon 28-135 IS at 115mm. ISO 250, 1/1250 @ f7.1, EC 0 (MT)

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 115.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II


Gord MacEachern January 08, 2013

Perfectly planned, perfectly executed!!
Hope we get to see this fantastic image again Jeff!! #1507732

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe January 08, 2013

Beautiful and unique sunrise capture, Jeff. #10504753

Karen E. Michaels level-deluxe January 08, 2013

Well worth the wait, Jeff. #10504768

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-classic January 08, 2013

Great catch! I don't know how they do it in this cold weather. Most of them stand around a lot, and it's gotta be miserable. #10504789

Robert R. Goodman January 08, 2013

Hi Jeff,Beautiful capture my friend.The first I ever operated didn't have a cab!!! #10504795

Ken Smith level-classic January 08, 2013

Superb, Jeff! Yes, it's a thankless job. This should be in a magazine! #10504799

Dave Bell January 08, 2013

Hey Jeff

I work in construction operating dozers and dumpers and usually have a small camera with me but we don't seem to sunrises that nice over here in the uk.
That is a cracker! #10504808

Dave Bell January 08, 2013

Hey Jeff

I work in construction operating dozers and dumpers and usually have a small camera with me but we don't seem to get sunrises that nice over here in the uk.
That is a cracker! #10504810

Colette M. Metcalf January 08, 2013

Beautiful capture, Jeff!!! #10504827

Randy K. Baldwin January 08, 2013

Nice one Jeff! #10504844

Cassie L. Woodlee January 08, 2013

The sunsets have really been pretty this last couple weeks. Such deep oranges. I haven't been able to get out and capture it. Beautifully captured Jeff! #10504891

Tiia Vissak January 08, 2013

great tones, light & silhouettes! #10504905

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 08, 2013

A unique sunrise silhouette...wonderful image! #10504922

Jyri Vissak January 08, 2013

I agree with my daughter. Well done! #10504949

Lynn M. Whitt January 08, 2013

Beautiful colors, capture, and silhouette. #10504967

Bill Johnson January 08, 2013

Jeff, Great tones and colors. #10504976

January 08, 2013

Love the great BOLD image here Jeff. The silhouette of this tractor against the sunrise makes this a winner.. Perfect.. #10505000

Monnie Ryan January 08, 2013

The wait paid off beautifully! #10505043

Jeana Clark January 08, 2013

Awesome shot Jeff!
Beautiful colors to start the day with!

~J~ #10505157

Jack Gaskin January 08, 2013

Nice one my friend. Love that morning glow.

See what happens as tomorrow will be my first day out shooting down here.

LOL w/the Longhorns



Stephen Zacker January 08, 2013

Terrific silhouette.. this is Cool #10505273

John Connolly January 08, 2013

Wonderful composition and timing Jeff! Great work! #10505355

Mike Clime January 08, 2013

Excellent capture, silhouette and beautiful morning colors! #10505377

Hendrik Storme January 08, 2013

Great shot!!! #10505418

Terry Cervi level-deluxe January 08, 2013

Looks like it was worth a stop, Jeff! Beautiful!! #10505479

Katherine Kuhn January 08, 2013

Great silhouette against that fiery sky, Jeff! #10505619

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 08, 2013

Lighitng, clarity, silhouettes & mood are phenomenal, Jeff! #10505644

Claudia Kuhn level-classic January 08, 2013

Impressive Jeff, love how you composed this, great sunrise #10505647

Emile Abbott level-classic January 08, 2013

Framed that sun rise perfectly and your patience payed off well, my friend. We are getting some rain down here. #10505661

Michelle Alton January 08, 2013

What a magnificent shot! Gives me shivers! #10505690

Marcel J. Fernandez January 08, 2013

Very impressive image, Jeff! #10505800

David Phalen January 08, 2013

Very much worth waiting for!! Spectacular light, comp, and clarity!! Love It!! #10505822

Ann Coates level-classic January 08, 2013

Your patience was certainly rewarded, an incredible image Jeff. #10505869

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic January 08, 2013

Well worth the wait...wonderful sunrise image. Love the silhouttes. Wonderful perspective, light, color and detail. #10505928

Jeffrey R. Bange January 08, 2013

Great find and capture Jeff with outstanding early morning lighting, well worth the wait. #10506018

Barbara Waldoch January 08, 2013

This is great, Jeff! #10506097

Nadia Paul January 08, 2013

Was certainly worth the wait Jeff - gorgeous work! #10506142

Robert K. Bemus level-classic January 08, 2013

That's one big Tonka toy...great timing and silhouette, Jeff!! #10506148

Renee Doyle January 09, 2013

That is one very clever silhouette Jeff!! Wonderful work! #10506177

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 09, 2013

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #10506313

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 09, 2013

Great idea, Jeff. Fantastic silhouette on beautiful background. #10506697

Nadine A. Lewis January 09, 2013

EXCELLENT!!!! LOVE THIS!!!! <>< #10506900

Nancy L. Green level-classic January 09, 2013

FANTASTIC image Jeff, the comp and colors are PERFECTION!!! <>< #10507077

Marijana Fajgl January 09, 2013

Worth of waiting, Jeff! Fantastic capture. #10507201

Tammy Espino January 09, 2013

Great capture! #10507414

Rona L. Schwarz January 09, 2013

Superb composition and very unique sunrise capture, Gord! The colors are gorgeous and the silhouette of the construction equipment is very striking! #10507717

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 10, 2013

Thank You! Jeff #10507894

frank w. degenhardt January 10, 2013

Your waiting paid off big time. You turned a piece of heavy equipment into a work of are. The silhouetting along with some gorgeous colors and lighting from the sun peeking up is so beautiful Jeff. #10507915

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic January 10, 2013


Just beautiful

Ysa... #10508288

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic January 10, 2013

Great silhouettes and colors Jeff!,
Amalia #10508603

Stefania Barbier level-classic January 11, 2013

wonderful lighting and capture! #10509388

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 11, 2013

Thank You! Jeff #10509458

Ellen Hodges January 11, 2013

Superb capture and wonderful sunrise. Love the position of the sun, too!!! #10509862

Lyn Darlington January 11, 2013

Excellent sunrise capture! Well worth the wait! #10510603

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 12, 2013

Thank You Ellen and Lyn! Jeff #10511205

Thomas E. Hinds January 12, 2013

Awesome shot, Jeff! Love the light all around that massive piece of equipment! #10512333

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 13, 2013

Thanks Tom - I got lucky finding this one! Jeff #10512593

Mariann Kovats level-classic January 13, 2013

Gorgeous capture, Jeff! Lovely lighting, colors and tones! Perfect position of the sun! Worht to wait for this moment! #10513263

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 13, 2013

Well!planned and executed, Jeff, beautiful and excellent image!

Debby #10513638

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 14, 2013

Thank You! Jeff #10514262

Alex T. Mizuno January 17, 2013

Very unique sunrise shot Jeff! Perfectly composed and exposed! #10519244

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 17, 2013

Thanks Alex! Jeff #10519352

Darryl Wilkinson January 17, 2013

Great vision and capture, Jeff! #10520349

Debbie Hartley January 18, 2013

Great find and beautiful light Jeff! #10520942

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 18, 2013

Thank You Debbie and Darryl! Jeff #10520945

Rod Partington January 19, 2013

Great shot Jeff! Love the light and colors. Well done! #10523378

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 20, 2013

Thank You Rod! Jeff #10523740

Maria Coulson January 21, 2013

And your patience paid off. #10525937

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 22, 2013

Thank You Maria! Jeff #10527311

Carol Eade level-addict January 21, 2015

Very nice shot! #11229490

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 23, 2015

Thanks Carol! #11230639

Linda L. Ruiz February 28, 2015

Love this Jeff. Huge congrats. #11255664

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic February 28, 2015

CONGRATULATIONS on this beautiful finalist
Ysa #11255666

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe February 28, 2015

Love this. Beautiful finalist. Congrats! #11255729

Betty Ann Kelly level-classic February 28, 2015

Congrats! #11255766

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict February 28, 2015

Congrats,Jeff, on your awesome winner! #11255923

Bojan Bencic level-classic February 28, 2015

Well done, Jeff. Congratulations on your win! #11255998

Marijana Fajgl February 28, 2015

Big congratulations on your gold, Jeff! #11256116

Randy D. Dinkins level-classic February 28, 2015

Great catch, very cool!! Congratulations, Jeff. #11256245

Rudi Reiner level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations, unique silhouette & great sunrise! #11256360

Mary K. Robison February 28, 2015

Congratulations on your well earned Gold Winner, Jeff! #11256477

Jeffrey R. Bange February 28, 2015

Congratulations Jeff on your well deserved win. #11256509

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic February 28, 2015

Beautiful sunset and silhouette. Congratulations Jeff on a well deserves Second Place win. #11256525

Terry Cervi level-deluxe February 28, 2015

Congrats on your stunning win, Jeff! #11256658

isabel C. Zepeda level-classic February 28, 2015

Congratulations on this beautiful winner
Ysa #11256662

Kathy Shogren February 28, 2015

Big congrats Jeff on this wonderful win! #11256677

Debbie Bray February 28, 2015

Fabulous moment captured here, both with the sun, and your gold badge win, Jeff, congratulations! #11256745

Gail Sullivan level-classic March 01, 2015

Congrats, Jeff! #11256824

Ujjwal Mukherjee March 01, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner,Jeff!! #11256878

Kathy Salerni level-classic March 01, 2015

Big congrats on your beautiful Second Place Win, Jeff! #11256926

Teresa Burnett level-classic March 01, 2015

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful Winner, Jeff!! #11257083

Bill Johnson March 01, 2015

Jeff, Outstanding catch. Congrats on your 2nd place winner. #11257120

Janet McNeil level-classic March 01, 2015

Congratulations on this stunning win!! (And thanks for all your comments on my photos!!) #11257154

Tiia Vissak March 01, 2015

Congrats! #11257180

Anita Hogue March 01, 2015

Congratulations on your beautiful winner! #11257185

Christine Czernin level-classic March 01, 2015

Your patience payed off, Jeff. Congratulation on your gold win. #11257262

Michelle Alton March 01, 2015

That you were able to imagine this brilliant photo and then make it happen deserves an award! Oh...it HAS an award--and GOLD! Congratulations. #11257447

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic March 01, 2015

Congratulations on this outstanding winner, Jeff. #11257581

Nadia Paul March 01, 2015

What a beauty Jeff - congrats on your wonderful winner! #11257750

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 02, 2015

Thank You!! #11257784

Robert R. Goodman March 02, 2015

Hi Jeff,Congratulations my friend! #11257851

Emile Abbott level-classic March 02, 2015

Congratulations Jeff on this awesome winner. #11257956

Jeff Sielski March 02, 2015

Congratulations Jeff!!! #11258379

Glenn E. Traver March 03, 2015

Congratulations Jeff ~ GT #11259022

Ellen Hodges March 03, 2015

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Jeff!!! #11259296

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic March 03, 2015

Beautiful capture. CONGRATZ on the Gold Winner!!!

UB. #11259333

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 05, 2015

Thank You! #11260018

Dean Campbell level-classic March 13, 2015

Really nice win, Jeff! I like how the cab is filled with the rising sunlight too. #11264959

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 14, 2015

Thank You Dean! #11265238

Anita Bower April 05, 2015

Great image. Brings back memories of following backhoes and other large equipment when my son was a young child. #11279247

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 06, 2015

Thanks Anita! #11280309

James Kooper April 09, 2015

Very good capture Jeff and its completely defining your title as well. #11282014

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe April 11, 2015

Thank You! #11283383

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