© Michael S. Lazarus


Uploaded: February 18, 2008


f/10, 1/500, 70-300mmVR@300mm, DSC_7002, 8:33AM, ISO 400

Hey look, who wants to be working at 8:00AM on a Sunday Morning? This poor guy has the misfortune of having to do just that. This colorful tractor caught my eye while lumbering along the shoreline on Miami's South Beach. I was firing-off a series of shots when a pretty young lady slipped into the frame. I caught this hard work'n man "grading" more than just the sand. Another one for all you snowbirds :-) Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 10, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Joan E. Hoffman February 18, 2008

This is great Michael! Some "accidents" are very fortuitous. :) Your gallery is wonderful, and reminds me where I "normally" would be at this time of year - South Padre Island, Tx., instead of Northern Canada - :( Oh well, October isn't that far away anymore. #857436

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 18, 2008

Nice capture, Michael. Can't wait to get to my beach area. It's not that far to go to. Just haven't had time lately. #5510858

Michael S. Lazarus February 18, 2008

Thank you Joan. I'll bet they have to pull their fair share of tractors out of the ocean there too :-) Hear it's nice on South Padre. I've never been to Canada either, must be awesome. Glad you like the gallery, I'm having a blast building it up. #5511976

Michael S. Lazarus February 18, 2008

Kay, Thanks so much. I understand about the time issues. I run out Sundays in the early A.M. and when the parking meters kick in by 9 A.M. I'm gone. Save on sun-block that way too. Get out there, it will refresh you, even if for an hour or so. #5511996

Jayme S. Hall February 21, 2008

Michael- Your subjects are really interesting because of their differences. Man with machine, woman with towel :) The lighting conditions were great for capturing both shadow & form. The composition is super! I like this one very much! #5525380

Michael S. Lazarus February 23, 2008

Jayme, I really appreciate the detailed critique and praise here. Through your perspective, I learn much about my own image, why I took the photo the way I did. It adds to my understanding in a deeper way than mere praise. Intuition is enough for the photographer (or any artist for that matter) to create and image. But it is when the work's light is run through the prism of post analysis (particularly by others) that the real understanding occurs. #5537310

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