Monster Machine

© Jeff Robinson

Monster Machine

Jim Baines September 16, 2008

A magnificent piece of work, Jeff! #999420

Wally Orlowsky September 16, 2008

Great detail and sky, Jeff! So this is a bit bigger than the Tonka Toy version? ;) #6460762

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe September 16, 2008

Super sky and cool machine, too. Love it! #6460765

Mary L. Graham September 16, 2008

Excellent work Jeff and great use of that filter!! =) #6460773

Deb Koskovich September 16, 2008

Awesome shot of this big guy, Jeff -- looks like Topaz is the filter of choice these days...great use of it! #6460787

Douglas Pignet September 16, 2008

Nice work here Jeff...Yes they are big!!!! Doug #6460795

Aimee S. McMaster September 16, 2008

....excellent pov and use of effect Jeff...wonderful detail...what a sky...Aimee #6460832

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe September 16, 2008

The sky really makes a beautiful backdrop!!! #6460861

Margaret R. Barry September 16, 2008

Fantastic colors, composition and use of effects, Jeff! #6460891

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe September 16, 2008

Super image here. Love it. #6460895

Carol Sawyer September 16, 2008

Outstanding sky, colors and effects, Jeff!! #6460896

Janet McNeil level-classic September 16, 2008

Great image with lovely effects!! Sky is awesome (I thought maybe it was from Ike!) #6460899

Ray Thoms September 16, 2008

Great shot Jeff...love the angle and detail...great sky! #6460919

Claudia Kuhn level-classic September 16, 2008

Wonderful colors and sky Jeff! #6460936

Hendrik Storme September 16, 2008

Great angle and fantastic sky,gorgeous image,Jeff! #6461006

Gail Vitikacs level-classic September 16, 2008

Terrific results with Topaz! This is awesome Jeff! #6461016

Mitzie Loland September 16, 2008

Great photo and details Jeff :) #6461053

Tiia Vissak September 16, 2008

very dramatic! #6461114

Anita Hogue September 16, 2008

Excellent capture, Jeff! #6461123

Ray Clarke September 16, 2008

Such a wonderfrul sky, Love the whole image Jeff.!!!(R) #6461155

Lynne Morris September 16, 2008

Fantastic capture Jeff, beautiful colours and effects. #6461193

Jack B. Young September 16, 2008

Excellent use of Topaz Jeff!! #6461265

Mary Timman September 16, 2008

Wonderful perspective and I love this Topaze you have. It's beautiful for this and does wonder for your skies. Where do you find this filter? #6461288

Cyn Valentine level-classic September 16, 2008

Fantastic comp and effect Jeff! #6461316

Lynn M. Whitt September 16, 2008

This is a great image Jeff, love the sky too..... #6461338

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict September 16, 2008

Lovely image and effects placed, Jeff.

Dominick #6461397

Gary Lange September 16, 2008

Very cool shot and effects here, Jeff!! #6461618

Hayley J. Hamlin September 16, 2008

Awesome shot!! My son would go nuts over this :) #6461667

Erin Appelbaum September 16, 2008

Cool image, awesome clouds. Peter #6461955

Mike Clime September 16, 2008

I like the low perspective and those clouds are out of this world, Jeff! #6462019

Stephen Zacker September 16, 2008

Cool perspective and dramatic sky #6462149

Bill Knaps September 16, 2008

Beautiful work Jeff. Bill #6462233

Janet Daniel level-classic September 16, 2008

Wow...outstanding capture & PP work, Jeff! Love it! #6462303

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 16, 2008

JEFF...EXCELLENT DETAILS AND THE PRESENTATION HERE.

KARU. #6462615

Nancy (Peaches) Harker September 16, 2008

WOW awsome captre Jeff!! #6462729

Renee Doyle level-classic September 16, 2008

Great perspective and awesome sky Jeff!! Wonderful work! #6462945

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 16, 2008

Striking shot, Jeff!!!!! The sky is incredible and the details & effects are fantastic!!!!! ♫ k #6463257

Marcel J. Fernandez September 16, 2008

Awesome shot Jeff with great subject and beautiful sky. #6463276

Patricia Ronan September 16, 2008

Terrific image with a fabulous sky Jeff:) #6463595

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic September 16, 2008

Fantastic image with very dramatic sky Jeff!,
Amalia #6463650

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 16, 2008

Exceptional colors, detail, lighting, clarity, perspective & comp here, Jeff!!! Amazing work again!!! #6463775

MELODIE C. ROBERTS September 16, 2008

EVERYTHING IS BIG IN TEXAS!!!!!
Incredible Jeff!!!! #6463874

Tamara K. Walker level-classic September 16, 2008

Awesome job. #6463916

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe September 16, 2008

Great image, Jeff. Glad you and the family survived the Texas storms okay! #6463939

Lorna Shutter September 16, 2008

Outstanding image, Jeff! Love the result you got using the Topaz filter! The sky is awesome and the Grader is so big and clear! Great work! :) #6464149

Avril Young September 16, 2008

Outstanding presentation and capture...love the angle of the shot...the sky is fantastic...and that Grader sure is huge, much like the ones they use here in the farm area that I live in...stunning Jeff! and great effects! #6464740

Brett Dolsen September 17, 2008

Superb composition and presentation Jeff!!Brett #6465211

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 17, 2008

Thanks Everyone Very Much!! Jeff #6465228

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 17, 2008

Outstanding capture and effects, Jeff!
Love how that dramatic sky converges on that well-detailed machine.
Wonderful work!
~Lisa #6465721

Ken Smith level-classic September 17, 2008

Gotta love that filter, Jeff! Excellent effects...could be an advertisement! #6465722

Connie J. Bagot September 17, 2008

Love the drama! Beautiful and amazing. #6466173

Eugenio Diaz September 17, 2008

Such a dramatic sky!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the contrats in colors...great effects!!!
Superb! #6466215

Kimi A. Phillips September 17, 2008

Yep, everything IS bigger in Texas!!!!:) Super dramatic! #6466536

Mitch Spence level-classic September 17, 2008

Another one perfect for the effect, Jeff. That sky's as powerful looking as is the machine. What a terrific combo. #6466881

Kaye Burazin September 17, 2008

Powerful and bold use of the HDR in the sky. Fantastic definition! #6466927

April Riggs September 17, 2008

Winner! #6466996

Lorraine A. Cook September 17, 2008

AWESOME, Jeff!<:)) #6467325

Susie Peek-Swint September 17, 2008

I love the perspective and use of Topaz Jeff ~ very dramatic under that wonderful sky! #6467533

Michael Umbreit September 17, 2008

Jeff - Great perspective! Wonderful filter usage! Neat work my friend! - Mike #6468531

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 18, 2008

Thank You!! Jeff #6469747

Kathy Cline level-classic September 18, 2008

Hi Jeff, I LOVE THIS. I recently downloaded the topaz filter so Im trying to learn. You have inspired me. I
Always enjoy your gallery. Have a blessed day. Kathy #6470763

Evy Johansen level-classic September 18, 2008

Wonderful use of Topaz, Jeff!! Very beautiful image!! #6471184

Beth J. Orick September 18, 2008

Very large feel to this, great work! Beautiful! #6471688

Nadya Johnson September 18, 2008

Awesome! This has so much drama! Outstanding, Jeff! #6472009

Kathy L. Clark September 18, 2008

Jeff this is really cool. It looks like a winner to me. Wonderful treatment. #6472187

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 19, 2008

Thank You Very Much! Jeff #6474811

Judi Morrissey September 19, 2008

spectacular image, jeff!! #6476807

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 20, 2008

Thank You Judi! Jeff #6480198

Manuel Barrera September 23, 2008

this is an awesome photo, Jeff #6496905

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Thank You Manuel! Jeff #6500095

H. Jeremy Wu September 24, 2008

Jeff this is a great image, excellent pov! #6504397

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 24, 2008

Thank You Jeremy! Jeff #6507442

Summer A. Kozisek September 26, 2008

Great image Jeff, that sky is the perfect backdrop for this machine. Great use of the Topaz filter as well! #6516568

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 26, 2008

Thanks Very Much Summer! Jeff #6517186

cheryl m. phillips September 26, 2008

This is wonderful!
Love the treatment Jeff!!!!
~cheryl #6518367

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 28, 2008

Thank You Cheryl!! Jeff #6525168

Luigi Di Serio level-classic September 29, 2008

Wow Jeff! Look at that sky and that perspective reall works. #6527777

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 29, 2008

Thanks Very Much Luigi! Jeff #6529746

Lois Adomite level-classic September 29, 2008

very powerful, love the drama of this image. Lois #6530158

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 30, 2008

Thank You Lois! Jeff #6534485

Tamera S. Phillips October 01, 2008

Love that sky Jeff! Great use of effects. #6540529

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 02, 2008

Thank You Tammy! Jeff #6544698

Tammy Espino October 22, 2008

Congrats on a great finalist!! #6639670

Angie Sidles level-classic October 22, 2008

Big Congrats on this outstanding finalist Jeff! #6640000

Robert R. Goodman level-addict October 22, 2008

A big congratulations,Jeff! #6640076

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 22, 2008

A big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jeff! #6640170

Raymond Pauly level-classic October 22, 2008

Wow! Great shot! Congratulations, Jeff! #6640181

Marcel J. Fernandez October 22, 2008

Congratulations Jeff! I knew that this one would make it. #6640446

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 22, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff! A fantastic finalist! #6640645

Nadya Johnson October 22, 2008

Congrats on your fantastic finalist, Jeff! #6640715

Nancy (Peaches) Harker October 22, 2008

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS and best of luck in the next round! #6641346

Stefania Barbier level-addict October 22, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!! #6641663

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations on this magnificent finalist, Jeff. #6642156

Laurence Saliba level-classic October 23, 2008

Gorgeous Finalist Jeff!!! Congrats!! #6642253

Janet Daniel level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff! :-) #6643374

Lorna Shutter October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your fine Finalist, Jeff!!!!! :) #6643815

Mary Timman October 23, 2008

Still love that Topaz and you did a wonderful job with it here. Congratulations! #6643816

Lois Adomite level-classic October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist, great image. Lois #6644385

Eivor Kuchta October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Jeff! #6644473

Susan Heath October 23, 2008

Fabulous, Jeff! Love your perspective and those clouds are popping! Congrats on this great shot! #6644571

Debra R. Harder October 23, 2008

This is soooooo AWESOME, Jeff!! CONGRATULATIONS on your STELLAR finalist! Deb #6645148

Mitch Spence level-classic October 23, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff, on your finalist for this great image. #6645458

Amber J. Skene October 23, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6646519

Stephanie Frey October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist! #6647230

Marijana Fajgl level-classic October 23, 2008

Big congratulations! #6647242

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congratulations on your great Finalist, Jeff! #6647944

Joannie Bertucci level-classic October 23, 2008

Jeff, you've made this road grader look mighty important! Terrific treatment and congratulations of your Finalist! :-) #6647986

Eugenio Diaz October 23, 2008

Beautiful image Jeff. Congratulations on your finalist. WTG my Friend! #6648229

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe October 23, 2008

Congrats on a great finalist, Jeff!! #6648262

Sam Britt October 23, 2008

Congratulations again, Jeff! #6649262

Laurie Daily level-deluxe October 24, 2008

Another BIG congrats to you, Jeff! #6651048

Carla Metzler October 24, 2008

Congratulations, Jeff! Great job! #6651267

Mike Clime October 24, 2008

Congratulations you your finalist! #6651377

Terry L. Ellis level-classic October 24, 2008

Congratualtions, Jeff! A powerful finalist! #6651762

Connie J. Bagot October 24, 2008

One of my favorites! Congratulations Jeff. #6652374

Anita Hogue October 24, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome capture, Jeff! #6653306

Ken Jarvis October 24, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist, Jeff! Great capture. #6655065

Tamara K. Walker level-classic October 24, 2008

CONGRATULATIONS! #6655461

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 25, 2008

Thank You All Very Much! Jeff #6657014

Colleen Farrell October 26, 2008

Love it, Jeff! Topaz is so great for vehicles and machinery. Belated congratulations on this awesome finalist! #6662902

Ken Slade October 26, 2008

This is awesome. You really captured the size of the road grader and the edit effects are fantastic! #6664295

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 27, 2008

Thank You Colleen and Ken! Jeff #6668533

Lisa B. North May 03, 2009

Fabulous gallery! I love the sky in this! Looks like a real piece of art! Lisa #7479513

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe May 03, 2009

Thank You Lisa!! Jeff #7480742

Stacy Lankford level-addict August 06, 2010

Beautiful image! #8810805

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 07, 2010

Thank You Stacy! Jeff #8811400

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Description


A Road Grader sits idle on a Sunday afternoon under a big Texas sky. I chose a low and wide angle perspective to emphasize how big these machines are!

Sigma 10-20 at 10mm. Late afternoon, ISO 250, 1/800th @ f8.0, EC -1/3 Adjustments with Topaz Adjust + PSE6. (Catch-All)

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 250, FocalLength: 10.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 30D

Uploaded on September 16, 2008

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