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on Oct 25, 2009 in Landscape Photography

The Snow Plow

There we were just cruising down Hwy1 when Sharon says, “You might want to turn around.” After doing a Bat Turn we were turned around an pulling into this small dirt lot next to the road. This really cool old building was standing there, what turned out to be a 150 year old Ice House. I shot it for a moment when I spied tucked away in the trees this very cool, old snow plow. Now we’re talkin cool!

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What made the photograph happen is the rain, it was pouring! Why is that so important? The truck which is being held together with moss and lichens wouldn’t be that shinny or the color so rich if it weren’t soaked with rain. The deep overcast permitted shooting under the tree canopy without any deep shadows. And the opening in the trees to the right of the truck let light bounce in on the truck making it visually pop. I was lucky that Sharon said to turn around and the rain was pouring. The worst weather can make for some of the best photography. I’ve heard that somewhere.

Photo captured by D3x, 14-24AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film