Posted on Jun.23, 2009, under Abstract, Michigan

(Olympus E-3, 14-54mm at 23mm (2x crop factor), ISO 100, exposure 1/125 sec @ f/8.0)

As I mentioned in a previous post, I recently attended the 2009 Motor Muster held at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Greenfield Village is part of the entire Henry Ford Museum complex, a great place to visit year round. Anyway, the Motor Muster had cars located throughout the village, and behind one group of car was the Armington & Sims Machine Shop. In front of this building sits a variety of discarded bits of boilers, coal and other wonderful rusty objects. The picture above is just one of the many interesting pieces of old ‘junk’ which is on display. I’ve always been attracted to mechanical things and I love high contrast, so when I have of a bright sunny day combined with some interesting historic junk, I’m a happy camper.

For the processing of this image, I used a couple filters (Topaz Adjust and Simplify) to help bring out the color and texture in the metal. The bright sunny day sort of washed out the color in the raw image and I wanted to bring back the feeling of rust and contrast that I felt when I took the shot.

The image is named ‘Discarded #1’ because I took several shots of different items at this location. I’m planning on posting more in the near future.

Comments and feedback welcome.

Image and text Copyright © 2009 James W. Howe – All rights reserved

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