Posted on Jul.19, 2011, under Michigan

(Nikon D700, 70-300mm at 145mm, ISO 200, 1/30 sec @ f/16)

On a recent trip to Marquette, Michigan I had an opportunity to walk around the lower harbor early one morning. It was the 5th of July and the Marquette had hosted a 4th of July party down in the harbor area. It was interesting wandering around as volunteers were cleaning up and packing things up from the night before. As I wandered around I walked down one of the roads leading out to the docks. As I walked out I passed a metal building which had these interesting devices attached. They were several feet wide and looked like they would be used to spool something, but I have no idea what. I just liked the way they looked in the morning light.

When I shot the picture I was thinking about creating a black and white image. I liked the shadows created by the hard light and thought a high contrast image might look nice. I processed the image with Silver Efex Pro 2 which also imparted the ragged border. About the only other thing I did to the image was to crop it to make the curve of the geared wheel more of the subject. I also like the color version of the image and I might do something with it as well.

Feel free to leave comments or constructive feedback below.

Copyright © 2011 James W. Howe – All rights reserved.

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