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  #118 Old, But Not Human
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Left to rust       ©2012 Lo
Panasonic DMC-ZS3       5th place, 116 points
1/50s, f4.4, ISO 160, 111mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Removed artifacts with Topaz, cropped slightly, enhanced colour and clarity, resized.       Extra Info: Photographed at an abandoned quarry as the sun went down. No idea what the machinery is called or what it's purpose was.
 
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Adirondack Gal
Aug 31, 2012
    Sorry for the late congratulations, Lo. This is a very nice capture. I haven't a clue what it is, but it certainly IS interesting! Nice job!

mrsawyer
Aug 28, 2012
    congrats on on your top five finish.

Jade O.
Aug 27, 2012
    In all the tangle, you made top five!

Lo
Aug 27, 2012
    Thanks for the ingenious suggestions as to what this was in a former life. I'm intrigued by the tangled mess of wires - puts me in mind of some days I've had LOL

Mrsawyer, you're right about the blue - the shot was taken very close to sunset, and I had to lighten it a bit for clarity, then add a bit of blue to give some presence to the sky.

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Mepo
Aug 27, 2012
    This fits the old (and decrepit) theme better than most. I think it's the power unit for a cable transportation system. I wonder if anyone kept the instructions on how to set it up.

ambaker
Aug 27, 2012
    Always amazes me how much these things would have cost new, and then one day... It is tossed aside as worthless. Nice image.

mrsawyer
Aug 27, 2012
    Well it sure looks old to me. Most is very well done with this entry.
I see the photo was taken as the sun went down, so I expect to see a warmth to the lighting. Instead I see a blue cast as though the white balance is awry or perhaps the post processing left the bluish tint. In my favs anyway.

Jade O.
Aug 25, 2012
    Obvious. It's a hay baler that collided with a hydro cherry picker and took out not just a communication tower but most of the county wiring trying to bale it! (Then there is that other rule of photography which is, if you don't know what it is, don't...(fill in the appropriate adage here!). )

NileLily
Aug 25, 2012
    The title " Left to rust " matches with the shot. Very well composed.
Well Done.

rafinmelb
Aug 25, 2012
    It say decayed rather than old to me.

forkcandles
Aug 24, 2012
    looking at top part of the barrel/pole there is an incliner guage so assume part of a mobile crane with a good lifting capacity with roller cables at the I assume rear end
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