The Guts of the Machine

This image comes from the second floor inside of the cement plant.  Honestly this isn’t the shot I wanted, but there wasn’t enough room for me to back up any further and this was the widest lens I had.  Just below me and to the left was a hole in the floor with metal stairs going to the lower level.  I would have likes to have had that in the lower left of this image.

I was also initially going to work more on the brighter area behind the machinery and balance the light a bit, but decided against it as I feel it helps give a target for the eye to travel down the center pipe to.  It kept reminding me of that suitcase in Pulp Fiction that was glowing and you never really knew why.

I initially framed this to exclude the small electrical box on the far left of the frame.  I didn’t like how empty it left the floor with how busy everything else in the room was.  I finally decided that the shot needed an area that would let the eye rest and didn’t like how the lines that lead the eye to the lower left corner weren’t going to anything.

The Guts of the Machine

The Guts of the Machine

Equipment: Nikon D700, Sigma 24 – 70
Post Processing: Aperture, Nik HDR Efex Pro, Photoshop, Nik Color Efex Pro
HDR Details: 8 exposures -4 though +3
As always, you can click the image to see it at larger sizes.

About Brett Cox

Photographic Artist exploring this wonderful world through my lens.
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1 Response to The Guts of the Machine

  1. Kitty says:

    Well, I like it just the way it is.

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