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Prairie Relic

Prairie Relic
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Copyright: Dave Wiebe (djw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 63] (987)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-18
Categories: Architecture, Mood
Camera: Nikon D 40, 18-200mm AF-S DX VR Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-31 18:47
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A delapadated old grain elevator in the tiny village of Wood Mountain in southern Saskatchewan. Most of these have been torn down and replaced with massive concrete structures, but a few remain.

Cropped, contrast boosted.

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  • Good 
  • Texan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 543 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2009-07-31 18:54]

A little too centered by the lower POV compenates the feeling desolation is there which makes it an interesting shot. The location of the road or railroad makes it visually interesting.

Well, I don't think it's too centered ... the elevator itself is not centered at all, and that is after all the main feature of the shot. Nicely saturated colors ... just the sky is a little washed out.
The old thing looks about ready to topple over!!

  • Great 
  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-07-31 20:18]

dear Dave,
a splendid picture of the old wooden elevator house.
its figure and colors are very tasteful and really my favorite.
once this red wall must be shining under sun light, and now this dim red makes me feel all the time it passed.
I wish it would be preserved as a memorial house.
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hello Dave
I visited your gallery, you have beautiful pictures.
I appreciate the other kind, and Canada is a country privileged in that topic that you book well.
Carlos Eduardo

Great subject - what a fun place to play for a kid, I reckon. Nice composition and light, although it would be good to see how this looked with the buildings more to the right and negative space to the left.

IMO the frame is too much. Simple is good.


hi dave
nice bright sharp image.nice subject looks well shot from a low position.

Hi Dave,
I like these old buildings with still some old message on it. I just got back from Oregon and was able to find a few, but never as impressive as this one.
Great work on the composition and exposure.

P.S. you do have a bit of sharpening artifacts

Hi Dave
When you get to photgraph one of these lovely old icons it's a real treat. I agree with Trudy it is not too centered. As far as I can see it is just right. Perhaps Texan would like to see more landscape around the buildings???

Great to see these old buildings, nice colours and good point of view.

HI Dave,
Grain elevators are an endangered species, so to speak, so anytime one has opportunity as you did here, a record needs to be kept. Nice one, and on the discussion of too much "centering," I have no real problem with this one on that point, but for the critics, one could have cropped slightly on the left and lower and still had a fine image. Seems an area I'd like to visit sometime. TFs. Gerald

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