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As The World Turns

As The World Turns
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Copyright: Derek Hill (Derek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 25 N: 88] (311)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-04-02
Camera: Canon Elph S200
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Sato: The Mechanical Bride [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-04 7:42
Viewed: 3293
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After seeing Ebbe's Resting Now upload from yesterday, I was inspired to present something from a junkyard in our country which is also a resting place for old machinery and parts.
Living on a farm,you must often improvise in making your own equipment or find parts to repair older machinery.
A few miles from home we have a unique character who collects just about everything you could think of on a large junkyard lot. He has hundreds of customers coming all parts of the province who show up and browse through his vast collection.
Every time an industry closes down or a company goes bankrupt, he is there to bid on the stuff that nobody else wants.
This was a pile(one of many) of old rusted pullies.It makes you stop and think that each of these pullies,one time in their life,turned motors or conveyors ...or something that provided jobs for people.Each of these pullies rotated millions of times before retiring to this pile.

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I like very much the strong graphism that you got in this shot, Derek. The pile of rusty pullies is surprisingly photogenic the way you present it - haphazard on the one hand, but also clear geometrical shapes and lines on the other hand. The contrast and orange colors of the rust look great.

Just for fun, I workshopped this shot to show you how it looks after applying the "clarify" tool in PSP a number of times. Quite interesting what this tool did, it even changed the look of the frame ;-)

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  • sunny Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 69] (252)
  • [2004-04-04 8:24]

Wonderful composition of all these rusty pullies, Derek! The two colourful spots in both upper sides /the orange and the greenish ones/ work very well to bring diversity to the brownish rusty one. I like the sharpness and the tight framing too. Very well seen and captured.

The spectrum of different colours of rust represented here is quite something. Can't imagine that these pulleys will ever be able to be useful again. The world is turning without them...

I like this rusty shot and the circles you ahve included, well done indeed, great art work

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 27 N: 37] (213)
  • [2004-04-04 10:42]

Le monde tourne ainsi : belle ironie.
Pas mal cette composition rouillée à la mode Avigurienne :-))

As the world turns: nice irony.
Not badly this rusted composition "à.la.mode Avigurienne: -))"

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  • ilouy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 63 W: 18 N: 57] (760)
  • [2004-04-04 11:11]

Great shapes, rounded lines, textures, rusted colors mixed with blues and grays. I like these king of shots, showing human made "garbages" and "chaos". I'm just not sure about your outside framing (little brown+orange outside lines). I think it get too much attention... that photo, by itseft, contains so much lines and shapes, I think a neutral outside frame would be enough, better.

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  • Ebbe Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 36] (105)
  • [2004-04-04 11:20]

Certainly a lot of pulleys. A few decades back there were a lot more of cables and pulleys around, I think we shall be grateful they were replaced by hydraulics etc since breaking cables has cut of many legs, arms and heads of people working with them.

Nice rust and many repitions of circles in different angles.

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  • Jep Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 16 N: 97] (585)
  • [2004-04-04 15:54]

Very nicely spotted and captured Derek - I also the way your title connects to the motifs - great idea - well done.

Great composition. I like very much rust color.

Great rust and circles. Could be a big treasure for me..
I like the tight crop and the excellent POV. very well done, Derek.

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-04-05 11:34]

Like the patterns here. I also like the orange an dthe light blue. Your frame is also very good. Composition brought in order to this chaos. Great shot!

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  • Jaku Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 0] (402)
  • [2004-04-08 13:18]

I like this picture, very good compositions and colors.

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  • Orme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 6 N: 72] (311)
  • [2004-04-10 3:12]

A great rust shot, Derek. I like all the great shapes seem to form a piece of modern art. Excellent colours and clarity. Well seen.

J'aime ces formes et les couleurs qui sont bien saturées. Bonne composition. Bien fait.

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  • ornis Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 20 N: 139] (842)
  • [2004-06-07 9:24]

I like your comment, Derek, as it is so true that some people collect about anything, because they know they wil have use of it one day. Also a typical farmer habit. Your shot is spot on to illustrate your comment. It's also a natural and artistic way of presenting simple rusted pullies. Art is everywhere! Sharp, colorful and very well framed image.

Eu gosto do maquinario e das engrenagens, o ferrugem já
está tomando conta das peças e deixando elas muito bonitas
com esta coloração!

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