Perspective

I’ve been eying this “junk yard” right across the street from my apartment for a few weeks now, and I finally decided it was time to take out my camera and head on over.  What I found:  PURE.  GOLD.

I could have spent hours, well I did spend about an hour and a half, taking pictures of this single tractor.  It has so much character from being out in the elements for so long, yet parts of it seem pristine.

The hardest part of this project was finding different angles to shoot from.  Now, looking back I should have shot a few more wide angle/longer depth of field shots.  I just got so wrapped up in the details of this thing.  I had a good time getting down and dirty with this shoot.  I found myself in some pretty interesting positions; on the grass underneath it, straddling it with a foot on the steering-wheel and one on the tire.  I had so much fun with this.  It definitely won’t be the last junk-yard adventure in my book.

Some of my favorite shots I got were of textures.  I got some real gems.

MilesBlaine_180_Levels

MilesBlaine_Diesel_DodgeBurn

MilesBlaine_Tractor_Headon

I blended these next two images to get the third one you see.  The texture image is of the cracked leather seat on the tractor.

1.Cracked_Leather_Texture

2.MilesBlaine_Tractor_No_Filter

3.

MilesBlaine_Tractor_blended

MilesBlaine_Tire

MilesBlaine_Worn_Seat

MilesBlaine_Sharpened_Oil

MilesBlaine_Setteringwheel_NoFilter

MilesBlaine_Rust_and_Silver_Texture

MilesBlaine_Perkins

MilesBlaine_Oil_Tire

This is another texture overlay I did.  I love how it turned out.

1.Rusted_metal_texture_red 2.

MilesBlaine_Tractor_Hoses_Texture23.

MilesBlaine_BW_Rust_Overlay

Here are a few more texture shots I got which I can’t wait to use.

Metal_texture

Metal_grate_circle_texture

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3 thoughts on “Perspective

  1. Hey Miles! I love your pictures! You have great contrast in your images and I love that! You picked an interesting subject too, and that helps out a lot. Tractors can be so cool! especially when they are old and beat up. It looks like you are on a good track in photography! Good luck on your macro shots!

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