The Old Soldier: Standing Tall

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© John Griggs
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 1, 2011
TakenDecember 5, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure3 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length19 mm

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In an old abandoned pumphouse was this very large valve. To me, it was like the very aged veterans I see sometimes, weathered but still ready, standing at attention at a parade.

This picture was a challenge and required me to move debris about to control the ambient light by blocking windows or making impromptu reflectors. The back windows were covered with green fiberglass corrugated sheeting which gave the background color.

This is not HDR.

5 responses

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (8 Aug 2011):


  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (27 Aug 2011):

    Superb indeed!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (12 Sep 2011):

    I am in trouble with your votable images, love it!

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (12 Sep 2011):

    Oh, Roxana, you are such a gracious soul. Thank you!!! :-)

  • Brandon Bowman

    Brandon Bowman gave props (9 May 2015):

    Wow! Nice color, texture, and lighting. I would very much be afraid to turn that valve!

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