"A Desert Relic"

Picture by steve_zasadny

  • Page, AZ 86040, USA

  • 1460
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  • January 02, 2016
  • Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
  • 16-35
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2-1 0 +1+2
  • Editing Software Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)/Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes


02 Jan 05:55

I found this rusted old tractor at the edge of a parking lot near Page, Arizona.

02 Jan 09:28

bad "copy paste" image tractor.......

02 Jan 19:32

Not a copy paste at all. Possibly cloning a lot of garbage out of the background gave it that appearance. It was there. If you go to the google earth location you can see for yourself.

02 Jan 22:06

very strange ..... the main light of the sky from the left should do only the shadows on the right side of the tractor......

03 Jan 00:30

Go to the intersection of Copperwire Road and 98 near Page, Arizona. You will see a row of tractors ( or blobs on Google Earth ). This tractor was the first vehicle west of the sign directly south of the Big Lake Trading Post parking lot. 98 is directly to the south of the tractor and veers about 10 degrees northwest. The shot was taken about 18 inches off the ground to make the road drop out of sight and almost due east. The time on my metadata was 11:30 AM which would have put the sun almost directly over and slightly southwest ( a little to my right ) for the time of the year ( April 2 2014 ). The light source being slightly to the right ( south-southwest of the tractor which was positioned parallel to the road ) makes the shadows correct for the image. The cloud bank was closer to the horizon open to the east ( blue sky ) and open due west. The impression of a questionable light source may be due to opening the shadows too much via earlier HDR techniques that I have used. If you will look at the Google Earth image you would also see another small tractor just east of the sign and to the left of the rear tractor tire ( cloned out along with the sign ). To the right of the image were numerous industrial buildings also cloned out. I suppose that I could have been doing Photoshop on steroids, but the image was in situ and not pasted. I guess I better practice a little more!

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