SiJy 2019 Day 5

jyc860923

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Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
Hi folks, it's the fifth in a row, thanks to Matt we now have two spin-off threads one for discussion and the other you can post your silver and bronze ones to. Have fun.

Here's mine, with the originally planned M50+32mm 1.4. With limitations comes my action to work on my years old to-do list.

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An elderly middle class looking lady recycling newspaper for income.

The story behind it: Our subway newspaper is handed out for free to passengers, and a recycling drop zone is set for people to return and re-use the paper if they want to, eventually the paper will be recycled and the publisher will donate the recycling income.

Not just with newspaper however, there are often people who sees a profit in it and takes it into action. In China we have only started waste sorting in Shanghai recently, but for years a highly competitive recycling system is showing no sign of slowing down extracting plastic bottles, cardboards, metal and glass out of trash bins at rushing speed, almost always are the retired who in my opinion could really benefit from better sanitariness and quality of life than they are willing to spend on.

They were the first generation since our revolution, things for them then must be different.
 

addieleman

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Oct 20, 2012
104
The Netherlands
Hi folks, it's the fifth in a row, thanks to Matt we now have two spin-off threads one for discussion and the other you can post your silver and bronze ones to. Have fun.

Here's mine, with the originally planned M50+32mm 1.4. With limitations comes my action to work on my years old to-do list.

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An elderly middle class looking lady recycling newspaper for income.

The story behind it: Our subway newspaper is handed out for free to passengers, and a recycling drop zone is set for people to return and re-use the paper if they want to, eventually the paper will be recycled and the publisher will donate the recycling income.

Not just with newspaper however, there are often people who sees a profit in it and takes it into action. In China we have only started waste sorting in Shanghai recently, but for years a highly competitive recycling system is showing no sign of slowing down extracting plastic bottles, cardboards, metal and glass out of trash bins at rushing speed, almost always are the retired who in my opinion could really benefit from better sanitariness and quality of life than they are willing to spend on.

They were the first generation since our revolution, things for them then must be different.
Wonderful shot, I just keep looking at it.
 

jyc860923

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Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
Wonderful shot, I just keep looking at it.
Thank you Addie. I see this lady every morning on my way to work and that image in my head doesn't go away either.

Hi jyc, I endorse the comment by addieleman above, excellent use of limited depth of field to draw one's eye to the subject matter of the photograph.

Barrie
I may be overreaching but I kinda see that hand rail as a boundary, to its left people are going up getting away from whatever the right side represents.
 

grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Yet another cloudless dawn, toast consumed but cup of tea yet to be made. A few steps outside my cottage door and there, at repose in the corner of the orchard is my landlord's other tractor (oh no you cry, not another tractor!) illuminated by the as yet very low early morning sun, what a change from those "Single in January" mornings of old. For some reason this tractor is not registered to travel on the public highway, although it most certainly works. I love the clump of grass growing out of the ballast weight at the back. Exposure bracketed shots fired off and, as I believe they say in the movie industry, it's a wrap. As those of you who haven't seen my photographs for the "Single in's" before my immediate surroundings are very different from many of you, at least for the time being, although I could never see myself living in a big city.

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Barrie
 

jyc860923

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Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
Yet another cloudless dawn, toast consumed but cup of tea yet to be made. A few steps outside my cottage door and there, at repose in the corner of the orchard is my landlord's other tractor (oh no you cry, not another tractor!) illuminated by the as yet very low early morning sun, what a change from those "Single in January" mornings of old. For some reason this tractor is not registered to travel on the public highway, although it most certainly works. I love the clump of grass growing out of the ballast weight at the back. Exposure bracketed shots fired off and, as I believe they say in the movie industry, it's a wrap. As those of you who haven't seen my photographs for the "Single in's" before my immediate surroundings are very different from many of you, at least for the time being, although I could never see myself living in a big city.

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Barrie
Hi Barrie

I think we agreed on one camera, one tractor only:drinks: however since you are using no lens,
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exceptions can be made.

Just joking, I do love these tractor photos, they leave an impression, hope there are more to come.

Photos like these are not easy to take in my opinion, I think of them as product photography although not a tractor catalogue, they have to look comfortable with the shape and angle against the background under the light you can't control, and I think this is a successful one.
 
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grebeman

Old Codgers Group
Hi Barrie

I think we agreed on one camera, one tractor only:drinks: however since you are using no lens, View attachment 201015exceptions can be made.

Just joking, I do love these tractor photos, they leave an impression, hope there are more to come.
I'm running out of tractors, now if this was being held in August there's a local vintage machinery rally and there will be dozens of old tractors there. I was surprised when it showed no lens, it hadn't done that before although since I'm being retro and using a fully manual lens that doesn't "talk to the camera" that is the normal situation. Technology, a mind of its own! p.s. I notice Marlof had a distant tractor in the other day, so it's not just me!

Barrie
 

jyc860923

Veteran
Aug 29, 2018
104
Shenyang, China
I was surprised when it showed no lens, it hadn't done that before although since I'm being retro and using a fully manual lens that doesn't "talk to the camera" that is the normal situation
Don't want to be too far off topic but it could be different software write different tags, EXIF isn't exactly unified.
 

tonyturley

Hall of Famer
Nov 24, 2014
124
Scott Depot, WV, USA
A trio of fretboards, from front to back: tenor ukulele, baritone ukulele, and tenor guitar. The two smallest I purchased ready made, the other I'm making from scratch for one of my current projects. There are all kinds of ways to mess up a fretboard - the fret slots must each be exactly perpendicular to the centerline, and the distance between frets exactly marked, otherwise the instrument will not play in tune. The foam in back holds fretwire cut to length for the rear fretboard. An 18"/46cm rule is shown for scale.

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drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Jul 13, 2011
124
Lexington, Virginia
Yet another cloudless dawn, toast consumed but cup of tea yet to be made. A few steps outside my cottage door and there, at repose in the corner of the orchard is my landlord's other tractor (oh no you cry, not another tractor!) illuminated by the as yet very low early morning sun, what a change from those "Single in January" mornings of old. For some reason this tractor is not registered to travel on the public highway, although it most certainly works. I love the clump of grass growing out of the ballast weight at the back. Exposure bracketed shots fired off and, as I believe they say in the movie industry, it's a wrap. As those of you who haven't seen my photographs for the "Single in's" before my immediate surroundings are very different from many of you, at least for the time being, although I could never see myself living in a big city.

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Barrie
I live in a rural area, and I see a variety of tractors daily. The little boy in me still lights up when I see one.
 

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