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2808 kms Away...

2808 kms Away...
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Copyright: Pierre Richer (tournesol) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1827 W: 258 N: 1536] (12876)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-03
Categories: Transportation
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 17-40mm F/4 L, B+W 77mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: Wyoming - September- October 2006
Theme(s): brettf1 favs2, Pics to learn from, Wheels of old carriages [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-21 7:39
Viewed: 3734
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
According to Google Maps, there are 2808 kms between Toronto and Oregon Buttes, Wyoming.

Yet, one can find another example of a cart wheel, just maybe not as in good shape as the one I presented you a few days ago! This one was standing by the side of an old trading store that was closed for the season. The area is well known for its ghost towns, Atlantic City and South Pass being the most famous.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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A very interesting image, Pierre.
Nice warm textures of the wood ... very good symbolic subject and a very good crop.
Love the light and earthy colours.

thanks and have a nice day, Karina:)

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  • drum Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 119 W: 45 N: 22] (625)
  • [2006-11-21 7:46]

very good composition
good tones and color
sharp, neat and very nicely croped


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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 46 N: 144] (1210)
  • [2006-11-21 8:08]

lovely composition and framing,
I like the details of this original post :)
Cheers :D

Superb comp and colours, love the tones and textures captured so very well, interesting too, thanx, M, (*_*)

beautiful colors and textures here pierre :)
i like the patterns formed, the contrasting lines looks good
nice work :)

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-11-21 11:07]
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What a boring thumbnail and what a revealing full-size phot. I find this among one of your best 5 works, IMO. Absolutely great example of using minimal-given options to construct an excellent compo consisting of geometry, texture and cropping. This is already a higher-learning moment of photography. Bravo!


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  • Faros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 136 W: 13 N: 57] (24)
  • [2006-11-21 12:00]

Salut Pierre,
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de matière de cette roue née du bois.
A slice of history.


Hello Pierre
Very nice composition and beautifull colors.

Well done

Excellent composition Pierre. The wood textures and lines are wonderful in the different shapes. Brilliant to include the broken space in the wheel. The missing piece makes the whole shot, leaving stories to be told. This certainly is a picture to learn from.

Love and Peace Always,

Hi Pierre,
I really like the almost monotone effect here. The wheel blends in well with the background (a good thing here I think), ste appart only by the strong lines and the slight colour difference. Really nice texture study,
Well done,

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-11-21 15:43]

Bonjour Pierre,
Bois et courbes: chaleur assurée. D'abord avec le bois qui a absorbé tout le soleil et les intempéries au fil du temps et qui nous les restitue avec ses gris à la patine ocrée et texturée. Puis avec la composition où la courbe griffe sa loi sur toutes les planches.

Comme la roue, je jouerais volontiers les fantômes sur les murs cette ville abandonnée. Bravo! Annie

You just gave a clinic on texture and composition. You just don't know it!
Superb work here, I'm speechless.(Which is very rare)

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-11-21 21:44]

Hi Pierre

Superb texture in the wood with excellent lighting. Tfs. I like the tight cropping & panoramic format. Merci!

I like motive and your decision on composition...but I think light is not good for this shot... You just need some shadows to acentuate on shapes and lines throughout image. Best light is somwhere around late afternoon for this because sun is low on horison and gives great modeling light for details to pop up in this kind of image. Also, I think somhow that this motive is very good for BW conversion and if I imagine it bw it seams to me that it will be better but I realy need shadows to play my eye around... :)

Lovely textures and shapes, and nice smooth natural colours. Composition is well balanced and makes the picture nicely interesting
Thanks for sharing

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  • kateb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 147 N: 338] (2991)
  • [2006-11-22 16:24]

Very effective combination of shapes and textures, and subtle colours. Nice photo!

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-11-22 16:56]

Hello Pierre,
a wonderful subject and a great mix of lovely lines and curves. Also a lot of great texture in that weathered wood. Very well cropped and composed.

Hi Pierre,
Perfect composition and still life.
The lighting is nice and even, the details and textures caught are superb!

Très bien vue Pierre. Les tons de gris sont magnifiques. Sans parler du mariage de textures.

Beau travail!


Hi Pierre,

Nicely captured, excellent use of lines and details.
I wonder if... ;) W.s.


Hello Pierre!
good observation and very effective composition..love the texture and soft color..Bravo!

I enjoy the composition here as well as the soft tone of wood... TFs;

Hi Pierre,
..and what a well thought-of and well captured image this is. Love the 'time-tested' and 'old feel' this photo portrays. So much unsaid story.The colour & texture just adds to that. Well done.

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  • iso Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 981 W: 61 N: 169] (29412)
  • [2006-12-01 18:27]

Je l'aime, je l'aime en plein dans ce que j'aime le plus. Elle est fort intéressante par sa composition encore et que dire de ces tons neutres absolument magnifiques. Bravo Pierre pour ce genre de photos.
Allez, ça vaut amplement 50 points.

Great comp. Wonderful lines & textures. Well seen.

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-04-20 1:01]

nice wheel good texture
nice to see

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