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LCdutch October 03, 2013
Love the old metal. Great everything. Larry
Wayne-Stadler-Photography October 09, 2013
Thank You
djensen October 18, 2013
Excellent work!
rmr731 October 18, 2013
Fantastic image! Congrats on being a finalist!
DonHoekPhoto October 18, 2013
Congrats! Nice work!
Rl1956 October 18, 2013
wonderful work with lighting and comp, congrats
kkat October 18, 2013
Congratulations!!! Like it!!!
ArtQ October 19, 2013
Congrats on your finalist award in Frozen In Time Contest.
tracygrossoflanagan October 19, 2013
Beautiful colors, awesome shot!! Love it! Good luck!
SherranAndersen October 19, 2013
JacquelineMGrange October 20, 2013
Good composition, well done.
tjambga October 21, 2013
jleiweke November 11, 2013
Wayne-Stadler-Photography November 12, 2013
Thank you everyone! I appreciate all the comments etc, cheers. :)
onyanita November 12, 2013
what a beauty! congrats on making Finalist!
jamesvcase November 23, 2013
congrats on the win and its a stunning capture
Wayne-Stadler-Photography November 24, 2013
Only a finalist on this one James but thanks for the comments anyway. :)
JordanSuter April 26, 2016
can anyone else see mad max in this shot. Love this one. Good work.
nina050 May 28, 2016
Awesome gallery....love all the old cars and the barns. Reminds me so much of my grandfather's farm in Colorado.......
Wayne-Stadler-Photography February 05, 2018
THANK YOU! to everyone who has awarded, commented, sent messages and obviously voted on this image of mine. It means the world to me. Cheers and all the best to all of you.
gregschmidt February 07, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
gregschmidt February 07, 2018
Very nicely done!
It's nice to see a proper HDR-render done correctly! Most times, this style is blown out and drastically overcompensated! You did an absolute perfect job with this one! Very nicely done!
Charlieimig February 11, 2018

Spare A Bullet





People's Choice in Trucks Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Trucks Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Frozen In Time Photography Contest
Peer Award
Superb Composition
Top Choice
Absolute Masterpiece
Outstanding Creativity
Magnificent Capture
All Star
Superior Skill
Love it
Exceptional Contrast
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Behind The Lens

This photo was taken in southern Alberta Canada, close to Lethbridge. I was out exploring and killing time as it was Christmas holidays and I wasn't able to get home to family. The weather was exceptionally great for a few days which is why there is no snow on the ground.
This was shot around 11:40 on a cloudy overcast winter day.
The sun was breaking through for very brief moments which allowed a little light on the front of the truck as you can see. Other than that the light was pretty bland.
Was shot with my Nikon D200, most likely on a tripod at f6.3, ISO 200 at 27mm.
I always gravitate to anything I find that is old, worn, neglected or abandoned. This truck was no exception.
I post process in Lightroom and sometimes export/re-import to and from Photomatix if I'm feeling like I need more detail in the shadows etc. As you can see by this shot I also try not to "overcook" my images and am using HDR less and less these days.
In my camera bag
Nowadays I have a D800 and the D200 is my backup. I saved and bucked up, purchasing all the 2.8V R Nikon glass to go in front of the D800. (The Nikon Holy Trinity). There's no sense buying a highres camera if you're only going to put cheap glass in front of it. Also have a great 85mm 1.8 and a 50mm 1.4 that I use sometimes for portraits etc.
Shots like these are all about time exploring and sometimes luck with the light once you find them. I spend more time driving a lot of the days than actually shooting but when you find that one place or car that makes you stop, it all becomes worth it.

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