Big Yellow Cat

"The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people."
~ Karl Marx

They’ve started leveling the old farm field to the east of us. Caterpillar track-type tractors and earth levelers have been reducing the former farmland into a muddy flat in preparation for the grave yard that is to be built there. My neighbor, who has commented on the explosive growth of the town to the south east; he also commented that our new neighbors would at least be quiet.

Driving by yesterday the parked Caterpillars caught my attention and I made my way through the mud fo get a shot. It’s a composite of two shots. One for the sky and the other for the foreground and machinery. The shooting position was somewhat dictated by the shoe swallowing mud and silt.

By the way, the ideal shot in my head is to find an excavator parked in a wide open location with a stormy sky and a high rise building off to one of the sides.

Camera :Nikon D700
Lens :Nikon 14-24mm AFS f/2.8 G ED
Shutter Speed :1/13
ISO :100
f-Stop :22
Strobes :Array
Location :Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Conditions :Cloudy with clearing
Down by the river
Ordinary Window
Nameless Stream
At the stroke of


November 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm

A beautiful photo Paul. I could totally see it as part of a Caterpillar advertising campaign. Great details and dynamic range. I really like your processing too.

November 6, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Thanks for the kind words, that’s some praise.

December 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Hi Paul, this is an excellent shot with a great persepctive and amazing colors. Keep up the good work!

December 8, 2009 at 8:01 am

Thank you lolo.

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December 30, 2009 at 10:08 am

Awesome shot! I can’t wait to get my own DSLR and take photos like this, so beautiful.

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