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Road Hog!
Road Hog!

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Challenge: Wheels II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Location: Saratoga Springs
Date: Jan 21, 2011
Aperture: 10
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/125
Galleries: Rural, Transportation
Date Uploaded: Jan 22, 2011

I went on a drive to find some suitable shots for this challenge. I went down a rural highway that runs along the lake near our house. I was hoping to come across some old wagon or combine. As I was driving all of a sudden I saw this huge thing coming at me lumbering down the highway. It made way as I passed it. Then it clicked "what a great wheels shot!" I flipped a u-turn and quickly passed it again once I got a reasonable distance in front of it. I pulled my car over and got ready for the shot. The shots were okay a little dark since it was back-lit. But I was able to salvage it somewhat using my new topaz software.

I know its not the best quality, I did manage to get a great one of a broken down wagon, that one would have probablly scored higher. But I love this one and it is too tempting to enter it. Maybe it will surprise me and do better than I expect. Right now I am hopeful for around a 5.5.

Place: 71 out of 113
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Views during voting: 254
Votes: 150
Comments: 6
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/29/2011 01:48:36 PM
Indeed! And those are some wheels. The focus feels a bit soft (that or it's motion blur).
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01/28/2011 06:42:50 PM
surprised suburban morons dont have these in driveways!! */* gl
01/25/2011 05:53:23 PM
John Deer comin' through! Nice shot. Motion in the tractor but the hills in the distance are crystal clear. Nice depth. Those are meaty tires. Great entry.
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01/25/2011 01:00:01 PM
Love the background and colors and the feel to the image, wish the wheels and tractor were more in focus, hard shot.
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01/24/2011 11:49:16 AM
Reminds me of Craig Morgan's song, International Harvester

Hoggin’ up the road on my p-p-p-p-plower
Chug a lug a luggin’ 5 miles an hour
On my International Harvester
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01/24/2011 09:59:40 AM
Very expressive.
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