Today’s post is another shot from the East Mill, and it’s incredible old machinery.  Now overall, I’d say that about 90% of the time I’m very content with the widest end of my wide angle lens, but for this shoot I was definitely in the other 10%.  All of the equipment here is located in a relatively tight space, and there is limited room to just back up to try and get in what I wanted in a single frame.  While I’m certainly pleased with how this turned out, I wish I could’ve gone wider to really capture this beast the way I wanted to.   My next gear upgrade will definitely be an ultra-wide angle lens, but for now, my trusty 18-70 will certainly suffice.

Camera settings: ISO 200, f/11, 18mm, 3 brackets


  1. Posted March 14, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Cool shot Steven. Great tones and I actually like the tighter composition

  2. Posted March 14, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Really well framed here Steve. Nice details and choice on the B&W as well.

  3. Posted March 14, 2012 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    This is a great shot, Steven. The tight framing work very well on this. Great processing too. I think going B&W was a great choice.

  4. Posted March 14, 2012 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    I don’t know how big these wheels really are but I love how massive they look in this frame! Way to go Steven!

  5. Posted March 14, 2012 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Oh man, you should buy a weide angle!! Want to buy a 10-24mm?? 🙂 Love the shot- black and white is really the only way I would have processed this.

  6. Posted March 14, 2012 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    This is very cool Steven. I actually agree with the otehr comments. I like the tight shot. It makes those wheels look foreboding.

  7. Posted March 14, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    A+ for compelling symmetry!

  8. Posted March 14, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Really nice composition, Steven. The b&w is perfect for this shot.

  9. Rich McPeek
    Posted March 15, 2012 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Very cool Steven! Love the detail and the B&W here! Great work!

  10. Posted March 17, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I like the tight composition here, Steven. B&W suits this – the contrast is well handled.

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