365-336 My world and my ashtray

In case you haven’t noticed I’ve been stuck on a work project that has been keeping me in basically one spot from dark to dark the past few days. I apologize for the abundance of job site photos but I have to work with what I got. And that isn’t much. Mud doesn’t make for nice photos. 😉

As for todays photo, I had a complete opposite reaction to it compared to yesterdays photo. Yesterday I thought that I wanted the photo to be in black and white but I ended up liking the color better. Well, today I thought I was going to like this photo in color, to enhance the early morning light and frost, but I ended up liking a black and white version better. The shovels are almost invisible within the wrinkles and the lines blend nicely in the B&W version. I realize that this photo might be the equivalent of the shop class ashtray I mentioned yesterday but there is something intriguing about it that makes me keep looking at it. Or maybe all of the cold wind on the hill is making me a little loopy.  🙂  B&W conversion with Nik Silver Efex. Pentax K20D, DA18-135


3 Shovels

© David Guidas

  One thought on “365-336 My world and my ashtray

  1. December 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    I believe great photos can be found in any location, you just have be ready when you find it. I think the B&W brings out the texture and definition on the photo. Love it!

  2. awarewriter
    December 2, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Oh no, not color. The blacks in this image are so rich, the textures touchable and the highlights are there as well. No wonder you keep looking at this photo, it’s terrific.

  3. December 2, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I love this photo. At first my eye was struggling to figure out what this is. I loved that and the darkness and the shadow and light play is wonderful here. Love this!

  4. December 3, 2011 at 2:56 am

    Never have shovels and mud been so alluring…

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