I shot this photo about a week after I bought my 5D. It is what’s left of the engine of a very old excavator. I must have shot this once mighty earth mover over a thousand times. Literally. The problem for me was the fact that I never thought I had captured this machine in its sad, decayed state quite the way that I wanted. It sits in an abandoned lot by itself next to a old country road by a river. I’ve shot this excavator in the sunrise, sunset, cloudy days, used different lenses, with and without a tripod. All this has been going on for at least three or four years. I’m always afraid of missing a good shot of things that I see in my travels for fear that they might be gone the next time I see them. This old guy for some reason is different. I’ve always had the feeling that he’ll be here until I can at least show the world that despite the fact that he is broken and thoroughly rusted inside and out, he once did some real damage.
Tech:Canon 5D mark II, Ef 35mm L 1.4, ISO 800,firstname.lastname@example.org