The Thing

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  1. awe

    awe TPF Noob!

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    I found this thing a while ago while I was walking the dog. I have no idea what it is or what it does, but it looks... weird. The shots might be a bit too dark, but I think it suits the picture. What do you think?

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  2. deanlewis

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    Interesting set, I like the 3rd one the best ! What ever it is its Broken :lol:

    Deano
     
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    #1 is a crop of #4 if I´m not mistaken.

    For "straight on" shots like that you probably should use a longer focal length to avoid distortion...the pure geometry of such industrial photography can be very effective.

    Nice find!
     
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    I like #1 & #4.... good Find! :thumbup:
     
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    I agree 1 & 4 work for me.
     
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    Thank you for all the comments! So, what do you guys think it is?

    @deanimator: Thanks for the advice. I'm still new to photography, and lenses are the one thing I really don't have a clue about. I do understand, however, what you mean. But I guess that means that I have to use another lens, right? Unfortunately, I've got a fixed-lens camera.
    Oh, and No. 4 isn't a crop of No. 1. But you're right, they look very similar...

    Anybody else?
     
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    #1 really appeals to me. I love the simplicity and the different cogs and pipes popping out randomly all over the place

    I find #2 a little too busy and my eyes get confused.

    #3 is not my favourite of the series. I do like the grittiness of the clotted/dirty oil but overall I'm not really feeling it. Perhaps a lower angle might have worked for me

    #4 is very similar to #1 and I prefer the closer crop

    Nice series :)

    no idea what it is though. Maybe a generator of some sort?
     
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    Cool shots.

    To determine what it is, I need some sort of context. Right now all I've got to go on are the corn cribs in the background, so I wonder if this is some sort of heavy duty farm equipment, though I've never seen anything like this on any farm I've been to...
     
  9. awe

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    @julius: Thank you very much for your detailed comment.

    @nealjpage: Oh right. How stupid of me to forget to tell you guys in which environment i found the Thing in... But you were right with your guess; it was in a rural area with lots of farms.

    Any more comments?
     

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