Farm Machinery Porn

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  1. BananaRepublic

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    Is there any merit in capturing images like the ones below. I know there is a a bunch of things wrong with them but is there anything in the idea or should it just be iced.

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    Nice machines.....
     
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    Isn't that a question best answered by the eye of the photographer? What exactly is the purpose of your shot? Is it to document a farming operation or maybe a machine as art? In any case I think the shot would have benefited from showing the other elements of the environment- the tractor pulling the forage harvestor, the truck/wagon beside it that it's blowing into, and a portion of the field. I had one similar to this years ago, when we had cattle. Brings back memories of the uniquely pleasant smell of silage that's gone through the fermentation cycle.
     
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    I have loads of the type you speak of, I was thinking at the time of a getting the movement of the machine parts, pickup reel, auger and so forth. Yes I should have done a better job but this was hand held with a 70 200 and I had never tried the shot before as theses trailed machines are rare now, its all self propelled.
    Heres another,
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    Have loads of theses,
    Wider View.jpg
     
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    I prefer the second set and in particular the second shot.

    In looking back at the first set and comparing it to your objective, I feel you may have failed to simplify enough. There are a lot of parts there which as a whole don't give the eye a focal point to lock on to. Coming in closer, filling the frame, and putting your focus on some individual part of the machine might accomplish your objective.
     
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    There's always merit in trying something new; that said, I'm not sure that the execution of these is optimal. I like the idea, but they feel to me like random, awkward crops. I think you need to either get in a lot closer (like the second on in the first post) but even closer, or farther out; the random bits of tire, wheel, discharge chute, etc don't really help IMO.
     
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    Detail shots can be very nice, and your wider shot is nice, but perhaps something in between, and with some human interest. Get the operator's watchful eye in the shot, and what he's doing, and then you've got something.
     
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    I like seeing subject motion blurring, to convey movement, action, dynamism. I like seeing nice lighting as well, and that is not always present when photographing farming operations. Sometime, there's good lighting, while at other times, the operation is being done under dull or uninteresting lighting conditions. I think there's more than one way to photograph farm machinery in operation.
     
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