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Irrigation Machinery Ready to Take Flight?

Irrigation Machinery Ready to Take Flight?

Near Route 66 and the town of Barstow, California.

(I like the comments of JS Waters, below. I meant to write more than the brief, incomplete sentence, above, that first appeared under this photograph. I would have written that there is a "Industrial Age" look to this image, reminiscent to me of early versions of flying machines. The grounded wheels, the overhead pipes that appear to be wings, and the dangling hoses and nozzles that look like sleeping jets, are in silhouette a bit mysterious against the foreboding sky.

(That's what I would have written, but JS beat me to it, and I think she said it better the I would have.)

Nikon D80 ,Tamron 70-300mm Lens
1/500s f/29.0 at 70.0mm ISO 400 full exif

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Carol E Sandgren08-Feb-2008 19:10
Beautiful and intriguing image, Dave, and JS, that was an eloquent caption as well. The flying machine looks ready to take off and pierce the heavens I too late for the flight???

JSWaters08-Feb-2008 18:32
Dave, I think your captions are always quite eloquent. I'm flattered that you give me the nod on this one.
Bryan Murahashi08-Feb-2008 18:12
Beautiful and excellent capture.
JSWaters08-Feb-2008 16:09
A wonderful metaphor for the life of a farmer. Just as the man does, the machine reaches to embrace the dawn, insuring the long day's work will get finished.
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