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 Excavator on snow pile - 2013 January Challenge B&W #22
Frank Brault

Excavator on snow pile - 2013 January Challenge B&W #22

Canton, CT USA

The dirty snow pile is from a recent storm. It is hard packed. The Deere Excavator's weight is 48,430 lb. (21 974 kg). So it better be. :)

Olympus OM-D E-M5 ,Panasonic LUMIX G 20 mm / F1.7 ASPH. , Best at original size
1/250s f/5.6 at 20.0mm iso200 RAW/PP full exif

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Barbara Heide25-Jan-2013 22:52
great view and nice light!
Apostolos Tikopoulos25-Jan-2013 22:03
Terrific and spectacular image, wonderfully composed. v.
Brenda23-Jan-2013 22:21
YIKES! That is one sincere pile of snow! I haven't seen one that large in a long time.

Great find!
maggie_falconi23-Jan-2013 15:16
A big pile of dirty snow, but a fantastic photo with an amazing light!! V
Cindi Smith23-Jan-2013 01:01
That's a pile of snow!!! Come summer it will only be a memory. ;)
Karen Stuebing22-Jan-2013 22:33
Love the look of this heavy equipment playing its version of king of the hill. Wonderful composition and tones. V.
Tom LeRoy22-Jan-2013 16:18
Real cool shot, really unique to see this. Excellent B&W! V
larose forest photos22-Jan-2013 16:02
That certainly gives an idea of how much snow has fallen! Dramatic shot. V
Norman Richard22-Jan-2013 13:19
Over here they use snowblowers, huge one, making piles 2-3 times those heights. They sometimes last till July. V
Mieke WA Minkjan22-Jan-2013 08:45
like the combination of the black snow with the machine
Yvonne22-Jan-2013 08:33
Great shot Frank, hope the driver was safe! v
borisalex22-Jan-2013 08:23
Dramatic composition and so good light to the machine! v.
Janice Dunn22-Jan-2013 06:55
That's snow? Looks like dirt to me... good find
Leo22-Jan-2013 02:41
An interesting and realistic photo.

People from non-snow states sometimes do not realize snow is not always pretty. The good times are walking around during a light snow or the morning after when everything sparkles. A few days later it looses its appeal. These dirty piles can last for weeks.

But, I'd never give up snow and move South.
Walter O. Koenig22-Jan-2013 02:36
Amazing sharpness and clarity with great tones. Also amazing that the snow can support this excavator. "V"
Ed McConnell22-Jan-2013 02:31
great find Frank..nice sharp image in B&W...
Micky Waby22-Jan-2013 02:16
THat was some storm! I bet it will take ages to thaw.
Marcia Rules22-Jan-2013 02:06
that's quite incredible.....I thought it was dirt. V
carol j. phipps22-Jan-2013 01:17
FAbulous b/w!
Stephanie22-Jan-2013 00:15
Super capture of this sharp image! V