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272C & PC210 Reclaimer
May 18th 2010 Mike Stobbs

272C & PC210 Reclaimer

From my shoot last week at a Mid Northern potash mine. All the images that I submitted for approval passed
with flying colours, so I can post a few of these very cool underground machines.....
I really had to pack light for this trip 3500 feet underground and needed to move fast to shoot all the equipment.
So I worked my night painting tricks into some shots that were completely in the dark, and I mean dark.
For this image we used the lights of the landcruzer to paint most of the machine with the Cat work lights as fill
for the surrounding area. I braced myself against the drift (wall) and hand held this image at ISO 4000 @ f/10 and 1/2 second.
I never once considered bringing my tripod with me on this trip.......

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 AF-S ED IF G N

other sizes: small medium original
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Ed Preston19-May-2010 21:17
Great steady hand Mike!
Cindi Smith19-May-2010 12:50
Wow, you amaze me with your light painting. another fab shot!
vatorman19-May-2010 03:51
Fantastic Mike! A future calendar image?
Steve Mockford19-May-2010 03:33
This is a great shot Mike. I don't find the 24-70 easy to hold for long exposures, it is a pretty heavy lens.
James Stobbs19-May-2010 01:31
Looks great!
B. Shortall - BCS Photography19-May-2010 00:35
Unreal! It has a 3d feel to it! Lovin that d700!!!
pkocinski18-May-2010 23:23
Oh I'd like to have this machine for a bit - looks like I could do some serious work with it. Great shot!
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