Spools

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 21 2010

Category: fisheye

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Focal Length:50mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D

 

 

Quick note to the skaters – all of the photos are now in two albums on Facebook:
PART I
PART II

I have been a bit awestruck ever since I saw it by the beauty of the open cargo space in delivery trucks at my work. Their “ceilings” are opaque and let the sunlight pour in, illuminating these very strong vanishing-point-heavy wood-grained spaces. Every once and a while I go down the line and shoot them all and today, fisheye in hand, I happened upon this one with the giant wooden spools (around which industrial grade wire is wrapped).

I’d say this image is primarily based around symmetry. At far left and right we have the “14”s. The center of the image is positioned smack dab at center of the truck.  Etc… But this is broken up a bit by having these columnar beasts off center. Besides that though, lots of lines throughout and tend to have their foils across the frame.

Color’s pretty neat too. The truck is entirely sun lit, while we have this bluish/whiter space at the very edges of the frame, lit by giant interior lights (possibly fluorescent). Blacks aplenty, a couple harsh whites, but mostly these deeper kind of brooding tones that get all chopped up by lines.

Enough!

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