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Grain Elevator

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 2 May 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

About 10 kilometers (6 miles) north of Winters, California.

If Wednesday took us to 'the best seat in the house' - then here is the theater. If you look carefully between the two silos furthest to the left - you can see the top of our chair behind that big white hose. The round steel door is just behind it. This will give you an idea of the scale of this 'silver palace' of rice storage.

Canon 5D w/ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 at 16mm - ISO 50 - f/4.5 @ 1/500

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kerfendal from Paris, France

great pic, like a modern castle

2 May 2009 5:32am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

Very interesting PoV on this building. A beautiful shot

2 May 2009 5:39am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

An interesting find and a well balanced composition

2 May 2009 6:48am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece


2 May 2009 8:32am

Bill Jennings from Bay Area Northern Calif, United States

You do have good seats. Great explanation on the scale of those towers.

2 May 2009 8:34am

@Bill Jennings: Thanks, Bill - this entire area of the Sacramento Valley is just ripe with photo opportunities. We are having a rare May series of rainstorms moving through central California - and I'm hoping to drive up to this area later today.

yz from Budapest, Hungary

wow, cool structure

2 May 2009 8:36am

@yz: thanks, yz.

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld (Old Pembroke Dock boy,Wales), Germany

A huge piece of abstract just waitng to be photographed !! Great shot.

2 May 2009 9:50am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Thank you, Anthony. It's raining here today and I hope to be heading up to this area this afternoon. Camera by my side.

Chris from South Jersey, United States

great lighting and very effective in b&w.....I like the symmetry.....

2 May 2009 11:07am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is an excellent picture in b&w.

2 May 2009 11:27am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Very striking Stephen, wonderfully composed!

2 May 2009 11:57am

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Great composition on this one, and the chair really helps to show the enormity of these silos!!

2 May 2009 1:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This is an interesting subject and excellent tonality.

2 May 2009 3:05pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Grain elevators make the most interesting structures to capture. Nicely done and I like it in greyscale.

2 May 2009 6:24pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I think you chose well to present this in BW. The repeating shapes of the four silos are compelling to look at.

2 May 2009 8:11pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Yes, you've captured some very beautiful forms and the tonality is just lovely! Have a great Sunday!:-)

3 May 2009 4:29am

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good mono

3 May 2009 3:33pm

grant from kansas city, United States

beautiful. love it!

3 May 2009 6:09pm