Operating a forklift in a dusty industrial yard is a difficult job in a dangerous environment. This yard operates year-round. On this summer day, it was over 100 degrees F (38 C); wintertime temperatures in Kansas City can be near 0 degrees F (-18 C).
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saxo042 (37578) 2014-07-29 14:48
A very fine and also an original picture. A perfect idea to capture this worker behind the reflecting windscreen, framed by the impressive chains. Hotter in Kansas City than in Austin?
lousat (77848) 2014-07-30 1:35
Hi Russ,a great idea this pic! Truly original with the chains like a natural frame around the man,excellent exposure to take the worker between the reflections in the glass and fine detail too,i like it! have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-07-30 13:09
Great to see your post! An original capture indeed, it's a great subject and a fine portrait, and what I like most is the way you have created this natural industrial frame by utilising the chains like this. This is not the kind of image we would see often, and you took this really well.
Thanks as always, best wishes rom Ireland.
abmdsudi (43720) 2014-07-31 8:18
I like the glimpse of the workman with all of those stuff around within the limited space of his working vehicle. The man will always be your focus, but some of the things around him are so interesting, like the vertical chains providing nice frame being a feature of the image. I feel the shot portrays the character in his element - all the wonderful features within the constraint and a true environmental portrait. Great capture, TFS
jcpix (13688) 2014-08-01 6:03
Having worked in a warehouse and operated a forklift many times, I feel the look on this guys face, what a great expression! Oh, the daily grind...but to do it with heavy machinery and that gritty charm, it works just fine. :)I like the idea to frame each side with the chains, kind of boxing him into his work environment, but with that rustic appeal. The reflections make for a nice bonus feature too. O.K., gotta' run for now, but I'll get to your new pics as soon as possible. Take it easy.
- Copyright: Russ Ham (EstudioChispa) (2006)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-29 14:11