This image has no emotional value to it. This is only a temporary structure. However, I find it valuable in that it documents a change. To me, this image symbolizes all the sacrifices that the South Texas cattle ranchers have made over the last 100 years. It represents all the droughts that have plagued this countryside and caused many farmers’ crops to either die before harvest or never even break a hull. It epitomizes each head of cattle that either died or had to be sold off at auction during these droughts. This crane represents the blood and sweat that has erupted from these career cowboys. It represents the blisters that have appeared on the hands of these hard working men. In my eyes, the crane represents an end… a reprieve to, at least, some struggles.
This image makes September’s favorite for two reasons: Number 1. It was shot from nearly a mile away with little available light (However, this was the night of the harvest moon.) The technical aspects were manual focus with a 70-200mm at a focal length of 180mm, at f2.8, 13ss, ISO 100. The camera was on a tripod and fired using a remote. And, number 2. The (hopefully positive) change it symbolizes.
Again, look at the clarity!!!
What does this image say to you? What do you think about the growth and change our county is experiencing?
Until next time, be positive, happy, and healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
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