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Cow Catcher

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 23 November 2009 in Transportation and Portfolio.

NIKON D700 1/80 second F/4.5 ISO 200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

PATRICK from miramas, France

very great capture and b&w

23 Nov 2009 5:21am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

23 Nov 2009 5:42am

Linerberry from Christchurch, New Zealand

Amazing light and shadow...wonderful mono!

23 Nov 2009 6:16am

masoud from tehran, Iran

superb bw work !

23 Nov 2009 6:22am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

great!!!
classic bw capture...
very interesting one

23 Nov 2009 6:23am

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Superbe... en noir et blanc vraiment très beau

23 Nov 2009 6:26am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I like very much the b/w and, of course, the details of this old machine.

23 Nov 2009 6:44am

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

I've never thought that this was a cow-catcher! great!

23 Nov 2009 7:14am

Bill Brown from California, United States

Fantastic detail in this b&w capture.

23 Nov 2009 7:15am

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

It looks like a pencil drawing. Fantastic.

23 Nov 2009 7:31am

[email protected] from Paris, France

Fabulous B&W and close-up and such a thought-provoking title, Jack !

23 Nov 2009 7:52am

@[email protected]: It's what they called the front of those old engines.

Marie LC from Voiron, France

bw perfect for me. Love this subject !

23 Nov 2009 8:01am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Perfect B&W! The feeling is that it has been freshely greased and shined! Wonderful detail!

23 Nov 2009 8:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Cool BW shot ! I can feel the strength of solid metals.

23 Nov 2009 8:54am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic BnW shot..

23 Nov 2009 9:11am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! Very impressive!!! Great contrast and lighting. I love the title :)

23 Nov 2009 9:18am

Nicholas from Shah Alam, Malaysia

Love the mono treatment. Love the details. Love the light. Pardon my ignorance, but it catches cows?

23 Nov 2009 9:36am

@Nicholas: I'm not certain they caught many cows, but that is what they called the gizmo on the front of the engine.

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Exquisite detail. The b&W really works..just excellent!

23 Nov 2009 10:18am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

Amazing light and shadow...wonderful B/W! I can feel the strength of solid metals. Stunning photo! Greetings master! Thanks Adela

23 Nov 2009 10:25am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful B & W image.

23 Nov 2009 10:58am

Denise from Duncannon, United States

I wonder if those things actually moved the cows off of the tracks or pushed them and mamed at the same time? I guess trains did move slower in those days though.... Now, I will be pondering this all day:)

23 Nov 2009 11:00am

Foto-aksent from Binkom, Belgium

I didn't know where those things were made for.
Nice b/w!

23 Nov 2009 11:46am

oncho from granada, Spain

Minimalismo acertado y cuidado

23 Nov 2009 11:48am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

A very stylish detail for N / B bright and beautifully contrasted!

23 Nov 2009 11:58am

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

I think this is for B 'n W cows! :D
So, do you feel any older today?

23 Nov 2009 12:15pm

@Judy: Not particularly older, but infinitely wiser!!

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

this is a beautifully layered image.

23 Nov 2009 2:52pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Great details and perfect contrast.

23 Nov 2009 3:05pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Oh, such wonderful details, Jack! Love this in B&W!

23 Nov 2009 3:11pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Again, such an impressive shot. Wonderful detail and perfect b&w processing!

23 Nov 2009 3:26pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Super closeup. BW is awesome !

23 Nov 2009 3:52pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine close up of this important element of older trains. I especially like the nice range of tones you produced with your exposure and processing. The bright highlights makes the metal parts very attractive. Very well done.

23 Nov 2009 4:04pm

Julia from Athens, Greece

Stunning b&w with superb tones!

23 Nov 2009 5:01pm

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

an imposing image, outstanding b&w and details !!

23 Nov 2009 5:05pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

It is massive and squat as aurochs, it is also graphic, beautiful in its stark contrasts of B & W, I like this light that flashed steel and thoroughness of detail, ground full of gravel. I like the force that emanates from it and the angle of view that puts so much value .. force haunting .. Bravo Jack.

23 Nov 2009 5:43pm

@Alivia: Merci, Dane.

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very clear and sharp image, well done!

23 Nov 2009 6:02pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

this really jumps out of the monitor with it´s sharpness, spot on ;)
beautiful details and dof, excellent contrast!

23 Nov 2009 6:09pm

micke bergling from Sweden

Wonderful is a good word for your photo ...

23 Nov 2009 6:21pm

@micke bergling: Thank you. I can't find you on Am3.

Michael Rawluk from Canada

Another stunning shot. (The air hose is slightly incongruous with the steam locomotive.)

23 Nov 2009 6:25pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful detail captured in this BnW.

23 Nov 2009 6:33pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

AWESOME detail and tonalities!!!

23 Nov 2009 6:47pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks, dj, for all of your recent kind comments.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

excellent b&w, wonderful clarity!

23 Nov 2009 7:05pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Un excellent plan serré sur le détail de ce magnifique devant de locomotive ancienne! Très beau NB!

23 Nov 2009 7:16pm

jamesy from christchurch, New Zealand

very very nice

23 Nov 2009 7:22pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cool. I guess in Alaska they would be called a moose catcher. ;-)

23 Nov 2009 7:44pm

@B. Thomas: Right!!

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

A little preference for the colored pictures. But anyway, a very good composition.

23 Nov 2009 7:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Gorgeous composition and B&W. Superb!

23 Nov 2009 8:03pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks, Steve.

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot, but what a gruesome thought...."cow catcher" !!!!

23 Nov 2009 10:00pm

@Susan: I don't think many cows have been caught.

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Another strong B&W of this machine...
The composition and the light on the steel are magnificent.

23 Nov 2009 10:30pm

manel from Girona, Spain

Un b&W excelente. Nítido y contrastado. Buena selección de enfoque.

23 Nov 2009 10:53pm

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

Handsome details....love the silvery glow of the black and white !

23 Nov 2009 11:25pm

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

May be buffalo catcher? Nice details.

23 Nov 2009 11:31pm

Mirza Ahmad from Thames Ditton, United Kingdom

Strong contrast and composition.

23 Nov 2009 11:38pm

Self-Indulgence from Chicago, United States

I really like the old steam engines. This is an excellent b&w with a lot of interest to it.

23 Nov 2009 11:45pm

Ajay from Pune, India

I think the tone of the shot is really bringing out power of the engine.

24 Nov 2009 12:43am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Such great shot...I like your point of view!

24 Nov 2009 4:46am

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

A lovely crackingly sharp B+W shot.

24 Nov 2009 11:03am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent detail and tones! well framed

24 Nov 2009 10:03pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Still one of my favorites.

25 Nov 2009 3:37am

Claudia from Illinois, United States

So glad to see this. I was trying ot explain this to some students of mine the other day. Cow Catchers...:)

25 Nov 2009 4:14pm

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love all your train shots, but this B&W is my fav! Something about an old train and B&W..... great job!

26 Nov 2009 9:08pm

@Barbara Kile: Thank you.

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

VERY nicely done!!

13 Dec 2009 9:44pm