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Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 7 September 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

I tried an HDR version of this, but it looked awful. This is a straight shot with a slight boost in contrast.

NIKON D700 1/80 second F/6.3 ISO 400 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What an odd collection!

7 Sep 2011 6:13am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

After a long absence! I'm finally back and it's a pleasure to see your pictures! It's amazing! it seems to see pieces of your life! It's very moving!

7 Sep 2011 6:48am

@Mathilde Collot: so glad to have you back. you are one of my favorite photographers in the whole wide world!!!

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

The things people accumulate ! If this is a yard sale, I think I'll pass ;-)

7 Sep 2011 7:01am

Manola from Bassens, France

the celebration of all the equipment we poison our lives??
weird but so real .;;-)))

7 Sep 2011 7:16am

Florence from Paris, France

A real mess indeed. Objects are so intricated ! A flea market ?

7 Sep 2011 8:02am

@Florence: actually stuff at the recycling center

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

You're right Jack, just doesn't look like the sort of subject for HDR. Is this the same salvage yard?

7 Sep 2011 8:24am

@Curly: yes

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Well seen - fantastic and varied collection we see here. Your sharp detail and vibrant colours make a great shot.

7 Sep 2011 9:52am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An image that I remember a special market. It is called Fleas. Paris ... A little of everything and nothing at all ... Your image is beautiful light and color. Mobile Populations editing a wonderful friend Jack! A hug, Adela y muchos besos también...

7 Sep 2011 10:45am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

It does not need HDR treatment. Straight is fine. But I would like to see awful version...

7 Sep 2011 11:02am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Wow ...What a "meli-melo" ! Great capture !

7 Sep 2011 11:44am

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

What a collection! Including headstones!

7 Sep 2011 11:52am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Definitely an ecclectic feel to this decorating scheme! Nicely captured Jack! ;-))

7 Sep 2011 12:03pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a fantastic collection of stuff! I love to poke around in places like this!

7 Sep 2011 12:46pm

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

one man's junk, another man's treasure. there is something intriguing and mysterious behind the hodge-podge of items and contrasting colors - very well presented, Jack!!!

7 Sep 2011 1:27pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


7 Sep 2011 1:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Très belle compo et hommage, sueprbe très bien vu de nous présenter cette iamge, bravo

7 Sep 2011 2:11pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine, detailed image of this scene with a unbelievable number of items. The way you handled the image looks right on to me.

7 Sep 2011 2:58pm

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

perhaps there are too many bright and "strong" colors for hdr! this shot has without this processing a very colorful style with a lot of details! great find!

7 Sep 2011 4:29pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

I love the colors and scale in ths fram ;-) Very cool Jack ;-) Sorry I couldn't resist the "weighty" comment!

7 Sep 2011 4:47pm

Vert Pomme from Montreuil Sous Bois, France

J'adore ce méli mélo.

7 Sep 2011 8:03pm

martim from Galesburg,Illinois, United States

It is Amazing what we accumulate and we artists see a collage of life and color and living and another person sees junk....Remember that old saying one man's junk is another man's treasure.. I have one organized friend i bring into help me about every 3 years..She will say,"when was the last time your used that?" and i will give her an estimate--if it is over 3 years; it is "Sayonara" for the stuff,
but now thanks to you and this photo....I have an idea...
I will tell her i need it for a still life;'that's the ticket' and my future photography of course.

7 Sep 2011 9:10pm

@martim: I'm a big proponent of simplicity. Your friend needs to help you at least every year! When it comes to photographic equipment, all three of our sons are photographers; so I have an outlet for unused stuff.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Quite a colllection of colorful artifacts that have gathered here!

7 Sep 2011 9:50pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a collection of stuff.

7 Sep 2011 11:16pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Ha! wonderful!

8 Sep 2011 6:42am

LauraS from Chico, United States

Very colorful all it itself. I like it.

10 Sep 2011 4:43pm