Something Really Long And Hard This Way Came

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It’s a little weird, but we do get a lot of large, grey, cylindrical objects passing through our town. There’s a company in Quebec which makes those giant windmills and its distribution route to the United States and Western Canada goes straight past my windows. It’s almost as exciting as it sounds, just not after the fiftieth time. The load on this truck, however, has nothing to do with alternative energy… it’s also going in the wrong direction.

Technical Stuff: Mostly I walked around aiming my camera at a giant steel tube. I think I had the camera’s exposure settings open one stop to let more light in…

This is what a giant steel tube looks like when you move it to a new, more receptive area where the tube can be accepted for what it is…

…a giant grey steel tube. Watch the dude on the back turn the truck…


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About Gabriel

I’ve lived in more than fifty places. I've been paid to pick stones out of fields, take backstage photos of Britney Spears, and report on Internet privacy issues. My photos have been published in several newspapers, and a couple of magazines.
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5 Responses to Something Really Long And Hard This Way Came

  1. thordora says:

    We saw one coming off the highway here awhile back. It was kinda cool, though I felt for the driver.

  2. Gabriel. says:

    A couple of the windmill column trucks have gotten stuck in our intersection… if they don’t swing really wide going through the first light they get hung up on a telephone pole. One of them went through yesterday morning… I hardly ever notice them anymore. I asked the newspaper editor a while back about what this giant grey steel cylinder was and she had no idea either…

    What do you think of the new photo size? I’m making them 25% larger than they have been and cutting back on the size of the copyright stuff…

  3. thordora says:

    I like the new size-the watermark is a lot less jazz hands too. Like that. :) Love those houses!

    Sometimes your pictures make me miss home, which is weird….

  4. Gabriel. says:

    Sometimes the photos I take make me miss being somewhere else other than my village… but then sometimes the world arrives on my doorstep on the back of a massive trailer.

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