Images & Observations

Dusk At The Stockyard

Nikon D80 18-135mm 18mm ISO 320 1/8 f/11 3 Bkts Lr3 HDR Efex Pro

Judy and I were out scouting possible photo locations at dusk yesterday and came across the Euclid Stockyard in Chino, California, the parking lot empty except for the eighteen wheeler parked in front of the auction shed, its engine idling.  Despite the seeming wall to wall housing tracts, shopping centers and warehouse/distribution centers proliferating in the local area, there is still enough of a dairy industry and horse farms to sustain the stockyard.  But for how much longer is debatable, and the scene last evening probably portends the sunset of this type of life in our local area as occurring sooner, rather than later.

7 responses

  1. elmer

    nice shot. im trying to learn those HDR things

    November 28, 2010 at 2:45 AM

  2. Stanley

    I was mooved by your photo (g). All kidding aside, you have a good eye for this stuff. I wish I had any talent to take photos, but I don’t. I’ll just live vicariously through yours.

    November 29, 2010 at 12:09 PM

  3. Thanks, Stanley. Let me know if anything you see here is something you would like hanging on the wall at home. Or check out the full portfolio here: .

    November 29, 2010 at 12:53 PM

  4. This is a wonderful photo, Wayne! I especially like how the red of the buildings and the truck account for almost all of the color in the picture. Nicely captured!

    December 4, 2010 at 10:33 AM

  5. Thanks, Cheryl. This was my first image recently accepted for display at .

    December 4, 2010 at 10:49 AM

  6. I really like this shot Wayne – the composition is great and I love how the truck and the 3 buildings behind it are all similar colors. Very cool

    January 6, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    • Thanks, Tyler. Yes, all the “reds” caught my eye the first time we drove by and we circled around “the block” to come back and get the shot.

      January 6, 2011 at 9:59 AM

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