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Photo of the Day ~ Art & Abstract Category ~ July 23, 2011

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A Very Big Bucket
by Douglas Perry (cycla) 
Nikon D-200
United States of America

Photographer Notes:
the Big Muskie Bucket. The Big Muskie was the largest machine ever built. She was a drag-line and had a weight of 27 million pounds. The bucket has a weight of 230 tons empty. She moved over 608,000,000 cubic yards of soil in search of coal. That is twice the amount it took to build the Panama Canal. The bucket could hold 325 tons or the same volume as a 12 car garage. An HDR image.

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Kirsten Kjaer commented on July 23, 2011 06:06:
WOW! That's impressive. Great pov and excellent capture, Dog. Congratulations!
Jeannie Hannon commented on July 23, 2011 11:53:
Great composition on this shot. Good choice on the B&W. Thanks for adding the info. We have a huge shovel in our area called "Big Brutus". They are pretty impressive. Congrats on your POTD!
Barbara Socor commented on July 23, 2011 12:13:
A truly outstanding BW/HDR...Terrific detail, tonal range, and overall composition. Very interesting backstory as well. Big congrats Douglas!
Linn Smith commented on July 23, 2011 12:26:
Thanks for the description of the Big Muskie Bucket, very interesting! Wonderful low perspective adding good dimension and depth to this composition! Congratulations on your win!
Jack Ryan commented on July 23, 2011 16:47:
Great shot, Doug...congratulation!!!
ellen hodges commented on July 23, 2011 21:21:
Congrats on a fantastic winner, Doug!!
Monnie Ryan commented on July 23, 2011 22:23:
Cool find, Doug - congratulations!
Douglas Perry commented on July 23, 2011 23:03:
Thanks all.

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