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I had planned to get out today and shoot some new material, but by the time I'd finished everything else I needed to do, it didn't happen. So here's one more from my recent(ish) trip to Germany.

And in case you're not sure what you're looking at: this is a small fork-lift truck that's used to move crates between the vines for the harvested grapes.

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11.49am on 2/10/07
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3x2 + travel [Wiltingen, Germany] + commissions
comment by Lightseeker at 08:29 PM (GMT) on 6 November, 2007

The driver in the wing mirror is a nice touch.

comment by lasiate at 09:53 PM (GMT) on 6 November, 2007

fallait aller le chercher ce reflet dans le miroir!

comment by Tom at 10:54 PM (GMT) on 6 November, 2007

Nice colours, and the mirror definitely also does it for me!

comment by nferreira at 11:10 PM (GMT) on 6 November, 2007

The tones are superb and the composition is excellent. The mirrors make this image richer.

comment by Alvaro at 01:38 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

nice composition and colors! the 70-200 rocks!!

comment by Robert at 02:54 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

That's an awfully clean mirror. The symmetry in the truck vines make this one perfect for centered composition.

comment by Tom K. at 05:41 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

This is a profoundly great photograph.

comment by Navin Harish at 05:45 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

Very nice. I like the reflection of the man in the mirror

comment by Annatt at 06:52 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

I Love this one! And for me as for the others it's the mirror that does it. It feels like getting a sneakpeak at something that you shouldn't be allowed or able to look at.

comment by Richard Trim at 07:01 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

Reflecting on this David ... I'm surprised that no one has commented on how well lubricated the chain/belt is on the lifting mechanism. ;-) richard

comment by One Way at 09:16 AM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

Nice depth of field and strong colours

comment by theturninggate at 12:18 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

In my humble opinion, this is the best shot you've posted in ages. I haven't much cared for many of your recent posts, but this one I really like. Great color, excellent composition.

comment by JP at 01:14 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

Very nice composition. I have to ask though, was the mirror image cut and pasted in? The grate doesn't seem to be reflected behind the driver.

comment by Saito at 05:51 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

This is such a great shot. i love the composition and the colours and of course the cleverness of capturing this hard working man's face in the mirror. It would also be a good close up shot of the man as well

comment by djn1 at 09:10 PM (GMT) on 7 November, 2007

Thanks everyone. And just to clarify, this is a straight shot; i.e. I didn't paste the face into the mirror.

comment by Josef Renklint at 02:55 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2007

Very good. Love the reflection.

comment by RichS at 07:14 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2007

Love the fact you got a perfect reflection in the wing-mirror. The vibrancy is excellent as well.

comment by Christian Wiedel at 11:44 PM (GMT) on 8 November, 2007

Clever one! :) The colors are lovely too.

comment by tetsu at 01:27 PM (GMT) on 10 November, 2007

Interesting idea!! Nicely done! :-)

comment by Myrddin at 08:53 PM (GMT) on 12 November, 2007

This is my favorite of the vineyard shots so far.