Homage Gerhard Richter

I somehow don’t think this photo, depicting the ubiquity of road construction, will have quite the same impact on viewers as Richter’s October 18, 1977

For one thing, October 18, 1977 depicts a national event of some import: the suicide of 3 imprisoned members of the Baader-Meinhofm Gang, and other events of the Deutscher Herbst.

My July 13, 2012, on the other hand, depicts something that is unending: highway construction in North Texas.

Oh well. I like the he treated his subjects in that series (and in his realistic oeuvre as a whole), and the treatment of the tractor in my photo reminds me of poor digital approximation of his analogue painting style.

If you’re not familiar, do a search for his Woman Descending the Staircase, or perhaps Uncle Rudi and you might see what I mean.

D7000. Nikkor 24mm f/2.8 AI. ISO100, 1/15th (APmode), f/8, -1EV, .9 and .6 ND filters attached. Moderate processing in Aperture, mostly to straighten, crop slightly, and add back that stop of exposure I lost.

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