On my way to town, some nearby construction was getting interesting. A ditch digging machine was just finishing up making a trench for the house's electric power line. By the time I parked nearby, and found out who was the foreman, the image I stopped for was over, and yet another man operating the backhoe was filling in the trench, equally interesting, all in the snow.
My purpose stopping was to give this image to the town's local weekly newspaper, showing with my image, how our town of 1000 was building another home, increasing our local economy.
Normally, in the past, I would be paid by the newspapers but here they do not believe in this, but would just run the image with a photo credit line, as if that would be enough.
In the larger scheme, the money is not the reason I shoot these photos anyway, as I do it for the good of the locals. I feel it is a positive image and I will get my rewards in other ways. Just as on dA, I offer free downloads, not asking for points or money.
Let me get back to the title. In this image you have the workman, Jarrod, watching his work, while his assistants ready at the shovels, finish the task, all in front of the new construction. I couldn't place in the image the company's name, doing the backhoe, Prince Excavating, or the builder, Hallmark Homes, yet most of the elements of the story are present in an interesting image, and the details were passed on to the paper, B.C. Democrat.
Feel free to download, just give me photo credit.
An interesting side note. The temperature was up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and my gloves were getting in the way of the camera controls, so off they came. At the moment of exposure the back hoe was lifting off the support pads a bit from the pressure of the shovel head on the ground. The front window was down so the operator could get a better view, or maybe it was to grab the soft drink.