|Ladder Truck (sans truck). Kodak Portra 400|
As I walked out one morning I saw a ladder truck with its ladder and platform extended to an upper floor of one of the buildings in my complex. Koreans call it a ladder truck, but I don’t know what it might be called (or if it exists!) in North America or Europe. The platform goes up and down the ladder to move boxes, appliances, beds, and so on. It’s set up so that the platform is right next to the doors of a moving truck and things can be easily moved. There are warning signs on the ladder truck saying that people are not allowed on the platform. Sound advice.
I like the framing of this photo and the happy coincidence of some clouds surrounding the platform to emphasise the height. There is a big spot in the sky. Dirty lens? Not sure. There’s a lot of grain in this photo and it isn’t very sharp. Bad scan? Bad film? Bad lens? Anyway, that’s why it’s a three star photo and not in my portfolio. Though maybe I’ll get it printed to see how it turns out. What looks like heavy grain in a scan is often almost invisible in a good print.