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This was taken of my husband Mack, on his way in to our house here in Kentucky. He was coming home with his new truck for the first time since he got it. He was tired, hungry and wanting a shower, but still stopped for a moment for me to take some photos of him. Anybody that knows anything about over the road drivers will understand how hard it was for him to be so close to the house and stop for his silly, but very proud wife to take photos of him. I am very lucky to be married to such a honest, hard working and loving man. This photo was taken 2 days before our 11th anniversary 4/7/2010
I took this with my Minolta Maxxum 5D DSLR using bracketing of 3 shots.. The post processing was with Photomadix.Pro 3 and also Orton effect for this photo.


18 wheeler, big rig, semi, truck, trucker


  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldover 4 years ago

    I like the orton effect here Melinda…such lovely colours to and the truck looks awesome coming through that beautiful forest. This is really a magnificent shot. A fav for me!

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 4 years ago

    I can imagine how good it would feel to come home after being on the road a long time. The effects are beautiful.

  • Clive S
    Clive Sover 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Betsy  Seeton
    Betsy Seetonover 4 years ago

    Such a great shot! This should be sold at truck stops! It’s lovely.. :)

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 4 years ago

    The orton effect adds to the fog and damp effect of the road. Wow, that’s a narrow road!!! You all had it all to yourselves? Is this your driveway? You did a fine job on this Melinda. Looks great!

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in SUSA!
    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    Southern United States Artists

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 4 years ago

    Congrats. As I was married to a truck driving man myself, so I do understand….love your capture……wonderful Lady..N.J.

  • jules572
    jules572about 4 years ago

    I’m sure once your husband seen the end result of your work he was very proud. CONGRATULATIONS!!! on your feature, well deserved…Jules

  • JaninesWorld
    JaninesWorldabout 4 years ago

  • ECH52
    ECH52about 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture and post processing!!!!! Congrats on the Features!!

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