Steam & Thesher Show

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by Robert Watcher, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Just got back from an event that takes place each year, where old tractors and steams engines are exhibited. I found the grounds quite difficult to photograph - with tight spaces and busy confusing backgrounds with the masses of RVs parked in the same space as well as tons of hydro poles and hydro lines.

    But I managed to do what I could to get some interesting shots. Here is a short set of black and whites. Photographed with Olympus E-PL1 and E-PL3 along with 14-42 kit lens and 40-150 lens:




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  2. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran




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  3. grantb

    grantb Mu-43 Veteran

    Nothing wrong with having to go in tight. You got some fascinating faces. Very nice shots!
  4. yktay2

    yktay2 Mu-43 Regular

    Love photos 1, 2, 6!
  5. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    While nothing special as a photograph, this actually was quite an amazing piece. The steam powered mini tractor travelled completely around the fairgrounds. The driver was constantly feeding wood into the small firebox, to power the engine. It kept up to the speed of the others.


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  6. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I think you did quite well, these are very nice. Getting in close really worked for these.
  7. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    I like those metal threads on those metal wheels :thumbup:


  8. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Good stuffs !
  9. incabloc

    incabloc Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 21, 2012
    Good stuffs :2thumbs:

  10. caimi

    caimi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 13, 2012
    middle US
    Should be called the Steam and Thressher and Face Show. The facial expressions are great.
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  11. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
    Hunterdon County, NJ
    Some great people shots, and you captured some really nice photographs by going in tighter to the subjects. Nice work :thumbup:
  12. Robert Watcher

    Robert Watcher Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Thanks all.

  13. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Fabulous work. Love the tight crops and B+W. Next time I do one of these I'll do it in B+W too. Mine have been too visually confusing in color.
  14. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Nice piece of work!Well done!
  15. Gyles

    Gyles Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2012
    Sunny Norfolk, UK
    Travelographer and self confessed Hexaholic
    Amazing what you can do with a kit lens and an old camera - imagine what you can do with some "decent" kit:rofl:

    Makes me feel ashamed to want to "upgrade" my GF1.

    Nice work.
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