Last week I went to see my Joe a farmer in Chilliwack.I took a walk camera in hand to his corn field for photo ops. Along the pathway I saw how the setting sun lit up the top of this old tractor. I took the shot and did some researh on it via the internet.
I found out that this tractor was made in Dagenham, England. This model is a 1956 model. Whats funny is that I assumed that this old tractor was simply sitting here for storage and parts. I guess its the cobwebs on it and the rusty appearance. But a few days later I returned to the farm to see Joe using it to pull a huge sorn wagon. Joe bragged about how it ras so smoot and vibration free. I couldn't believe it. Back then Ford actually made things to last. Too funny. Enjoy.
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sayzey (2358) 2005-09-12 19:01
Hey Paul, not yoru usual I wouldnt say but, pleasing all the same! I especially like the light in this shot, on the old tractor, we can see its old and im impressed tha tit still works!
I liek the cobwebs on the tractor too : )
Nice one Paul
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-09-12 20:05
As Mark mentioned, a bit of a change from your usual scenics shots. I really like the composition here, and the fact that you did not feel the need to capture the entire tractor...
I do feel the image could be a tad brighter, which I've posted a workshop with a suggestion...
I hope you like it Paul?
(P.S.- thanks for the advice, I've finally picked up Photoshop CS2!)
ajcsousa (1804) 2005-09-12 20:21
Very nice photo. Fantastic use of light / shadows. Well done
Emile (20352) 2005-09-12 20:49
This is a different type of picture that we see with you.
You captured the spider work over the tractor very well. Very good light reflection. Nice work.Well done.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-09-12 21:12
Wonderful play with details,colors and light.
Well composed with tight framing and cropping.
I like the mood here a lot.
I will post some old tractors too in a few weeks.
bliard (1120) 2005-09-12 21:52
This framing is really nice. I really like the tone you capture. A bit nostalgic. Good light. Can see the web in the light.
Cormac (26565) 2005-09-12 21:53
Fantastic! I really like this shot Paul. As others have said, it's not your usual, but wow, what a look! The lighting is very beautiful and dramatic, emphasizing the shape of this great old machine. I think it might look even better if the right side was cropped, leaving just the centre and left, but then you wouldn't be able to tell it was a tractor. I'm adding this to my favourites!
jinbo (319) 2005-09-12 23:14
good color. extreme contrast. a lots of details. I like this photo!
logios (1903) 2005-09-13 2:12
The old fasion technology had ever a warm color. Beautifull picture. I like very much.
Gregtom (7169) 2005-09-13 3:33
Great portrait of an old machine! Fantastic lighting and contrast, Very well composed image. The color of the texture suggests, that rust likes it very much (unfortunately). Thanks for sharing it! Very useful note!
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-09-13 3:51
There is a very good use of light to shape the "model".
Great details and colors
I like it
fabio_ts (13696) 2005-09-13 5:12
Beauifull PP work and great control of light from you here Paul, I really like the result.. it's full of atmosphere..really well done, compliments!!
have a nice day, Fabio.
jjbach (9324) 2005-09-13 6:17
Excellent shot and very intersting note. I like your composition, especially how the sunlight reflects on this old tractor. Beautiful and strong contrast between highlights and shadows. Well done!
jhm (161051) 2005-09-13 7:27
I find your WS very lovely, better than this here, the details its very great in the WS. In Belgium around 1950 and 1960 all "Fergison" and "Steyer" tractors, sometimes with one cylinder and 35 HP.
Always very pretty walking around the old farm, and with the camera in the hand!!!
Thank a lot, for your splendid comment.
feather (51130) 2005-09-13 10:15
A change of direction Paul? I like the contrast of the light and dark and the way the cobwebs are lit up. I like the crop too; I'm sure I would have tried to get the whole thing in and ruined it.
PS Of course the tractor is still working! It's British!
Ged (391) 2005-09-13 13:05
Great shot Paul,
i like the light and the cobwebs. Well done!
Quentin (5280) 2005-09-13 13:54
Great image! I like a lot of thing in your shot: The composition,
as you croped it, the colours and the sharpness and the light on
the tractor. Well done!
UlfE (14641) 2005-09-14 13:44
Fantastic shot and wonderful light. Very, very interesting note as well. Excellent job again.
kclai (2267) 2005-09-15 2:06
A different subject from your collection.
Good composition. The rust of the machine are well captured, showing its fine detail and the cobwebs. The color are well "preserved" too, for such old machine and still got the name intacted.
Well done, Paul.
weswang (18223) 2005-09-15 4:18
Hi Paul, A nice close up shot to this old machine. Very well use of light for this indoor shot. Nice sharpness and great details. The view of the web show the high quality shot of this picture. Well done.
apache (1426) 2005-09-15 4:55
A very unusual but artfully taken shot. The sunlight on the cobwebs is what i like most in this. Good framing of the tractor with nice use of sunlight
droop13400 (113) 2006-06-20 1:42
Super couleur, respect de l'ambiance grace a une dominante jaune, rien ŕ dire sur le cadrage. BRAVO
- Copyright: Paul Enns (PJE) (20758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-05
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF-S 18-55/3.5-5.6
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Old tractors [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-12 18:53
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