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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #1

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A recent trip to visit friends in the SW portion of Ontario inspired me to take some pictures.
Here are a few of the keepers for this category.

The old Tractor (B&W)


The Old Tractor (colour)


Long Forgotten 'What-not' cupboard


Dear John


Odd Tractor Thingamabob
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #2

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Great subjects! I like the 2nd, 3rd, and last shots best. What is that last thingy though? Looks like you had fun with that shoot. I'll bet you have a few more.
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #3

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blackcloudbrew wrote:
Great subjects! I like the 2nd, 3rd, and last shots best. What is that last thingy though? Looks like you had fun with that shoot. I'll bet you have a few more.

Thanks BCB!
I have no idea what it really is. Looks like a tractor but it's just too weird. Maybe it's a conglomeration of parts made to look like an antique tractor. It was in someones front yard in Madoc and no one was around to ask the obvious question.

More photos to come in different categories. ;)
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #4

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Seeing as it has no evident steering mechanism on the front axle, I'd guess it is indeed "a conglomeration of parts made to look like an antique tractor".

Some great captures here! I'm partial to the B&W tractor, the mix of tones is very pleasing and helps the subject really stand out.
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #5

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I dub the cool, red thing, "Mr. Thingy," and despite how cool it is, I am inclined to agree with Jeff that it's just parts slapped together to create a cosmetically vintage piece of farming hardware that never really existed. It has a steering wheel, but doesn't look like the wheelbase actually turn, the lower frame is wooden, the top looks like it was fitted out of sheet metal and the paint, while beaten on, looks very modern.

I think I prefer the color version of the tractor vs the B&W treatment. Loss of color makes several elements blend together in a way not so much to my liking.
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #6

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Another great series Jeff. I have to disagree with Leigh, the colour version of the tractor makes me lose it in the surrounding greenery and the B&W shot seems to pop more. Nice shot either way. And that is quite the red monstrosity. :-)
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Down on the Farm 6 years 8 months ago #7

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Very interesting observations on the two versions of the tractor. I was first agreeing with L on the color version but TP your remarks made me revisit this. If you go by the general rule that the eye is typically drawn to the brightest (or sharpest) portion of the image, the color image makes me look up at the bright red paint above it (to be precise, there is a tension between the bright red and the foreground tractor), while I find myself drawn to the tractor in the b&w version (and I don't feel any tension like the color image). Very interesting observations.
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Initially I was drawn to the old coffee can inverted on the exhaust stack.
But when I did my PP the red of the shed behind it was too prominent.
I favour the B&W a bit more than the colour version just for that reason.
But I do like the old chipped blue paint on the front.
It's a toss up, I guess.

I took several shots of it. I'll check to see if I have one with less of the building.
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I don't know if this one is any better but it has just a tiny speck of the annoying red building in the background.

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I think I like this the best.
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I dunno, a flash diffuser would have gone a long way towards making me like that picture a lot more. It's a great composition, but that harsh shadow behind the coffee can screams out "onboard flash!"
Photons are your friends! :-)
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Friendly Photon wrote:
I dunno, a flash diffuser would have gone a long way towards making me like that picture a lot more. It's a great composition, but that harsh shadow behind the coffee can screams out "onboard flash!"

Guilty as charged. :~(
It was taken with the Fuji X100.
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