Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA  

Case steam engine by Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

January 2020 - Case steam engine

January 2020 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

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January 2020 - Tom McCreary, APSA, MPSA

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About the Image(s)

This was taken at a steam tractor meet in Pawnee, Oklahoma. It was shot with a 18-300mm lens at 52mm, 1/400 second, f11 and ISO 320. I liked it coming toward me and the driver is visible. I first used dodge and burn to lighten areas of the tractor and to darken the grass around it.
There were a lot of other tractors there and some like the red one on the right side was distracting.

4 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
Good idea to get rid of distracting bright colors by switching to monochrome. I will save up the lesson. This is so helpful.   Posted: 01/02/2020 21:58:06

Gloria Fine
Tom: The monochrome was definitely the way to go. I think you captured the strength and beauty of the engine by changing to monochrome!   Posted: 01/03/2020 07:45:47

Lynne Hollingsworth   Lynne Hollingsworth
A steam tractor meet is interesting to me - never knew they existed. This is a nice shot as it give me a sense of place and personality. It feels as though the tractor is in motion due to the steam direction, while the driver looks in the opposite direction. Detail of the eagle on the front is nice too. I agree the red would have been too distracting. Nice image.   Posted: 01/06/2020 18:53:23
Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
The driver was probably looking at the equipment. These monsters do not move very fast. Oklahoma actually has two meets, one in the spring and a smaller one in the fall. It is nice to see that someone is keeping the old farming history alive.   Posted: 01/08/2020 14:20:33


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