Old Time Harvest
I definitely need to spend more time at Pioneer Acres next year for their Annual Show & Reunion in Irricana, Alberta.
I love seeing this live threshing demonstration. I knew what a thresher was. I’d seen them since I was very young, rusting away in farmyards, but this was the first time I’d seen one working.
I knew that I wanted to show movement and that required a slow shutter speed. I used my Singh-Ray Vari-N-Duo to achieve an exposure of 1/3rd of a second at f/16 in the middle of the day. The vintage subject was perfect for converting to black & white and toning in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.
The spinning flywheel powering the thresher had to be shown in motion, this time 1/4th of second at f/11. The gentleman operating the big old steam tractor stayed fairly still and was reasonably sharp. This time I used a slightly yellower tone in the conversion.
In the best light…