Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Building A Head Of Steam

Build A Head Of Steam


These old steam tractors are some of my favourite pieces of machinery. Standing next to one you can feel the power and the potential. I wanted to make the motion of the piston and flywheel visible, so I used a shutter speed of 1/30th of a second to get just a little bit of blur in the moving parts while keeping the boiler sharp on a handheld shot. I hadn’t noticed the dust spots on the lens and didn’t want to try to clean them all up, so I decided to leave them in and go for a more old timey image.

In the best light…


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