Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “steam

Steam Motion

Steam Motion

 

There really is nothing like standing next to one of these monsters. The piston fires and the flywheel spins, and the whole unit shakes. I hoped to convey some of the action by capturing some of the movement by blurring with a slow shutter.

In the best light…


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…


Old Time Harvest

The Threshers

I definitely need to spend more time at Pioneer Acres next year for their Annual Show & Reunion in Irricana, Alberta.

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Old Steam Tractors

Rumely Oil Pull

This old Rumely Oil Pull tractor is still running as it makes it round in front of the grandstand.

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Fabulous Steam Friday, On Film

End Of The Line

 

Back in 1999, Sherri and I travelled to Stettler, Alberta to take a trip on the Alberta Prairie Railway.

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