Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

Posts tagged “truck

The Web

The Web

Hooking up to a trailer one night, I noticed a spider web in the corner of the light housing. The LED taillight was backlighting the threads and making it stand out.

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Wait To Load

Wait To Load

 

The combines are working in the distance as the truck waits to load. Out in the field with Carlson Ag.

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Best of Black & White 2015

I’ve done more black and white this year than I’ve done in a long time. These were al shot this year and I chose them as my best of the year. In no particular order.

58 Apache

‘58 Apache – From the Didsbury Show and Shine, I liked the luminous quality of light that I was able to bring out in this shot.Edge Of The Field

Edge Of The Field – There’s a certain magic that harvest time on the prairies brings out.Jaws

Jaws – A close up of the cutter on a swather brings out detail not normally seen.

 Bay Arcade At Night

Bay Arcade At Night – Handheld, going back to my car after dinner with Dave Brosha.After The Fire

After The Fire – A small section of the area between Ft Providence and Edzo, that burned in 2014.Simmons Building

Simmons Building – Wandering around downtown Calgary, I had to get a shot of a new Icon of redevelopment in the East Village.

I hope that you enjoy these as much as I did taking and processing them.

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Last Field, Last Load


GMC Suburban Carrier Pickup

GMC Carrier Pickup

 

The GMC Suburban Carrier and it’s sister the Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup truck were revolutionary in their time. They were one of the first to have full length styling to the back of the pickup box. The car type rear taillights were quite the departure from the plain taillights and rear ends of previous models. These trucks included full width styled front and rear bumpers. The fenders were also unique. They were made from fibreglass, at the same plant that made fibreglass parts for the Chevy Corvette.

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1950 Chevy 5 Window Pickup

1950 Chevy 5 Window Pickup

 

One of my favourite pickups, the Chevrolet Advance Design series speaks to me of the post-war era. It was GM’s first major redesign project after World War II in 1947, and the same basic design family was used for all of Chevy and GMC branded trucks. True aficionados can tell by minor changes to small items as to what year these pickup were made. Column shifters instead of the floor, hood emblems, driver side cowl vent, vent windows, push button rather than twist door handles, and in the penultimate year (1954) a one piece windshield.

Black and white seemed to be the way to go with this all black pickup. Even the white wall tires pointed the way for post processing.

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El Camino!

El Camino!

 

El Camino, Spanish for “the way”, Chevrolet’s car-truck speaks of the open road. Based on the Chevy Chevelle, the El Camino is mostly a two door Chevelle minus a back seat and trunk, replaced with a pickup box. Introduced in 1959 to compete with the Ford Ranchero, they were only produced for two years. Brought back in 1964 the El Camino remained in the Chevrolet line up until 1987. They had the versatility of a pickup and the nicer ride of a car.

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Old Canadian Kenworth

Old Canadian KW

 

I’m not sure the exact year of this old Kenworth truck but I would place it from the 1960’s. Unfortunately he was just leaving as I showed up. The cue that you can’t see is the narrow grille. Some that you can see are the butterfly opening hood and the integrated fender fuel tank.

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A554

A554

Out travelling on the winter roads in British Columbia somewhere back in the late 1980’s. I think this might be near Savona, BC. The old Kenworth W900B has a Cummins 300hp with a 13 speed transmission and it’s pulling a Timpte Super Seal trailer with a Thermo King reefer unit.

Nikon FM, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Photoshop, Color Efex


The Old Gang

The Old Gang

I think that this image was taken in front of the USDA Meat Inspection Station at Sweetgrass, Montana, possibly in 1987. I remember waiting there for hours, getting your load inspected and cleared for importation to the US and delivery in California.

Nikon FM, Nikkor 50mm, Kodachrome 64, Epson V600, Photoshop, Color Efex


Winter In The City

Minus Twelve

Winter seems to have made it’s way in to town and is making the streets cold and icy. I composed this image while waiting to load a while back. I think that is shows the effects of winter on an industrial area in a city.

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Backsides

Jade Back Side

A lot of attention is paid to the the front of trucks. Everyone sees the shiny front grille and goes there first.

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My Favorites

Diamond T

This Diamond T pickup truck is probably my favorite of all the vehicles that I saw on the day at Pioneer Acres in Irricana, Alberta.

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Built Like A Mack Truck

1912 Mack

In 1911 Mack merged with Sauer Motor Company and became the International Motor Truck Corporation, not to be confused with International Harvester the maker of International trucks.

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Unrestored Original

Waiting To Load

Some lucky trucks arrived at the show lovingly restored, sporting gleaming paint and dazzling chrome. These are not those trucks.

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Big Power

Detroit V12

The sound of an old Detroit Diesel is something to behold. It has the most distinctive sound of any engine in any vehicle. I’m sure it is due to it’s two stroke design, and the reason for the nickname “Screaming Jimmy”

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H17 Truck People

Mike & H17

These trucks are monsters and this one is no exception. This is an Hayes HDX that Mike Fitton is standing beside.

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The Real Power Wagon

The Real Power Wagon

I’m sure this is one of my wife’s favorite vehicles from the Didsbury Show and Shine. She really likes the old trucks and this one is a beauty. I took a different approach to this image. I did a single frame HDR in Photomatix and did the conversion there. I brought it back into Nikon Capture NX2 and did a Darken/Lighten Center from Nik Color Efex Pro 3.0, and added a couple of Color Control Points to selectively brighten and increase contrast. Then I exported a .jpg file and opened the image in Nik Snapseed. Then added a frame, which I thought added a rustic quality to the picture, which went well with the old stake bed truck.

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Night Vision

Night Vision 6

 

I’ve been playing with long exposures at night. Overhead lights create a bright streak through the image.

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It’s A Small World

Kenworth LW900 Logger

My friend Darin invited me to see the scale model trucks that he’s been making. He’s been constructing and customizing model kits for many years and has been showing his finished product at the Western Canadian Regional Model Contest.

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Cochrane Fire Department Engine 51

Cochrane Emergency Services, Engine 51

We were in Cochrane the other day and stopped at a strip mall. There was this beautiful Fire Engine just sitting in the parking lot.

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The Old Bubblenose

Early 50s White Freightliner

You don’t see many White Freighliners on the road any more.

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