Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Nikon dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 6, 2011, 8:39 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default The Thresheree

I went to the Rock River Thresheree with the D3s and three lenses, the 50mm 1.4G, the 70-200 f2.8 VR II, and the 14-24.

Wanted to share some pics of the unique event. I'll post lens for lens as I get time.

Pics follow.
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 6, 2011, 9:02 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default The 50mm f1.4G

I started with this lens, and it was well suited for a general purpose lens.

Last years model or the washing machine, gas powered and all.



Getting the engine started is a two man job....



There she goes.



Flying the flag.



Old Iorn



The Radiator



A Ford tracto emblem



A 10 HP engine



Steam Power



Another



The heart of the power



On the move.... Slowly



Thanks for looking
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 6, 2011, 9:12 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
boBBrennan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas USA
Posts: 3,554
Default

I love old tractors, heck I grew up on farms driving a couple of these. Very well done images, looks like a fun event.

I remember that Maytag too.
__________________
.
boBBrennan .. FB=> http://tinyurl.com/dxlwxfz

.......he likes Olympus, Apple MAC & SmugMug best of the choices; he likes that he has choices

boBBrennan.smugmug.com

Last edited by boBBrennan; Sep 6, 2011 at 9:14 PM.
boBBrennan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 6, 2011, 9:28 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by boBBrennan View Post
I love old tractors, heck I grew up on farms driving a couple of these. Very well done images, looks like a fun event.

I remember that Maytag too.
Hi Bob.

I had a '36 JD model A, similar to the one with the flag, only much less pretty. The wheels had been laid on the sige and filled with concrete for extra weight. The old girl had a model 45 loader and was my method of moving snow from the alley and driveway. No electrical system. If you could turn the flywheel (after the compression release petcocks were flipped, of course) she would pop off. You just had to pay attention to where the old coffee can that kept the rain out of the exhaust would come down.

Thanks,
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 7, 2011, 5:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default

While I didn't grow up on a farm or in farm country for that matter, I still appreciate the beauty of old equipment. Your images tell the story quite well.

Thanks for giving us a glimpse into the past.

P.S. I smiled when I saw the last image, of the smoke (or steam) billowing out from below the tractor. Reminds me of the 1998 Yamaha 250hp outboard on my 1984 Grady White. It billows smoke, sputters, and coughs each time I start it. BUT start it does.

Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 7, 2011, 6:38 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default The 14-24 f2.8

At 21mm



Cleaning soot from the tubes at 14mm



The Cannonball leaving the station @ 24mm



The only steam powered pile driver on display anywhere at 14mm



Old Fairbanks four cylinder diesel at ISO 3200 14mm



A six cylinder



Worthington 6 cyl four stroke diesel



Big steam engine. This one was running, maybe 30 rpm ISO3200 at 14mm 1/60s



Fun Facts




x
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/

Last edited by fldspringer; Sep 7, 2011 at 7:45 PM.
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 7, 2011, 6:37 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default 70-200 vr ii

A few more...

Old gasser.



Blowing the whistle



Lil' steamer



This traction unit...



Has how many horsepower????



He somehow looks like he belongs on this machine.



Lights without electricity



Its a dirty job....



Before the chain saw



I didn't see any represenitives from the EPA

__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/

Last edited by fldspringer; Sep 7, 2011 at 6:42 PM.
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 8, 2011, 6:35 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
boBBrennan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas USA
Posts: 3,554
Default

...thanks for the additional photos, that looks like a place I would really enjoy. We had JDs too and it was on an 'A' raking hay when I ran over a bumblebee nest, one of the thumb sized bees got me in the back of my neck 1/2 inch below the the base of my skull, still have the pock mark, the sting felt like a sledge hammer smack. It knocked me around and I fell from the tractor between it and the hay rake.......were it not for the clutch lever which I had grabbed and pulled when I fell; well, I was 15-yrs that day and lucky it was the John Deere that I was on & not the Oliver or F20.

Your photo of the Titan recalled a photo I made at the parade when I returned 2006 for my 50th HS reunion. This fellow runs his Titan as a belt slapper and takes it to parades, it ain't purty but it's got 'rubber tires'.


__________________
.
boBBrennan .. FB=> http://tinyurl.com/dxlwxfz

.......he likes Olympus, Apple MAC & SmugMug best of the choices; he likes that he has choices

boBBrennan.smugmug.com
boBBrennan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 12, 2011, 8:40 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,145
Default

Hi Greg,

Did you change your post processing workflow between the first batch and the last batch of images?

somehow, the first look more vibrant. And, I was curious if you actually changed something or was it a case of my eyes going.

zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 18, 2011, 8:05 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,241
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zig-123 View Post
Hi Greg,

Did you change your post processing workflow between the first batch and the last batch of images?

somehow, the first look more vibrant. And, I was curious if you actually changed something or was it a case of my eyes going.

zig
Hi Zig,

I typed a reply awhile ago, but somehow sent it into neverland, then got busy... Anyway here goes try two.

I can't say the post was different, but everything was done on my cheap laptop. Combine that with still not being comfortable with the Nikon files yet, and I'm not sure if I'd run to the eye doctor yet.

There were three series, each was taken with a different lens. The first set was with the 50mm f1.4G and was on the camera from the gates opening at 8AM till (guessing) 9:30 or so. This batch, for some reason, had things exposed more to the right than the rest of the day's pics. I had to pull bach highlights more on this series than the rest. I can't yet say if the lens is the cause, or the metering read the light differently. Anyway, the pics were a bit on the hot side. Mostly due to human error, carrying +2/3 ev when shooting metal objects in the sunshine. Anyway, the light was better with the first set, but I didn't make the most of it.

I was impressed by the 14-24. I was also impressed with the color and detail of the D3s/14-24 inside the buildings with the big engines. I was also impressed with how well the camera did in harsh light. Considering the subject matter and the lighting, the other two lenses did very well IMHO. There were lots of blue and lots of red while processing in Lightroom. The shadows pull up really well, and the highlights did fine considering the +2/3ev thing.
__________________
Greg

https://dogsportphoto.smugmug.com/

Last edited by fldspringer; Sep 18, 2011 at 8:10 AM.
fldspringer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 PM.