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Enter the Ballroom

Enter the Ballroom

We photographers sometimes find interesting subjects in odd places. What appears routine to many provides

McCormick Farmall Tractor

Happy Labor Day! In honor of this U S National Holiday we have a look at one of the great tools that contributed to the agricultural growth and industrialization of this nation.

The McCormick Farmall tractor, first manufactured around 1922, has been a highly reliable and valuable machine to farmers for more than 90 years. Today, McCormick products are distributed to countries around the globe. There was once an assembly operation in Baltimore before being relocated to a new Duluth Georgia facility sometime after 2001.

The Farmall pictured below was photographed in Lancaster County Virginia.

McCormick Farmall Tractor
McCormick Farmall Tractor

It is nice to see this old workhorse still in operation. I have no idea what year this was manufactured but it has a look of the 1950s.

As often seen on this site, here is a black and white conversion below.

McCormick Farmall Tractor in Black and White
McCormick Farmall Tractor in Black and White

The image began as a hand-held HDR bracket (0, +2, -2) that was processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2 before importing into Lightroom 5 for final retouching.

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Set Up at Sunrise

Set Up at Sunrise
Set Up at Sunrise

Today we take a quick return trip to the shores of Paradise Island in the Bahamas, a place where nature's beauty is always on display. On this particular morning I was on the beach before first light, simply waiting for the sun to rise. I had been looking for something to place between the camera and the sun as a foreground element when I spotted a gentleman who had just emerged from the hotel to begin setting up for the day. Look no further, I thought to myself, and so came the image below.

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The beautiful sky above soon burned away into mid-morning harshness as tourist flocked to the beach for a day of fun and relaxation. That fact alone is why you must get up super-early to catch the masterpieces often painted by the hands of nature.

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Beach Path

After a week on Paradise Island in the Bahamas, I have returned home feeling refreshed and with a renewed sense of creativity. Unplugging from the daily routines of life can be quite invigorating. While away I walked and explored quite a bit, which is always a fun thing, particularly in new places being visited for the first time. Besides the beach there are lots of connecting paths that parallel the beach and lead to other hotels and wonderful places on the island.

Today we have a look at one such path during the morning hours after the sun has cleared the horizon.

Beach Path
Beach Path

Looking down this path and knowing what it leads to has me missing this place already. :-)

Image created from a 3-shot bracket, processed in Nik's HDR Efex Pro 2

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