Vintage Tractor

Sometimes, I have to just go back through the archives and grab something interesting.  This is one of those days when I didn’t have a brand-new image to share so I pulled this up.

The tractor shown here is from the Cotton Gin Festival in Bostwick, Georgia.  There were lots and lots of John Deere tractors but this one was different.  I’m not a farm boy so, maybe it’s not all that unusual but I don’t recall ever seeing a Minneapolis Moline tractor before.

Minneapolis-Moline was formed in 1929 as a merger between three companies: Minneapolis Steel & Machinery, Minneapolis Threshing Machine and Moline Plow.  The company produced tractors and farm machinery in the Minneapolis, MN area and Moline, IL  up until its acquisition by White Motor Co  in 1963.  The brand continued under White until 1974 when the last Minneapolis-Moline was produced.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
31mm @ f/10 – 1/60 sec – ISO 125

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Firey Fall colors

On a sunny November day you can still find some amazing light and color to brighten the landscape.  Although most of the leaves are on the ground these days, not everything has gone barren yet.  I am really enjoying the cool weather.  Not in a hurry for winter now even though Christmas is on its way!

Hope you all are getting out and enjoying this season as well.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
78mm @ f/9 – 1/200 sec – ISO 400

Christmas Azaleas

The weather has been widely variable here which kind of drives the plant life a little crazy.  This azalea bush in my yard can’t decide what season it should be.  Some of the leaves have turned fall colors of red and yellow while at the same time, new growth sprouts bright green at the tips.  This may not bode well for the spring flowers but then again, Atlanta seems to go through the back and forth season change every year.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
125mm @ f/9 – 1/50 sec – ISO 400

Blazing barberry

Most of the autumn color in the trees has faded here but there are still a number of bushes that are displaying great fall shades.  This barberry bush in my yard is covered in red, orange and yellow hues which shine in the sun.  I just had to get a shot and share this will everyone!

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
300mm @ f/9 – 1/640 sec – ISO 400

Blowin’ in the Wind

We were out wandering yesterday and I spotted these fronds of decorative grasses blowing about.  I was trying to find a way to get the last of the autumn color in the trees behind this but it ended up that shooting toward the bright sky gave a better view of the delicate detail and fluffs lining them.

Fortunately for me, the sun was bright because the wind made keeping the grass in focus a challenge and it would have been impossible without a fairly high shutter speed.

Nikon D7100
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
58mm @ f/9 – 1/1600 sec – ISO 400

Busted

Old Car City is full of contrasts.  Some things are amazing because they are well preserved and others, like this, are interesting because they are broken.  This car window was interesting in detail because of the patterns and bubbles visible.  It reminds me of what ice on a frozen pond looks like when it cracks.

Things like this make me wonder how they made this glass and how it is different from what is used today.  From one point of view, it’s good that the window didn’t shatter but then it sure did spread those cracks across a wide area.  No matter what caused it to end up this way, the patterns are pretty neat to look at.

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
240mm @ f/18 – 1/80 sec – ISO 200

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It’s Black Friday – Shop safely

So, the holiday shopping season is officially under way now that we’ve hit Black Friday.  It is that time of year when many people are out spending money and when theives are looking for the opportunity to break in and grab stuff out of your car.  I don’t think they would get much out of this one but you should be careful while visiting the shopping centers.  Personally, I think online shopping is the way to go.

Hope everyone had a great Turkey day and nobody experiences the Grinch this season!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
44mm @ f/16 – 1.6 sec – ISO 100

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Happy Thanksgiving

Not sure why Publix stopped their campaign with the Thanksgiving salt shakers but we still have them!

On this day, we should put our hectic schedules on pause and focus on what we need to be thankful for.  I wish you all a wonderful day filled with food, family and fun!

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 – 1/6 sec – ISO 500

Camouflaged

This old boy is hiding in the woods.  A blanket of pine needles cover the high spots and a mix of muted colors blend in with the natural surroundings.  I’m sure nobody could spot it, right?

It is actually amazing how the colors and textures start to blend together as nature takes over.  The mottled light peeks in between pine branches and throws odd shadows across the remains of our automotive past.  It all makes for a great image with interesting color, texture and contrast.  Always a great place for photography!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
18mm @ f/16 – 1/3 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #WithMyTamron

Four-alarm fire

Most of the vehicles at Old Car City are, well … old cars.  There are some trucks here and in a few cases, specialty vehicles like this old fire engine.  Though there is no squad of men keeping this one polished on a regular basis now, it still demands attention.  The lights that once flashed to get traffic out of the way, are now the one remaining spot of brilliant red.  All else has faded and the rust has started to eat at that once sparkling finish.

Somehow, I can still envision the light coming to life and the sirens blaring out their warning.  I see men pulling on their boots and coats and running to jump on as she roars off to rescue a cat up a tree or extingush a blazing fire.  It is amazing how a few little details can conjure up such vivid pictures!

Old Car City
White, Georgia, USA

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Tamron SP 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC
78mm @ f/18 – 1/3 sec – ISO 200

Old Car City USA #junkyard #rusty #automotive #Georgia #FireEngine #WithMyTamron