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    In need of some repair

    Have not been able to get out with the camera for a while now; due to illness. I only just remembered how to turn it on (only joking). Managed to find this tractor sitting in a field not to far from my house, so gave me the opportunity to brush off the cobwebs and get my 'snapping' finger back in action.
    As always C&C most welcome.


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    Re: In need of some repair

    John

    Sorry to hear you haven't been firing on all cylinders (pun intended) - a bit like that tractor by the look of things. Hopefully you're not rusting up however.

    I think that image a super candidate for the B & W treatment. What do you think?

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    Re: In need of some repair

    Hi Donald,
    you do make me smile (which is good). As I get older I think a few drops of oil would certainly help my rusty joints, but I'll settle for a glass of Glenmorangie; seems to work better.

    I was also wondering about a B&W conversion, but for some reason never tried it before posting, anyhow I have now and do like it better myself. I will be interested to see what everyone else thinks.

    Cheers

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    Re: In need of some repair

    Hi John,

    Glad you're on the mend.

    For a colour shot, you need to return on a 'clear blue sky' morning or evening, to get a better (less bright) background sky, plus some complementary low angle lighting on it. If you're unlucky, I guess engine orientation and sun angles may thwart my suggestion though.

    I'd clone out the tree branches above.

    Cheers,

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    Re: In need of some repair

    Just playing around with different software too see in what different directions I could take this picture. Not so sure myself but thought I would share to see what others think.


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    Re: In need of some repair

    That isn't just some ordinary old tractor, John, that is a Traction Engine.

    I'm surprised some steam enthusiasts haven't restored it; or is it awaiting restoration.

    Anyway, I like the first one best as it nicely shows the rust colour.

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    Re: In need of some repair

    Hi Geoff,
    I don't think it's going to be restored. It is actually situated in a field near to the entrance to a Antique market. The metalwork on the body is extremely thin and would need complete replacement. Being kept outside in all weathers is just making matters worse. I am going back to try and capture some more pictures, using some of the suggestions above. I think that eventually it will end up at the 'Great scrap yard in the sky', so if I can try and get some half decent pictures; as some sort of historical record of it's existence that would be great.
    If anyone has any suggestion on how to achieve this please let me know.
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