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Two23

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Dog & CAT
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:59:03 pm »

During the summers it seems like every other small town has a festival of some sort.  One popular type is the "threshing bee," where folks bring their old tractors and harvesting equipment and show it in action.  There's also the obligatory noon tractor parade.  These threshing bees are generally attended by anywhere from several hundred to as many as >100K.  The annual show in  Butterfield, Minnesota (~15K attendees) is typical, and people of all ages come.  Along the route of the "parade of tractors" I spotted a jovial looking guy sitting in a golf cart with his faithful wiener dog.  I struck up a short conversation, and asked for a photo.  He (and dog) obliged.  I'm not sure why I like this one so much, but I do.  Maybe it's the guy's goofy grin, mirrored by his canine companion.  I find it quite engaging!  I'm not sure if it's "street" photography, but I think it's close enough.

Camera was the Leica IIIc, 50mm f3.5 Elmar, Ilford FP4+.
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the striking 3D quality it gives to the images. :)


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Re: Dog & CAT
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 02:59:23 am »

I love the picture!
And I love that kind of shows as well. In Belgium (where I live) we have the same, kind off. Agriculture is relatively low and heavily subsidized by the EU gov'. Small villages with a history of agriculture still have their shows, mostly with very local visitors. I like to visit them. Meanwhile, US style is copied and local line dance groups give the best of them. (not sure if you can  imagine Flemish peasants doing line dance.... It something like German lederhosen dancers with cowboy hats.

Anyhow. I always go to make some pic's and look at the fantastic single stroke tractors............

I share some pictures later on.

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Re: Dog & CAT
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 12:24:27 pm »

I love the picture!
And I love that kind of shows as well. In Belgium (where I live) we have the same, kind off. Agriculture is relatively low and heavily subsidized by the EU gov'. Small villages with a history of agriculture still have their shows, mostly with very local visitors. I like to visit them. Meanwhile, US style is copied and local line dance groups give the best of them. (not sure if you can  imagine Flemish peasants doing line dance.... It something like German lederhosen dancers with cowboy hats.

Anyhow. I always go to make some pic's and look at the fantastic single stroke tractors............

I share some pictures later on.

Ivo


I would like to see some photos from those Belgian shows.  Here's a few I took on Flickr, with some modern grain harvesting photos added in.  Also included some scanned photos from ~100 years ago.  Not street photography--mostly concentrated on equipment in action.  Most of this is steam driven from 1890s to 1910s.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/96826069@N00/albums/72157694462815485

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2018, 12:46:17 pm »

Great grab, Kent. Love it.
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