I have four images for you today from Cannonsburg Village, Murfreesboro Tennessee. Among their many exhibits and displays they have a large number of vintage tractors and farm machinery. I didn’t have a tripod (mine malfunctioned) and the shed was dark so I raised the ISO on my camera and used a little bounce flash to get some lighting.
One of the techniques that Bill Fortney preaches is getting in close and really drawing your viewer’s attention to that part of the photograph that has significance.
Bill does a lot of macro photography as well as landscapes. He holds many workshops throughout the year and most are centered around the type of target opportunities found at Cannonsburg, Antique Archeology, and Marathon Motor Works. He holds one workshop at Old Car City in White, Georgia which contains the worlds largest known classic car junkyard. I actually thought about going to that one before I learned of the Nashville opportunity.
So while at Cannonsburg I photographed a lot of tractors. My Dad, back in the 50s and 60s, sold some farm machinery produced by a company call Cockshutt. He sold several and I don’t think (well actually I know) he made very much money on them. Plus since they were new he didn’t get any repair work on them. 🙂
Finally I’ll end with this snapshot of Bill Fortney taking a picture of Joe McNally who is teaching a lighting class at Cannonsburg. Ricky Skaggs is giving me an approving look.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. I’m just about out of Nashville stuff. Lots of rejects that have memories only to me so I can’t delete them but I won’t make you suffer through them.
Oh, my presentation at Rotary went pretty well. There weren’t many folks there because the Chamber of Commence was holding their annual golf outing so a lot of the Rotary members were not there. The crowd was small but appreciative and anytime I can talk about photography I’m happy.
Enjoy your day and be careful.