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He's a happy little tractor. Happy, because his owners have taken him for a day at the seaside.
Now I know I'm weird in seeing faces everywhere, but this one is pretty obvious. Isn't it?
Despite the details on the boat, this was taken at Cromer.
Thanks for looking,
Moira

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:16.0-85.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM
Focal Length:45mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/22.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:The happy little tractor
Username:mrswoolybill mrswoolybill
Uploaded:7 Oct 2012 - 8:17 AM
Tags:Beach, Coast, Humour / fun, Photo journalism, Silly sunday, Transport
Votes:60
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 8:21 AM

SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile. I'm off to the beach now, but without a tractor Grin Carol

nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 8:26 AM

Must be happy if it is still working in spite of all that rust. More fond of V2 for the compo and its wry looks.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
7 Oct 2012 - 8:46 AM

smily tractor Smile

frz67
frz67  4 Italy32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 8:46 AM

yes, he looks really happy. it reminds me of some cartoons faces.

have a good sunday

francesco

cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

one of my `older' shots of this tractor just won a round in VS!!!! how weird is that GrinGrinGrin

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:07 AM

Jeff, if I hadn't opted out of VS we could look forward to the two uploads being paired...
Thanks folks, and a Very Silly Sunday to you.
Moira

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:16 AM

Smashing pair of shots Moira, I like them both.
I like the title too.

John Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:33 AM

The guy looks as rusty as the tractor! Did you call the tractor Terrence by any chance (a la Rev Awdry)?

Dave

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:40 AM


Quote: The guy looks as rusty as the tractor!

I've partially desaturated him because he was taking over the frame. You should have seen him in the flesh!
Moira

franken
franken e2 Member 113048 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:42 AM

He does look happy Moira. Surprising it continues to work in that condition but there again I once had a fiesta which was held together by rust!Smile

Ken

Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
7 Oct 2012 - 10:00 AM

A great capture and rusty as he is, his happy little face tells he loves his job Wink ... Carol Grin Grin Grin

JohnChambersPhotography

A very happy little face in all it's glory,

John

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 10:21 AM

A wonderful pair of images, and what makes them even better is that I can see the smile on his sun kissed form, and the tan is coming along rather beautifully. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 10:56 AM

Brilliant combination of candid and rust. I like the expression on the tractor Smile
Rende

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 11:27 AM

well spottedWinksome good shapes in the sand as wellSmile

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:03 PM

A great fun image without the face Moira, the couple sunning themselves beside the old wreck are quite comical.

Dougie

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
7 Oct 2012 - 12:34 PM

I must admit that I like them both lol. and yes the couple do look amusing too, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:41 PM

LOL ! this one has as many eyes as a spider!

Apple Butter-- seems each had a job-- all the peeler did was peel and quarter--- another cut the cores and blemishes away
At this re enactment they choose to do it the "old " way including window light only---

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43608 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 12:56 PM

Marvellous juxtaposition here, Moira. The woman trying to look as if she is ignoring whatever is going on by concentrating on her reading, and her male companion wanting to know all about it. "Don't stare, dear" she is thinking.

Malc

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 1:14 PM

Malc, I asked permission to photograph the tractor but didn't mention that they would be in the shot too... Wink
Cheers everyone, I've been off-site for a bit (it's a lovely day out there for tearing yourself to pieces pruning roses...) Must see what's going on here now.
Moira

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 2:58 PM

Why shouldn't it look happy. A lovely day at the beach. Everyone is happy.......Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:22 PM

I do like these old tractors - we came across a lot at Saltburn when we were there.
Ann

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54207 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM

It looks as if it's got a garden chair as a seat. Smile And gosh, I know orange is all the rage in Essex, but I think that chap's gone a bit too far. Wink
x

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

Well, he didn't have to travel too far from Great Yarmouth for his day out! Wink And nice weather it has been for it too...Smile Great Silly Sunday shots, Moira, but it has to be V1 for the inclusion of the couple on the right Smile
Trev Smile

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 4:38 PM

The most decrepit old tractors are on the beach at Weybourne. Two fine captures here Moira and I am very intrigued with the badge on the tractor in No. 2 ~ I think I would have gone in close on that.

Albert

stevesloan
7 Oct 2012 - 4:58 PM

I agree with Dave's comment - about the guy being the same colour as the Tractor. I can see a face.........
Steve

Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 968 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:15 PM

A happy tractor deserves a Wee Tree to keep it company.GrinGrinGrin

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:24 PM

Thanks again everyone and particular thanks to Dougie for his Wee Tree.
Albert, I was photographing from the promenade and only spotted the badge in V2 when processing the picture. If you can find out what it means I should be very interested to know - it looks a lot smarter than the tractor!
Moira

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 5:49 PM


Quote: If you can find out what it means I should be very interested to know - it looks a lot smarter than the tractor!

It's a Fordson Tractor badge ~ it would appear with the orange background it was placed on the Major and Super Major models. A tractor expert could probably pin it down to a year.

Albert

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:02 PM

Thanks Albert, I'm surprised Bill hasn't jumped on that.
Moira

LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:07 PM

'Superb Images & Composition' ~ Peter

Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:16 PM

Terrific shot, it looks as though it could be Mick's vehicle.
Brian

mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7394 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom967 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:28 PM

Brian, I honestly hadn't thought of that!

RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 6:50 PM

A happy tractor with a comfortable plastic seat instead of the hard steel one. I do like beach tractors!

David

UrbaneMagick
7 Oct 2012 - 8:46 PM

yuo..definitely a smiler Moira Smile

GarethSmile

pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 9:11 PM

Remember this Moira, gotta be V2 for me, lets face it, two good images, Peter..

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 9:44 PM

So much interest Moira, love the sunbathers ( has tractors of his ownWink ) Stimulative image.
Ron.

aniamoore
aniamoore  2 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2012 - 10:20 PM

Moira, you beat me on that oneSadSadSadSadSad!!!!!! Supposed to be Mick's birthday treat, but now what I wil do, what I will doTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue?????????????? AniaWink

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2012 - 11:35 PM

I would be delighted to be the owner of this fine bit of machinery Moira !!
Two good grot shots.
Mick.

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1081 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
8 Oct 2012 - 5:28 AM

Lovely indeed

Peter

bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 9:28 AM

made me smile SmileSmileSmile

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Oct 2012 - 4:54 PM

Goodness! They don't make them like this any more!! Tongue

Ann

gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Oct 2012 - 12:13 AM

Oh - the face is there alright. Too bad about the left eye. :-(
-=\Walter

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2012 - 3:00 PM

He looks a happy little soul Moira, I could imagine him in a childrens Tv Series. No doubt he'd be even happier if Mikbee were there to pay him a few complements!Smile

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