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Attraction Engine

By JohnEW  
An attraction at the Galmpton fair is this traction engine, photographed here at this year's Gooseberry Pie fair which we travelled down to visit specially, having enjoyed it so much last year. It's also packed with photo-opportunities! Here, I tried to avoid a standard "record" shot of the old engine (which was actually running, although you can't tell from this crop). I have tried to make a play of the colours, shapes & textures - a bit of (albeit functional) industrial sculpture? Smile. Multiple conversion RAW 1/180 f/6.7 ISO200

Tags: Devon Transport Steam Show Engine Fair Traction Agricultural Attraction Galmpton Faiground

Voters: Badgerfred, sheilarose, Gary_Williams and 9 more


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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2379 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 2:06PM
From the days when heavy engineering meant heavy.
It's a lovely study in form and colour. But what I appreciate is that the machine is obviously loved, cherished and polished, but still made to work occasionally for its living.
Really satisfying shot.
Moira
woolybill1 Plus
14 36 76 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 2:15PM
A fabulous image; I love these old engines, and this looks to be a particularly fine example enhanced by your photography.
Bill
JohnEW 14 3
12 Jul 2007 2:24PM
Thank you for your attentions folks Smile
John
mickp 14 9 7 United Kingdom
12 Jul 2007 2:46PM
The colur red is an attractive eyecatching one and emphasises to me, at least, the power of the engine. Well taken.
Mick
JohnEW 14 3
12 Jul 2007 8:15PM
Hey, I love the mods! Smile
John

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