This week Patti gave use the prompt From Large to Small for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the late 1980s.
A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match using a little grey Fergie, the nickname for the Ferguson TE20 farm tractor. TE20 meant Tractor English 20 horsepower.
Travel Tuesday is visiting the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.
This is a competitor using an old Fordson tractor in the ploughing match.
Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire in the 1980s and a visit to the Cheshire Ploughing Match.
A competitor using an old Nuffield tractor in the ploughing match.
This week’s Travel Tuesday is paying a visit to the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the late 1980s.
I had gone to the event to photograph the various farming practices and equipment.
This is one of the competitors in the horse drawn category.
This is my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Wheels.
Having been digitising my slide archives for a few months I thought about some of the colourful wheels found on old steam traction engines and farm tractors from my years living in Cheshire, England.
Yellow wheels. A traction engine at a steam rally in Cheshire.
Red wheel detail. A steam traction engine wheel at a steam fair.
Orange wheels. A competitor in the Cheshire Ploughing Match in the 1980s.
When I read the prompt for Nancy’s A Photo a Week challenge: Work several ideas for a contribution came to mind.
Initially I was thinking about a small selection of photos showing various aspects of farming. In the 1980s and 1990s farming practices were a common request to photo agencies. As I was living in Cheshire, England, a farming area, and had assorted contacts in the farming community I took every opportunity to photograph farming for the agencies.
I then decided to go with a selection of photos of just one activity, ploughing, to show a variety of compositions on one subject. Knowing both the farmer whose land was being ploughed and the contractor doing the ploughing gave me unlimited access.
A vertical side view.
A horizontal three quarter view.
A vertical front view.