18 February 14
Posted at 12:01
Every year between Christmas and New Year local steam enthusiasts do a tour of pubs in villages and towns local to where I live. The day is co-ordinated by John Saunders from Stotfold. The Saunders family are famous for their enthusiasm for steam preservation. John intends to open a Steam museum in the near future. So early one bright, cold December morning last year, after being woken up by passing steam engines shaking my house, I ventured out to take a look.
Today having spent a couple of hours reading, and trying to understand, George Baker's 'Photography's Expanded Field' (essential redaing for tomorrow's lecture!) I spent a few idle moments seeking out photographers on Twitter. I came across J.M.Leclercq . J.M. does a lot of HDR, something I know very little about. I thought I would have a little play with HDR as something of a respite from Baker and his Expanded Field. What better to experiment with than some images from the Steam Rally.
The Sentinel Steam Passenger Bus complete with passengers and Mr John Saunders at the wheel.
On the opposite side of the road a Foden Steam Lorry pulls up.
It's probably time for a little more reading, perhaps about steam engines but more likely about HDR processsing.