Friday, 25 September 2015

Steamers

A few candid portraits (some more candid than others, but all unposed) of the men of steam at The Bedfordshire Steam And Country Fair....

























In case you were wondering Yes, there were women there too. And you might spot some of them in the video that I've finally pared down to a manageable length for you. Music comes courtesy of the big fairground organ.



Hope you enjoyed that. 


Take care.



21 comments:

  1. A great set of photos. So much concentration. I've got a London Fire Brigade Museum post planned which you may enjoy. All the steam rollers in your previous post remind me of it a little, old engines.

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  2. Yes - enjoyed that very much, thank you! I've said before that you should be a professional photographer. Those shots are terrific. You also have a talent for putting together these wonderful snippets from various shows etc. That video held my attention throughout and I loved the nod to Mr Kite at the end! The image of the traction engine passing in front of the Roller was a good one too. So many traction engines etc - they certainly came from far and wide for the Bedford Show, didn't they?!

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  3. Great video! Gives a real sense of the event, which looks like fun. I'm amazed at the variety of steam engines there were. Excellent photography and editing of the video too, enjoyed it.

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  4. Great portrait shots John. I also enjoyed the video.

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  5. All have wonderful faces and make great portraits!

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  6. They are all a certain type John aren't they? The farmer fits nicely into that type and I would love him to have a steam engine but he resists the temptation.

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  7. I would have a splendid time at the Steam Fair. The kid with the dirty face is the only one with a true authentic look of steam engineer.

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  8. Oh, yes all portraits are indeed candid and I like them very, very much. You created great portraits of the steamers. What I like especially that all these men don't smile. Some of them have a tough faces which say a lot about life they lived.

    And I liked very much the video!!! Still straggling how to make the nice videos.

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  9. I agree with the Weaver, they all have a certain look about them ("This week, I shall be mainly riding steam engines" - The Fast Show).

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  10. The video is too fun! There is no age limit to having a blast with toys. The music was perfect for the holiday spirit. I especially like the photo of the young boy with grease all over his face, but all the portraits tell a story.

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  11. Wonderful portraits, men are quite natural.
    Lovely happening and the video is really funny. I love those little old machines and big as well.
    I would think that there would happen collisions when they pass everywhere.

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  12. What great portraits those are!
    The video is a wow also, great stuff!

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  13. I really enjoy candid shots like these...love seeing faces that are concentrating on something/someone else. Or looking intently at something other than the the camera.

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  14. How great to just see the faces of those behind the great machines. We visited a gathering similar to this earlier in the year and it had fantastic stuff to see.

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  15. I love all this engine stuff but I was distracted with your excellent portraits

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  16. Great video made me feel like I was there. I like the boy with his dirty face.

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  17. Very nice candid shots. Sometimes it's difficult to take them. :)

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  18. John, WOW! These photos are absolutely intriguing. You sure caught some great faces! -- barbara

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  19. Faces as interesting as the machines they love.

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  20. Oh, these are fun. Mr. Bressingham might be the one whose expression grabs me.

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