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Thom R

Thom R
Portland, Oregon, USA
August 25
I love photography! Especially, when I can take photos of Oregon scenery. I am a member of the Portland Image Makers who devote themselves to some of the best photography I have ever experienced.


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FEBRUARY 20, 2012 9:23PM

Antique Powerland Steam Engines

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Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Located in Brooks, Oregon is the Antique Powerland Museum. Over sixty acres of “Antique Pleasure Toys”...steam powered and construction implements.

OK! It's kind of a boy place (well some girls, too). Actually, it's a very interesting place for all to visit. There's a lot to do and see and it's very educational.

Antique Powerland Steam Engines

Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
1936 Chevrolet Truck
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Steam Roller
Antique Powerland Old Tractor
Steam Tractor
Antique Powerland Old Tractors
Antique Powerland Steam Engines
Steam Powered Sawmill
Electric Streetcar
All the photos on this page are taken in High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography.  For those that don't know, three photos are taken of the same thing with the camera on a tripod. One shot is underexposed, one shot is right on and the last shot is overexposed. All three shots are then combined in a software called "Photomatix" and processed. Final processing is then done in Photoshop.

You may say, "So what?" HDR brings out the full range of a photo...much like your eye does. Take a look at the streetcar. Normally, you would see just the interior and the exterior would be too bright and hard to distinquish in a normal photo.

Many modern DSLR cameras can take the three shots automatically. I can even do it with my Nikon Point and Shoot, but I have to manually change settings each time, whereas my Pentax DSLR does it automatically.

If you want to know more about HDR, leave a comment on my blog and I will try to answer ASAP.

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Gorgeous tones and colour, Thom.
These pieces all look like they'd still fire up ~ thank goodness for enthusiasts.
They are beautiful pieces. Thank you.
Unfortunately photos posted on OS tend to get darkened somewhat by OS. Most of your photos look under-exposed. I have learned to brighten my photos up a tad before posting them here.

I'm old enough to remember some of those engines in use!! One that I didn't see here but that I remember most vividly from my youth was a steam tractor my neighbour had that he would bring to your house, set up, and use to power a large circular saw that would cut your tree lengths into boards. This was a fairly common way for someone to obtain boards when adding a building to a property, back then.
You have done a marvelous job here and I am so glad to share your steam.
.°•.¸.•°❤ PEACE ❤°•.¸.•° •.¸¸.•*`*•❤
@ skypixieO ~ we still have those portable mills ; we call them Phillips' mills, only these days they run on diesel.
Try adjusting your brightness function ~ these pics are plenty bright enough on my screen.
What a beautiful picture post.