Miscellaneous Events


Antique Motor

Antique Motor


Several weeks ago during the Memorial Day weekend, wife Cindy and I visited the Alabama Jubilee at Point Mallard in Decatur, Alabama.  In addition to the hot-air balloon event they also had several other miscellaneous events. When we arrived Saturday we enjoyed seeing  a tractor, car and craft show in addition to live music.

I can’t say that I have ever been to tractor show, and you can count the number of car show that I have seen on one hand. It was really interesting seeing some of the old tractors. This one guy had antique machine which I found interesting. To crank it he would rock the large wheels back and forth then spin them until it began coughing and eventually started running on its own.  I found it very similar to a large lawn mower motor only he was turning it by hand.

I took the above image at 1/20 of a second at f/32 ISO 200. I processed using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, and NiK’s Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, and Color Efex Pro3.0

At the car show there were a couple of MGs that caught my eye.


MG Instrument Panel

MG Instrument Panel


MG Wood Grain Instrument Panel

MG Wood Grain Instrument Panel


These images were also processed using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, and NiK’s Dfine 2.0, Viveza 2, and Color Efex Pro3.0.


seat weaving

Tracy Murcks weaves a seat


At the craft show I met Anthony and Tracy Murcks. The Murcks are from Decatur. Tracy is pictures here weaving the seat of a chair. I took this image at 1/25 of a second at f/18 ISO 800. It was also processed using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3, and NiK’s Dfine 2.0, and Viveza 2.


  1. Len Saltiel July 6, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    Excellent shots. I have never been to a tractor show so something new to experience!

    • Phillip July 10, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

      Thanks Len! I’ve been out of town for the last few days. We actually arrived a little late and just spent a small amount of time at the different shows. However, it was very interesting.

  2. Eden July 6, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Cool idea with the dashboard shots! Nice composition.

    • Phillip July 10, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

      Thank you Eden. I’ve haven’t shot that many cars before. I was just trying to get a different shot.

  3. Adam Allegro July 7, 2011 at 2:42 am #

    Beautiful shots 🙂 I still have not shot a car show. I need to move that up on my priority list. There are some pretty sexy italian cars that I would love to photograph out here.

    • Phillip July 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      I appreciate it Adam. I’m with you guy, you probably could count the number of cars that I’ve shot on one hand. I’d like to do it again too.

  4. DaniLew July 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    I love MGs; your shots are gorgeous!

    • Phillip July 10, 2011 at 5:41 pm #

      Thanks Dani! That means a lot. I’m going to have to find another show so I can try it again.

  5. Jimi Jones July 12, 2011 at 5:49 am #

    These are some great shots, Phillip. Love that old antique machine and the MGs are ready for a magazine. Nice work!

    I pleasantly discovered my site in your blog roll. I’m honored and offer a big THANKS! Much appreciated.

    • Phillip July 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm #

      Thanks Jimi for the great comment! (The check is in the mail as promised.)
      As for listing your site, you are so welcomed. You have a wonderful site and I look forward to visiting it. When I started this blog my intentions were to keep an updated list of those who visit and comment on the site. If you care enough to visit my site and comment, then that makes me want to do the same for you. If I can also offer a link to your site, then that is the least that I can do to show that I appreciate your visit. I really need to look at that list again and make sure that I keep it up to date.

  6. Dave DiCello July 12, 2011 at 7:57 am #

    Awesome shots here Phillip, your processing really goes perfect with the retro subjects!

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