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.

12 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Events

    1. 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.

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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

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