Mechanicals

Closeup image of a Steam Engines drive gears.Mechanicals

“Mechanicals,” a closeup image of a working steam tractor’s drive gears.

This image of drive gears from a steam tractor was almost never published and at one point I thought was lost forever along with a lot of my images. Two months ago I suffered a hard drive crash and gained a new brick paper weight.  No problem I thought, until one late night trying to recover the images on the crashed disk I erased my other archival backup!  I live in a rural area, the cost of backing up terabytes of files on the cloud is cost prohibitive.  My flower images were gone, my flower photos were gone, this worked image was gone except in the unworked raw form.  Luckily enough my raw images from the past two years of shooting were on another still working hard drive. read more

Antique Steam Tractor Firebox

The raging inferno inside a steam tractors firebox.Antique Steam Tractor Firebox

I am a fan of all things mechanical; the older the better.  For some unknown reason I have a special spot in my heart for anything steam and/or kerosene powered. Audrey says I love all things rusty, but this is not necessarily so.  What I do love is photographing the restored details, the wear, the tear, and the workings of these behemoths.  I can be lost for hours photographing these machines, climbing up onto them with the owner’s approval, climbing underneath for a closer look and sometimes merely moving my camera inches for another composition.  “Antique Steam Tractor Firebox,” is one of many images not yet published. read more

Twin Vintage Cobras

A photographic image of two orange vintage cobras automobiles photographed while parked in a driveway.Twin Vintage Cobras.

The vintage car show and shine season is fast approaching in southern Ontario.  These late spring and summer months are also the perfect time to capture that stunning image of your four wheeled collectable.  I am pleased to announce the availability of a few open shooting dates; but book soon as these dates are fast disappearing.  These finished images are guaranteed to make a stunning addition to your wall decor whether it be for a office, business, home, or garage.  Father’s day gift coupons are also available.  Contact me at patchuprina@gmail.com or leave a comment below for further information. read more