Monthly Archives: September 2013

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  • John Deere Type E Engine, posted 2013-09-29

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    John Deere Type E Gasoline Engine set up to power an ice cream “freezer” or “churn”.¬† These are a common sight at many Midwest festivals and fairs.¬† The Type E engine was based on a model developed by the Waterloo Engine Company which was purchased by John Deere in the early 1900’s.¬† The engines were manufactured from 1923 – 1940 and came in three different sizes.¬† While the one-cylinder engine runs at a fairly low speed, there is still a […]

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  • Stein Pyramid, posted 2013-09-28

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    This pyramid of plastic beer steins was a really attractive subject at the St. Charles Oktoberfest this morning.¬† It proved to be much more challenging than I expected.¬† The multiple clear (or mostly clear) objects made focus difficult and the way the bright sunlight lit the steins made exposure equally difficult.¬† Photoshop definitely helped with this one.¬† This and other Oktoberfest images, including a few nature shots, can be found at http://frymanfoto.smugmug.com/More–Things/Oktoberfest-St-Charles.

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  • Lion and Keg, posted 2013-09-28

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    I was at the St. Charles Oktoberfest this morning and this lion resting on a large wooden beer keg caught my eye.¬† While he is a pretty beast, it seemed strange to see him there.¬† He was resting outside the Hofbrau beer tent (he later moved but I couldn’t find him or his keg again).¬† I thought this was unusual since in Germany the lion is associated with Lowenbrau which is a direct competitor to Hofbrau.¬† Perhaps he is defecting […]

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  • Busy Lily, posted 2013-09-27

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    As the summer wound down, most of the bright spring flowers were gone and the autumn flowers were yet to be in full bloom.¬† But¬†variety¬†could still be found in the reflecting pools and small ponds where water lilies continued to display their colors, some during the day and others at night.¬† The best time to photograph the lilies was the early morning when the night flowers had not yet closed and the daytime flowers were just beginning to open.¬† In […]

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