Small Steam Engine

Small Steam Engine

Small Steam Engine  Each year over Labor Day Weekend, the Threshermen’s Reunion near Pontiac, Illinois attracts old steam engines from very large steam engine tractors to small ones like this image to very small stand alone engines.  It takes us back to an era in the 19th century the where most people where farmers and most machinery was run by steam.

Raindrops on a Day Lily

Raindrops on a Day Lily

Raindrops on a Day Lily  Sometimes the best images on a rainy day are up close and personal.  This Day Lily was loving the nice warm rain.  The 50mm f/1.4 lens allowed me to get just the right depth of field.  F/4 might seem a bit too much; remember the 2.7 crop factor on the Nikon 1 V3 make the 50mm into a 135mm equivalent.