Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!
We are back in town after having a quick road trip out to Wyoming this past week for a shoot. After having been in Peoria for over a month, it was good to be back out on the road for a shoot and itâ€™s never upsetting to be out West! After being in Wyoming for even a few days, I adjusted very quickly to the lower humidity then we have here in Peoria. We stopped in Des Monies, Ia. for the night on the way back home and when I stepped out of the car, that good old Midwestern humidity hit me right in the face! When we get to this time of the year, weâ€™re about ready for the heat and humidity to be over and itâ€™s coming, but maybe just not quick enough!
One of the things that we shot before heading out West was a gig for our friends at LG Seeds. About six and a half years ago we shot Bret Berg and his â€œMoneymakerâ€ tractor in the studio and itâ€™s one incredible machine. As you can see from the photos in 2011 on this link, the â€œMoneymaker” has four engines that are putting out 8,800 horsepower http://blog.kevinmay.com/2011/02/28/eight-eight-hundred-horses/
Bret brought the â€œMoneymakerâ€ tractor to the National Tractor Pullers Association event at the 130th Sandwich Fair in Sandwich, Il. If youâ€™ve never been to a tractor pull, itâ€™s pretty amazing to see these machines run down the track. Itâ€™s a very visceral experience because itâ€™s a overload of your senses. As these tractors make a run, youâ€™ll feel the vibrations of the air and hear the roar of the engines and itâ€™s amazing!
Hereâ€™s one of our shots of the â€œMoneymakerâ€ tractor in action!
Thanks as always for taking the time to check out our work and we sure do appreciate it!
Kev and Jan
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