Born in Ireland, Henry Ferguson produced his first tractor model in 1936. In 1938 he struck a deal with Henry Ford to produce tractors in America. The TO-20, shown in this post, began production in 1948 and became one of the most popular tractor models for small farms. After a troubled break away from Ford, he would later sell his company to Massey Harris, which became the modern day Massey-Ferguson company.
I was really drawn to the detailed textures of the tractor’s rusted old metal and nameplate. For most warm colored images, I’ll finish my workflow with processing in Alien Skin’s Exposure 7 Kodachrome film emulation. The result for these images was nice, but I eventually felt they were too saturated. So, by dialing back the saturation a bit I believe I got a nice compromise of texture and color. Click on the images to see a higher resolution version from my portfolio site.