Flowers—Lines—Ice

Old-fashioned Cultivation

I came across what looks like an early farm field cultivator sitting alongside a back country road.  Given the grass that has grown over its wheels, I’d say it’s been there for a very long time.

25 responses

  1. myfullresearch

    The fairy in you is back again !
    mfr

    February 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm

  2. I love that last one. Feel like I could reach out and grab it.

    February 21, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    • Thanks, Poupie. You know, I almost left that one out… I always wonder about that. I like that one, too, but didn’t know if it “worked.” Melinda tells me that I rarely chose my most successful images. It’s so hard to choose when you’re caught up in liking and not liking them.

      February 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm

  3. *Drooling* ooohhhh look at that rust….I want to go there…immediately

    Gorgeous shots, but then I would say that as a certified rust addict

    February 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    • Ha ha ha, Steve you crack me up. I know what you mean about the rust, though. I practically swerved off the road when I saw this. I actually DID come to a screeching stop in my car to go back to it.

      February 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

  4. The one that strikes the best chord in me is the first one. The green grass coming through the holes in the old seat make for a wonderful combination of new life and old earth tones.

    February 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    • I originally had this one in black and white, and then realized it had to be in color. There is something about green grass with the rust that makes for a nice image, and I think you’ve nailed it: it’s the new life combined with the decay.

      February 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  5. I love the first one—the ambiguity of foreground/background is really interesting.

    February 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    • Thank you for this comment. I think the color version of this shot (I almost went with B & W) is what adds to the ambiguity you’ve identified. The image doesn’t have the same effect in B & W.

      February 21, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  6. Wonderful look at what is left of another time. 🙂

    February 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  7. elmediat

    Excellent compositions. The range of colour and texture create a very effective and striking sequence of images.

    February 21, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    • Thank you so much for your feedback. I enjoy your blog a great deal and always look forward to your posts. I feel like I have a lot to learn from you!

      February 21, 2012 at 7:02 pm

  8. there’s almost something spooky about the last one – love it!
    K (catching up)

    February 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  9. Remnants from another time, a simpler one where less was taken for granted. Beautiful photos…thank you.

    February 22, 2012 at 1:29 am

    • Thank you so much for your feedback. Your comment actually helps me appreciate my own photographs in a different way.

      February 22, 2012 at 2:21 am

      • You are very welcome. Glad I could help. 🙂

        February 22, 2012 at 3:07 am

  10. I’m with ‘krikitarts’–I love the first one because of the pattern it makes and the variety of textures. It plays with the eye. Such an interesting series.

    February 22, 2012 at 2:37 am

    • Thank you for this feedback, Lance. I so enjoyed your poppy post today!

      February 22, 2012 at 3:54 am

  11. Grea textures Melanie!
    I love the first photo, the texture, the colors, and the contrast of the metal with the green that we can see though those circles.
    Nicely composed!

    February 22, 2012 at 2:41 am

  12. George Weaver

    The first one is fantastic. You have to look twice to realize what you’re looking at. Then, it’s such a wonderful surprise to realize you’re looking from the past into the future. I bet you’ll never see another such take on an old, rusty tractor seat again in your life. I wondered how you thought to compose that kind of shot. The second one has faces, you know. I always see faces. Of course, I love the others too particularly since I know precisely how the real thing looks. These are so well-composed with such a fresh take on the subject…not sentimental at all the way that subject is usually presented. I really do like this series a lot. 🙂

    February 22, 2012 at 9:18 am

  13. Let things decay as all things must,
    You’ve gotten on the right side of rust.

    Steve Schwartzman
    http://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com

    February 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

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