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.
This entry was posted on February 21, 2012 by Lemony. It was filed under Abstract and was tagged with Cultivator, Panasonic Lumix LX5, Pennsylvania, Photography, Rust.
The fairy in you is back again !
February 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm
🙂 Thank you, mfr. I love that comment.
February 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm
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
*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
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
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
Wonderful look at what is left of another time. 🙂
February 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm
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
there’s almost something spooky about the last one – love it!
K (catching up)
February 21, 2012 at 7:29 pm
Hmmmm, spooky, I like it!
February 22, 2012 at 1:03 am
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
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
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.
February 22, 2012 at 2:41 am
February 22, 2012 at 3:52 am
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
Let things decay as all things must,
You’ve gotten on the right side of rust.
February 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm
Lovely rhyme, Steve. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!
February 23, 2012 at 2:44 pm
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