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The Relic


I was driving down a back road one day when I passed this old relic. It was parked out on a side lawn above a small pond. A once important piece of farm life now relinquished to the status of lawn ornament. It tugged at my heartstrings, so I turned around, parked and took several photos of it. I’ve never tried HDR, but when I’ve got some time to tinker with that I think I’ll go back and try it with this scene. It might help make the machinery stand out a bit more from it’s background. I’d also like to try to shoot it with a little snow cover on the ground.

4 responses

  1. h

    I like your thoughts on future pics…looking forward to seeing the results….but still this is a very nice picture! I remember using old farm equipment like this thing! I don’t feel old emough for this to be termed a relic, but I suppose it is….time flies! 🙂

    November 12, 2010 at 3:05 AM

    • I remember that too, Heidi! Especially having to “ride” the corn planter! Gosh, who woulda thunk we did those kinds of things as teenagers? It was just part and parcel of life back then and you didn’t question it. Could you see kids doing that today? They’d be texting the entire time and the rows would be a wreck!

      November 12, 2010 at 4:54 AM

  2. Andrej

    This really is a great photo despite blending in with the surroundings. Perhaps that is somewhat appropriate since older things often fade into the past. Very peaceful!

    November 12, 2010 at 4:08 AM

    • Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. Now that you’ve said it, I think you pegged what resonated with me perfectly … the fading of things that have aged or things that are from “another era” fading into the past. Very good insight and interpretation indeed!

      Glad you stopped by and added your thoughts!

      November 12, 2010 at 4:58 AM

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