Saturday, February 20, 2010

Bena - until needed again


Farms - and farmers - do not give up on things easily. They have a remarkable capacity to stash the smallest of gadgets and the oldest of implements until the day comes when their purpose on this earth may once again come to the fore.


Until their time comes 'round again, these offcuts of a busy way of life, wait patiently in a ditch, against a barn, "down the back" providing fodder for artistic types who may want to sketch them, or photograph them.

11 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous rust and abandonment. But you don't have to be a farmer to horde ... or my hubbie was a farmer in a former life maybe.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Just savouring these again ... I just love the bottom shot with the two round shapes, rust and weathered wood and sunshine making the rust look like velvet ... and the grass seed ... this one is real winner for me.

Martina said...

And the first shot reminds me of a ... ... >:->

I love this series - rust, metal, the colours, the light. Wonderful.

Julie said...

A rather kinky one, yes?

diane said...

I've just discovered you have yet another blog. Love the country photos. I never knew there was such a thing as a snake vibrator for getting rid of snakes. I can imagine the sites you found. Like Elizabeth the last shot is magic.
Its quite OK to copy my shot for a riff. I'm honoured.

James said...

These are really nice shots. I like seeing photographs of rusty things. Also old things with lots of texture and signs of age. The shadow from the nail is great.
The past week I've been mostly taking pictures of this sort of stuff and Cemeteries.
I'm curious about the type of lens that you use.

Julie said...

Hello James, This sort of post is classic me. I am glad that you find meaning in it too. My lenses are just from a canon package. I have two: the standard 18-55mm; and, the 55-250. I would like to invest in others, but the money is not as free-flowing as I might like just right now. I have the incamera style set with a lot of contrast and sharpness and more often than not I shoot with a wide-open aperture. Whatever rocks yer boat I guess.

Pat Tillett said...

Hi there, I just stumbled upon your blog. I really enjoy your photos, especially this group.
I haven't been to Australia, so it's a chance to experience it from a far. I think I'll tag along if you don't mind!
thanks

patricktillettphotography.blogspot.com

Beth Niquette said...

And so it is in the farmlands of America--I often find the rusted implements of another age used for anything but that for which they were made.

I loved these photos. They're just wonderful. Some day I will visit your fabulous country.

Julie said...

It is my understanding that people from the States often find Australia very familiar. Should you and Clytie find yourselves in Australia, it would be my honour to be your guide for some of the time.

Thank you for your kind words.

Tes said...

Oh my...your photos are beautiful. So vibrant and full of depth. I'm now a fan! I can't get enough of your work. :)