WEATHERED AND WORN

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – WEATHERED


I resisted putting up a picture of me first thing in the morning. It was tempting, but I finally decided to take a pass on that. Weathered and wood resonate for me.

Be there a photographer so dead that he or she had not sought out aging wood barns and homes for great pictures and when that fails, there’s always rust and rot.

An old dodge pickup

Why do we photograph old stuff with such enthusiasm? The simple answer is it’s more interesting. The textures and colors are unique. The texture alone would do it for me.

Sleek, smooth stuff is shiny and often colorful, but you get a lot of depth with the textures of old materials. Wood, brick, stone, iron … it all works beautiful in the right photograph.

Stone bridge over the river and canal

Old Uxbridge Fire Engine 2

And that’s weathered enough for the day except, of course, we can’t leave out our very own weathered 1924 Fordson tractor, growing ever more weathered in our own garden.



Categories: Blackstone Valley, Cars and Trucks, New England, Photography

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  1. Nice choices, my personal favorite is that first one.

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  2. I need to make a good barn picture. I’m not sure we have as many here in Texas.

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    • That one was built in 1720 but has been restored. Expensively restored. So has the house, built at the same time. I have NO idea how much money they spent on it, but it had to be a lot. The barn is magnificent inside as well as out.

      We have a lot of old barns and most of them look their age. Probably you have some wherever they are still farming. Anyone who keeps horses or goats or cows is sure to have a barn — and no one knocks down old barns. They may stop using them as their main out building, but they are always good for hay and grain and storage. Barns are really USEFUL. That’s why there are so many πŸ˜€

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  3. Rusted metal fascinates me. Thanks for the colorful examples this week.
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  4. Beautiful collection. Love the Ford in your garden!

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  5. Great collection πŸ‘ I love the rusted cars but that tractor (?) lost in the growing grass is so interesting

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  6. Timeless photography! πŸ™‚

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  7. I think it that weathered and worn look that leads Elijah (now 7 m0. old) to reach for my face to explore. Love the photos.

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  8. old, character, aged wine, tended to by humans, not machines, happy days marilyn

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  9. I like the first photo, looks like I feel sometimes.

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    • It is the town “symbol” for Hadley, a town near the Univ. of Massachusetts. They literally have to prop it up every week or so, otherwise it would be rubble. But the town really loves that hovel. Sort of like us. We keep getting propped up. Again πŸ˜€

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  10. The bridge looks like it weathered the best out of all of them.
    Leslie

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