8.12.2010


Rickety

You can fall in love at first sight with a place as with a person.
~Alec Waugh

I find myself drawn to items with old wood...chippy paint....rust...
I think it is the romantic side of history that makes me notice these items.
Imagining what it looked like in its glory.
Picturing the people who were busy at work in times before us.
Wanting to be part of a simpler less hectic life.

All that from an old fence post.
Funny, huh?

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17 comments:

Courtney said...

Nice composition! Great shot.

darlin said...

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder" as has been said and I see immense beauty in your photo, lovely shot and I see that you also have a vivid imagination. That's what keeps life so interesting at times in my opinion. :-)

elizabeth said...

i too love the old,
rust, and peeling paint,
and the history behind things,
great photo

faerwillow said...

~to be moved by the simple things in life...truly a beautiful feeling to behold...l♥ve...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

That is the very reason I want to move upcountry so badly. History.

Beautiful rough wood, aged patinas, and so much history...

A stunning shot, but then all of yours are.

Jen

Linda Robinson said...

Such a beautiful shot! I have to agreee with you.. I have just recently been drawn to old vintage items.. I have a Jar of old buttons I bought at an antique shop. and I sit and ponder the same thing.. where did they come from. Who used them! really make you think!

Thanks, Linda

hometown girl said...

love this one! simple & beautiful! susan

Bevy said...

I say that all of the time about rustic, chippy and rust. Love it. But, you know? I almost can't imagine it any other way.

I don't want to. But, your right it was "new" at one point in time.

I love the old the best.

Jenny said...

Barbed wire and old fences beg to be photographed...great shot.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

If this fence post could talk,imagine the stories it would tell. Love the simplicity of the scene.
Blessings,Ruth

Angelia Sims said...

I love all these photography and am soaking up all the knowledge I can. Following you over from SITS to see all your beautiful work!

Impressive!

Traci said...

I love old wood, fences & barns. Nicely done.

Rick said...

Funny, I find myself doing the same thing, especially when I'm in old buildings - imagining the people who built them, their struggles, the tools they had ...

Wonderful shot, great quote and great post (no pun intended).

Kala said...

Lovely composition and shallow DoF.

Leah C said...

You & I must be kindred spirits...we're "drawn" to the same things:) Pretty post!

Biana said...

I love this photo. Simple everyday things, but so beautiful and worth photographing. I love seeing the world through your lens.

justjulia said...

yes, and it is good to fall in love with a place. lovely, warm fence post. lovely photos. : )