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This Afternoon… January 21, 2012

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…in Williamstown, Lizz B. and I checked out a farm southwest of town and found some interesting out-buildings on a cold and somber day:

This is another one of those places which was doubtless once grand, but now its half-dozen buildings are held together by the vines which are taking them apart:

Their weathered exteriors look ancient:

…but their insides remember better days:

We got chilled to the bone, lost patience with out toes, and retreated for a heated drive to another place I know, a farm for sale below Mount Greylock:

Lizz homed in on an old truck I’ve photographed before:

…while I explored farther afield, having been told their was another grand old beast in the woods down below.

And so there was – a long lost cousin of the truck up above.  They told it not to go down to the Wooly Swamp, but it wouldn’t listen, and now it’s paying for its youthful impetuosity by spending eternity mired in muck and entangled in thorns:

I do  hope you children are listening!

Back at the ranch, we looked inside the larger barn to find a coven of tractors casting spells on all who entered.  They made me render them in black and white:

I swear, I was powerless against their magic…

We’ll doubtless be back to this place soon.

The tractors insist!

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Back At’cha! April 10, 2011

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OK, I’m up and running, albeit at half throttle.  My friend/housemate/photography mentor Lizz has found a way to convert my photo files to a form which I can process.  The longer-term fix is way more spendy than I can undertake at present, so I’ll be posting either what Lizz converts for me, or largely unprocessed jpegs.

Come to think of it, it wasn’t all that long ago that all I posted was jpegs!  I guess that goes to show ya how quickly one can be spoiled by the finer things in life, like Photoshop!

(That’s a full-on plug,  Adobe – are you listening??)   😉

Anyway, enough B.S., here are a few shots from the past week.

A snow squall on the way home from work on Monday gave up this shot of a farm truck in Williamstown:

…followed a couple of days later by this Springtime display on the lawn of a rusting Double-wide:

A very nice lady was pleased when I asked if I could photograph her lawn, bringing home the awareness that people with McCain/Palin bumper stickers on their cars can be good people despite their political failings.

And just down the road, I got this shot of a garage with an assortment of trophies tacked up on its front:

I don’t suspect these folks voted for Obama either, though I can’t say for certain – the only ones home were the cats, who were charming enough:

…with apologies to Steve for stealing his pet name for this pet photo!   🙂

And lastly, another Old Truck:

because I can!

So now it’s off to bedG’night!


 

Up Country. February 26, 2011

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Trucks sleep up in the fields of Shelburne after the last big storm:

Cattle daydreaming about green grass in Hawley:

A workhorse grown coarse and shaggy for the season:

…while in the valley below, Salmon Falls saves itself for Spring:

It’s a little farther along down in the flat-lands of Franklin County, but even here there’s a change in the air, a feeling that Winter is dying as Spring struggles to be born.

Self-Portrait, With Truck. January 12, 2010

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A black and white from this afternoon:

This was an interesting site, recommended to me by Susan.   She’d spied it up in Bernardston, don’t ask me how, and I was glad to find it in good light.

Here’s a color shot:

Rusted, glassless and wrapped in vines.  But still muscular and elegant in its proportions.

This spot has more photographs in it, and I hope to get back there soon.