Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday: Relics


 I like all things weathered and worn, (tilting swiftly into that category myself!).
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Where some in my neighbourhood are offended by this local property turned into a vehicle graveyard, I consider it a gluttonous feast for my photographer's eye!
Coming across it late one day with the afternoon sunlight slanting through the trees, and a dappled coat of shadows blanketing all, I shot frame after frame…as eager and pleased as if I’d found a palace to photograph!


Some time ago, I vehemently refused to sign a petition, begun in an effort to force the owner to clean up his lot...heaven forbid!
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 In my staid suburban enclave of subdivisions virtually indistinguishable from one another, this jewel of a yard adds a much-needed note of whimsy and individuality that stands out and makes one take notice.


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I say it’s time beauty at all ages was admired…even we weathered and worn relics need our day in the sun, after all!!


I'm linking this to Shadow Shot Sunday hosted by Tracy at Hey Harriet. I know you'd enjoy stopping by the link below to check out other shadow shots!


18 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

The third photo is wonderful, Lynette, and the fifth one with the tree growing up through the machinery, is a great giggle.
I can just imagine you vehemently refusing to sign the petition. Good for you to stand up for what you believe is right.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the 3rd shot too of the greenery growing up around and through that old piece of machinery.

jabblog said...

Left long enough any eyesore becomes a beauty when overtaken by nature. I can't see that happening with some of the architecture we're presented with, though;-)

Crafty Gardener said...

Very interesting photos. Nature can make most things look beautiful.

Tins and Treasures said...

Good afternoon, Lynette,
Lots of treasures here. I love the third photo, too! As you know, we had been stranded in this most recent blizzard, so I am way behind on blog reading and commenting. I hope everything is well with you.

Have a relaxing Sunday ~Natalie

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Hee. I could move right in there and become part ofthe museum!:) I so love the greenery which has overtaken the old machines. Far more interesting to look at than rows of houses that all look the same! Great photos.

aka Penelope said...

There is a mysterious moment when a shattered old vehicle or neglected building transforms into a work of art. I think that is when photographers are compelled to capture the image, Lynette. As you have discovered in your travels, structures in Europe are a perfect example. The more crumpled a construction the more beautiful it can become. You have an artist’s eye to see the value in old treasures. :)

Angela said...

Anything with ivy growing on it is pretty!!

John S. Mead said...

nice job on this post...I looked and felt that the shadows of light here are soon to pass into the shadows of memory as your subjects decay over time. Thanks for the kind words on my blog! Cheers !

lisaschaos said...

These are all wonderful! I would love it for photography as well but I can see where some neighbors might not like it.

Marvin said...

Great photos! One person's yard litter is another person's yard art.

Leovi said...

Beautiful, I like them too degraded and old things are full of poetry. I love these photos.

Eden said...

Nice shadow shots. I especially love the 3rd shot.

Thank you for the nice comment, Ralph. Have a great day always.

EG Wow said...

Fascinating! I love looking for such photogenic subjects. Why do so many people want to homogenize our environment?

adrielleroyale said...

I love that third one down - and I agree with you, but for different reasons. One being that in my opinion, if you pay for a piece of property, you ought to be able to keep what you like on it (as long as it doesn't cause physical damage to other properties of course). :)

Linnea said...

I like your perspective on the "junk" in the yard! That's a different point of view than many other suburbanites might have. Terrific job photographing all the stuff and shadows...Thanks for stopping by.

Beverley Baird said...

You are so right - this is a treasure trove for photographers! Love the way nature takes over, even over machinery!

Judy Sheldon-Walker said...

I love the third and last photo. It is very charming to the eye. Good for you for standing up for what you believe!