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Thursday, January 7, 2010

ANCIENT AND MODERN - HANDLES AGAINST THE SHED



LUCY CORRANDER - PICTURES JUST PICTURES - ANCIENT AND MODERN - HANDLES AGAINST THE SHED - JANUARY 7TH 2009 - SONY DSC-T77 - DSC05604temp


Take a Trip to Monochrome Weekend 

29 comments:

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

Oh Yes - I DO like this
:)
K

James said...

Excellent! I caught myself tilting my head to look down.

Moira said...

I like it!

James said...

Hello again Lucy. If you return to my something Sighted blog you will see that I left a clue about the window display. Look at his neck in the left side of the bottom photo. :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello James.

I've been to-ing and fro-ing to see your pictures during the day, trying to work it out, and was just about to leave a note on your blog asking 'Neck and side-burns?'.

I do hope you say more about how he came to be.

Lucy

Aileni said...

A hint to get shovelling perhaps.

Lucy Corrander said...

Good Morning Aileni.

If only there were something to shovel! Yesterday's papers had a satelite picture of Britain and where I live is the only place with green showing instead of snow!

Lucy

RuneE said...

Beautiful subjects for monochrome are everywhere if you look for them- And you do :-)

Anne said...

YES!!! like it, and spesially the colours and the shades.
Happy weekend Lucy.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Rune. I rarely travel far from home which makes me value all the more what is to hand.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Anne.

Interesting that you see colours as well as shades in a monochrome photo. That makes me proud because it shows it has 'worked'.

Lucy

Irene said...

Very nice! Happy Monochrome weekend and thanks for visiting!

John said...

I think we have all been using the shovels lately for the snow. I like the wood textures; how about taking away the canes and the spade with the plastic handle; would be great with just the old wood shovel handle against the old wood of the shed. I'm being picky because it's cold outside!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello John.

I was thinking your monochrome might today have been Wokingham in the snow. I was expecting visitors from that area on Thursday but they couldn't get out of their drive, let alone travel to Dorset.

About the picture of the fork and spade handles. I don't compose pictures - I take what's there. I know that's an un-necessary approach . . . but it's what I do!

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Irene.

Glad you like the shed and handles photo.

I also like your 'Happy Monochrome Weekend' greeting - as if it is a special festival!

Lucy

Lene said...

Those looks like they have been used a lot :) A bit of history in those handles, I guess :)

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Lene.

Yes, history in the spade and fork but in the hand tools at their feet too.

Lucy

awarewriter said...

Great perspective and textures Lucy. A fine image.

Lucy Corrander said...

Thanks Aware Writer.

Incidentally, I was taking pictures of driftwood last week but my photos weren't anywhere near as interesting as the wood itself. I'll have to try again.

Lucy

Chie Wilks said...

great shots....the spades help a lot during winter...

mine is here, hope u can visit

Julie said...

That is a gorgeous old shovel, Lucy. It would make a glorious study in its own right.

I love the angle. Totally throws the viewer off.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Julie. John was saying something similar. I'll have to make a special photo of the older handle for another day.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Chie.

The spade will be even more useful in the spring, I expect.

I have tried to visit your blog this evening but couldn't get it to load. (My computer is behaving very eratically today.) I'll try again.

Lucy

Kitty said...

It's a lovely, earthy feeling you've captured. It makes me think of spring and planting and growing, despite all this snow!

I'm not sure why I decided to photograph that holdfast - it's the sort of gross slimy thing my brothers would have teased me with when we were younger, and I would have run away screaming. It did seem to look like little hands all clasped together. And I love sea urchin shells! I used to collect fragments of them - the little bumps left where the spines once were make them very tactile.

ElinSire said...

I like it! The sepia colour was perfect!

Marka said...

Interesting how the old often-times works better or is preferred to the new, eh?

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Kitty.

Garden tools always seem to hold an optimistic atmosphere.

As for the Holdfast . . . I'm glad you posted that - and the sea urchin shell too. Although, it seems from the comments, the pebbles are the most popular of your three images, I was pleased to see the other two more because they are less common as subjects for general photography and therefore (to me) more interesting.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello ElinSire.

The gentle sepia seemed to 'fit'. It didn't make the photo seem old or sentimental but was less cold than straight black and white.

Lucy

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Marka.

I definitely like old tools (as long as they work!). They provide a sense of continuity and purpose. New tools hold potential - but uncertainty too.

Lucy

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