Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Aged and Weathered

When it came to listing a theme for the future, Aged and Weathered sprang to mind for a reason. My son -in-law belonged to a camera club and the only time I heard what theme he was working on was when he visited to gather shots for Aged and Weathered. He suggested I might like to sit on my old wooden seat on the front deck and he'd take a photo - it didn't happen!




Except for the photos from the local cemetry, which is up a side road, and the photo above which I took on Tuesday on my way to my exercise class, all todays photos have been taken either on the farm or along my daily path to and from work.

The first group are on the farm:

An old footbridge over the creek

What was once a hay feeder now makes a pretend house for Georgia (she's closing her pretend door)


Along the road:





stone fence at the school on the corner


I've posted this shot on a Friday before but I like it and it fits
.... and I couldn't resist a second cemetry shot. Unfortunately all the best grave sites with views looking out at my mountains have been taken!




I hope everyone enjoyed gathering their aged and weathered photos.
I look forward to seeing them all.

24 comments:

  1. Pauline, this was such a fabulous subject. I have enjoyed everyone's photos and yours are gorgeous. I really like the first one and the last one a lot. I also like all the old buildings, especially second to last. Great shots and thanks for choosing this theme. You live in a very pretty area. I love your photos.

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  2. Pauline,
    Great theme! Your photos are wonderful! I especially love Georgia's Pretend House!
    ;^)
    Thank you!

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  3. Some great shots there Pauline - you've done your subject real justice.

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  4. Great photos but my favourite has to be the convered hay feeder!

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  5. More excellent photos. I'm really getting the feel of The Paddock now.

    I really enjoyed your take on the subject too. You are a really witty person aren't you?

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  6. Gorgeous shots, especially Georgia's pretend house.

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  7. Great aged and weathered photos of a host! I like the first and the last photos very much.

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  8. these are fantastic! love the little girl in the shed and the rusty wheel by the road.

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  9. Thanks for posting a great theme. Your shots are wonderful - love stone walls. We have many scattered around Maine.

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  10. Enjoyed this subject! I like your photo of the gnarly tree roots. That's different!

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  11. Hi Pauline, This was a good topic; thank you! I wouldn't have wanted to pose for "aged and weathered" either, although I would qualify!

    Your photos are all evocative of the place you live and it's hard to pick a favorite. But I am attracted to the gnarled roots. And Georgia's pretend door.

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  12. Pauline - fantastic photos, I just love the area where you live. It is so different to me after living in the desert for so long.

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  13. I love the little pretend house :) This was an awesome theme idea...I wish that I had more time - I feel like there were so many more places that I could've gone around here to take aged and weathered shots.

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  14. I certainly did enjoy your post. Great playhouse! though I hope it isn't so aged and weathered that it falls down on Georgia's pretty head!

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  15. Pauline, you chose wisely this week for the assignment.
    I enjoyed your photos, and am looking forward to what domesticated animals the Paddock will bring.

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  16. Pauline I love the shots 'along the road' - I s that a tangle of tree roots? love the shots.

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  17. Thank-you for such a great theme this week! I love the hay feeder/house!

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  18. Georgia is lucky to have her own toy house. Grave yards are interesting places.

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  19. Great subject and execution. I enjoyed all your photos. I like the angle you got on the rock wall.

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  20. Thanks for this weeks challenge, it sure was fun. Yours are lovely.

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  21. This was one of my favorite themes so far! Great shots. I also loved the hay feeder!

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  22. The idea for worn and weathered was inspiring. I ran out into the woods and took pictures of tree bark. I am posting late due to internet reception problems, which have been sort of fixed. I was interested in the stone marker you posted above, having Crawfords and Lindsays in my family and a Hugh Lindsay who migrated to Australia and was never heard from again. I loved the footbridge and the gnarly old roots the best. Thanks for the idea and the awesome photos!

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  23. Fabulous assignment, and amazing photos!

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  24. I love your photos as well! Barns, grave markers, bridges, anything old inspires me, and tells stories!

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