Sunday, October 30, 2016

WEATHERED WOOD

      This is a different post for me. It's a little out of my comfort zone.

       Some of the blogs I follow participate in the fence meme. Fences make for great photography opportunities. 

       However, my favorite fences are old with weathered posts. They are also barbed wire and if possible rusty barbed wire.

       Where I was brought up the fencing on farms was barbed wire. They required a lot of maintenance. Oh how I hated "fixing fence". We'd replace rotted posts, re staple wire, join broken wires. It was hard work.

      Yesterday afternoon I was out looking for fall scenes,birds and anything else I could see. While waiting I noticed the old fence posts. I had spent much time in this location before and was aware of the old posts. Most of the wire had been picked up.

      All of a sudden I said, "Yes. Old weathered posts to photograph!"

      So here are some photos of old weathered fence posts. There are lichens of many colors in some places. One post contains a face in the wood.








28 comments:

  1. you know i like this 'post' very much. :)

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  2. I do enjoy seeing weathered wood. Each has its own character. Your photos are very interesting.

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  3. Very nice! I love how you captured the detail of the weathered wood and the soft muted background!

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    1. Hey my "soft muted background" was unintentional. You gave me something to think about.

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  4. Great Captures Red. I have run into a few olde posts on my walks and I love the weathered ones the best. Happy Haunting.

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    1. I thought I told you not to run into olde posts. You'll hurt yourself. Happy Halloween to you.

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  5. It is a tough job to put them up. Many aren't the wooden posts anymore

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    1. We had pickets. They were small posts that you pounded into the ground with a maul.

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  6. Very cool fence posts, Red. I think you should allow yourself full rein in your blog! It's always fun. :-)

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    1. Well, I am a free spirit so I will try different things. I will think out of the box. I also have to think about my followers.

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  7. Hi Red, Congrats on this post. Well, when I'm out on my walks I like to find the unusual thing that can often become the subject of a neat photo. Your sure did that with the fence posts. Especially that last one. The face of a kitty (with big eyes!) jumped right out at me. Well done!

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    1. Funny thing is I've been by these posts hundreds of times. and when I was out the other day I stood beside them watching for birds before I saw the patterns in the old wood.

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  8. i went through a few months when I photographed old weathered wood..either trees or dock posts. they can be very interesting.

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    1. I also found that you get different results if your careful at how you look at them.

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  9. Old, mossy, weathered fence posts are most definitely photogenic!

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    1. I also look for things in the bush.

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    1. Yes, I didn't realize they were weathered that badly

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  11. I love weathered wood. It makes for wonderful photography!

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    1. I like watching what you do. Thanks for the tip.

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    1. One wonders how long they've been out there.

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  13. I love the look of weathered grey houses with white trim.

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  14. I love that weathered face on the last one!

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  15. Old wood always contains a lot of character. :)

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  16. I see the face! At first I was looking at the nail holes in the first two, thinking I'll be the only one who can't see a face, but I do. How neat.

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