Sunday, August 24, 2008

Photo Challenge #13 - THE BEAUTY OF DECAY

We went for a drive tonight in search of decay. Dusty's first idea was to drive by one of the dairy farms in the area....thought there would be plenty of decay there!! LOL As I wasn't terribly interested in taking pictures of cow poop, we drove on and found a few different options to explore.

We came across this old cottonwood tree with quite a bit of decay at it's base.
There was a farm that we drove by that had several very old pieces of farm equipment displayed out by the road. By this time, the sun was going down and the lighting wasn't good....this was that best I could do!
Then we came to a very old cemetary, way out in the country, that we didn't know anything about. We got out and walked around as the sun was setting. The graves went back to 1811!! We'll have to go back to check it out more when we have more daylight.

This picture is of one of the older graves.....I changed it to sepia as it already looked like I took it at night!

10 comments:

Helen said...

Lenore!!!!!!!!!!! You SO ROCK my friend. Your photography is .... I am speechless. Fantastic! I am so glad there was no decaying cow poop! LOL!

Rania Maatouk said...

Great shots Lenore! The photo of the old grave site is perfect for this challenge

Kami said...

Oh you found some great pics of decay, especially love the cemetary one!!

Melissa S said...

Wonderful photos!!!

Connie said...

Nice pictures of decay. The old grave yard is looking really old in the brown pictures.

Jopke... said...

This photos are wonderful. Love the one of that old tree

Jorinde said...

Great picture, but I love the top one of the tree! That's so beautiful!

mosbarger said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Jodie Redman said...

Great photos! Love that rusted machinery.

Wendy said...

Wow love the cottonwood tree and the old cultivator...but the grave was really sweet!! Can you imagine living back in 1811...I was born in the wrong century...but then maybe not, lol...as I love my camera!!