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The Farmhouse


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Standing at the back end of yesterday's shed, you can look right through that Farmall tractor and see the farmhouse.  It doesn't make sense to have a barn and tractor without it!

It's 100 years old with new, fancy vinyl siding (maybe it, too, was once ragged at the edges?).  A shelter in a time of storm.  Or any time!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


The Farmhouse


This week I'm doing a series of posts on The Farm from when we were there in Michigan back in August.

Standing at the back end of yesterday's shed, you can look right through that Farmall tractor and see the farmhouse.  It doesn't make sense to have a barn and tractor without it!

It's 100 years old with new, fancy vinyl siding (maybe it, too, was once ragged at the edges?).  A shelter in a time of storm.  Or any time!

[Today I'm in Atlanta.]


comments (40)

uhmm, I like this upclose even more.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. Thanks, Dotun.
I really like the athmosphere of this picture. I like the outside and inside effect.... REally great shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Susan. Thanks.
  • E Etomi
  • Sweden
  • 25 Sep 2007, 00:19
I like the contrast and this is such a nice house.
Ginnie Hart: It really is a nice farmhouse, Etomi. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 00:43
It clearly works just as well as a silhouette as it did in yesterday's shot.
Ginnie Hart: Something about that steering wheel really grabbed me, Martin. smile Thanks.
  • sara
  • earth
  • 25 Sep 2007, 01:11
i like the wooden doors: anything old and wooden is cool. the concept with you behind the tractor is creative. ~S.
Ginnie Hart: Anything old and wooden is a treasure for me, Sara. Glad you like this one. smile Thanks.
Oh, I love your choice of framing here. Well done, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks so much, Karen.
  • rags
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 03:07
I love the view! Is that an antique tractor?
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rags, it's very old, which surely makes it an antique. I need to find out how old it is, actually. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
  • Hamilton
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 03:29
Another nicely framed shot... all that's missing are Huck Finn & Tom Sawyerr... wink
Ginnie Hart: HA! So true, Hamilton. Thanks. smile
  • ray
  • 25 Sep 2007, 04:33
Great shot, Ginnie!
You have framed the farmhouse really well, and there is even more interest from the silhouette of the tractor's seat and controls.

At first look I was a bit shocked by the blown out centre of the image, where the bright sunlight has taken over, but now I see it as an interesting feature of this quite complex shot.
Ginnie Hart: I almost didn't post this pic because of that blown-out center, Ray, but you should have seen it before I processed it. The house, too, was blown out! But I figured, what the hey! Thanks for seeing right through it. smile
  • Kay
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 04:59
I love tractors. They are so much fun to ride in and drive! (My dad let me steer one once when I was sitting on his lap)

I had to provide directions, because my Dad was blind!

Another story for another day.
Ginnie Hart: I wonder if we all have tractor memories printed in ink on our hearts, Kay! I was so happy for your memory but so sad about your dad's blindness. Oh my! Another memory/story altogether, for sure!
j'adore l'angle que tu as choisis
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, O-P.
What a clever angle. great series.. such good material
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Gale.
  • Roland
  • France
  • 25 Sep 2007, 06:47
What a lovely shot; you've got a really good idea for the composition Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Roland.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 25 Sep 2007, 07:01
more beautiful yet than yesterday- a wonderful summerphoto and I would like to sit down on one chair... The farm of your sister may be a paradise on earth!
Ginnie Hart: It IS a paradise on earth, Philine, for sure. It was so lovely to sit out in the yard under the shade of the trees. A perfect summer day! Thanks.
Love the shape of the steering wheel, and the atmosphere in this pic smile
Ginnie Hart: I LOVE that steering wheel, Aksel. It stayed with me a long time. Thanks. smile
A comfy house! Looks very cosy too! (gezelig)
Ginnie Hart: A good word, Wim. Thanks.
  • shakara
  • Nigeria
  • 25 Sep 2007, 07:57
You are doing a fantastic job keep it coming !!!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Shakara!
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Sep 2007, 08:03
Ginnie to my eye this is outstanding the compostion,framing and the farmhouse just tops the shot for me. Looks a fun place to visit and you can see from all the chairs, plenty of conversations and get togethers thats what family/friends is all about. smile
Ginnie Hart: I am delighted that you "get" this pic, Tracy. The whole atmosphere here is totally about being together and feeling away from the hustle and bustle of life!
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2007, 08:11
Nice silhouette ginie, with interesting shapes from the super tractor. Would have gone a tad darker (but then you probably guessed I would say that) ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! Yes, Mike, I know you by now. smile Thanks for stopping by again and again.
Like very much your angle of view Ginnie as if you look to today through the past ! Keep go on with this nice job !
Ginnie Hart: I like that, Zeb. It IS like looking through the past! Thanks.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 08:32
Love the darker foreground with the sunny backround!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Helen. I was glad it turned out okay.
  • Scarlet
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Sep 2007, 08:54
You're framing is spot one Ginnie. Lovely shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Scarlet.
  • Aussie
  • Queensland
  • 25 Sep 2007, 09:20
The framing is great, I love the old door and timber.
Ginnie Hart: I love anything wood, Aussie, so yes, I love this shed. Thanks.
Really like hw the house is framed. Lucky for u the barn door was partly shot smile
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Deji. I was very lucky! smile Thanks.
I like the natural frame of this scene! Bravo!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Jose.
I always dream to get on a tractor !! Don't ask me why ! smilesmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: One day I hope your dream will come true, Flo. Everyone needs a tractor memory! smile
Great composition Ginnie. I know nothing about Michigan but I like this bit of it!
Ginnie Hart: Farms in Michigan are very lovely, Bill, but this one is better than most. But maybe I'm prejudiced. smile
  • ChaCha
  • United States
  • 25 Sep 2007, 11:47
like the angle at which you shot this granny
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, my dear. smile
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 25 Sep 2007, 13:46
WOW! This is a keeper, and could be our hallmark farm picture. Very creative and great job with the difficult lighting conditions. You mainainted all that great door detail. And I even get a feel for the leather tractor seat. Just superb!

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Ginnie Hart: Awwww, Ruth. Your words are very sweet and kind. Thank you. I almost didn't post this because even your house was badly blown before I worked on the shadows and highlights. So glad you like it.
Very interesting view point grin
Ginnie Hart: There he goes again! grin But thanks anyway.
  • Kedar
  • India
  • 25 Sep 2007, 15:52
Very nicely exposed, considering the difference in light levels inside and outside the barn.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Kedar. This one was definitely tricky and I almost didn't post it. So glad I did.
Nice shot. What the farmer sees. I like everything about it.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Gail. From the farmer's eye. smile Thanks.
This is great. I love the contrast. All the best, Dave.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Dave.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Sep 2007, 19:49
Great shot with the Farmall silhouette. I may even like the horizontal light between the tractor and the house. Something like- we are from different ages.
Ginnie Hart: This was one I almost didn't post, Louis, because of that blown patch. But I figured what the hey! Thanks for your support. smile
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 25 Sep 2007, 20:21
I really start to like that tractor smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Magnus. It has that effect on everyone. smile Thanks.
  • chris
  • south of the border!
  • 25 Sep 2007, 20:49
Super viewpoint Ginnie, well done.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Chris. Thanks.
That is my kind of shot. Beautiful work
Ginnie Hart: Awww. How sweet. Thanks, David.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Sep 2007, 23:45
What a differebce between inside an d outside. I wasn't expecting the farmhouse to look so modern. Great contrast between old and new.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling there was a lot of renovation done (like the bay windows) before the vinyl siding was put on, but the skeleton of this house is still 100 years old, Ingrid. Thanks.
Back to this tractor. I like the idea (concept) and of course there is no other way to have framed this. Ginnie you are turning corners. The opening view to the house is very interesting indeed.
Ginnie Hart: You're such a sweetheart, Busola. Thank you kindly.
well framed ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks for the comment, DrAW! (So sorry I'm late in replying!)

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