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The Farmall Tractor


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Farmall did not come out to play this year!
(but he showed his face, and that counts)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]



The Farmall Tractor


This is a series of impressions from our annual Farm Day in Michigan on August 9th.

Farmall did not come out to play this year!
(but he showed his face, and that counts)

[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]



comments (37)

  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 00:55
Love the colors. It's a great 'still life' composition. Excellent!
Ginnie Hart: It was definitely very "still," Marcie. smile Thank you.
  • Rian
  • Alabama
  • 21 Aug 2008, 01:19
who's (or what's) farmall? smile
nice shot, it makes it look like that tractor's peering out of the barn.. to go out and race perhaps? wink
Ginnie Hart: Farmall is the brand of tractor this is, Rian. In the past, it has been a significant part of Farm Day, with the kids taking rides on it with Uncle Don. But last year and this year it stayed in the shed. Something wrong with something or other, who knows what!
Poor thiiing!!!
Ginnie Hart: I know. sad
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 21 Aug 2008, 02:23
Sob!
I don't have a shed anymore!

You know...I have always thought of Farmalls as female.
Ginnie Hart: Hmmmm. You may be right, Ray. Farmall is NOW female. I may have to change my text!! Thanks for the heads-up!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2008, 05:24
Prachtige foto met ontzettend mooi licht, volgens mij is dit het ochtend licht.
Great light, I assume it is the morning light.
Great 'still life' of the Farmall, wonder if it is 'still alive though' gringrin, I think I have know the 'theme' for next year....'Free Mrs. Farmall'.
This kind of machinery should be working and not just stand and look at all the fun the others have.
Like Ray thought it is female, I think that too, a dear touch lady....who never gives up on the hard work...I think ladies are that way wink
Ginnie Hart: Ja, Astrid, dit is het ochtend licht. The last two years Mrs. Farmall has not been feeling well, so you're right...maybe next year we will all have to wave our magic wands and hope she'll come back to life. This year I don't think the kids noticed because of the quail and chickens. But I noticed, with some sadness. She IS a tough lady and she wants to be put back to work, for sure. Ontzettend bedankt.
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 21 Aug 2008, 05:57
Beautiful lighting and many things to explore in this photo.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 06:11
So nostalgic, Ginnie. I can tell Ruth has some incredible things around her place. Your photo is absolutely fantastic. The colors are amazing. I had to stare at this one for a while before posting.
Ginnie Hart: You would be in heaven there, Sherri. This I already know about you! Thanks.
on se croirait dans un film, je ne sais pas pq?
superbe
Ginnie Hart: A film set, yes, O-P. I can just see a movie being produced on that farm! Ruth and Don will like that thought. smile
Ha ha, ithe tractor is resting its chin on a wheel barrow. Nice work Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HAHA to your great imagination, Chad! Good for you!
  • vintage
  • Australia on night shift
  • 21 Aug 2008, 07:39
Nice one Ginnie I dont think farmall the tractor has been out to play for a while.I think all farm have a shed like this
Ginnie Hart: This farm has 3 sheds that are all similar but different. This is the one that is open on one end and is always ready for Farmall to move out, if/when she is willing and able. Poor thing. She's been under the weather for two years now. sad
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 21 Aug 2008, 08:15
A very important place on a farm (in Dutch: bergruimte, in German: Kabuff) where all the important tools and things are gathered and preserved for working and planting and...-a true treasury!
Ginnie Hart: Precies, Philine. I love to just stand there and look at everything! A Treasury, indeed!
Tractor fans will be excited by the sight of this "icon" of farming. Nice shot Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Some for sure, Bill. I was surprised how many knew about Farmall the last time I posted her (a year ago). Thanks.
  • Aussie
  • UK
  • 21 Aug 2008, 08:29
Doesn't look like he's been out for a while. Nice image Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: For two years now, Aussie, he/she has not been feeling well. Maybe he/she can be resurrected by next year? I hope so.
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2008, 08:34
Looks like a treasure trove of bits and pieces in there. I love the way the light penetrates these barns with its shafts of sunshine. Love the processing here.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: It happens for just a few minutes in the morning light, Ingrid, and then it's gone. It really is magical. Thanks.
  • trotsky
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Aug 2008, 08:38
the colour and toning of the shot...it's lovely to feel the sun here, even if it is second hand!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Trotsky. Even second-hand sun seems to warm us! Thanks for that thought.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Aug 2008, 09:52
I love the shadows playing
Ginnie Hart: And it only lasts a few minutes, Chantal, before it's gone! Thanks.
A nice 'mess'.
I like the lonely sunflower on the right.
Ginnie Hart: I wanted to crop it out, Wim, but it messed up the composition, you know. grin Thanks for noticing.
  • Ruth
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 10:59
She does look rather buried and forlorn there, eh? She rested this year, like many of us!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Ruth. But look at how many other things occupied those wee heads. Would the day have been very different if Farmall HAD been available, I wonder?! Or not!
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 21 Aug 2008, 12:47
Ginnie, wonderfull and perfect play with light and shadows
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Klaus.
  • FLOOG
  • The serenity of a contented soul
  • 21 Aug 2008, 12:58
A beautifully composed and processed image, the tones are magnificent.

First class
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Paul.
  • ceanothe
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 13:52
Une magnifique photo ! cette grange est pleine de trésors !
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure I don't know the half of them, Ceanothe! Merci.
  • Affi
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 13:53
Oh Ginnie, I really love the composition. The eyes are drawn to the red tracker in the barn wondering if it will ever come out. Agreed. Great play with light here.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know if it ever WILL come out again, Affi, but I sure do hope so...for the sake of all the wee kids who have grown to respect and revere it.
  • mary
  • 21 Aug 2008, 13:55
what a fun picture! I love all the detail, and the way that Farmall is coyly peeking out from the darkened barn...
Ginnie Hart: It is a very coy tractor, Mary. grin Indeed. Thanks.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 14:37
I guess he isn't getting any younger, poor guy!
Ginnie Hart: Nope! Kinda reminds me of me and my siblings. grin Thanks, Martin.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Aug 2008, 15:13
beautiful light Ginnie and I love the colour of the tractors nose poking out.
Ginnie Hart: (S)he is always looking for the sun, Padraig. smile Thanks.
  • claire
  • Canada
  • 21 Aug 2008, 15:23
awww, the poor thing. i love this shot a lot Ginnie. the tones make it look like an old photo. you know?, like when they just discovered that they could process colors or something? hee! :p
Ginnie Hart: HA! Exactly, Claire. Thanks for that thought.
I like the tractor Ginnie and I'm not even a tractor fan, but above all it is the general clutter indicative of most farms you have portrayed here.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Brian. It's the "clutter" I like most, too. smile I'm sure Don knows exactly where everything is! Thanks.
Ginnie,all that is missing is somebody in faded denims cowboy hat and shades,please arrange this on your next visit.wink.ps like the shot.
Ginnie Hart: I will talk to the powers that be, Michael! I think it can definitely be arranged. smile Thanks.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 21 Aug 2008, 18:02
I think i´ve seen this tractor before smile or is it a new one?
Ginnie Hart: You have quite the memory, Magnus! YES, it's the same tractor. smile You're good!
Another great shot, Ginnie. Your signature processing style doing the image justice yet again. Keep it up!
Ginnie Hart: You know how to make my day, Kunle. Thank you.
What a beautiful shot. I love the colours.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Pat.
  • Helen
  • United States
  • 21 Aug 2008, 23:07
I love the colors in this photo, Ginnie. And the composition too.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Helen. Thank you.
  • P.J.
  • United States
  • 22 Aug 2008, 06:07
Very interesting image. I like it. Busy little building!
Ginnie Hart: Almost TOO busy, PJ. smile But thanks.
Adorable. I have to repeat myself. You have developed a certain style which I like a lot! I'm impressed! smile
Ginnie Hart: Now you have me blushing, Julia (and why can't I remember if you're Julia or Julie???)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 24 Aug 2008, 00:40
That Farmall, may be there for the duration. Great shot.
Ginnie Hart: I hope you're wrong, Louis. What a pity if so! sad
  • zohre
  • UAE
  • 24 Aug 2008, 11:53
Beautiful lighting.Superb. smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Zohre.
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 24 Aug 2008, 12:09
Great work, nice colors in a sunny day!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Arash.

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