Took a trip down memory lane

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by unlo, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    visiting the farm the last 2 generations of my family grew up on
    a view from inside... Used to be full to the top with hay / straw
    This was the view the cows would have seen coming to be milked BarnB&W-7.
    remnants of the cattle chute BarnB&W-6.
    a close up of the heavy duty springs used to close the chute BarnB&W-5.
    the ole barb wire shot
    a real blast from the past... BarnB&W-3.
    some tools BarnB&W-2.
    bench grinder has seen better days BarnB&W.

    all shot with 28 f2
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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    That's pretty cool
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  3. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Feb 17, 2015
    I once spent two weeks working on my step-grandfathers family farm back in Coshockton, Ohio. I caught he!! one day for standing in the milk room during milking operations. Didn't know I wasn't supposed to be in there 'cause it would make the cows nervous and they wouldn't put out as much milk. Had to shovel out the 'waiting' area after that. I learned that farmers, especially dairy farmers, are a special kind of people.
    Nice pictures, and thanks for the memories Matt. I'll never forget the 'dinners' my grandmother prepared for us. There is nothing like a steak from a homegrown, corn fed heifer.
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  4. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Great stuff! I like the low-contrast look --has a melancholic look to it.
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  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Neat to have places like this to visit.

    Did you ever have to work the farm?

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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    This one says those metaphorical 1000 words. Any shop that has a 1 1/8 & 1 1/4 inch wrenches as part of the holy trio, there's real work on big stuff going on there. And that 5/8" has seen better days. :laugh:

    Must... not... look... at... prices...
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  7. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    It's in a sad state. pretty much the roof is new and only b/c the last new one was blown off by a storm 4 years ago. everything else is in a state of rot / decay

    not in it's 'hay day' so to speak, there used to be 10,000 chickens 250 head of cattle and 100 + acres for corn / hay / soy

    i've been behind a bailer a few times. but i was the first generation in 3 not to live there so only there in summer

    This farm is only a couple hours south in Albany. And indeed a special kind of people

    yea lots of heavy machinery to work on, never a shortage of that.

    and you should look @ prices. even at full price it's worth it. imho not that i have much to go on, this is my first FE lens.

    thanks for the kind words everyone. and for the feature. If i get some time i'll add a few more I took from the same location
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  8. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Nice series Matt! B&W suits it nicely - unlike Eric, I think I'd prefer a higher contrast b&w processing though ;) 

    Congrats on the feature btw!
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  9. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Keep the cows clean...made me smile.

    Nice series to a time long passed.
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  10. bdbits

    bdbits TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2015
    Family farming still takes a certain kind of person. My Mom had 3 siblings who had farms, and 2 of them are still run by family while the 3rd rents the land. We visited pretty regularly from about 100 miles away. It has its ups and downs through the seasons, but on the whole farming is (still) plain hard work, and takes a lot of attention and discipline to be successful. I think the fact that we have far fewer farms then even 50 years ago says a lot about why the culture and politics in the US have changed a lot.

    Thanks for sharing the photos.
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  11. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

    May 10, 2013
    Yannis Marigo
    Love this kind of testimony.
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  12. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Legend

    Oct 8, 2013
    If you mean Albany, NY...small world.
    I grew up on a farm between Saratoga and Albany...mid-40's to mid-60'.
  13. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
  14. unlo

    unlo Sony ******

    Jan 19, 2014
    Barn2B&W-7. Barn2B&W-6. Barn2B&W-5. Barn2B&W-4. Barn2B&W-3. Barn2B&W-2. Barn2B&W.
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  15. slothead

    slothead TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Mar 1, 2015
    Great shots Unlo. Keep those cows clean :) 
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  16. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 3, 2015
    Well done Matt on the picture story of the farm. :2thumbs:
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