Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday "My Town" Shoot Out - Aged & Weathered

Since I am on vacation, and since I now have access to my files, this is coming to you from the past. Now I know what Butler and Bagman meant when one of them (or was is Mark?) talked about postings from the grave.

It is kind of freaky that I am posting this on September 1, from the comfort of my home knowing that you will be enjoying it on September 11, from the comforts of your homes while I am someplace that, at the present time, I now have no idea where I will be. Of course, by then, you will have already been told that I will be on vacation and where I might be headed.

Gosh, I wish I could jump ahead to the following week and talk about what a good time I had.

This is getting very confusing. I will leave that job to Butler and Bagman. Mark and the gang do a much better job than I do when it comes to all this time and space stuff.

Some of you have seen these photos in other posts but perhaps you will enjoy them again. We can say one thing about photos: They do stop time. In this case, they are speeding it up and stopping it at the same time.























I'm pretty aged and weathered.



“There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.” ~ Oscar Wilde

21 comments:

~JarieLyn~ said...

Don't you just love the scheduled postings? You have some wonderful photos here. I like the pink cadillac, the coca cola sign and the rusted old boat the best. Oh, and the next to last photos is great too. Those clothes are definitley aged and weathered. I hardly think that you are aged and weathered though. You are just wise.

Cynthia L. H. said...

Wonderful post! Love ALL the pics!!!! (The car is fantastic!)
....and the photo of you...you look great!...NOT aged and weathered!
:^)

Kerry said...

Patty, these are beautiful, classic photos. I enjoyed all of them! Especially like the boardwalk with tall dead grass on either side, and I really like the weathered boat with the seagull in it.
I hope you are enjoying your vacation!

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh Patty I loved them all SO much ...they seemed very American to me!

Doreen said...

these are great Patty! you look great! love the old boat with the new one behind it. many favs though. great shoot out!!

gigi said...

As always a feast for the eyes! Thank you Patty for leading the way I an enjoying the ride :)

Rebecca said...

Drool drool over your camera! Any way I love love love the 7th picture with the two boats. The contrast is perfect.

Gotta get mine up...

The Pink Birdhouse said...

I haven't tried that yet, posting one day as a draft and then having it turn up as if by magic on another day. Seems it works just great though! Love your photos this week, Patty, they seem extra sharp and clear, fantastic color. Can't help loving the pink cadillac (my color) but do like the one of the rusty old boat. It is as if it is floating there, lost and forgotten, remembering its own better-days. Hope all is well with you! LOVE the shot at the end of you, you aren't looking nearly as battered and weathered as I am dear friend!! Debby

J9 said...

Love the boats in the water, especially the one that I think was hauled from the depths!

Gordon said...

Looks like a photograper's post to me. Great!
I had to smile. On first glance at the last photo I thought you were holding a machine gun. Even you can't shoot that fast!
Hope you have a relaxing time on your vacation.

GingerV said...

YOU are NOY aged and weathered - good grief girl!

very very good, I like the jackets hanging on pegs. like this photo very much. thanks for thinking ahead just for us.

holdingmoments said...

All beautiful shots, but the first and last for me.

marc aurel said...

Wonderful collection. Each one, with balanced colors, mood and emotion, as effective as a painting. Not one is my favourite. They all are.

A Scattering said...

I can't possibly pick a favorite. Super shot of you, gotta love your license plate!

Ann said...

You look very good to me.

Makes me think of that Diane Keaton movie with Jack Nichoson.

Does NIKON pay you to advertise for them?LOL

imac said...

Beautiful scenes, boats and buildings, old rust ect - fantastic.

Patty said...

Ann: Thanks. No Nikon does not pay me.

I went to the marina last week in our truck and I saw a fancy car with a "Canon" tag. I never did find the owner. I wanted to find out why, if he/she had such a fancy car, he/she could could not afford Nikon cameras.

Just kidding, all you Canon owners. You know we like to tease each other. I have been true to Nikon since 1985.

My husband shot that with my Nikon D700. That is my favored camera.

REDLAN said...

I am so happy that you have a post for My Town SHoot Out this week. I love your photos all. The last photo is the most beautiful :-)

Sarah said...

LOL!! Not so aged a weathered!!! I love the first one!! Wonderful set!! Sarah

Noelle said...

Patty! You look beautiful!

Linda said...

This is a wonderful shoot out, Patty! So many pictures. They are really worn and weathered. The salt sea air really does a number on metal and wood. But not you lovely lady! You are beautiful inside and out.