Bygone Days – Grass Valley, Oregon
I was in no hurry the last time I drove back home from Bend, OR. I pulled off Hwy 97 and drove through the back streets of Grass Valley. I found a jewel. Along side one of the streets were a line up of old trucks and a line up of old tractors. They were perfect for a vintage black and white photo.
I need to make a several day trip just to explore the area. There are so many treasures of a bygone era. Add to the “Bucket List”!
Remnant – Snow Mountain Ranch
Back to Snow Mountain Ranch. Before it was a conservancy preserve, this beautiful countryside was a working ranch. Throughout the preserve, remnants of the past history are scattered about: watering tubs, barbed wire fences, barbed wire rolls, sheds, small corrals. These remnants of the past add interest to the preserve as well as provide photo opportunities.
Canon 5D MkIII, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L @ 38mm, f/8.0, 1/125 sec, ISO 200
Some of my favorite photographs are the simple ones. This is a simple single hinge on an outbuilding door in Williamsburg, VA. Williamsburg is a Mecca for these types of simple details. Each building is its own museum. I can easily spend my time just exploring these types of details.