Old farms are photography gold – everywhere you look, there’s some bit of nostalgic decay. Our family farm has been in the family for over a hundred years – but it’s been thirty years since it’s been a working farm. Therefore, everything is busily returning to the earth. When I visited the family farm last summer, I was very excited about making some images. They are probably more nostalgic for me since I grew up visiting Grandpa on the farm – but many from the Midwest should be able to relate.
This is one of my grandfather’s tractors – it’s a McCormick Super M from the early 50’s. For the most part, I don’t really remember this ever getting used. The ‘little tractor’ (the H) got a lot more use. This still runs, but it doesn’t do much beyond hauling brush and stumps.
Vital Stats: Canon 40D w/Canon 10-22mm @10mm, ISO 400, f/3.5 @ 1/20 sec.