Nothing quite like fresh vegetables right from the farm. These two photographs were taken at a farm right here in Central Massachusetts. New England is no stranger to farming and farms. I couldn't get over how colorful these green peppers and the orange baskets were. The peppers looked so good I could eat them like an apple. Orchards and farms are always so welcoming and beautiful. Peaceful once you get out beyond the crowds and into the orchard trees or the rows of crops. Sometimes all we need is a little time to wander in our own minds or sit and watch the beautiful surroundings while recharging.
If you have never been to the Wayside Inn Old Grist Mill in Sudbury, Massachusetts... you really need to check it out. It's one of those historical New England landmarks that looks so awesome during any season. Winter and autumn are my favorite times to visit though. The Grist Mill Pond up above the Grist Mill is also very picturesque. Snap some photos, bring a picnic, read a book... whatever you like to do you can do it there and it is peaceful. The Wayside Inn property of course has a lot of history attached to it. The Wayside Inn is the oldest operating American inn, since 1716 to be exact.
I don't really gravitate towards any particular tractor brand... I just like them all. If I had to pick a few that I like the most... well maybe Farmall, John Deere, Oliver, and Ford, just to name a few. Tractors are great because they tend to be very photogenic. They have so many parts to them which can become almost like abstract photographs when you get closer in proximity to a tractor. Pair them with a barn or farmland and all the sudden you have a rustic landscape that is beautiful and/or tells a story. #tractors #countrylife #farmart #barns #farmhouse
Thought I would try something a bit different and combine an American Flag photo with my Farmall tractor photograph.
Something so innately cool about a myriad of bolts, hoses, pieces, and bunch of metal. Especially putting all those things together and getting it to leave the ground and fly.
I haven't been to many airshows. However, during the fall I was able to attend The Collins Foundation airshow held at the Worcester Regional Airport (ORH) in Worcester, Massachusetts. They had some really neat World War II planes on display with all the unique artwork and decorations that make these planes so special.
One of my favorites was the North America B-25 Mitchell airplane. The propellers looked so intense and industrial. I was able to see this plane take off which was even better. Above are two versions of a photograph that I really enjoyed creating.
I can only imagine the hell that soldiers (and planes) went through. That is quite a sacrifice... and for that I say Thank You. Thanks for reading and taking a look!
I have to be honest... I really wanted snow on the ground for some of my Nubble Lighthouse photographs. Sometime with photography (and life) you just have to use what is available and make it shine. To me the holidays happen with or without snow. Christmas happens regardless of any snow on the ground. Living in Massachusetts my whole life, I've come to the realization that snow is not always that helpful or interesting. Most of the time it derails things that are scheduled and causes other issues. It can be a lot of extra work too, clearing it on your property, driving in it, etc.
Well back to Cape Neddick Light in York, Maine... The blue sky, flowing water, and details in the slabs of rock were beautiful. Sure, snow would have changed the scene for better or worse... but it sure would have been hard to scale and navigate the coastal rocks and slabs. Before I had a chance to know what was happening I would have been slipping into the water, not helpful at all :(
You have to take what you can get and appreciate it; enjoy the beauty in front of you. A moment of silence and contemplation is something that is very rare in this world. The same goes for photography. You never get a second chance for that same scene. You have to capture it in that moment before it disappears forever.
Happy Holidays to all. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year! Hope it is a good one :)
The Nubble is one of those special places that I never get tired of visiting. I've been trying for several years to see the Christmas light display there. I don't really have any interest in visiting the lighthouse during their lighting ceremony. I'd rather go at any given time when the weather is decent and when less people are visiting there.
This year I was able to head up to York, Maine for part of a Saturday in December. It was a warmer winter day, which was very helpful. The Nubble Lighthouse looked stunning once the lights were lit. In fact it looked beautiful in the afternoon sun even before the holiday lights switched on.
Stay tuned for more Nubble Light images :) Happy Holidays and / or Merry Christmas, etc. etc. haha
If you've never been to Minute Man National Historical Park in Concord, MA... you definitely have to check it out sometime. The park is brimming with history from the Revolutionary War. The park grounds, including the Old North Bridge, look wonderful during the autumn season; the Concord River never disappoints with scenic views and crisp reflections.
Canton, Massachusetts ~ Greater Boston
I often like to find new places to photograph. Like everyone else I get tired of doing the same thing, being in the same places, and photographing the same locations. I was super happy to stumble upon a quiet little park in Canton, Massachusetts called the 1st Lt. Arthur E. Farnham, Jr., and SSgt. Thomas M. Connolly, Jr. Memorial Park. During October, I stopped here a number of times and the fall foliage at this park was really beautiful and vivid. #Massachusetts #NewEngland #GreaterBoston #fallfoliage
A lot of people give the city of Worcester, Massachusetts a bad rap. However, there are some really beautiful spots, parks, and nooks throughout the urban landscape. Elm Park and Coes Pond / Coes Reservoir are two of my favorite places in Worcester. I also love spending time at Green Hill Park... a wonderful place to walk and relax on a blanket. Below are couple of autumn landscape photographs from this fall season.
Old Stone Church and Wachusett Reservoir
The Old Stone Church Wachusett Reservoir landscape is always evolving. You could go stop there several times in one day and each time the landscape would look so different. Such a beautiful spot in Worcester County, Massachusetts. It always keeps pulling me back for more. It must be the scenic vistas and the historical old stone church with the magnificent reservoir as the backdrop.
Sometimes I feel as though we all go through life on automatic pilot. It may only be for short periods... or maybe it is for a long time. Most of the time we are just trying to hold the fort down and maintain. Sometimes it's hard to define or know when we are in that particular situation. Do we ever really see anything or stop to look at something twice even? We live in a fast world and time is limited. Once in a while we should force ourselves to watch the paint dry, so to speak. It's during that moment that your existence really surprises you. It's only then that you see something that was nearly impossible to see at first glance.
Have you ever really looked at a tractor tire? Probably not, who the hell would haha. Sure it has cool knobs and lugs and looks pretty badass. Have you ever gotten close enough to stop and look at the detail, the textures, the patina of a weathered (or new) tire. It is simply amazing... a whole little microcosm of detail and activity. So many stories lay hidden within that cracked rubber tire. Years of hard work and utility on a farm or elsewhere. Who would have thought all that could be on the surface of a simple, common tire?
By the way, if you didn't already know ;) ... I love Jeeps, mud tires, trail riding, and rock crawling. So why wouldn't I gravitate towards tractors and tractor tires. Thanks for reading!
I love going to fairs in New England. Many of them happen during the late summer and autumn just as the seasons are changing and the fall foliage is starting to burst with color. One of my annual favorites is the Woodstock Fair in Connecticut. I thoroughly enjoy looking at all the vintage tractors they have on display.
There is nothing quite like a fair... the candy apples, cotton candy, midway rides, Ferris wheel, and the farm animals. The sights, the sounds, the smells of a carnival or fair... so unique and transcending. It's a chance to take it all in and enjoy your surroundings... have a little fun in the process.
The antique tractors always captivate my interest... so much patina and so much color. The level of detail you can get is amazing while photographing old tractors.
This Massey Harris Mustang tractor was no exception. This tractor had been beautifully restored and painted. Great care and detail were taken by its owner to bring this old workhorse back to life. This antique Mustang tractor was number 200 of 2,680 Massey-Harris Mustangs built in 1953. I thought the grille looked so awesome through my wider-angle lens. It looks like a skeleton or a human rib cage that that juts out to protect the inner organs and workings of this classic tractor.
#redtractor #MasseyHarris #farmhouse #farmhousedecor #vintagetractor #tractors #homedecorideas #woodstockfair