Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Tale of an old Cart





Note:  This scene was photographed in Spanish Springs, The Villages.

With regard to the title, I'm exaggerating a bit.  If there is a "tale" here, I don't know it.  But this cart, created to give the impression of age, and another time, may have been based upon a tale.  It was obviously built to carry items from one place to another.

The black and white treatment was an afterthought, and because colored photos were not utilized at the time these carts represent, I thought it might be a good idea to see what this old cart looked like in b&w.

Which do you like best?

This post was cross-posted to our blog on The Villages, which you can find HERE.

17 comments:

bill burke said...

Nice old cart. I like both versions, the colour version because I love seeing the rust and the b&w version simply because it gives you the old vintage look. Choices can be hard sometimes.

William Kendall said...

I prefer the colour version.

Sandi said...

I like the color version. It looks like it has a story to tell.

RedPat said...

I think I like the color the best since you can see the rich tones of the rust and see how weathered the wood is too!

Michelle said...

I like the first photo because I like rust and the bits of red. I would love to have this!

Kay said...

Hmmm. I think I'm partial to the black and white. But I also think I'd fool around with the contrasts and juice it up a bit. Or not.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Gosto mais da foto colorida.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Karl Demetz said...

In this case I prefer the b&w version, Lowell.
It lets more room for imagination.

silvia de angelis said...

Il colore rende l'immagine di questo oggetto molto usato, più veritiera
Un saluto,silvia

Greensboro Daily Photo said...

These flat cards were used a lot in the textile mills around Greensboro, back in the day...
Janis
GDP

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh you didn't give us enough clues Lowell.. was it outside a restaurant for instance? I think I'm going with black and white.. just because I can 😀😀

Sharon Anck said...

That really does look like an old cart. It makes me wonder if it really is old or if it's been carefully constructed to look old. I'll go for the color shot. I like seeing the fading paint and the rust.

Stefan Jansson said...

The black and white works but i wish you would remove the watermarking.

Small City Scenes said...

It looks like an old baggage cart from old railroad days. I'm not an old railroad so I don't really know
MB

Lois said...

I can't decide! I like them both.

Taken For Granted said...

I see that the rubber plant is trying to add some rubber to those iron wheels. Yes, I think this is an old railroad baggage cart. It has a hook on the back so several carts can be ganged together. I like the b&w version, but color is good also.

Kate said...

The B&W makes the cart look very authentic.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson