Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday #59: Rest in Pieces


"Parts of History"
Raleigh, NC - December 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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41 comments:

mommywiz said...

What a great shot! Happy WW! :-)

MommyWizdom

Mimi Lenox said...

What is written on the stone to the right? I love this one!

Dora said...

Ha ha! Creative title. :)

Happy WW.

SandyCarlson said...

We are all geared up for....?

This is a fun set of things a girl of my limited mechanical aptitude would have no use for. So I wonder the why and wherefore of these pieces.

Swampwitch said...

...beautful !
Love the title.

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napaboaniya said...

Your header for this picture is perfect, I love the black and white on this :)

Lori said...

Wow..great shot. Happy WW:)

Carmi said...

I want to reach out and grab hold of the gears. This picture has such a visceral feel to it...your work often does that to me.

In many respects, it breaks the rectangular composition of a two-dimensional image. That thinking inspired me, y'know.

First, I want to thank you for your really kind comment on my blog re. the art show. I wish I could put into words how much your encouragement means. I've never met you, yet I feel like we'd cross each other's path and it'd be like we'd been friends for years.

Second, you inspired me to try something different for the last photo in the show. It's a break-the-bounds kind of exercise that forces visitors to rethink what they assume photography is. I'll explain more as I blog-post the show (lots of plans on that one!)

Anyway, I'm rambling. I get that way when I'm excited. I'll keep you posted.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is GREAT in B&W! Very, very nice, Mojo!

magiceye said...

rust in peace?!

lovely shot

Carlota said...

great photo!

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missus.mint said...

I like this! Happy WW.

Indrani said...

Perfect title! :)
Looks nice in B&W, gives a realistic effect.

BNS said...

Rest in Pieces - terrific title! But then one also wonders: where are the rest of the pieces?

Bobbie @ The Right Blue

Robin said...

Crud, Blogger hiccuped and I lost my comment.

Short version - great juxtaposition of old mechanical parts and old leaves, and great title too.

jams o donnell said...

Excellent shot!

Pretty Life Online said...

Cool catch for wordless... Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy WW!

Shadow said...

where did these pieces fit once upon a time...

Tricia said...

Fantastic photo, the black & white really adds something. And your title is too perfect.

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Maureen Hayes said...

First of all, I am a sucker for B & W and history, so you had me at hello. . . I am curious, is that a tombstone or a marker on the right? Are they pieces of old farm equipment? Very nice capture!

Happy WW!

June said...

So many things to ponder in this shot, yet it's not a busy photograph. I too wonder what's written on the stone...

Marsha said...

Great photo... great caption!

Happy WW!

Eaton Bennett said...

Great contrast between machinery
and nature. Funny enough it doesn't look at all out of place there...steel and nature enhancing one another.
Eaton. :)

Eaton Bennett said...

My WW is on Passionate Fiction.

Mojo said...

Since so many folks have asked, the machine parts are pieces of the machinery that once ran Yates Mill. Not being an engineer, I couldn't tell you exactly what you're looking at, but my best guess is that it's the reduction gear that powered the sawmill part of the operation. I can't remember if it's run already or not but I either have or will have a My World Tuesday post on Yates Mill that details its history a little better. The mill shut down in 1959 and sat around doing nothing for a long time until one historic society or other stepped in and restored it. It's now a country park, and the stone you see is some kind of nod to the historic society. Sorry, no headstone, though that would kind of fit with the title, eh?

Ann On and On... said...

Love the title...Nice photo!

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DNLee said...

Nice, very nice. I have some very similar shots from pictures I've taken of old gristmills and such. And thanks to your inspiration, I've been playing around with the b/w and sepia settings. Somethings just look better in a different shade. I haven't shared those photos because they don't fit my blog's theme. Must find a way to share them.

Until later. Happy WW.

Deb said...

Hi ~ I love this picture. It reminds of this past summer when my husband and I, on a hiking trip, came across the skeleton of a Model T - wish I had had my camera! If only these parts could talk...

Marites said...

Black & white pictures always remind me of something old, something used, something nostalgic. nice pic:)

lisaschaos said...

Well aren't you clever?! Love your title! Looks like a gravestone to the right.

Kerri said...

Very nice!! It looks like some sort of historical marker on the stone. This makes me want to reach out and run my fingers over the edges.

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AGK said...

I'm glad you explained here what they went to. My curiosity would have led to my asking, too. :D

Homemom3 said...

wonderful shot and thanks for letting us know what it was from. I would've guessed a clock, the type you'd see hanging in the tallest tower in a town. :) Happy WW!

Julia Smith said...

Thanks for the explanation - though, really, the photo and the title say enough for me. Very mysterious, still powerful and somehow fitting easily into the wooded area, though they are part of industry.

Mojo said...

If you want to see these in context, I've posted a couple of shots of the mill itself already and have a few more coming up in future posts as well.
This one and this one were for Thematic Photogrpahic a while back and this one was my debut at The World in Black & White.

Daryl said...

Nice ... I giggled at the title...

NicoleB said...

That's great!
I love those pieces, make for a good Photo story.
Happy WW!
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spiCes said...

such catchy title! for a very nice photo!
wordless here!

Camera Totin' Idiot said...

You've been to West Virginia! Seriously, I've seen scenes like this from Pennsylvania south to West Virginia. I see gears and wheels...hmm...logging, mining, or railroading?

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Great shot - makes me want to go there.

Robin of mytwoblessings

Debbie @Like a Rose said...

Your WW and your sepia scenes photo are both great!