52/52 Week 12: Rust

We all curse rust when it shows up on our vehicles, but on old, antique machinery it becomes decorative.  I really love photographing old farm machinery and old vehicles.  The more rust the better.  But every time I see the rust on my truck’s bumper and fenders I curse the auto manufacturers for creating such easily rusted metal. 

So many people love to have old farm machines displayed in their yards.  We love to tour museum and parks that display relics from farming of the past.  As I photograph old farm implements I often think of the toil and sweat that the farmers put into daily farming with the machines.  So many of the machines of the past took so much effort and energy from the farmers compared to the massive computerized machines of today.

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