Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Idea of Farmhouse: Front Yard

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: Originally New England farmers had no front yards. The front yard was an idea born in town. When a farmer tore up the bush beans, perhaps exchanged a stone wall for a picket fence, and planted two trees either side of the front door, he was turning his face to the road and providing formal welcome to the community. He was probably also making a statement about his social and economic aspirations or achievement.

5 comments:

Trotter said...

Oh oh, this is becoming ever more exquisite. Awesome shot!!

Jane said...

A stately old dowager. This could almost be a pen and ink drawing - the fine line details are amazing.

Ted Roth said...

Trotter - Your visits are always welcome. Thank you.

Jane - The stately dowager has no future. She may be pulled down this spring. Yes, bringing out the details was the key to making this speak. New tools helped me do it.

Andrée said...

Another beauty. I really appreciate the history lesson, too.

Thank you for the tips. I was thinking the same thing — but still have limited knowledge and vocabulary about how to get what I want (more depth of field). My boots were soaked and I was frozen, so I gave up on focus. I plan to go out tomorrow morning and try again!

Dick said...

Great view, a painting like picture.