Monochrome Monday: Antique Metal Works

My final post featuring the impressive collection of antique artifacts outside Golden Oldies antique showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

Marquee High Peak Tent Frame & Cloudscape Composition
Marquee High Peak Tent Frame & Cloudscape Composition
Metal Table Frame Abstract
Metal Table Frame Abstract

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Cheers!

C. S.

 

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Antique Kayak Composition

Another great find at Golden Oldies antique showroom in High Point, North Carolina.

Antique Kayak Composition
Antique Kayak Composition

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Cheers!

C. S.

Antique Atlas Bicycle Composition Study

This rack of antique Atlas bicycles at Golden Oldies in High Point, North Carolina, was an excellent subject for a composition study.  For each composition, I shot a range of exposures from f8 up to f16. The f-stop and lens focal length used is appended to the end of the title.

Antique Atlas Bicycle 2
Antique Atlas Bicycle 2 at f8, 30mm

The first three compositions were shot with a Tamron 15-30mm lens.  The last was with my Nikon 28-300mm.

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Antique Atlas Bicycle 3 at f16, 30mm

I looked up this brand; it’s from India and is one of the top global bicycle manufacturers.  Several of the seats are from the Hero bicycle brand, also a top manufacturer in India.  This suggests these were sold and used in India.

Antique Atlas Bicycle 4
Antique Atlas Bicycle 4 at f11, 26mm
Antique Atlas Bicycle 1
Antique Atlas Bicycle 1 f8, 70mm

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Cheers,

C. S.

Antique Trellis Abstracts

I’ve been spying the menagerie of antiques outside this cool antique store in High Point, North Carolina called Golden Oldies.  They sell mostly to the international home furnishing industry, based here in High Point.  Last week, I finally found a little time for a late afternoon visit.  These rusty iron trellises were my first subject of study.

Antique Trellis Abstract 1
Antique Trellis Abstract 1
Antique Trellis Abstract 2
Antique Trellis Abstract 2

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Cheers,

C. S.

Vanishing American Barns

Reclaimed barn wood is quite popular these days.  It’s used in custom furniture, wall coverings, framing and general décor.  It is valued for its rough-hewn texture and antique character.  One could say it’s better to reclaim used wood than cutting down a living tree.  Generally I agree.  However, the higher demand for antique barn wood has accelerated the decline of rustic American barns from the countryside.  I’m somewhat conflicted on the matter.

Sandy Ridge Barn Composition
Sandy Ridge Barn Composition

Eclectic Antique Gallery

Eclectic Antique Gallery Composition

Weathered wood paneling on this old trailer at the Red Cross Antique Store, serves as the backdrop for an eclectic collection of antique signs and artifacts.

Eclectic Antique Gallery Composition
Eclectic Antique Gallery Composition

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Rusty Chair and Coca-Cola Sign Composition

I originally wanted to make this a black & white composition, but the wonderful range of rusty warm colors was too enticing!  I used a modern Kodachrome slide film emulation to get a little extra pop.  Ha, get it?

Rusty Chairs and Coke Sign Composition
Rusty Chairs and Coke Sign Composition

I’m also introducing a new brand frame which emulates vintage Kodachrome sheet film and notch code.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for visiting my blog!

Airstream Antiquity

Abandoned Airstream RV Shell

I climbed under this old Airstream trailer at the Red Cross Store to capture it’s empty interior. Since the early 1930s, the company has enjoyed customer loyalty and remains a top RV manufacturer in the United States and Canada.  My 15mm wide-angle  lens and POV offered an interesting perspective.

Abandoned Airstream RV Shell
Abandoned Airstream RV Shell

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a nice weekend!