My family spent a long weekend back in July in the North Carolina High Country, specifically Avery and Watauga Counties. We visited Boone, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, Banner Elk and many points in between. These are my favorite vignettes and landscapes.
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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.
The first three compositions were shot with a Tamron 15-30mm lens. The last was with my Nikon 28-300mm.
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.
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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.
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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.
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?
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!