Thematic Photographic: Faded

Every Wednesday, my friend Carmi invites us to participate in his photo meme, Thematic Photographic. Here’s my interpretation of this week’s theme.


I snapped this picture a couple of years ago, on a chilly October day in South Dakota. It was my husband’s last visit to the farm house where he’d grown up, and while “dirty” or “rusty” may seem like more appropriate words for this picture, it means “faded” to me because, like an old photograph slowly losing it’s tone and color, it symbolizes the waning of a lifestyle.

(Also, this isn’t just ANY old tractor, it’s a Co-Op, and the original color was bright, bright, bright.)

10 thoughts on “Thematic Photographic: Faded

  1. A powerful picture made even more powerful by its back story. I think I like this tractor more in its present state than I ever would have had it been right off the showroom floor.

  2. I love this photo. We have a antique tractor here on our little farm and i love the nostalgia that it brings. Great interpretation of the theme!

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