On the other side of 68...
Many that are familiar with Durham's Greenbacker Farm have become accustomed to seeing their cows as they drive down Route 68. I am fortunate enough to often use their rural backdrops as a portrait photographer. A few weeks back, a client and I meandered through the back fields of Greenbacker's. While the cows are mostly relegated to one side of route 68, horses are the pride of the north side of the road. I found this out as I walked through the corn fields. The perfectly manicured path seemed unusual to me in the midst of the giant corn field. The corn was at it's highest peak meeting the sun and blue sky seamlessly. In the distance an old fashioned horse buggy came into sight. I was torn wondering to myself if I should leave the high school subject behind to capture this character as he trotted towards me. The beautiful animal and it's trainer came by us leaving an image of old fashioned nostalgia unheard of these days. I couldn't wait to come back. Early the next morning I was returned to explore the old barns. My field trip wouldn't disappoint as I felt like I had stepped back in time seeing bits and pieces of the farms history everywhere. The horses here were beautiful and impeccably cared for by a trainer who understood all the nuances of his job. As I watched him take each horse out for its mooning ride, I couldn't help but feel a bit envious of his duties. He has somehow carved out his own piece of heaven here on earth. While we hustle our way up and down route 68 getting the things done that need doing, try to imagine a life so much more simplified. I believe these photos define it.
(Dedicated to Kim on her birthday; a great inspiration and a woman that's as sweet as the cakes she bakes!)
10/20/2012 02:56:33 am
Just gorgeous Jenn! I want a print of the broom and the bucket. LOVE it!
10/24/2012 02:34:01 am
Beautiful! The past & present together, love the tail hairs in the brush, broom & bucket, too. Memory treasures everywhere.
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