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Thursday, September 10, 2009

My Town Friday Shoot-out / Aged or (and) Weathered

If you want an example of the splendor of the aged (besides Camillo) visit my prior blog post from October 2007 - The Jequitiba-rose tree it will be hard to beat that post with this weeks assignment.

DSC00342Aged is not always old – fine wines for example – I like to think of aged as being seasoned, tried and strengthened, matured. 

 

 

 

 

 

DSC_7039And weathered, all of the cities in Brasil are weathered, out in the elements - unprotected, buffered by the wind or overtaken by nature - faded by the sun and darkened by the rains.  A freshly painted house can look years old with dark molds or invaded by lichen within 3 months – weathered.

    
              

 

 

 

A pine tree, non native to these forests, covered in bright pink fungus,
and another covered with a bed of ruffle lichens,
weathered

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   DSC_7272A gate barely 20 years old, its post covered in golden lichen, its new paint pealing, weathered.

DSC_7027  DSC_7022The asbestos roof of a house built in the 30s, painted and repainted and with need of yet again, weathered 

    DSC_7037  The house is gone the foundation and garden left to weather.

Growth on the side of an exposed rock, weathered

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A man on the street, aged.

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34 comments:

  1. Great photos!

    I especially like the steps and the trees showing the lichen and moss. I love that

    Sara x

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  2. wonderful post, Ginger! You have a great eye for photographs. Like your aged man.

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  3. Ginger, G'day...loved those stone walls ..and the man!

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  4. you shots are wonderful! hard to pic a fav. I am partial to nature shots though. love the stairs, gates, trees....

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  5. lovely photos, all of them! I love the old tree in the linked post; definitely putting that on our list of places to visit.

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  6. and meant to say, thanks for the tips on the parrots!

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  7. great photos! absolutely love the foundation, gardens and the photo of the stairway.

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  8. Nice. I like your interpretation with the tree trunks and rock growth.

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  9. I love the house built in the 30s and the little old man. Perfect.
    Happy weekend...

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  10. I love the idea of showing the wine as a symbol aging - I didn't think of that. Great shots of the overgrown stones...really beautiful.

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  11. Oh wonderful!!! I love these!!

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  12. A great selection Ginger.
    Gate and post, old garden, and the aged man; excellent.

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  13. From the growth on the trees it is obvious that you get your share of rain. Great shots!
    I was even more fascinated with the wide variety of birds in the previous post. If we ever see parrots it is a migratory flock. We do see Robins, quite often. Thanks, Ginger.

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  14. Love your definition of aged! The pics and words that go with them are perfect. Nice work!

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  15. Hard to single out the one I like the best. I do love all the stonework you show.

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  16. The amazing weathered garden wall, the roof, the gate - Beautiful all!

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  17. wonderful shots, thanks for the virtual trip to Brazil

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  18. The rooftop from the 30's: great picture. I also enjoyed reading about the colorful birds migrating into your area. How gorgeous!

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  19. I love the nature photos. I never even considered nature in this assignment!!

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  20. Wonderful narration and photos. Loved the steps and garden left to weather. So glad someone photographed a person.

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  21. Fabulous--love the nature shots, and the aged man made me smile--unique take on the subject!

    I also love how you describe the photos; you have a wonderful way with words. :)

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  22. As bad as asbestos is, that roof shot is gorgeous! It is so rustic and I love the different textures.
    The rock foundation shots are beautiful.
    Nice job!

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  23. so many amazing photos...you have a great eye!

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  24. What a wonderful pictorial of weathered - you did an amazing job of capturing it!

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  25. Yes - I'm late at looking at some of the posts but you have done a wonderful job. The asbestos roof is amazing and the pink fungus is scary!

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  26. so many types of fungi, if you find the wood ear fungi, tell me, We can have a money making enterprise and be rich.

    http://ann-mythoughtsandphotos.blogspot.com/2009/09/chinese-ear-fungi.html

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  27. Love your lichen and moss study.

    I like the way you captured the window in the house.

    Another great subject for you. You have so much history in your area to work with.

    I'll have a bottle of that wine, please.

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  28. Now I am getting to know more about Brasil through this blog. I like the bark of the trees especially with those pink fungus.

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  29. The old guy still out and about on his own is such a wonderful shot Ginger. You've captured his curiosity about something down the way. I wonder what has captured his interest? I love the old stones and rocks you photographed. You have such artistic angles, especially on the steps. I used trees in my shoot too.
    Sometimes we don't look at trees as old or aged. They are just always there. Thank you for the interesting shoot out.

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  30. I loved the gate and the stone walls the best. The idea of including the old man was wonderful! He certainly looks weighed down by time and very weathered.

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  31. Linda is right...you have captured his curiosity into ours...and I love 'old' in so many ways...

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  32. I LOVE your photographs! Must be tough to keep things in good order with all of the moisture there! Always so interesting to visit you here!

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  33. I love trees too - the other day while driving home, I saw a log truck with cut trees and there was this one tree - so large and so very old and it made me want to cry - I couldn't believe I wanted to cry over this tree, but it just sneaked up on me, the burning itchy eyes -- I just thought how long that tree had been on the earth, how beautiful and old it was...just made me sad

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