Vintage Vignette ~ Speechless Sunday

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097

Looking at the vignette effect on the vintage tractor photos taken in Franklin, NC this past week makes me feel like I could easily have taken them with one of those huge format cameras that photographers had to drape black fabric over themselves and the camera. Oh yeah, I would also like to envision myself wearing one of those long coats with the long tails…

now that WOULD be a picture!

 

Vintage Tractor Vignette copyright 2012 Mona Gersky

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Than Maynard
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Neat looking tractor and cool effect. I bet the farmers backside was a little sore the first time he used it!

 

March 25, 2012 06:08 AM #1
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Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
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Than, it might be a toss up as to what would cause more pain...a horse or the tractor seat!

March 25, 2012 06:12 AM #2
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John M. Wickline
JW Home Inspections, Inc. - Hilton Head Island, SC

Mona

Great pics.

As a Home Inspector in Hilton Head, SC., I do not get to see many tractors or farms during the course of my days, but when traveling (especially in NC), I love seeing the rural farms (and tractors).

Thanks for posting the pics.

 

March 25, 2012 06:29 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Mona. These are just wonderful pictures and so evocative of a time gone by. I wouldn't mind seeing you in that garb. Maybe Leslie could take that picture. Enjoy the day.

March 25, 2012 06:49 AM #4
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Andrea Bedard
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Hi Mona, I think it's also remarkable to see all the other stuff in the back.. it's like someone just drove it home, parked it and it's been sittting there ever since. Lets just hope it will stay there for a long time to come.

March 25, 2012 08:38 AM #5
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Belinda Spillman
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Hi Mona,  That tractor made the perfect setting for some wonderful photos.  I love the vintage affect you used.

March 25, 2012 09:09 AM #6
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John, I imagine there aren't many tractors in Hilton Head...probably a restriction against them.  Probably once you get a little away from HH though, I'll bet you'd find some.

Sheila, I've always wanted one of those coats...no matter how impractical.

Andrea, that's why I loved this scene. It really looks like a step back in time.

Belinda, nice to see you.  I've never used the vignette tool before. In this application it made sense.

March 25, 2012 12:22 PM #7
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Hi Mona, Nice shots and certainly a nice way to present these vintage machines. I especially like the first one that puts " vintage" in great prespective. Well Done!
March 25, 2012 02:32 PM #8
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Thanks William, I loved your Busker shot too.

March 25, 2012 07:47 PM #9
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Beautiful, as always, Mona - you have such a wonderful eye for photo's - and the vignette feature really makes it look very vintage.

March 25, 2012 08:39 PM #10
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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
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That tractor is an oldie but a goodie! It is easy to envision myself standing beside that tractor in a long coat! Enjoy your day!

March 26, 2012 04:26 AM #11
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Mona Gersky
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Karen, thanks.  I really liked the photos you took of the mailboxes.

Wayne, you'd have to trade that tie in for bibs...and you know I'd snap the picture!

Allen, I used to take a lot of b/w when I used actual film.  I should try that, thanks.  See you around town ;-D

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Mona,

Love it. Very good and a perfect post. Check out our "Americana" group also. :)

Steve

March 27, 2012 09:48 AM #13
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Steve, thanks...I'll check out the group.

March 27, 2012 02:58 PM #14
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Mona,

Congratulations. This post is now featured on "Speechless Sundays." :)

Steve

March 28, 2012 11:49 AM #15
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Steve, that is so nice of you. Thanks for the honor.  I really enjoy the Group... Speechless Sundays.

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Hi Mona,

 I like how you framed them. I am so disgusted with Picnik closing. I need to find a good substitute.

April 02, 2012 08:40 PM #17
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I can see it now, Mona!  Tails and all!!!  

Happy Monday!

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