Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The creel

I take a lot of photographs.  Sometimes they just happen with a composition at the moment almost landing in my lap.  Other times I go in search of inspiration and often the barn helps things along.

Aside from animals and birds that come and go in the barn, there are an assortment of the usual tools, farm equipment, dust and cobwebs.  Looking up towards the door that once led to an old original chicken coop, I saw this creel and rod with years of dust and cobwebs accumulated.  No one has done any freshwater fishing for quite awhile, though I may well get these out into the light of day again and see if I can add a trout or two to my arsenal for my gyotaku project.

The creel and rod seemed perfect for a black and white photo and lent an air of nostalgia to the image.  Its now available in my Etsy store.

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

This image was strong enough to draw me over here to see it larger after viewing the small icon in my sidebar. I'd love to see you draw this one...so dark and reminiscent of the best of Wyeths paintings. Beautiful photo.