The Old and the New

Old sawmill cart and new weeds

I shot this photo at an old sawmill where I was shooting some of the old machinery, a subject that I enjoy shooting and converting to black and white images.  What caught my eye with this scene though was the juxtaposition of the old rusting wheel of the lumber cart, the steel track, and the new, young weeds of spring!  No black and white for this shot!  The bright green weeds screamed to be shown in color, in contrast to the fading red and orange colors of the cart and wheel.

A simple shot and another example of seeing commonplace items and scenes that are easily overlooked.

About Kolman Rosenberg

My interest in photography began as a college newspaper and yearbook photographer during the stormy 1960s and 1970s. I was influenced by many of the great photojournalists and documentary photographers such as W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Margaret Bourke-White and other black and white photographers of Life Magazine and the earlier Farm Security Administration. Though many of these photographers documented the horrors of war and the plight of poverty, they also showed me the dignity and adaptability of human beings in their desire to prevail.
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