Saturday, May 07, 2005

silenced

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An old windmill stands silenced against the afternoon sky. This scene is from a small abandoned farm not far from here. The driving wind never ceases in this part of Illinois. It's hard to imagine how frantically the blades spun at one time, pumping water from the well. The newer wind machines that create electric power have brakes on them, I'm not so sure about the old machines. As I stood a distance away, shooting up into the sky, the windmill creaked and groaned, creating an eerie music in the otherwise silent landscape.

3 comments:

Chris B said...

love the silloutee. and I'm sure I spelled that wrong, but all black against the nice sky. you do a nice job of documenting your surroundings.

pilgrim said...

I like the contrast between the rusty windmill and the sky. And thanks to your expressive writing I almost can hear the eerie sounds...

Zanne said...

Omigosh! I'm not kidding, it about scared the wits out of me the first time I was photographing at an abandoned barn. It's pretty spooky to start with, and I literally jumped because it let out such a sound of screeching metal against metal, I thought the thing was coming down!

Thanks as always for your comments. I spent the day learning how to drive a team of oxen....promise pictures from that adventure. - Suzanne