Monday, May 11, 2015

Battered Windmill

 Target practice

Old windmills not in use often become temptations for boys with rifles. This one is out in the middle of nowhere and so is probably the only thing damaged by guns in this field once frequented by cattle.

Closeup


Black and White version

The b&w version added later. What do you think?

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49 comments:

Mersad said...

I love the rustic charm in your shots.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Halcyon said...

This would look good in black and white. ;-)

Revrunner said...

Other than a few stray jackrabbits. :-(

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh I love this old wind mill. Tattered and beautiful. Hug B

eileeninmd said...

I love the windmill, even if it has seen it's day.. Great shots. Have a happy day and week ahead!

Gill - That British Woman said...

that has certainly seen better day, I agree a black and white shot would look great.

The Furry Gnome said...

Certainly is battered!

Andy said...

Wow. I guess it's spinning days are over.

Sandra said...

I am thinking when the bullet hit, it would make it go round... fun but so destructive.. it did make for good camera fodder though

Mary Hone said...

That is a beat up windmill. They make for great photos though.

TexWisGirl said...

i like the rust in the color versions.

William Kendall said...

Rather melancholy, but it does make for a good photo op!

RedPat said...

I like the colour version, EG!

Judy said...

Poor thing has seen better days.

Linda W. said...

Nice photo, but sad to see the windmill in such a state of disrepair.

Sylvia K said...

Great shot for the day -- and there are days when I feel just like the windmill looks!! Fortunately, this isn't one of them!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Isn't that so sad?! I love windmills.
Lovely eye, you have!
I'm so happy to see colourful flowers, I haven't done B & W photos.

Gwen said...

I adore windmills! Some day I'll own a small one, even just for decorative purposes. Thanks for sharing!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh what a shame it's been used for target practice.. I think I like the coloured one this time EG, the rust is tres visually appealing.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I like it in the monochrome - not black and white - the best. It shows the rust. Also I am so old that I remember when all there was was black and white and after all this time I'm still a little in awe of 'kodachrome' (which is so much better now than it was at first of course). Anyway a beautiful picture but too bad for this icon to be disintegrating.

Gail Dixon said...

It's kind of sad to see such old relics in this condition. I guess boys will be boys. Nice shots!

cieldequimper said...

Good grief, so you have people practising just like that???

VP said...

We do not see many of these around anymore...

Ginny said...

Something lovely has now become an eyesore. We have lots of windmills around here, but I have never seen any damaged like this. Those boys need some sort of consequences.

Montanagirl said...

I really like old windmills. Both versions are nice!

mick said...

Great photos of the old windmill.

jeannettestgermain said...

I prefer color 99% of the time:) Love the quirkiness of this battered windmill!

Fun60 said...

As long as it's only old relics they use for target practice.

Kathy said...

Boys look for objects for target practice here too. An old mailbox at my aunt's farm (she been deceased about 25 years) looks similar to the windmill blades. I like the color version best.

Amy Franks said...

very nice and rustic, wonder how old it is?

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely shots of the rustic windmill ~ Sad that 'young boys' have to destroy ~ There is beauty in that windmill still!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Photo Cache said...

Aww, the image makes me sad. Hoped your Mother's Day was simply fabulous.

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Chandra Eswaran said...

Very rustic, Tina! Nice find.
I have seen 'boys' shoot some highway signs in Texas and elsewhere.
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Karen said...

I love these old relics!

Randy said...

I love it.

Felicia said...

still has lots of character

Stephanie said...

Love the pitted rust on the blades. Great shots both in black and white and color version.

Jack said...

Bored boys have to have something to do.

(I prefer the colored photo.)

Kay said...

It's a great subject. I think I prefer the colored version. Those faded bits of color help tell the story, a poignant one.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

So interesting, wonderful pictures of the windmill, very good the B&W version!

Valerie said...

I like the middle coloured shot - it smacks of character and tells its own story!

Indrani said...

Old and broken down, yet a great photo subject.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

Lovely old structure. I even like the bullet holes - they are part of the story too. In fact I prefer the colour versions, with all those rich rust shades.

Margaret Adamson said...

My favourite is the first image

Pamela Gordon said...

There's an old old truck in the field across the road used for the same purpose. :) I like these photos in colour against the blue sky.

Debbie said...

oooooo, i love these guys!!! it's hard to pick a favorite....i love the rust in the color one but i think i like the b&w best!!!!

DawnTreader said...

Interesting. Very eye-catching!

Rose said...

Oh, I like the B&W version!

s.c said...

Indeed an eye-catching sight. Thanks for showing.

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