Posted on September 29, 2021
Even in the depths of the countryside (i.e just up the road in Asnieres-sur-Blour), where few tourists ever venture, the locals sometimes can’t resist dressing up in ‘archetypal’ clothes – beret and red neckerchief – and parading up and down the street in their lovingly cared-for old tractors.
Posted on January 29, 2021
The tractor needs to exercise a complicated turn in the corner of this field, providing an elaborate pattern of its tyre tracks in the mud.
Posted on December 21, 2018
Posted on October 24, 2018
This old tractor, seen at a nearby display of old agricultural machinery, has certainly been well driven and it’s undoubtedly colourful, so fits the brief for Cee’s Fun ‘Foto’ Challenge this week.
Posted on November 22, 2017
Out here in the French countryside, many things are still done as they have been for generations – working off the lunar calendar, for example. However, the local farmers are by no means averse to using technology to make their life a bit easier.
So the horses have been put out to grass and the heavy work is now done with tractors. And that’s progress.
Just ask the horse.
Posted on April 7, 2016
I see that the topic of ‘wheels’ has come around again (as it were) in this week’s Black & White challenge. The annual cavalcade of vintage agricultural vehicles at Lesterps guarantees plenty of interesting wheels.
Posted on April 17, 2015
This is what passes for a licence plate around here, stencilled onto the back of the seat of an ancient and well-used tractor that belongs to the local commune.
Posted on March 7, 2015
This week’s challenge asks us to feature the colour orange in a gallery. Ours not to reason why, so here are three images heavy on the orange:
1) A spectacular sunset over Beverley in Yorkshire
2) Part of the innards of a vintage tractor, taken at the display of old-time cars and agricultural machinery in Lesterps
3) All I know about this is that it’s a flower and I took the photograph in Abu Dhabi. Anybody know what it is?
(Incidentally, apart from some cropping of the second and third, there’s been no post-processing of any of these images. Which is unusual for me.)
Posted on November 17, 2014
This photograph was taken earlier this summer at an exhibition of old agricultural equipment in the nearby village of Lesterps. It shows the engine casing of a very well cared-for old tractor.
I haven’t post-processed the image in any way, apart from a crop for reasons of aesthetic balance. It really is this colo(u)r.