Though now gone, I found this tractor amusing to drive by every day for weeks on end. Often I was on my way to or from work and didn’t have the time to stop to take photographs, until one evening when everything was perfect and I had my camera in my trunk, the timing was right and the colors perfect to take photographs of this antique tractor.
I have no idea how long this tractor had actually been sitting in this location but from the looks of it, it hadn’t been used in years. People still look for tractors like this to restore as a collector item and my hope is that it disappeared to a person that would restore it to is former grandeur. Only stories from the original owner/driver would be able to tell how much work this tractor did in it’s day.
Often living here in California’s Central Valley you will find gem’s like this that had better not be passed up, next time you go by with intent to photograph the subject it may not be there at all.
The country side offers ever changing opportunities for photographs, including: portraits, engagement photographs, bridal images, or day after photographs taken the day following a couples wedding day. I wouldn’t recommend photographs that would include a wedding dress be taken in the country side on a bride and groom’s wedding day, white dresses and dirt don’t play very well together.