Monday, February 6, 2012

Retread

In the golden age, you could buy retreaded tires.  Tires that had been used once and then their old worn tread replaced.  These tires sometimes broke into pieces, but they were cheaper than new tires.  I am retreading an older photo for Barn Charms.  I altered diffusion and saturation to make this.

I have been chosen to teach a class until the end of the year.  Lately, I have been proctoring tests, administering grades and in general busy.  I WANT to get out and take photos, but time, she ain't on my side (Stupid Rolling Stones, they had it wrong).

So, for Barn Charms, I enter this specimen in the hopes that you find it enlightening and entertaining.



14 comments:

Flora said...

I had forgotten about those retread tires!!! Love your picture.

Beth said...

i have heard stories of retread tires from my folks & grandparents. neat effects there to your barn. great shot. (:

Mari said...

What a great barn! I love the processing too.

Lesley said...

I find this to be most entertaining. At least it is making me smile.

Kim, USA said...

Gorgeous!

Red Barn

Bek said...

Very interesting processing!

Tanya said...

super cool effects on this little cutie!

Keetha Broyles said...

You don't often see a square barn!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice post-processing.

Regards and best wishes

Rose said...

Kind of has a ghostly feel to it.

Elaine said...

I like your retread!

Margaret said...

This treatment really gives it a lovely poetic twist.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

She's a beauty however you post her... I love the softness of this edit, but I'm afraid I don't know about diffusion... are you still using Paint Shop Pro editing program? I'll have to look for it.

Congratulations of the new job offer!

Thanks for joining & here's to being able to get out & shoot some more barns! =)

Genie said...

My congrats on your new job. I just turned 73 yesterday and I am still teaching. Guess it is use in my blood. Love your retreaded barn. You were so clever to come up with that caption. Like what you did with it. The colors are cool. genie