Well worn

The combination of leather, worn and battered over time and metal, weathered, scraped and pitted makes a nice study on texture.  This lock on a vintage travel trunk was in a sunny corner of one of the bedrooms of Bulloch Hall.  The leather is cracked and scratched from years of wear.  I’m sure to the owners, this would bring back memories of long voyages and adventures.  Anyone can look at this and imagine packing for an extended  trip on an ocean liner.  Off to the glamour of European capitals or exotic lands.

Once again, looking at the details makes you appreciate things more.  In this case, the wear and tear of years gone by can evoke a wistful feeling that makes us long for the past and dream of the future.  I am so glad that someone cared enough to preserve this piece of history so that we can appreciate it now.

Vintage Travel trunk
Bulloch Hall – Roswell, Georgia

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/2 sec – ISO 200


Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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