Mary Pat Coburn


Every part of a good picture is important. In this stunning picture of a retired tractor in a farm shed the photographer has created a visually stunning composition using color and light. The warm toned wooden interior is a perfect environment for the faded green tractor and it’s cool toned black tires. What makes this picture special is the information on the left edge of frame placing the tractor on the great plains at a time of agricultural rest as the fields are fallow. The same fields this old tractor has worked so many times. The picture symbolizes the respect and dignity that come with hard work and age.

Photograph © Mary Pat Coburn • West Branch, Iowa

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