Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Leney, Saskatchewan

When I took this picture in 2000, all that stood here were these elevators and an abandoned school across the road. These are and continue to be, signs of times past. While I don't want to dwell on the past, I believe we honour ourselves when we honour our past. By taking and posting photos of grain elevators I have chosen to honour part of our history as a province, as a country, and as a people.
I have used a filter to emphasize the colours and and contours of this photo as a way of showing more details. It's easy to forget details in order to remember selectively what we choose to ignore. However, sometimes details must be remembered, not in a vengeful way, but in order to keep ourselves fully informed and able to make clear decisions based on all the information.
I'm not sure where I'm going with that leap, but I do see a connection here.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Hello W E, fellow blogger:
Just came across your blog, and having started a blog last fall, I am enjoying your posts and your photos. Sometime you may wish to visit my blog: http://tracksidetreasure.blogspot.com

Don't be surprised if you find my blog mostly contains railway subjects. I also have some grain elevator photos I've posted, will post more, and often post elevator/railway subjects together.

Keep up the good work,