Day 3 of the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge: Abandoned Farmall International 460 Tractor
When I am out exploring, I am constantly scanning what’s on the side of the road, what’s in the parking lots, what buildings/houses are out there, and what are in the fields. It doesn’t matter if I’ve been down a road or highway fifty times, I might just find something new.
On the busy main roads and highways it gets even harder to find a good abandoned car, tractor or an old farmhouse. When passing by, people will either make an offer, scrap it, or steel it.
So I try and stay off them as much as I can. If it’s a day trip for photography, its back roads whenever possible. But on this trip, I was in hurry and needed to get to Hilsboro, Texas before heading home. So I took I-35w instead of one of the back roads I really wanted to take.
When I came across this old abandoned Farmall International 460 Tractor, I saw it across the busy highway in a field pretty far into. I turned around and found where the fence had been cut away for tractor access, and made the long hike out the tractor.
The tractor has been there for some time and looks like scrappers got to it recently. It may not even be there now. These old tractors are easy to work on and restore. This old girl is still worth saving and someone will get to her soon. For more information and images of the Farmall International 460 Tractor, check out my article I wrote a few months ago.
About the Image
I took these shots by hand with my Sony Nex-3N and Sony SELP1650 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens, then processed it with Adobe Lightroom. Then post processed the image with Topaz Labs Clarity to add more texture, remove shadows, boost brightness and contrast.