This antique Hay Rake is on my way to work, when I take one of my three alternate routes (to maximize my visualization in the morning). It sits, like so many things in the U.P., on an abandoned piece of property. The no trespassing signs had their usual lack of impact on me :-). Do you remember that time we were photographing those barn windows on the Leelenau peninsula with the Ebony 4x5 and the owner's daughter stopped in her car to see what the hell we were doing? Fortunately, she was very nice. I have found even the most recalcitrant rascals are sometimes flattered that you choose their location to immortalize in 1/2 second @f32.
Below there is a link to the documentary on the life and work of Sally Mann, my most admired contemporary photographer (and I can say that you both are impressive to me in breaking the traditional male dominance in our medium). I loved her autobiography, if you get a chance to read it. When you have a moment, grab a glass of wine and sit down for an hour and watch this. She and I were both born in 51, her in May. She is still a very attractive and articulate artist. The documentary was pirated by whomever posted it on YouTube, so there are subtitles underneath in an arabic looking language, but it does not interfere with the video. She In recent years, has used the 1800's Wet Plate Collodian process which you will see in the film. She works with 8x10 and 11x14 View Cameras. Her work at the "Body Farm", reminds me of all our time spent with memorials of the deceased in Chicago. Like you, she loves horses and has many on her farm (in addition to many rescued Greyhounds). Proud of you both.