Late one afternoon I was on my way home by a route I don’t use very often. As I came up a hill and round a bend in the road I found myself face to face with this old pump. I must have seen it before, but just not taken any notice. That does happen and is one of the reasons I enjoy photographing in a place I’ve come to know so well; I keep finding things I’ve missed.
There is a farmhouse off to the left of this view. It dates to the 1860s by my estimation. Not remarkable in appearance, but what I find interesting is why the pump is so far from the house, twentyfive yards or so. Not exactly convient to the house. Perhaps there is another pump in the house and this one was for watering the horses or the Model T that overheated making the climb up the hill to the farm. I don’t suppose I’ll ever know-no one lives in the house.
OMD EM1 with 40-150mm f2.8 zoom.