Green beans

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 12 September 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This abandoned farmhouse had cases of home-canned green beans stacked in the closets and hallways. All well past their "eat by" dates, but still worthy of a photograph.

SONY SLT-A77V 4 seconds F/8.0 ISO 400 67 mm (35mm equiv.)

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tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Juste superbe. )

12 Sep 2016 6:03am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

They look rather haunting like this . .

12 Sep 2016 7:07am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, colors & details!

12 Sep 2016 8:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I agree. Worth photographing.

12 Sep 2016 10:07am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Definitely worth a shot or two. And if they were sealed properly, they might still be okay, but I'll defer to you to be the first to try!

12 Sep 2016 12:24pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A good "find" to shoot. These cans of vegetables makes a very good subject.

12 Sep 2016 2:53pm

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Canned green beans! Beautiful...

12 Sep 2016 4:44pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

How uncanny! ;-) There is something that tugs at my heart when I see this mage of the beans. I imagine them growing the beans, harvesting them and preserving them, only to have to leave them for some reason.

12 Sep 2016 6:26pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Worthy indeed!! Perhaps they were vacuum-packed and still tender with a little "bite" to them? :-) They create great patterns in the jar!

12 Sep 2016 6:26pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is terrific. A little time capsule. You would not see much like that around here. The cold would shatter them.

12 Sep 2016 11:16pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


13 Sep 2016 1:39pm

Devi from Chennai, India

another impressive shot...God knows how old they are!!!

14 Sep 2016 3:43pm

Anita from West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States

Sad. Think of all the work that went into these canned beans.

6 Oct 2016 4:31pm