Door/8 – The General Store

Said to the the oldest general store still operating in Canada. Built in 1840, the store still has the wood floors and original wooden counters plus antiques used by the original owners. I didn’t take any shots inside so I have to go back and do so.  It will make a nice Sunday drive. Paula’s Thursday Special: Traces of the past 03 Continue reading Door/8 – The General Store

Composition – from every angle

Weekly photo challenge: From every angle – I found this to be a good reminder.  The first or obvious shot is not always the best shot.  Changing the angle changes the perspective, the background and the composition, any of which can add or detract from the shot.   I went out into my garden and shot a round of images of St. Francis.  I kept post … Continue reading Composition – from every angle

Black and White Sunday – Sculpture

Paula’s Black and White Sunday: SculptureTheodor Lundberg created this statue of Christopher Polhem, (1661-1751) a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist.   He was born in Gotland in a village northeast of Visby where this statue stands on the grounds of Drotten Church.  Having a particular interest in mathematics and mining, one of his contributions was a process for lifting and transporting ore from mines.  It consisted … Continue reading Black and White Sunday – Sculpture

After Before at the Bus Stop

Stacy at Visual Venturing hosts After Before Friday.  This week Loré Dombaj at Snow’s Fissures and Fractures graciously agreed to stand in while Stacy takes a break. This is my original image.  I liked the shadows and lines but beyond that I found it uninteresting.  There is no point of interest. I decided to give the girl on the right a greater role. In cropping I … Continue reading After Before at the Bus Stop

Black and White: Composition

Cee’s black and white challenge is hands, feet or paws.  Thus challenged I decided to see what I could glean from my street photography files.  I wanted to see if I could produce an engaging image with feet as the focus; not just a photo of feet, but a photo that might give pause to the viewer – a composition challenge.  Not so easy, a … Continue reading Black and White: Composition

The Sand Beneath Their Feet

Collecting a vial of sand from Juno Beach. Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.  The men were met with heavy resistance and several assault companies, notably the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, took heavy casualties in the opening minutes of the first wave.  But … Continue reading The Sand Beneath Their Feet

One Photo Focus – Two by Two

Stacy at Visual Venturing hosts One Photo Focus.  She provides the photo and we all edit it our own way. Then she does all the work of pulling it all together on her site.  (Thank you, Stacy)  It’s always interesting to see the varied interpretations. This is my rendition with the original photo below, submitted by Katie Prior of Drawing with Light. It is such a nice shot … Continue reading One Photo Focus – Two by Two

Door/5 – The Singer Building

This is the entrance to the Singer House at the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Built in the early 1900’s as the Russian branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, the building has official status as an object of Russian cultural heritage.  Its height was restricted by building code that prevented any building being taller than the Winter Palace.  To … Continue reading Door/5 – The Singer Building

Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse

This door leads to the interior of one of the oldest brick Gothic buildings in the Old Town in Lubeck, Germany.  The roof of the Kranenkonvent has been dated to the year 1283.  Originally a convent, it was modified several times.  After the Reformation and until 1846 it was an alms house; then an infirmary.  By 1920 it was a residence for the elderly and since 1966 it … Continue reading Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse