Old character and heritage houses on Vancouver Island are my first and foremost love for photographic subjects. The area this image was taken is under massive development at the moment and the old houses are being demolished to allow new condo’s to be built where they once stood. The rate of development of this area is so rapid, we took a special day to get to the site and do a big photo shoot of all the remaining homes of interest. These images will be posted over the coming days. For today, we take a close look at Number Twenty-Two. This wonderful old home is most definitely weathered, as are most homes on Vancouver Island that are more than 10 years old. This weathering adds so much texture and interest to the scenes, we are compelled to shoot and share them.
We have a new blog “Number Twenty-Two” which showcases 5 new HDR images of this home. Please feel free to visit to see all 5 new images and to read the story behind the photos.
I took these pictures in Footdee, also known locally as “Fittie”. Footdee is an old fishing village near Aberdeen Harbour, Scotland. In former days the cottages would have housed fishermen and their fisherfolk families and had a first recorded refernce in the year 1398. I heard, that some fish families still live in the picturesque fishing cottages and their well maintained gardens set away from the hustle and bustle of Aberdeen City. Round the outside of the buildings square the cottages are regular, granite houses, but from the inside they’re anything but with shacks, sheds including outhouses jumbled with washing lines, floweres and a lot of knick-knack. First, the area was called Futty then the village became Fittie and nowadays the area is named Footdee and presents the official name.
I took 3 different exposures (-2, 0, +2) and processed the pictures with Photomatix Pro, Photoshop and Topaz Labs.
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Old ironore loading stationsome older pictures are online under
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There is a swamp dividing 2 of the elementary schools in Acton, MA. A new boardwalk was recently installed, and this is one of the photos I took from the nice new walk. It’s a very serene place to visit, though it was a bit cold on this March evening.
Nikon D80, Sigma 10-20mm at 13mm, f11, 5 exposures processed in Photomatix 4
Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 10-22 @ f9 – 7 shots, 1 second -> 8 minutes
If you know where to look, Cinderella’s Castle even caught some exposure.