Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Woodshed


Most Gabriolans heat with wood which means you'll find a woodshed behind most houses on the island. A typical structure has a tin roof and slat sides which make for nice shadow patterns in the afternoon sunlight.

This image has been in my files unposted for months because it's crap technically. The highlights are totally washed out (see some the the log ends and the end of the axe handle) due to the limitations of my digital camera's autoexposure system. Why post it now? Well, as a counterpoint to yesterday's picture I guess. Maybe I'll reshoot this on film someday and get those highlights perfect but I realized this blog isn't supposed to be about picking photographic nits. It's supposed to be about showing the world what Gabriola looks like so here ya go, warts and all.

8 comments:

J. Luque said...

i like your photos. its highlights and lowlights. sorry for my english

ric ardo said...

Please note: "Most" Gabriola households to NOT heat primarily with wood - and thankfully so. Wood heat has been banned in many municipalities because it is a major source of particulate pollution and the stoves are often used to burn garbage - another source of toxins in your neighbourhood. Wood heat my have a romantic appeal - but the reality is anything but romantic.

Snapper said...

ric ardo - I guess I stand corrected but it seems that most homes in my neighbourhood are indeed heating with wood. And for the record, I have never once burned garbage in my stove.

Knoxville Girl said...

guess I'm not techie enough to see all the issues you point out. the glass (or the woodshed, in this case) is half full for me. love the stripes of light.

babooshka said...

You know when you are doing something right when someone decides to "correct you," Again for me a standout image on a purely technical level.

Bob Crowe said...

High class garbage, if I may say so. And I'm sure you would never burn the jpg for heat. Now don't go knocking the dynamic range of us digital shooters. We just need to meter carefully (or make an HDR).

Virginia said...

Snap, Photographic nitpicking is what we all do in the secrecy of our own homes with our own photos. I agonize and then realize most people look and run. Not me, I scrutinize yours with a fine tooth comb and find them wonderful! If you hadn't shown us dummies, we would never have seen the "warts".
V

mkhansen said...

Thankfully, I can enjoy this photo just as it is. Makes me miss my old woodshed in New Hampshire. We burned very clean (couldn't smell or even see our smoke most days) and it's the most lovable heater there is! (Well, except for loved ones, of course.)