Monday, February 22, 2010

Week 43, Day 301, February 22, 2010, A Chip off the Old Block.

After having great new subjects to photograph yesterday, today I was limited to my house once again.  Because I see my house everyday, I don't notice a lot of things.  But, because of yesterday's subject I did think about the beam that we have exposed in our upstairs renovation.  This beam was cut by hand, and at one time supported the roof of the house.  The roof line has been changed.  This notch is where the rafters once rested.  We liked the looks of the rough cut log, so we left it exposed after we found it in our wall.   I cannot imagine the amount of work that it took to build a post and beam house by hand.

Lessons Learned:
  • Sometimes subjects from one place will lead the inspirations in other places.
Photo details: Exposure time 2 sec, Aperture f/5.0, ISO 100, Focal Length 20 mm, Lens Canon EF 17-40mm, tripod.

5 comments:

Andrew said...

I like how it's tough to get a sense of perspective.

Sandra said...

Wow, interesting. I imagine it's an interesting conversation piece. Gives the phrase "they don't build houses like they used to" new meaning. TFS

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh wow, 100+ year old hands shaped that!

RuneE said...

Nice one - and with a history.

webruci said...

This is a picture what can confirm us, even a common subiject can be great target.
I notice, after an time you enjoy a photography, our eye is change, we see things, targets what before never notice.

Have a nice weekmy friend.