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Thursday Doors – Sept 29, 2016


This week’s submission to Norm 2.0‘s Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favourite door photos from around the world.

A step back in time, to a simpler, less ornate door than I have presented recently. This door can be found at Toronto’s Black Creek Pioneer Village, a collection of heritage buildings from the Toronto area, assembled to represent Toronto’s pioneer past.

I like the simple line and practicality of this door to the Broom Maker’s Shop, circa 1844. The building was moved here from Sherwood , Ontario and has an active interpretive centre. I’ve had some good conversations with the broom maker in the past and love the simple design of this building with its wonderful door and windows.

With the door open and the light coming through the window, it provides a glimpse of the interior.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP 70-200mm f/2.8 Di VC USD
 @ 70 mm
1/160 sec, f/4.0, ISO 400

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“Millstone & Hammer” Black Creek Pioneer Village

Millstone and Hammer - Black Creek Pioneer Village

It would seem I am on a black and white theme lately?

The photo above was made at a local pioneer village, which is made up of many historic buildings from the area which have been moved to a central location. Inside this village sits Roblin’s Mill which was originally built in 1842 in Ameliasburg, Ontario in Prince Edward County. It is a fully functioning mill, and as such, is the only operating stone mill in Toronto.

I have been to this building may times and made photos of windows, timberland gears. On this particular day, the dim sunlight was shining on one of the mill wheels that was exposed to show how it worked. Someone had left a hammer sitting on the wheel and it made a nice composition.

It was a low light situation and I did not use a flash and was pleased at just how well the VR on my sense worked at 1/10th of a second handheld. I really should have used a tripod!

Nikon D300
Nikor 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6, @ 70 mm
1/10 sec, f/4.5, ISO 800

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