Writing with Light

Enter At Your Own Risk

Project 52 Entry #48

This past weekend the weather in Toronto was beautiful. On Sunday, my husband and I decided to enjoy the sunshine and go for a walk. Of course the camera came with.  We headed to Unionville which is a small village in Markham, Ontario. Main Street is pretty much what you would expect of a small village…small quaint shops, restaurants, ice cream parlours. We veered off Main St. and walked up one of the side streets taking in all the pretty homes. As we were making our way up the street I spotted a house whose side windows were all boarded up. I thought to myself…hmmm, it would be great if I could get in there. Well I obviously didn’t just think it I must have said it out loud because my husband then said “look the back door is open.”  (Yes you could see through the front window to the back of this tiny house.) Much to my husband’s dismay, off I went to the back yard, through tall grass trying to avoid the wooden planks with the nails sticking out of them and the cinder blocks that were strewn all over the side of the house.

I cranked up my ISO and fired off a number of brackets. It was a tiny house so not to much to explore. I probably would have spent a bit more time in there and I was tempted to go upstairs but then I heard creaking coming from the second level so I high tailed it out of there. I’m only brave up to a certain point. :)

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28 responses

  1. Imagino la cara de tu marido, al mío en estas circunstancias le ocurre lo mismo, pero mereció la pena, bonitas imágenes, abrazos

    I imagine the face of your husband, mine happens in these circumstances the same, but it was worth, pretty pictures, hugs

    May 9, 2012 at 7:44 am

    • Thank you so much for your comments and visits. I truly appreciate it.
      Muchas gracias por sus comentarios y visitas. Realmente lo aprecio. (how’s the translation? :) )

      May 9, 2012 at 9:53 am

  2. Len

    Very nice images Edith. Love the textures in the wood. Nice find with the open door.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:45 am

  3. Lovely shots, Edith. I like how you’ve processed these. This was a nice find.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:48 am

  4. Any time you can get an image of the interior of one of these old places, it’s a good day. I understand about the perils of Rurex… you never know what might be in there. Good going.

    May 9, 2012 at 7:49 am

  5. Still really cool none the less! Great work here Edith!

    May 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

  6. Rich McPeek

    Very cool Edith! Love the detail in these Edith! Great work!

    May 9, 2012 at 7:57 am

  7. Nice Edith! Glad you were able to get some shots from here.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:04 am

  8. It’s a very old house judging from the wood and wall construction. I hope that someone will fix it up. Excellent shooting.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

    • Thanks Victor. Yes it is very old. It’s in a beautiful neighbourhood so I’m assuming that someone will fix it up.

      May 9, 2012 at 9:57 am

  9. Great shots and cool looking old building, bit of a resto project I think.

    May 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

  10. Awesome, Edith! I only wish I was as brave as you. I think this is actually what’s holding me back…

    May 9, 2012 at 10:52 am

    • Thanks so much Gracie. It was the middle of the day. I don’t think I would have gone in if it was dark out.

      May 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm

  11. I loved too dear Edith Levy, you did great images… Thank you with my love, nia

    May 9, 2012 at 11:20 am

  12. sil

    Just wonderful! Great series!

    May 9, 2012 at 11:55 am

  13. doephotog

    I can see why! Looks like it could fall at any time. Nice color and details in this shots. Looks fun to explore :)

    May 9, 2012 at 12:30 pm

  14. love the wood :)

    May 9, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  15. Oooh! I love rustic and a ice cream parlour would be great!

    May 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  16. Very cool…

    May 9, 2012 at 9:09 pm

  17. I love the feeling of run down and left behind in the photographs. And it’s quite amazing how HDR brings out both details on the inside just as well as on the outside. Great work!

    May 10, 2012 at 12:48 am

  18. Looks like quite a fixer upper. Nice captures, Edith.

    May 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm

  19. This is WAY cool, Edith, LOVE it! Do not engage with unseen forces in empty (or seemingly so) structures my friend, I think you were wise to grab your shots and hi-tail it outta there!

    May 10, 2012 at 5:34 pm

  20. Great find and very well processed Edith!

    May 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

  21. leadinlines

    Well done for braving these shots! These are made for HDR these interiors, great job.

    May 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

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