Writing with Light

The Saddler & Harness Maker

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.  As I eluded to last week I would be posting some images from my visit to Black Creek Pioneer Village.  The village is a recreation of what life looked like in 19th Century Ontario. The site includes 35 restored heritage buildings including a Blacksmith shop, General Store and Schoolhouse.

We start our visit today with the shop of the Saddler & Harness Maker. (You can click on the images to see a larger version)

This was such a terrific building to photograph. The sun was shining on this day and casting some awesome shadows on the building itself. I positioned myself a few different ways until I got the shadow of the tree the way I wanted it with the branches almost hugging the building. I really wanted the focus to be on the shadows and felt this worked best in B&W which I processed with Topaz B&W Effects.

The next 2 images are from the interior of the building. All I could think of when I was in there was that this would make a great Ralph Lauren ad.

19 responses

  1. With all of that leather I bet it smelled great in there! Great work Edith!


    December 26, 2011 at 10:43 am

  2. Love those shadows against building! Such contrast!


    December 26, 2011 at 11:50 am

  3. Super cool subject Edith!


    December 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  4. Very well processed Edith.


    December 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm

  5. Wow look at all that metal and leather!! Cool find. Great processing.


    December 27, 2011 at 6:42 am

  6. Love the processing and the way you made the clutter seem cohesive!


    December 27, 2011 at 8:16 am

  7. Wow Edith, these are some of my favorite shots of yours! The lighting is incredible!


    December 27, 2011 at 10:23 am

  8. Incredible light and shadows in the first image. Looks like a great place to photograph.


    December 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

  9. What an awesome place to visit. Quite a treat for a photographer, or anyone for that matter. 😉

    Awesome vintage styled shot to lead off and the light in the others is really wonderful. Nicely done!


    December 27, 2011 at 11:19 am

  10. Love that comp on the first shot with the tree shadow.


    December 27, 2011 at 11:28 am

  11. Great capture Edith! Love the details! There are so many!


    December 27, 2011 at 1:24 pm

  12. Very nice set. I like the soft and warm look inside the building.


    December 27, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  13. Cindi

    Awesome photos Edith!


    December 27, 2011 at 7:31 pm

  14. wow so much to look at, well shot Edith!


    December 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

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  16. I was amazed to see the saddle shop. My husband sells a similar picture and I’d never seen one like it before. I included a link – it’s towards the bottom right. Cool! His was taken at a historical village near Nebraska.




    December 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    • Just had a look Nancy yes it is similar. That is cool. Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.


      December 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  17. It’s wow. I was very interested to interior and I was not disappointed.

    Lovely! I have made a post from

    Back room of shoemaker.

    I am son of shoemaker and was lucky to find in Helsinki a real shoemaker. The backroom was full of things which I have forgotten since my childhood.

    Thank You for this post.


    January 24, 2012 at 2:13 am

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