April 25, 2009

Photo Challenge: Anything Metal

Time for a new Brenda Photo Challenge! The theme is Anything Metal. Our current challenge hostess, Jan of Murrieta365, picked the theme. Thank you, Jan! This subject was pretty easy because I took several interesting metal-related pictures during our recent vacation in eastern Virginia.

This is a rather famous sign outside of Chowning's Tavern in Colonial Williamsburg. The photo was taken at f/5.6, 1/125 second, and ISO 200.
Chug-a-lug!

Chowning's Tavern sign
This Scottish-dressed fellow was demonstrating blacksmith techniques at Colonial Williamsburg. On this particular day, he was making reproduction nails for construction of Charleton’s Coffeehouse near the Capitol. The camera settings were f/5.6, 1/30 second, and ISO 800.

blacksmith at work
This charming folk art rooster weathervane stands watch over the Bruton Parish House, on the western edge of Colonial Williamsburg. The photo was taken at f/5.6, 1/100 second, and ISO 200 (with polarizing filter).

folk art rooster weathervane
These twin fish handles were found on a 300-year old cannon at Yorktown Battlefield. The camera settings were f/5.6, 1/160 second, and ISO 200.

twin fish handles on an antique war cannon

17 comments:

  1. Great pictures my friend. I was going to do this but all I could think of to take a picture of where my stainless steel pans and my Kitchen Aid mixer! LOL. Didn't sound to exciting! Hee! Hee!
    Hugs
    Kim

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  2. WoW! How Cool are These? I love the tankard sign!! Happy weekend sweetie!!

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  3. I couldn't stop looking at the blacksmith! THAT is an AWESOME shot! I also liked those fish handles. What an imagination to think of using fish as handles!? It has to say something personal, don't you wonder what the story is behind them? Things like that get me thinking ... ya done good my friend~! {{huggz!}}

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  4. I love the cannon! Wonderful pictures of our challenge prompt and of some of our history! The beer stein is pretty cool too.

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  5. Great shots, Donna. Love them all. The blacksmith is awesome!!

    Have a wonderful day!! (hugs)

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  6. You always have wonderful pictures! Hopefully I will be able to participate next time.

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  7. Great shots Donna. Love that sign and the blacksmith is a wonderful capture.

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  8. Amazing photos. Excellent post. A very delicate work.

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  9. Our staircase is circular and unite my house (on the first floor) and my sister's house (on the second floor).

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  10. I left another comment for your wonderful post but it didn't appear. I love your photos.

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  11. You have all those gorgeous photos from Williamsburg! Just beautiful. Well done!

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  12. Wow great photos! Thanks for the welcome!! I'm starting to like it around here :D

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  13. What wonderful photos! I can't decide which I like best. I guess I like them all best! That rooster is really something, the workmanship really shines through.

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  14. As usual, your photos are great! The blacksmith one wins my vote for favorite though. I went to Colonial Williamsburg as a teenager years and years ago. I'd love to go again and all your recent postings have certainly increased that longing. But I don't see it happening anytime soon. So thanks for letting me have a virtual visit.

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  15. I'm just fascinated by that tankard!

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  16. What great photos Donna! That first one is great! Can't wait to see more of your photos from your trip!

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  17. Hi there Donna. Haven't been about much, as my sister has been here in NYC and I was her tour guide for a couple of weeks!! She is safely back home in Melbourne, Australia, and life is a little slower here with the grandbaby now! Love these photos of yours from the challenge.
    Thanks for visiting my NY sunsets!

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