Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Gingerbread Cottage/ Sepia Scenes

Cottage facing westerly on Lake Simcoe

Behind me (the photographer) is a beautiful sunset.  I'm standing on tiptoe across the road focusing on the second floor, which is above the high hedge (you can see the tips of the cedar) that blocks the building from the traffic and a view of a thin strip of land and a pretty bay. Whoever lives in this year-round "cottage" must enjoy myriad beautiful skies through the upstairs windows.


  To view other Sepia Scenes visit MaryT, theTeach at http://sepiascenes.blogspot.com

30 comments:

Jacob said...

Great reflections! This place gives "gingerbread" a whole new meaning! Wow!

see you there! said...

Wonderful gingerbread trim. I like the round window as well.

Darla

PERBS said...

That is a beautiful place! They are doubly blessed with the views and their beautiful home.

Leif Hagen said...

Gingerbread house? It's now Christmas time yet! Beautiful photo of a spectacular home!

kaye said...

wow! that is one gorgeous building. You could also link to her window views with that shot.

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

Incredible reflections on the windows. Enjoyed reading what you had to do to get the photo!

Robin said...

What a pretty cottage, and those reflections are stunning.

PS I think a door knocker collection is very cool. When I visited Malta, which is known for it's door knockers, a few years ago I took an embarrassing number of photographs of door knockers. Sadly I had a lousy p&s and didn't really know what I was doing and very few turned out the way I'd hoped. I'd love a chance for a do-over some time.

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

This shot works pretty good in sepia! I like the reflection in the windows, too. Nice one!

Buenos Aires Photo Blog

Vita Stunder said...

Gorgeous reflections!
Gingerbread got a new meaning ;)

Have a great thursday!
Anna

ewok1993 said...

the details pop out in sepia, wonderfully captured.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Felisol said...

A splendid work of photo art with the landscape reflected in the upstairs windows.
We call the wood carving laces, quite a number of them here actually, and gingerbread is pepper cookies.
It has been my romantic dream to live in a similar house.
Lots and lots of work for the owners though, to keep the house in proper shape.
Guess I'll rather enjoy your photo.
From Felisol

Ralph said...

This a beautiful Victorian style. Often on this style, the multi-color details catch our eyes. However in sepia, the muting of the colors allows us to view the stylish details as they are...So nice, I would love to vacation here and watch the sun set on the lake...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh EG, How I love those gingerbread houses!!!! So beautiful---and great in Sepia.
Hugs,
Betsy

maryt/theteach said...

I wonder why it came to be called gingerbread, EG! I love it though and this house is beautiful in sepia! :)

Karen ~Georgia Angel said...

Great job!

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the swirling detail round the roofline! And especially love how one view is reflected in the round window and a slightly different landscape is reflected in the larger window! Very beautiful!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

MaryT,

I'm guessing the barge board (gingerbread's other name) looks like icing on a gingerbread house. ;-)

ellievellie said...

Somebody had a lot of fun designing all these details - the round window stole my heart!

Rosemildo Sales Furtado said...

Olá amigo! Gostei muito do teu espaço com belas fotos, porém seria melhor se colocasses um tradutor, pois ficaria mais fácil para entender e comentar.

Abraços,

Furtado.

Dianne said...

the reflections in the window are outstanding

George said...

I enjoyed the view you gave us of the gingerbread house. It's a perfect subject for a sepia scene.

lisaschaos said...

Ooooo! I would SO live there!

Jim said...

Ms. E.G, you certainly are a busy blogger. I was figuring out which Canada lake is saw last (have seen them all) and come here. I think I missed it the first time but I do like gazebos.
Well, my lake was Lake Champlain on the way to Montreal. Fort Ticonderoga really impressed us (in New York State).
This picture is pretty. I wish Mary had asked you guys to post the originals for those seipas, I think some people cheat with black and white to begin with (NOT YOU!!).
..

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Beautiful architecture, makes want to see the rest of that wonderful place!

Marie Reed said...

Wow! Hanse and Gretel are peeking out the window too! Great sepia shot!

Shammickite said...

What a lovely spot!

B SQUARED said...

Very charming!

Tricia said...

I really love this sepia photo - It's gorgeous! I enjoy all your photos, especially your sepia shots, though!

DeLi said...

a place where i feel poetry flows

Rose said...

I love all the trim and stuff on this house...I wouldn't mind being the year round owner of it!

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