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Comments (19)

walkaboutwest on July 20, 2007

This is a beautiful shot, Marilyn! What a lovely juxtaposition of weathered objects. It looks like a place I'd like to wander around in for a few hours.

Luis Maderuelo on July 20, 2007

Is it the Noe´s house? :)

Very nive photo. Very.

Marilyn Whiteley on July 20, 2007

Maybe so, Luis! Otherwise I don't know what the ark--an old fishing boat--is doing several kilometers from the water.

And thanks, Eve. I drive past here dozens of times each summer, and I always notice the scene. Finally this week I stopped the car!

Ryan Calhoun on July 20, 2007

Wonderful picture! It looks like a nice pasture for these three to spend their retirement together, although they probably will end up boring each other with the same stories over and over...

MaryAlice on February 15, 2008

Excellent Title and a beautiful shot. I love this collection from the past.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 16, 2008

Ryan, I guess I never thanked you. Sorry, and belated thanks. I like your scenario!

And MaryAlice, as I mentioned above, this was something I'd noticed long ago and passed very often, but never bothered to photograph until this past July. Things we take for granted ...

John@fishcreek on April 6, 2008

This site with the old boat belongs to KC, a longtime resident of Fish Creek. We have a summer place right there. He is a great neighbor to have.

Marilyn Whiteley on April 6, 2008

Thanks, John, for the information. Our summer place is in Ephraim, and we regularly take A when we go to Sturgeon Bay. I enjoy the scene every time we pass. (I believe they used to have a smoke bush there, and I miss it.)

Greetings from Canada.

Marilyn Whiteley on April 7, 2008

John, if you're the one who sent the position suggestion, thank you. I don't know why I had it there! I would like to think that it was because Panoramio is now using a better satellite image than they had when I first mapped it, but I can't see how I'd have been that far off! Anyway, it's corrected now. Marilyn

soirsce on February 3, 2009

Hey, thats right by my house! I love that boat. but you have it a little too low on the map it should be closer to Shady lane.

Marilyn Whiteley on February 3, 2009

soirsce, thanks for the comment. Of course the boat isn't sitting out in a field (too far south) the way I had it! I'll use the same excuse I did beflre: the satellite image still wasn't very good when I moved it. Now it's so good that I can see barn, silo and boat when I zoom in on the image! Again thanks. Marilyn

ExistingLight on September 8, 2011

Marilyn--I am traveling to Door County for Thanksgiving with friends and am enjoying your photos. I hope to find some of the same locations to try to match your excellent shots. Thanks for sharing!


Marilyn Whiteley on September 9, 2011

I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time, Mario! I', there right now, and soon I'll be uploading a few new pictures though for various reasons (working on a project, a short stay this summer, and knee problems) I haven't taken many this summer. It's a delightful place, jam-packed with photographic opportunities

By they way, I may still have in the basement a camera that took 620 film!


ExistingLight on September 11, 2011

We have friends who own a summer home on Glidden Drive. My wife has been there twice; this will be my first trip. I'm already working on my shot list!

One question---I've placed the boat and barn on a map using your geotag info. I'd like to take photos of it but don't want to encroach on private property. Is it publicly accessible? Likewise, are some of the abandoned barns and cabins accessible?


Marilyn Whiteley on September 11, 2011

Mario, I don't like to encroach on private property either, and almost all my pictures are taken from the shoulder of one road or another - or else from public park areas, etc. Off hand I can think of two exceptions. I have photos of a farmstead that includes a wooden silo (also an interior shot taken from the doorway of the house). It has been abandoned for years, and I did walk around there (not into any building). And on #57 between Baileys Harbor an Sister Bay, there's a farm that's now Land Trust property; it's been abandoned for a long time but is now being fixed up. It's okay to walk in there.

I'm sure that my ratio of land pictures to water pictures is much higher than that of most people who take photos here. The shores are wonderful, but I hope that you, too, discover the delights of the interior of the county. We'll be leaving the middle of this week, and I'll be sad to go.

Incidentally, before long I'll be posting shots of "barn quilts" that I've been taking. If you go to their web site, you'll find a map of where they are. I won't be photographing the ones in the southern part of the county this year - I've had very limited time for photos this visit - but it's an interesting project. (I must finish posting my Canary Island pictures first.)

Leaves will be gone by the time you're here (though of course there are lots of evergreens), but there's one advantage to that: you'll be able to "see into" places that are now hidden by foliage.

Enjoy! Marilyn

ExistingLight on September 13, 2011

Marilyn---thank you so much for your gracious information and your inspiration. I hope you have a safe trip back home and that you stay toasty warm. For myself, I'm hoping for a couple of inches of snow while in Door County in November to add a bit of beauty and challenge.

Best wishes--Mario

Marilyn Whiteley on September 13, 2011

That would be nice. I'll wish for snow for you! Marilyn

Maurizio Piazzai on January 6, 2013

Beautiful capture.LIKE!!! Greetings from Italy, Maurizio

Marilyn Whiteley on February 8, 2013

I'm glad you LIKE this, Maurizio. I'm sad to say that the place is deteriorating. The barn was in much worse condition in 2012 than it had been five years earlier.

Greetings from Canada, Marilyn

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  • Uploaded on July 18, 2007
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2007/07/18 11:44:39
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 9.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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