Port Carling. United Church, completed 1878 (Est. 1872)

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Port Carling United Church. Originally Methodist, it was built in 1872 on land deeded to Rev. Lachlan Taylor by the Crown. In 1925 it became United after a failed merger with the Presbyterian Church.

Port Carling was once called Obajewanung, which means "meeting place" in Ojibway. Ojibway Sandy Island Band (orginaly from Georgian Bay, who settled there about 1854, which makes it one of the oldest community in the area. The Ojibway natives where forced from their homes in 1870, by the Canadian government.

The light was lousy on this overcast day, so a bit more contrast and the b&w treatment was my attempt to save this shot.

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Comments (61)

Ge Ko on October 5, 2012

An interesting shot!

In Germany, the power lines and telephone cables are underground! This is a benefit for the photographer!

Have a nice weekend,

Ge Ko

Eckart u. Annemarie … on October 5, 2012

Like18 for this very nice photo. Best wishes, Eckart and Annemarie

Jawed Hasan on October 5, 2012

Great photo
greetings, Jawed

Tomros on October 6, 2012

I am so used to the wires now, that I do not register them.

The reason is cost, labour and winters.

Nobody wants to dig the trench at -20 c to fix or add a wire. Few years ago (January 1998)large part of Quebec and Ontario were days without power (some up to 3 weeks)as ice storm brought down power lines everywhere. 28 people died.

Dušan Bezděk on October 6, 2012

like :) have a nice day Dušan

jvsphoto on October 6, 2012

Extraordinary picture, like it a lot! Greetz, Jos.

AJ30 on October 6, 2012

Hello Tomas I love this shot in b&w, looks just perfect, just the way it should be. A big LIKE. Thanks for your kind visit. Best wishes.

Frederic Baiges on October 6, 2012

Molt bona foto. Es magnífica. Like

Salutacions cordials. Frederic

Georgi B. Todorov on October 6, 2012

Excellent idea, Tom!LIKE

JuanadeArco on October 7, 2012

Just fantastic!!!Amazing shot,I Like

Best regards,JuanadeArco

Adem Dogan on October 7, 2012

Very Class B & W Picture that splendid looks. LIKE 26

Best Wishes. Adem Dogan

Klaus Dimter on October 7, 2012

Beautiful presentation......................like

Best regards from Berlin. Klaus

davward on October 7, 2012

Well done, Tom.

I like it very much.

Best wishes, David.

(An admirer has left you a message on my latest shot!) ;))

sergioRmatte (°≥ on October 7, 2012

Hi Tomros

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Greetings, sergio

Finn Lyngesen flfoto… on October 7, 2012

Nice B/W composition. LIKE :o)

Greetings. Finn.

Excellent, and of course i Like it!!!!!

Greetings and best wishes dear friend from Greece-Piraeus.


csiszerd on October 8, 2012

I like the photo of the church and an interesting story!

Greetings, Dezső

Ludwig28 on October 8, 2012

Very good shot with very nice atmosphere of past times, like.

Tomros on October 10, 2012

Thanks for all the comments, visit, likes & 4 faves! Johnnie, David, Althayr and Felipe!!

greetings, Tomas

Pablo Cruz on October 10, 2012

Me gusta!!!!!!!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 4, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Tomros
    • Camera: Panasonic DMC-ZS5
    • Taken on 2012/09/20 16:37:49
    • Exposure: 0.013s (1/80)
    • Focal Length: 7.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash