Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Heritage Park)

iPhone Monday 11-17-14

I’ve shared a few mushroom photos from my recent visit to Lynnwood’s Heritage Park but the real purpose of this park is to provide a safe space for the restoration and preservation of some South Snohomish County’s historic buildings tagged for demolition.  This 1917 Superintendent’s Cottage and Water Tower was part of the Alderwood Manor Demonstration Farm where potential settlers learned how to farm and raise chickens in their new community north of Seattle.  The structures were sold to the City of Lynnwood in 2003 and while the cottage is now a community heritage resource center the tower is still undergoing restoration.

For more Black and White images please visit Lens and Pen by Sally’s Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photography Challenge.

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39 thoughts on “Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Photo Challenge: Black and White (Heritage Park)

  1. Are all buildings (not counting those in cities) in the USA made of clapboard, Lisa ?
    Why ?
    What was its initial popularity ? – and why does it survive, this popularity ?
    How cold is it in winter, for instance …?
    I’m genuinely interested: it seems so … odd …


    1. A great question, M-R thanks for asking. Common building materials in the USA vary by region according to native materials and climate. The Pacific Northwest is/was full of trees so you see lots of clapboard homes. Travel a little farther south and east to more heat and drier weather then you’ll frequently see stucco and adobe along with brick. Other areas use stone and concrete. Of course there are always exceptions but since most of my photos are from this corner of the world I show lots of wood homes and clapboard siding. 🙂


      1. There’s plenty of brick here too M-R depending on the neighborhood and in the early days the wealth of the homeowner. My small town was a major producer of cedar shingles from the 1890’s until WWII so wood has been the most popular material. Some of the small laborer cabins are really cute and were built frim scrap wood they brought home after work.

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  2. Enjoyed your perspective. Each shot has its features. The second a little more mystery, because of the smaller image, giving it a sense of being farther away. The monochrome also adds to the composition, which does justice to the architecture. Happy Photo Challenge.


    1. Thank you, Sally. I took a few photos from a higher perspective too but in the end decided I liked this view from below since it included the reflections in the windows. 🙂 Happy Photo Challenge to you too. 🙂


  3. I’m a big proponent of historic preservation, too. I’m glad Lynnwood has stepped up. I like how the leaves of the tree are dark silhouettes against the sky, but look light against the darker backgrounds. Same leaves!


  4. A lovely image well proceed in black and white. The low angle really brings of the tower and the rest of the building. And of course it’s interesting to know the background of building as well as part of the heritage of the area.


  5. The Heritage establishments here in Ventura are being used as businesses like restaurants and a theater house. Some way that doesn’t sound so bad. It gives people reasons to visit Heritage Squares.


  6. It is really inspiring and dramatic to see black and white photographs, it is an art that is returning for sure. I love to see all your photographs – ( I am a retired photographer ) – Love and good wind !!


  7. I am glad this is undergoing restoration. What a fabulous angle for capturing it, Lisa. Beautiful reflection of a branch in a window. (I’ve enjoyed reading M-R’s clapboard house questions :D)


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