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Living History (1)

Posted by
Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 19 May 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The lifestyle of the Mennonites can be seen in the Joseph Schneider House in Kitchener, one of the oldest homesteads in Ontario. This site is described as a "living history" experience where guides in traditional costumes act as inhabitants of the home, offering their visitors biscuits that have been baked in the old German manner and re-enact life as it was lived in the 19th Century.

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS 1/20 second F/2.8 ISO 800 6 mm


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

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19 May 2009 5:35am

Standley from Carquefou, France

A superb timeless capture. You did a great pp job!

19 May 2009 5:41am

Craig@Random Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

Nice work!Your pp work has brought out the best in this frame, great tone and grain, well done!

19 May 2009 6:25am

Bill Jennings from Bay Area Northern Calif, United States

I can see you making this photo with emulsion on glass, and it being 100 years ago. The timelessness of this photo is amazing. A great post showing your range from color to sepia tone. Well done.

19 May 2009 6:38am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

I like these living history sites and this one is a fine representaion

19 May 2009 6:41am

k@ from Paristanbul*, France

Great grit pp for this old scenery !

19 May 2009 7:15am

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

Cool!!! Looks great in sepia!!!

19 May 2009 7:42am

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

Nice b&w with good introduction of tones and grain

19 May 2009 7:55am

Nerise from Groblersal, South Africa

Nice shot, I love the antique feeling of the photo!

19 May 2009 8:51am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent image! J'aime! :o)

19 May 2009 10:50am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Nicely seen and captured! ;-)

19 May 2009 11:32am

Faramarz from Tehran, Iran

wow... this shot is perfect... thanks for sharing.

19 May 2009 12:32pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

The sepia tone and grainy look suit very well to this scene of an other time...

19 May 2009 12:37pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Nice atmosphere in this one

19 May 2009 12:43pm

Marsha from Colorado, United States

Interesting photo - I love old historical shots like this.

19 May 2009 2:11pm

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

ahh.. this photograph gives me a wistful feeling.. great work again Mariana! :)

19 May 2009 2:14pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Beautiful vintage... both this amazing place and your wonderful capture!!!

19 May 2009 2:44pm

zOOm from Paris, France

Back into the past ! Good idea of course for this sepia hint.

19 May 2009 2:45pm

flyingwind from Taiyuan, China

What a good use of canon powershot sx100! Well done!

19 May 2009 2:51pm

amirreza from tehran, Iran

nice historical shot
well done

19 May 2009 3:04pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

You captured this well. And with the sepia treatment, you have given this photo a real sense of vintage.

19 May 2009 3:10pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine image that appears to be from the past! What a great way to show off the preserved household items. Fine interior shot. Wonderful toning.

19 May 2009 3:12pm

@Don: funny site i am getting when want to see your work

Ken from United States

This is a surprise and a nice one! Love that light coming thru the window.

19 May 2009 3:13pm

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

this is very interesting, like in an old movie

19 May 2009 3:18pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Definite walk back in time.

19 May 2009 3:42pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Easily could have been the home of my grandparents, though see often burned her biscuits : ] best...jerry

19 May 2009 3:42pm

Jenn from Winnipeg, Canada

this is a beautiful shot Mariana.

19 May 2009 3:48pm

Bogdan from Brasov, Romania

Superb shot! Looks very old, so you did a exceptional job with the processing! Thx for sharing

19 May 2009 4:41pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

very nice scenery - I like the tonality, the grain and the old time look

19 May 2009 4:42pm

ZoomLNZ from Los Angeles Area, United States

A very convincing photo. Good shot!

19 May 2009 5:14pm

Mike from United States

Hey... wow! 1: The light is fantastic in this! 2: It's a great portrait. 3: The way you processed this looks like you took it then. Wonderful shot. The expression on the woman's face really seems natural to the shot.

19 May 2009 6:01pm

daina from United States

Even with the old world setting and dress as well as the toning, where it might feel as if long ago, it has a life and immediate presence especially in the woman’s expression and posture. I like the aliveness and the feeling of being in that room.

19 May 2009 6:05pm

peter from new york, United States

it's like traveling back in time! nice portrait : )

19 May 2009 6:27pm

philippe from moselle, France

on se croirait retourné 200 ans dans le passé , superbe sensation , merci à toi Mariana ....

19 May 2009 6:28pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A marvelous shot of time gone by. If I didn't know better. I'd say it was a vintage shot redone. Bravo.

19 May 2009 7:05pm

Celeb from Madrid, Spain

I like the grainy look...

19 May 2009 7:08pm

CMLDigitalDetails from NA, United States

The antique texture you added to this image works very well. Nice work

19 May 2009 7:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Superb tones for this shot.

19 May 2009 8:03pm

Yvon from Orleans, France

la vie des mennonites m'a toujours parue étrange comme leurs habitudes et cette vie tournée vers le passé
superbe photo, la couleur va très bien avec le sujet

19 May 2009 8:08pm

Don Smith from California, United States

Hi Mariana, I've spent some time reviewing images on your blog and you do outstanding work. Very creative eye for color and light (my two favorite subjects). Keep up the excellent work!

19 May 2009 8:09pm

@Don Smith: Thanks a lot for visit and kind comment on my work :))

Stef67 from in my head, France

born in the head of Full Sprint , du bonheur tes clichés , j suis fan ^^

19 May 2009 8:13pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

beautifull vintage composition

19 May 2009 9:03pm

tomie from Timor-Leste

fantastic work on that picture! it seems coming from a time when photography did not exist!
i would like to have a biscuit....i love biscuit!

19 May 2009 9:06pm

Nicolas from Paris, France

Very nice picture. In the capture and then in the processing you choosed right.

19 May 2009 10:20pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

It has a real authentic look to it, the color tint is perfect.

19 May 2009 10:57pm

Gilles Martineau from Granby, Québec, Canada

You've been playing with the limits of speed, aperture and ISO, Great shot!

19 May 2009 11:47pm

Terry H. from Azle Texas, United States

Beautiful processing and wonderful composition. You did a great job on making the photo look real to life as in the past.

20 May 2009 12:47am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

very nice

20 May 2009 1:09am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very interesting document and a great old style photo. I like the color chosen and the composition, and specially the appearence of film grain.

20 May 2009 4:40am

dkc from Xanthi, Greece

Timeless shot with great tones and feelings!

20 May 2009 9:17am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

very nice picture of the past !!!!!

20 May 2009 12:06pm

Lynn from United States

Great shot!!! Love the tone and old time look...very well done interior photo. Thanks so much for the history on this one :))

20 May 2009 2:34pm

rian from mobile, United States

a throwback to the past, eh? looks pretty cool too! great shot! :)

20 May 2009 11:02pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like this old times mood here :-)

21 May 2009 10:49am

JaCkYe from Porto, Portugal

Love it Mariana :))

27 May 2009 6:00pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/20 second
ISO 800
6 mm