Tuesday Photo Challenge – Renewal

Organic touches with industrial elements!

Welcome to week 216 of the Tuesday Photo Challenge! I’m catching up slowly and have started on last week’s round up; there were a lot of responses, which I will share with you later today.

As work on our bathroom just finished, I thought it might be appropriate to have that serve as inspiration for this week’s theme. My wife and I are both very happy with the end result and feel a sense of renewal and appreciation for what this shower brings us. The spacious walk-in and gentle rain shower renew every fiber of one’s body!

For this week, please share what brings renewal to you, whether it is the impending change of season or some other aspect in your life that brings a new sense of energy to you. I look forward to seeing what might renew each of you!

Here are two angles of the redone bathroom…

Imagine, if you will, that this space was a mid-1980s yellow tub with a yellow linoleum floor…it has been renewed and is transformed! Our design decision were influenced by our travels, looking for a bright space for the shower with lovely Ukrainian tile and a wood-like linoleum floor. The industrial element brought in by the door made for a perfect contrast to the organic components in the room. There are still some splashes of color to be added, but you get the idea!

The full rules of this challenge are in TPC Guidelines, but here’s the tl;dr:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please tag your post with fpj-photo-challenge (if you’re not sure about how tags work, please check out this WordPress article about tagging posts)
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week (note: pingbacks may not appear immediately, as my site is set up to require approval for linking to it; helps against previous bad experiences with spamming)
  • Have fun creating something new (or sharing something old)!!

Please stay safe and continue to renew yourself!

Fairground Bathroom

Useful when you need it!

The WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge has the theme of Peek.  A bit of an interesting theme, as it allows us to take it into many directions.

After yesterday’s historic locale in our peek in to the Forum, I thought that today it might be a great moment for something more mundane.  Fairgrounds are dotted across the United States, where they are both used for their original purpose of shows, as well as a gathering place for a variety of events.  When I took today’s photo, I was photographing a dog agility event at the Fairground in Chester, Connecticut.

This is what I happened upon early in the morning…

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The Bathroom

Between the lines and the light, this scene needed to be photographed.  I did get an unusual look from a person who came to hang a placard, as I had a tripod set up for this shot, but that didn’t bother me much 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this sanitary expedition and have a wonderful day!

The Bathroom

We go here all the time!

With today’s daily prompt of Ordinary, the WordPress Daily Post challenges us to find the non-quotidian among the pedestrian!

Of course, that is a challenge that I accept gladly!

I present to you…

The Bathroom
The Bathroom

This wonderful bathroom is at the Chester Fairground in Connecticut.  A framed print of this hangs in our downstairs bathroom at home.

Americana – Fairground Bathroom

As a transplant from the Netherlands, I have a slightly different take on what those folks who grew up in the United States take as every day components of their environment.  This does provide me the opportunity to capture some images that translate this alternate perspective.  These are part of my series that I have loosely termed: Americana.

Today’s image is probably the one that started it all for this series.  I happened upon this scene during a weekend that had me photographing a dog agility competition in Chester, Connecticut.  The location is a small fairground, one of many around New England.  Upon entering this bathroom, I was struck by both the light and the lines that were presented to me.

Fair Bathroom

I did get an odd look from one of the fairground workers, who came to post some notices in the bathroom.  It wasn’t every day that they saw a photographer with a camera on a tripod in their bathrooms…

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D MkIII using an EF 17-40mm f4/L lens. This was shot as a series of 5 exposures with exposure values at -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 EV around the metered exposure. The shots were combined and process using HDRSoft’s Photomatix Pro.

Daily Prompt – Open

Potty humor?

Today’s Daily Prompt of Open is one of those interesting ones that we can take into multiple directions.  We can have Open Minds, Open Hearts, Open Doors, be Open to New Ideas and even work with Open Source.

In today’s image, the Bathroom is Open, and I’d like to suggest that it’s open to all!

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The Bathroom is Open!

This image was taken a number of years back at the Chester Fairground in Connecticut; I got a couple of strange looks for setting up a tripod, but the end result was well worth it!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III with an EF 24-105mm f/4L lens.  It was taken as a series of 5 shots with exposure values of -2, -1, 0, +1 and +2 EV, which were processed in Photomatix Pro to create this HDR image.