Digital Art - Digital Art / Photography Based Digital Hand-painting
As it passes through and sets aglow the shimmering leaves, the slant of the sunlight on a September morning creates intricate shadows in the dirt road and picks up the just-turning golds of the trees and shrubs in an early autumn day.
Walking through restored Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, no matter how many times you've visited, almost always brings fresh sights and something new to learn and enjoy. The unique Cooper's Shop in the Ludwell-Paradise Stables will certainly catch the eye as you stroll down Nicholson Street.
Coopering, which was the manufacturing of barrels, was a highly skilled trade in Colonial and Revolutionary days and after. It required strength and skill and an understanding of many different kinds of wood to create strong, water-tight barrels by shaping them into tight-fitting and curved staves bound with iron. Depending on the cask itself, it could hold anything from tobacco, milk and flour to gunpowder.
The stable building itself includes a dove-cote in the side gable, seen here, and is where pigeons were kept in the old days. The cupola at the top of the main building is a charming architectural element that adds beauty and grace.
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... this image will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
January 19th, 2018
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