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Portrait of an Outhouse
« on: August 25, 2017, 08:37:35 pm »

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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2017, 04:27:39 am »

Who says landscape photography isn't art?!?  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 06:30:32 am »

Who says landscape photography isn't art?!?  ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Are you familiar with Dr Who, Eric?
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 08:52:03 am »

Inspired by your trip to Nova Scotia?  :)

Nova Scotia's Outhouse Museum (Sherman Hines Photographer)
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 10:16:07 am »

Sharon, Thank you!

Graeme, Yes, I used to follow Dr. Who regularly several years ago. I haven't checked out the new female Dr. yet, but I did immediately think of the Tardis when I saw this outhouse. Perhaps I should have called it "Portrait of a Tardis."

JNB_Rare, This was actually back home in Massachusetts last week. I'll have to check on the museum on my next trip to Nova Scotia.

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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 11:14:55 am »

Fine image. I'm surprised nobody has complained that the outhouse is too centred.

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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 01:45:29 pm »

Fine image. I'm surprised nobody has complained that the outhouse is too centred.
I've been hoping they would complain. I enjoy causing distress to the rule followers.   ;)
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 02:14:37 pm »

I've been hoping they would complain. I enjoy causing distress to the rule followers.   ;)

The photo is of a porta-pottie not a true outhouse. Outhouses are not constructed of plastic. ;)
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 03:12:08 pm »

Perhaps I should have called it "Portrait of a Tardis."

Perhaps if the good doctor started to use an outside toilet of this type for his/her inter dimensional time travels, then shouldn't it be renamed as the "Turdis"?

Doctor poo...?

I'll get my coat...
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 03:17:39 pm »

The thumbnail version definitely shouts "TARDIS!" in my ears.  :D

Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 03:34:34 pm »

Perhaps if the good doctor started to use an outside toilet of this type for his/her inter dimensional time travels, then shouldn't it be renamed as the "Turdis"?

Doctor poo...?

I'll get my coat...

;D  ;D  ;D
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2017, 08:42:43 pm »

Is that a cemetery in the background, and a ghost over on the right?  ???
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2017, 12:21:15 am »

Is that a cemetery in the background, and a ghost over on the right?  ???
In the background is simply a grove of trees on a farm, which also owns the tardis, er, outhouse.
The ghost on the right is the result of my sloppy PS-work to get rid of a few trees to emphasize the symmetry. I should try to clean it up.
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2017, 10:49:58 am »

That's not an outhouse, Eric. An "outhouse" is made of wood, often shingled, and has a picture of a quarter moon on the door! I know because I used one during the summers when I was a kid in northern Michigan. I don't have time at the moment to search for a picture of one, but I may get time before long and show y'all what a real outhouse looks like.
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2017, 03:39:10 pm »

Here's the real thing -- from Lake City, Colorado. No moon on the door, but everything else is in place.
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Re: Portrait of an Outhouse
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2017, 04:19:42 pm »

You've got to watch out for these vandals, Russ. They'll steal the moon right off of your door!

Have you ever read Chic Sale's delightful  monologue about a builder of outhouses, called "The Specialist." One line in it I recall is something about "your typical eight family three-holer."
You would enjoy it.

Eric

P.S. Here is a link to a couple of excerpts: http://www.chicsale.net/books/specialist/
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