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Wigwam Burners

Discussion in 'Black and White' started by WoodWorks, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    These structures once were commonplace all over the Pacific Northwest.

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    by David Wood, on Flickr

    They were used to burn off all of the "scrap" wood from the lumber industry.

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    by David Wood, on Flickr

    These days the lumber industry has all but vanished, and what used to be scrap is now put to all sorts of use.

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    by David Wood, on Flickr

    These two wigwams are in the small town of Dorris, just across the Oregon border in northern California.

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    by David Wood, on Flickr

    Soon they'll only exist in photographs.

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    by David Wood, on Flickr

    All shot with the A7 and SEL24240.
     
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  2. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Fascinating
     
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  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Nice shots David and nicely composed! :thumbsup:
     
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  4. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Intriguing. They're made of sheet metal, I guess? Nice shots too!
     
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  5. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Aug 6, 2011
    Very interesting and well photographed! I've never seen these before.
     
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  6. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks Ad. Yes, they're made of sheet metal, though of a fairly thick gauge. My guess is that they got very hot when put to use.
     
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  7. garethwi

    garethwi TalkEmount Regular

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    Sep 2, 2011
    Netherlands
    Gareth
    Cool photos.
     
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  8. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Nicely done David. Mono works pretty well for these.
     
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  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Thanks Jim. And yeah, it was mid-afternoon when I took these, so I thought mono might suit that harsh light better than color.
     
  10. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    Will
    Most informative, and superbly photographed. My first time seeing these too.
     
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