I have taken thousands of photographs over the many years that I have built handmade homes.
This photo may be my favorite.
The image reveals an incredible vintage timber-frame that we were re-erecting, complete with a solid stone foundation, and located on a scenic Virginia hillside.
The weather was perfect that day.
The birds were singing.
It was a really good day… life just doesn’t give anyone enough of those kind of days.
But what makes the photo pop for me, is the image of my lead man pointing instructions to the crew on what needed attention at that moment.
I felt like I captured a “Sistine Chapel moment”… where the creator was reaching out to create with the tip of his finger.
I could easily visualize this same scene having been played out, with this same frame, 200 years before.
Originally posted 2015-04-08 20:05:42.