Photography and commentary from John Fujimagari

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Retlaw Church

Retlaw Church

 

Retlaw is an interesting place. There’s not much left there but a few houses and the church. The church fell into disrepair and sat basically abandoned for many years. In the 1990’s the local area residents banded together and restored the church. Since then, the building has served for community functions, a couple weddings and even a funeral. The facility comes to life each Christmas when they hold an annual Christmas service. Retlaw also has ties to my family. My Mother taught in a one room schoolhouse there in the 1950’s. Sadly the school no longer exists.

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Church And The Pine Tree

Churh And The Pine Tree

 

Another Image from this year’s Kelby World Wide Photo Walk, hosted by my friend Gudrun. This old church has been converted to a private residence but unusually the owner has retained the cross on the steeple. The overcast day had very flat lighting. I used the Dehaze tool in Lightroom to bring out some detail in the clouds. Bridgeland is an interesting area of Calgary with an abundance of older homes and buildings.

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Riverside Bungalow And Church

Riverside Bungalow And Church

 

I thought that the very angular nature of the Riverside Bungalow building contrasted nicely with the rounded domes of the church behind and up the hill from our Bridgeland location. The shot was taken on Scott Kelby’s World Wide Photo Walk, led, again, by my friend Gudrun. With the low contrast lighting, caused by the heavy overcast, juxtaposing the two differing shapes made sense to me.

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United Church Dorothy

United Church Dorothy

 

At the east end of the Red Deer River valley past Drumheller, Alberta lies the Hamlet of Dorothy, Alberta. It’s not very lively these days, but in the heydays they managed to build two churches. The current residents have managed to maintain both churches.

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Catholic Church Dorothy

Catholic Church Dorothy

 

At the east end of the Red Deer River valley past Drumheller, Alberta lies the Hamlet of Dorothy, Alberta. It’s not very lively these days, but in the heydays they managed to build two churches. The current residents have managed to maintain both churches.

In the best of light…