This ↓ is Paul, the owner of Temple's Sugar Bush.
He came to our table to thank me for the photo that I printed (see below) and offered to open up the boiler room for us after we finished our meal. He had finished a new ceiling over the winter and was happy to show off his impressive handiwork. I love his lumberjack look although it is quite a departure for an ex-military guy. (I processed this to try to bring out his hardy and rugged features.)
I had printed and given them a copy of this ↑ picture which I had taken at Winterlude in downtown Ottawa several weeks ago. He mentioned that they have had this booth and another going for several years now during this winter festival.
So, into the boiler room we went, and I took a number of shots. I had been in there before, but not with the new ceiling and not without many other customers milling about.
I don't think I need to say any more, so I will just present the photos. I really like some of the b&w versions, but also present the colour counterparts in most cases.
I prefer the colour version of this next pair.
A few from floor level. The final one didn't seem to translate well to b&w, so I didn't bother.
Okay, one more: I don't love this ↓ photo, but I do think it's interesting how the ceiling reflected in the pipe.
It was a nice opportunity to click the camera.