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Tobacco Drying Sheds

Northeast of Long Point, Ontario, there exists a large lowland area ideally suited to growing tobacco. For much of the time this area has been in use for agricultural purposes, tobacco has been the staple crop for the area and an entire infrastructure was developed to support that type of farming. Then about the late 1960s, tobacco became the subject of major health campaigns and this marked the start of the inevitable decline in that industry. That decline is now pretty much complete with other crops now planted in former tobacco fields and the iconic sheds such as these, used for drying tobacco leaves, have been largely demolished. These are a few of the remaining ones. - JW

 

Taken using a hand-held Nikon D5000 fitted with a Nikor 18-105mm VR lenses set to 52mm, ISO200, Aperture priority mode, f/9.0, 1/250 sec. PP in GIMP: slight tone curve adjust, sharpen, add bars and text.

 

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Taken on February 26, 2012