The Tabby House is located on the corner of 7th and Ash Streets in the town of Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island Florida. The house is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.
"Tabby House" gets its name because of its style of construction. Many people think that the siding has been removed but this was how the house was constructed. Tabby was the concrete of the 1800's in this area. If you walk by, you can clearly see oyster shells, sand, and other bits of beach because that's how tabby was made. The tabby is a combination of oyster shells, sand, lime and water.
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bema (26293) 2010-12-11 4:43
a very good pov and a real nice capture of this impressive old house.. like a lot that old-styled architecture, such building have a soul in my opinion..
thanks for sharing, see you around, warmest regards Bernd
ls7902 (7328) 2010-12-11 4:44
Interesting architecture and useful notes. I like the wooden balcony where the residents can relax & view the street. Good exposure in the afternoon sun. Regards. latiff.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-12-11 4:59
A very good presnettaion of this elegant and very nice house. Excellent managment of light which give contrast nad very graphic play of shade well collected. Details of the architectur well collected too under a superb blue sky.
Have a nice WE,
jacquest (18489) 2010-12-11 5:01
Quite an interesting structure with the balconies and also these 2 chimneys. I like the way you aligned the corner of the fence with the inside angle of the house.
Nicely done !
Royaldevon (28285) 2010-12-11 5:01
People were so resourceful in their use of materials. I think the idea of making concrete from oyster shells sounds wonderful!
This is a most attractive house. I have always loved the idea of having a verandah on the upper part of the house. It would be so lovely to sit out from your bedroom on a warm, balmy day.
The shot is well composed, with the corner almost on the thirds line. A fine exposure where the use of the low sun produces interesting shadows, following the contours of the wall & fence.
Have a good w/e,
besnard (52809) 2010-12-11 5:08
Elle est superbe cette maison. Tu l'as cadrée de très belle manière pour la mettre en valeur. Du bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
snunney (81641) 2010-12-11 6:56
The well chosen point of view depicts the architecture of this most interesting house to great effect. The whole is set off beautifully by the polarised blue sky. Light, colours and sharpness are all good features here.
pierrefonds (56034) 2010-12-11 10:16
The distance between the fence and the house is giving depth to the composition. The corner point of vuew is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Tabby house. The late morning light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
pablominto (53744) 2010-12-11 11:02
Interesting style with fine architectural details, and you found a fine point of view to capture the house!
Fine light and sharp details, the chimneys contrast well with the lovely blue sky...
A classical well balanced composition!
lousat (74839) 2010-12-11 15:05
Hi Asa,a very nice archtitechture and a very nice pic too,whit the best point of view to understand all you write in the note,i like a lot the excellent contrast between the home and the sky,very well done,have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Budapestman (82620) 2010-12-11 16:11
a beautiful architectural photo with attractive composition and very nice details, a nostalgic and peaceful shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
gunbud (34066) 2010-12-11 19:44
You have captured the lovely Tabby house at the perfect angle to expose the impressive lines of the fence and the intricate design of the lovely porch.
The strong light and vivid blue sky work very well here.
s_lush (16134) 2010-12-13 22:30
I like this type of architecture and the way of construction very much. Excellent texture of external walls, well thought-out design of the house and the landscape around, perfect composition of the shot, bright sun light, beautiful colors and very high photographic qualities!
jlbrthnn (79791) 2010-12-14 11:24
Good evening Asa,
The historical houses are not rare in Florida. Once again the point of view and framing are quite selected. Excellent quality of the realization. Cheer.
Have a nice day
batalay (35125) 2010-12-14 17:44
The architectural portrait you've presented this time has a compelling note attached. The building material seems unique, but at the end of the day, I imagine lime, sand... has the same ingredients, except in pulverized form. I like photos of buildings as they are seen edge on, featuring two-point perspective.
danos (85041) 2010-12-15 2:14
nice presentation of the Tabby house with its specific architectural style,as has to sides with a common balcony.I like the contrast of the colours as the clarity of the image.
paninho (2931) 2010-12-16 6:10
Très jolie maison traditionnelle! Bon cadrage et belles couleurs! Bravo! Antonio
Charo (51210) 2010-12-17 11:38
Very nice this construction with a unique style. Despite its antiquity, is perfectly preserved.
Excellent views and great light and colors.
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2010-12-22 8:08
interesting picture of this old house, typical of America. good colors capture too. Great job, my friend.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-12-22 10:25
Que bela casa também quero uma igual :) , achei a varanda linda com aqueles arcos , lindas as duas chaminés , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
SWEETFREEDOM (22170) 2010-12-28 1:43
interesting notes about the construction of this house very characteristic.
good p.o.v. and colors.
Silvio1953 (119401) 2010-12-28 15:04
Ciao Asa, great POV on lovely house, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (54816) 2010-12-28 22:52
these photos of the homes are very striking, simple composition but thats all thats needed here, very beautiful with the warm lighting.
mkamionka (30068) 2011-01-01 23:50
what a charming house, very nicely presented. Your collection of residential houses from Florida is truly impressive. I can almost get a feeling like I have a walk there by myself.
Have a happy new year,
jemaflor (82832) 2011-01-13 11:16
Original house, good angle to take a shot about this place, nice light and blue sky, interesting result.
paololg (31448) 2011-01-31 11:46
Ciao dear Asa
interesting image of this house built in colonial style. Interesting also to know that it has been built with oyster shells, sand, files and water. A photo captured by a pleasant POV and with good photographic quality. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice day!
delpeoples (52897) 2011-07-29 3:18
What an amazing old house. The colours are lovely and rich, the image is sharp with superb details. Great job, thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day.
- Copyright: Asa Jernigan (asajernigan) (21066)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-11-24
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 50D, Tamron AF18-270mm F3,5-6,3 DI II VC LD, DIGITAL Circular P.L.D. 72mm
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Fernandina Beach, Florida [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-12-11 4:33