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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

The Sawtooth Buildings


Odds are, by the time you read this these historical buildings - The Sawtooth Structure - will be gone. They are being torn down, supposedly, to make room for a restaurant and a parking lot to go with the new motel that was built close by; although the developer has four years to develop the area left vacant by the demolition.

Commentary:

Personally I believe that the historical Sawtooth Structure could have been saved, should have been saved but, in the end money and special interest won the day; isn't that the way it usually goes. We promote historical tourism in our area and wind up tearing down the very objects we want to promote; remember the Queen City Hotel and Station, one of the last remaining railroad hotels in the nation?

End of commentary:

This photo was taken with a DSLR and an 18 - 70 mm lens, ISO was 200 shot at 1/250 sec @ f/5.6. In Photoshop Elements it was converted to a B&W photo, cropped for the square look, and had some contrast and a little sharpening added to it to compensate for the web resizing.

Yeah this, too, is a part of my world and you are welcome to it.