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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Weekly Black & White Square Photo

Across The Tracks



Let's get away from the snow for a while and take a look Across The Tracks. This is a view from in front of the Western Maryland Station looking west across the tracks, and across Wills Creek. This view shows the buildings on Greene St. at the intersection of Greene St., Baltimore St., Washington St., and Cumberland St.

At the top of the hill is Prospect Square, and the church on the left, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, sits at the east end of where Fort Cumberland once stood. Some notable  people who at one time or another were at Fort Cumberland are British General Edward Braddock, a young Daniel Boone, Boone's Uncle Daniel Morgan (an American General during the Revolutionary war), the famous scout Christopher Gist and George Washington.

Have I ever mentioned that there is a great deal of history in Western Maryland?

The photo itself was taken with a DSLR and an 18 - 70mm lens. ISO was 200 taken at 1/100 sec at f/5.6. In Photoshop Elements I cropped for the square look and then converted it to a B&W image. I then adjusted the contrast just a little and then, after resizing, I added a smidgen of sharpening.

Yes, in my world there is a great deal of history and if you look back through many of my previous blog posts you will see where I've pointed this out many of times. And, yes, George Washington actually did sleep here. He seemed to have slept in many locations around our country.

Yeah, this is my historical world, then and now, and you are welcome to it.