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Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Favorite… Approaching the Paw Paw Tunnel

      


The Paw Paw Tunnel is a little over 3000 feet long. It is part of the C&O Canal in Allegany County, Maryland. Construction of the tunnel began in 1836 and the work took until 1848 to complete, due to many difficulties that arose during the construction.

This view is of the West entrance of the Tunnel looking East…

 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Seneca Rocks… A Different View

      
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There are many views of Seneca Rocks. However, from what I can find on the Internet, there are not that many images with a view like this.

What I think it is that makes this one different is that it gives the impression that this was taken at a higher level than the average photo of the Rocks. I should mention that this was taken just about 500 yards further back from the photo that I published on Monday – Click here (will open in a separate window) – and I took this from the parking lot of Yokum’s store and only held the camera up in the air so as not to include the power lines running parallel to the view that I wanted.

Hope that you, too, can see the difference… Smile


    

Monday, May 27, 2013

Seneca Rocks & World War II

      
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At the Discovery Center, at the base of Seneca Rocks, stands a Monument with a plaque that says:

In honor of the
10th Mountain Division and
the soldiers they trained here on
Seneca Rocks.
 
In 1943-44 these men climbed
here to prepare themselves for the
difficulties of mountain warfare
before facing action during
World War II.

This is for the men who trained here and then went off to war…


    

Friday, May 24, 2013

Friday Favorite… Red Mansion At Dusk

      
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A mansion in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. Taken late in the evening while there was still some light in the air…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Seneca Motor Company

      
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Behind Yokum’s General Store stands the rustic remains of the Seneca Motor Company. Hanging on the outside is a fantastic sign saying “Ford Tractor”. I bet that the American Pickers would love to have it…

Monday, May 20, 2013

Silk Still Waiting…

      
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This is the last photo from the Klotz Throwing Mill collection. This mill, also known as the Lonaconing Silk Mill, in Lonaconing, MD which closed in 1957 after the employees walked out on strike, is pretty much still in the same condition as the day they walked out. They were not allowed back in and all they left is still there, in addition to all of the equipment and supplies that was there when it closed.

To see the other images from this collection you can click on the link below and you can see them all in one window. Thank you for allowing me to share with you these images of a place from when time stood still. For now the building and equipment is still there, but it it’s not sure how much longer this will last. This could be gone before we all know it…

 
    

Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Favorite… The Caretakers House

      
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This 87 year old house at the Allegany County Fairgrounds (also known as Fairgo), the residence of caretakers Isaac and Ethel Parker for four decades, served as an on-site security and maintenance system. (From the Cumberland Times-News)

The large tract of land along the Potomac River, known as Fairgo, was transformed into a beautiful fairground beneath the towering cliffs of Knobley Mountain. Seven stables, sixteen open-air barns, two exhibit halls and a caretaker’s residence were built on the fairgrounds. A large grandstand, a clubhouse, a jockey house, a pavilion at the finish line, and a paddock were erected around the half-mile oval track. The new fairgrounds also boasted a skeet shooting area and tennis courts. (From the Allegany County Fair Web Site)

When I heard that the building was to be torn down I went and took several photos to document what it was like. This is one of those photos. The building may be gone, but not forgotten.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Dormer...

      
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What is it that lies behind the Dormer, looking out onto the world below?
 
 

Monday, May 13, 2013

Spinning Room…

      
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From the Klotz Throwing Mill collection. Recently taken at the Mill in Lonaconing, MD. In 1957 the Mill closed after the employees walked out on strike. It pretty much stands today as it did on that last day when the employees walked out never to re-enter again.

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Favorite… Along The C&O Canal

      
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Lock House 75, located just five miles East of Cumberland, MD; on the Tow Path of the C&O Canal…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

BW Mode #32… Woman At Black Point

      
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This is the last photo in the series of BW Mode…

My wife and I had visited Jamestown Island early in the morning. It was overcast with a slight mist in the air. When you visit the island you have to take the long scenic drive out to Black Point at the East tip of the Island. It was here, after walking around taking some photographs, that I noticed my wife standing in amongst the tall trees that are growing at the point. You can just barely see her, even though she is only about 30 yards away. If you see her, you will get an idea of how tall are these trees.

This photo is part of an experiment in shooting in the Black & White mode on my P&S camera. To read why this experiment was done, and to see all the previous images, please click on the link below. When you scroll down to the 1st image in this series you will read all about it; what I did, why I did it and the results that works for me...


             

Monday, May 6, 2013

Memories Forgotten…

      


From the Klotz Throwing Mill collection. Recently taken at the Mill in Lonaconing, MD. In 1957 the Mill closed after the employees walked out on strike. It pretty much stands today as it did on that last day when the employees walked out never to re-enter again.

To see all of the photos from the collection, that has been published, please go to the link below...

 
      

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Favorite… 1918 Baldwin Locomotive

      

This is the locomotive known as “Mountain Thunder”. It belongs to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad based in Cumberland, MD.

When I took this photo I had in mind a vintage looking image and using Photoshop Elements I created what I believe is a photo that looks like it came out of the past. I hope you agree and will enjoy reminiscing about the past.

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As a side note - I would like to welcome the new followers of this journal. I do appreciate each and everyone of you for viewing, and hopefully enjoying, the images I post on this page. Welcome and please feel free to leave any comments. All are welcomed; both negative and positive. They all help me to become a better photographer and blogger. Thanks.

Glenn

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

BW Mode #31… The White Tree

      
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As we were walking around Jamestown Island, VA, it was early morning with an overcast sky and a slight mist in the air. I noticed this tree across the field and that it's leaves were turned upside down due to the moisture in the air. How could I not try to capture this scene in a black and white mode? It fitted the scene perfectly.

This photo is part of an experiment in shooting in the Black & White mode on my P&S camera. To read why this experiment was done, and to see all the previous images, please click on the link below. When you scroll down to the 1st image in this series you will read all about it; what I did, why I did it and the results that works for me...