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POTN Powershot Speed Challenge #25 - Subject - Local History

 
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Jun 26, 2006 21:33 |  #1


Challenge #25 - Local History


Lately, I have been on a local history kick. I like to see and photograph things that were from a different historic era. Things like mills, lighthouses, old houses, etc. Other ideas could be things that represent the past, like monuments or statues. But the real challenge is that I would like to see photos from your neck of the woods. A photo that shows me a little about the history of where you live or work. In addition to the standard title and camera name, please include a bit of info about the shot and how it connects to the history of your town.

Please don't be turned off by the "local" aspect of the challenge. If you cannot come up with a good shot in your area, anything historical will do.

In addition to the standard elements of photography, I will be judging the extent to which your photo captures or represents a bygone era.

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Post until Monday noon GMT, July 3, 2006.


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1. Camera -- Any Canon Powershot Series Camera (SD, A-series, S1/2, & S-series only...No Pro 1's!!!)


2. Time -- any on-topic photo taken at any time is eligible, although photos that have won other competitions should NOT be entered.

3. Size -- Photo must be EXACTLY 800 pixels on the longest side and no more than 200K in size with NO BORDERS. Here is some help for resizing your photos in Photoshop -
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* ONE PHOTO per photographer in each challenge.
* Photo Name in the message subject line.
* Camera model.

6. Notes -- Name and camera you used and any other information pertaining to the photo...location, photo tips, brief EXIF data ect.

7. Commenting -- No commenting during challenge. When the posting is closed, comments can be made in this thread.
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Jun 29, 2006 00:29 |  #2

Title - "Independence Hall"
Camera - Canon A510 - Program Mode w/Tripod..
Post Processing - Resized, +10% Contrast..
Info - Taken in May while in Philadelphia, just before sunset..
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Jun 29, 2006 14:48 as a reply to  @ Formulated_One's post |  #3

Monolito Bennett

Powershot S2 IS
Av Mode, 1/1600, f2.7, ISO 50
Tried to isolate the main subject from the background buildings.

This is Monolito Bennett, the biggest monolithic piece of the Tiahuanacu culture from Bolivia (9 meters tall or 29+ feet), it was discovered by William Bennett, that's the why of it's name. Is currently at the Subterranean Temple, a temple which it's main purpose was for sacrifice, that's why there are two many human heads in the walls (carved in rock). this place is in La Paz, Bolivia, surrounded by many buildings and a stadium. The Tiahuanacu culture, was the antecesor of the Inca culture.


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Jun 29, 2006 15:35 as a reply to  @ estrugo's post |  #4

Colonial Palace

Title: Governors Palace
Camera: S1
Info: The palace of the colonial governor of virgina at the time of Independence. This shot is from the rear.

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Jun 30, 2006 01:09 |  #5

Title: Barracks Gate
Camera: Fujifilm s5600
Info: "The Arch is nothing more than a hint of the grandeur which once characterised this chequered building which was designed by the architect, Richard Roach Jewell. The building was completed in 1863 and was used by the Pensioner Guards (retired soldiers) until 1904. In one of those decisions which has reasonable people gasping with disbelief the barracks were demolished in 1966 to make way for the Mitchell Freeway. The Barracks Archway stands as a monument to the stupidity of politicians who refuse to heed either history or public outcry. The archway was saved only by the public fury which greeted the plan to totally destroy the building."
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Jun 30, 2006 15:01 as a reply to  @ sando's post |  #6

This is a shot taken on a recent trip to the smokey Mountains, it is of an old mill in pigonforge,Tn. it is now a resturaunt and gift shop. I took the photo wit an S2IS, Post processing was done in photoshop to make it look like a pencil sketch. EXIF: shutter speed 1/250, f-stop 2.9, metering pattern

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Jun 30, 2006 15:09 as a reply to  @ sando's post |  #7

Mission San José

San José is one of five remaining Spanish missions in San Antonio. While not as well known as the Alamo, San José is one of the most beautiful. It has been called the “Queen of the Missions” and is now run by the National Park Service. It is an active parish of the Catholic Church and visitors are welcome to attend mass on Sundays.

The Spanish conquistadors sang the song “Do You Know the Way to San José” as they made their way north from Mexico. Every time they ran into someone they would break into song because they didn’t know the way to San José. Now if you believe that, come to San Antonio because I have five missions I can sell you real cheap.:lol: I'm sorry I couldn't help myself.

If you want to know more about Mission San José go to: http://www.nps.gov/saa​n/visit/MissionSanJose​.htm (external link)

This is a veiw of the east gate to Mission San José. I think of it as the backdoor to the mission. Not many people come for this veiw but I like it because it's not so touristy (if that's a word).

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Jun 30, 2006 16:53 as a reply to  @ spur's post |  #8

St. Marks Church, Port Hope Ontario.

Built in 1822 this national treasure is one of Ontario's oldest wooden churches still in use. Elias Smith, the founder of Port Hope, was largely responsible for the establishment of St. Mark's and donated the land on which it was built.

St. Mark's was one of the first buildings in Ontario to be designated for architectural and historic interest under the Ontario Heritage Act of 1970.


It was also the parish church of Canada's first Canadian born Governor-General of Canada (1952-59), Vincent Massey.

In 1959 Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip were guests at the home of then Governor-General Vincent Massey. During their stay they joined the congregation in worship at St. Mark's on July 26.

After the service the Queen signed the guest book, which is still on display in the church.

Photo taken June 30 2006.

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Jun 30, 2006 17:46 as a reply to  @ Salsa's post |  #9

Mobile History

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This streetcar has been around! Built in 1906 for the city of Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., after several rebuilds it was purchased in 1924 by the City of Nelson, British Columbia, Canada. It served on the streetcar system here until 1949, when the service was replaced by buses.

It was then sold for $10 to a veterinarian who converted it into a dog kennel, then later a chicken coop, a storage shed and a souvenir and crafts shop.

In 1982 it was acquired by the Nelson Electric Tramway Society, fully restored to authentic condition, and now runs along our waterfront each summer staffed by volunteer Motormen and Conductors.

The building in the background is the current home of the Nelson Rowing Club which has operated since 1898 - even longer than old Car 23.



  
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Jun 30, 2006 17:46 as a reply to  @ Salsa's post |  #10

The Sultana

The Sultana is a reproduction of an eighteenth century schooner. It was the brainstorm of local folks, and build locally, of local materials, to the blueprints of the original.
It is currently moored on the Chester River, in Chestertown, where it serves as a floating classroom.

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Jun 30, 2006 20:56 as a reply to  @ nwyman's post |  #11

Dino Foot

Taken at the Dinosaur Footrpint Reservation at Holyoke MA, just under 20 mins. from where I live. This site is along the west bank of the Connecticut River. The CT River Valley is said to have a plethora of paleontological speciments like dinosaur footprints. Although there were supposed to be 134, it is now harder to distinguish the footprints. It was still pretty cool to walk along the path where these dinosaurs once walked more than 65 million years ago.

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Jul 01, 2006 05:25 |  #12

St. Stephens Church

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St.Stephens Church at the top of my street, (West Ealing, London, UK)

Camera: Canon S2 IS
Settings: 1/60sec, f/3.5, foc. length 6mm (35mm equivalent 131mm)
Metering mode: center weight
Polarizing filter, hand held

Taken in the early afternoon with a very harsh light.
No post processing except resize and little bit of sharpening

I live only 5 minutes from this church but I wasn't even sure what it's called until I looked into my local map :oops:
As it is in the middle of a residential area it took me some walking around until I found the right spot for the pic.

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Jul 02, 2006 13:47 as a reply to  @ Obor's post |  #13

First post, I've been looking around and I love this place!
heres my attempt...

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Photo Info: Sharpstein, Local elementary school newly remodeled...Oldest school in the state of Washington, built in 1898. It's quite a site nowadays!

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Model : Canon A620
Exposure time: 1/100
Fnumber: f/4.0

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Jul 02, 2006 13:56 |  #14

Old Ardena Schoolhouse #2, Built 1855
This one room school was in use till the 1930's..now the town has 13 schools.
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Jul 02, 2006 14:50 |  #15

USS Alabama

The USS Alabama sustained sever damage from hurricane Katrina, taking several months to repair.


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