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Old Aug 19, 2010, 10:00 AM   #1
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Some pictures of an abandoned farmhouse in Zoar Valley. Adjacient to the house is a barn, much of which is now crumbled. There is a cementary on the property whose stones, which number about a dozen have broken off at the base and lay upon the ground. Although the dates on the stones mark the date of deaths around the first and second decade of the 1800's, I dont believe that this farmhouse is from the same era. Perhaps it is a rebuild from the 1860's of a once wooden structure. To look at all the brick that had to be brought up to this isolated area by horse and wagon must of been a chore in its day.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 9:08 AM   #2
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Is that an old tree trunk coming out on the wall?
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 5:30 PM   #3
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Good catch. Actually it is whats left of copper tubing that ran from the roof to a cistern to collect rain water. At first I thought it ran into the basement as many did, put it ran to an outside cistern pit to the left of the building.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 5:33 PM   #4
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The structure was erected in 1840's from a wood frame house. The property has been in the family for 200 years. Its not for sale......I tried.
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It would be nice to own one, restore it and live in it.
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I like the photos a lot. With the description you furnish -- cemetery, broken down farmhouse, and the building's antiquity -- it'd be interesting to see more photos. Also might be interesting to play around with post-processing to change the bright sunny day into more antique-looking or even spooky just a thought... Great shots!
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 9:00 AM   #7
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Have at it VV. I did run it through Martins' program, and it turned out pretty good to my eyes.
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 9:04 AM   #8
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Speaking to a family member I learned that in fact the bricks were made at the site, as he was kind enough to show me where the kiln was once located. The clay was brought up from the river below.
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Thank you for the opportunity. I made two quick edits. These are just two of many presets in Topaz.

Topaz Adjust "Spicify" preset.


Topaz Adjust "Sketch - Dark Charcoal" preset.
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 1:07 PM   #10
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The first is crazy VV.....it looks great. The second looks like Nightmare on Elm St. LOL. I have very little time to shoot let alone time to learn an utilitze a program.
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