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Old Mar 11, 2007, 6:25 PM   #1
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I had the priviledge of leading a staff retreat held at a plantation along the James River in Virginia this past weekend. We stayed in a hunting lodge about 200 yards from the main, original mansion. Here is the stairwell.

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Old Mar 11, 2007, 6:26 PM   #2
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And the front of the mansion.

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http://www.pbase.com/gwcoles/virginia_retreat


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Hey there, this place looks so familiar to me. What's the name of it? It's on the James River near where? thanks.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 8:43 PM   #4
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It's called Upper Brandon and it is near Hopewell, Virginia (by about 25 miles). There's nothing around except farmland and a few other estates. Very quiet and secluded. Part of an original 7,000 acre property deeded to a Captain James Martin -- I believe back in the 1600s.

It is rented out continuously, often to hunters who shoot phesant, ducks, etc. -- and for corporate retreats.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 9:03 PM   #5
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Hi Walter. Very interesting shots and informative narrative. However, this pair of shots doesn't quite meet the challenge. Although the first shot is undeniably related to the second, it is not something that is visible in the second shot. The idea of the challenge was to shoot a closup of an external, visible feature of a structure and then a wide view to give perspective to the closeup.

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Very interesting and deja-vu like. I don't know why I would have been there, but have been in the area. thanks
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Old Mar 12, 2007, 9:37 AM   #7
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Sorry, Cal. Maybe this will help.


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