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Old Sep 4, 2009, 7:13 AM   #11
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Nice series! What area of Tennessee is this in?
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Old Sep 4, 2009, 11:39 AM   #12
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Great shots, I really like abandoned buildings.
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Old Sep 4, 2009, 12:48 PM   #13
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These are cool shots Mole!
Being and old DIY'er I'v always dreamed of finding a big old house in the country somewhere and restoring it... Oh well, guess I can dream.

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Old Sep 5, 2009, 12:46 AM   #14
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Sad to see houses like these, good shots though.

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Old Sep 5, 2009, 9:08 AM   #15
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Mole do you hypnotize those bugs? You are taking some outstanding macros!

I love the abandoned decaying buildings. You captured their persona well.

When I last visited Elizabethton, TN I had a little free time and wandered off on a back road and came across some of these types of structures. I also saw lots of chicken coops fabricated out of old model T Ford hoods that I found amusing.

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Old Sep 5, 2009, 7:11 PM   #16
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Glad to see that you enjoyed these - it's fun to try some different subjects...
Ronny - thanks for the positive kind words!
BB - thanks so much - just having fun on a bike ride...
gjtoth - all are near my home in Northeast TN (not too far from some parts of KY).
Ira - yes, some fascinating history in old buildings. The brick house was built in 1860 by slave labor. You can see the owner's wife's initials in the brickwork. The school was closed sometime around 1929, not sure when it was built.
GW - One of my sons is in the midst of rebuilding an old home - he says it's often a fine line between a "fixer-upper" and a "tearer-downer"!!
Rodney - yes indeed, much is bittersweet in recent history.
Lou - I guess it's just because I'm a bit "bugs" too. Just passed through Elizabethton today on the way to Holston Mt (will post some photos soon) - an interesting and unique corner of our region!
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Old Sep 5, 2009, 10:45 PM   #17
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I loved all those shots, great macro work and old abandoned buildings like that would draw me and my camera also. I love Appalachia. Within seven to twelve years my dream is to be moved out of FL and living on some acreage in Eastern TN or KY. From your icon (and I think one of your previous posts) I gather you work for TN state parks, if so, which park are you at?

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Old Sep 7, 2009, 12:24 AM   #18
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i have to admit i like old building, old cars, rust and stuff like that
i was going to ask how old these were but i see you mentioned it
i like textures and angles in things like this, picking out details
these are all excellent photos especially the insects, great macros

you need to get out on the bike more often lol
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 7:01 AM   #19
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Tim - Yes, I do live in a very photogenic region! Here's a link to my park's website:
TN is blessed with many amazing state parks - ours is by no means the most beautiful or unique, but a great place to share nature discovery with LOTS of people.

John - Thanks! I do get out on the bike a lot, just not with the camera so often...
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Old Sep 8, 2009, 12:12 PM   #20
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i really love the 2nd to last photo. really nice capture with the bug + prey!
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