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    Posted: 19 September 2021 at 10:26
My first trip away from home since the pandemic started - an overnight trip - was not for photography but I did shoot a bit.

1 - 1850 Church (still active). To be still standing this is quite old by U.S. standards. It was raining very hard so only interior shots. Reminds me of an outing one day in Italy on my wife's and my first trip there to the Tuscany area. A guide asked if we were interested in seeing an old church. We said we were. He apologized in a way when he said: "This is not a real old church, only five or six hundred years old."



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The toning in #2 looks beautiful, composition of #5 wins TFS Roger.
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

"This is not a real old church, only five or six hundred years old."
Yesterday I was in the Church of Bredevoort, it was built originally in 1316 - that is 700 years, I wonder if our Italian friend considers that a "real old church"

Anyway, it is a nice somewhat old church. And that first picture is really good! I really like the white walls and floor and the brown altar (?) contrasting the white. TFS.
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Nr 1 I like for the chosen point of view. The slats of wood on the walls, floor and ceiling pointing to the center makes it for me a very strong shot.
And I agree with Michele, composition of nr 5 is great
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A fien set overall. Next to #1 and 5 that were mentioned already, the light on the benches in #3 and the abstract cross and chair are fine too.
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The top one is a winner by a large margin. I found it stunning in most every way
I don't think comparatively the others come close. You could have left the others out and made a real statement with that one
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Great set Roger! loved #'s 1,5,7.
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Great set Roger but ... you taken me by surprise - I expected the first four to be in B&W
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Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

My first trip away form home since the pandemic started - an overnight trip - was not for photography but I did shoot a bit.


I'm more drawn to the decaying decrepit shed than to the church. The former screams at me for more access as I just KNOW there will be some special closeups in there. The church images are a bit too perfect and don't hold my attention as much except for the three crosses on the wall; that's an interesting perspective drawing the viewer into the chapel proper
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Thanks all for the comments.

Originally posted by Idleidolidyll Idleidolidyll wrote:

I'm more drawn to the decaying decrepit shed than to the church. The former screams at me for more access as I just KNOW there will be some special closeups in there.


These structures are all, of course, on private land. Walking onto private land in the U.S. and the resulting reaction, if any, from an owner, varies widely in the United States by region. Where I live, northern Florida/southern Georgia, in general (exceptions prove the rule), these places are typically fenced and have "No Trespassing" signs and the owners mean it. Thus, I usually shoot from the road. In this case there were no such signs, the structure was quite close to the road, it was not close to any other structure or an occupied home, so I ventured onto the property. I NEVER go inside without an owner's permission. Over the years, I have had owners arrive, even when shooting from the road, to confront me with "What the heck are you doing here?" I explain, show them my camera and express an interest in local history and the structure. More often then not, the result is the classic "southern hospitality" being offered, sometimes to include encouragement to go inside but "be careful where you step." No one showed up while I was shooting this structure for about forty-five minutes (I have numerous compositions) so I did not venture inside. That would be pushing the envelope too far.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Idleidolidyll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21 September 2021 at 22:44
Originally posted by Roger Rex Roger Rex wrote:

Thanks all for the comments.

These structures are all, of course, on private land. Walking onto private land in the U.S. and the resulting reaction, if any, from an owner, varies widely in the United States by region. Where I live, northern Florida/southern Georgia, in general (exceptions prove the rule), these places are typically fenced and have "No Trespassing" signs and the owners mean it. Thus, I usually shoot from the road. In this case there were no such signs, the structure was quite close to the road, it was not close to any other structure or an occupied home, so I ventured onto the property. I NEVER go inside without an owner's permission. Over the years, I have had owners arrive, even when shooting from the road, to confront me with "What the heck are you doing here?" I explain, show them my camera and express an interest in local history and the structure. More often then not, the result is the classic "southern hospitality" being offered, sometimes to include encouragement to go inside but "be careful where you step." No one showed up while I was shooting this structure for about forty-five minutes (I have numerous compositions) so I did not venture inside. That would be pushing the envelope too far.


Yes, I understand the problem. I haven't lived in the USA but have lived in Canada and traveled to the USA.
When we lived in the UK, we often took advantage of walking rights access using the ancient Roman road systems throughout those lands. That was marvelous for both walking and cycling across farmlands.
Here in New Zealand, we also have a 'Paper Road' network where the public has the right to walk across any land, where such a paper road exists. It may not be visible and the farmer may have fenced it off but it is always owned by the state and not the farmer. Therefore, with a gps and online maps of the paper roads system, you have enormous access. Most farmers only ask that you be very careful during Spring when lambs and calves are being born. Pretty much every farm has at least one paper road although some have been sold to the farmer and rights have been extinguished (minimal). https://maps.walkingaccess.govt.nz/OurMaps/

That said, I'll usually ask before I go into any building of course. Walking access doesn't mean building access.
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I like the church pictures - to see something old still being fully utilized is sort of strange, at least here in the U.S. Though it's a good reminder that utility is ageless (and I am sure the people who go to church there will agree). Looking forward to more pictures now that you are out and about.
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I guess no love for number 4, I like it as it is the kind of detail shot I don't think about, but you did, geometry/light/color all works harmoniously.

Yeah the perceived trespassing thing is a disincentive to getting out of the car. Car culture in the US, being in a car is okay, walking is suspicious.
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Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

I guess no love for number 4

I mentioned it
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