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American Flats
American Flats

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Challenge: Floor Or Ceiling (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-550D Rebel T2i
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 USM II
Location: Virginia City Nevada
Date: Sep 2, 2013
Aperture: 5.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Sep 3, 2013

In 1920, the United Comstock Mining Co. constructed a $1.5 million four-story cyanide mill of reinforced concrete on the site to process low-grade ores coming out of the Comstock Lode. Three years later the Comstock Merger Mines Inc. was formed to operate a group of Comstock mines in the middle of the lode and in 1923 acquired the mill when the United Comstock Mining Co. went out of business. A small company camp just below the mill included a store, houses, a post office and other buildings until December 1926, when the Merger Mines Company closed the mill because of the falling price of silver. These remains are all that are left, used as a party location for teenagers, and a urban battlefield for paintballers. Heavily covered in graffiti and an amazing place to photograph.

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Place: 24 out of 61
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09/27/2013 08:31:09 AM
That ceiling is tremendous, I am not sure why I am only seeing it now, this long after the challenge, but, credit where credit is due- and congrats on the bling.
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09/17/2013 10:20:16 PM
I'm very envious of your accessibility to this location :-)

Thanks for sharing it with us.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/15/2013 10:48:20 PM
beautiful light and color

I'm hanging this in my fantasy art gallery.

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09/13/2013 11:26:49 AM
Wow, I would love to shoot in that place.
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09/09/2013 05:51:05 PM
Great location. A bit of fringing in the windows and skylights.
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