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Fort Pike - After Hurricane Katrina
Fort Pike - After Hurricane Katrina
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Free Study X (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Location: Fort Pike, New Orleans
Date: Jan 28, 2006
Aperture: f/10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 13s
Galleries: Architecture, Military
Date Uploaded: Jan 30, 2006

Yep, Fort Pike...AGAIN.

This is my third challenge here, but I wanted to show what Katrina did to this historic place. The fort is still standing (obviously), but the state park that maintains the site is indefinitely closed.

The storm surge topped the 20ft walls and flooded the corridors with mud and sea grass. The grass is 4 feet deep in some places.

See a pre-Katrina picture:

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Steps:
1) Convert from RAW
2) Crop
3) -30 desat
4) resize
5) USM

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AuthorThread
12/20/2007 04:28:09 PM
This is just such a cool place. Your shots make me want to explore it - those arched doorways and the bright light pouring through the windows are so inviting. Great capture.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/04/2006 05:48:30 PM
hmm, great capture, but could perhaps use some more contrast and sharpness? maybe it could go b/w as well? just ideas :)
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02/01/2006 07:41:52 AM
Those old forts are so fun to shoot. Nice shot.
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