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An Arch in the Forest
An Arch in the Forest

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Challenge: Abandoned (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Places
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Lorton, VA
Date: Oct 30, 2008
Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/500
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Oct 30, 2008

Taken out near the old Lorton Prison. I took a lot of shots of the prison buildings but didn't really like any of them a lot, then wandered off on a trail (I had a dog with me; she expected a hike). First time I've encountered this perspective and I liked it :-) A random arch in the midst of trees.

This arch is the underside of a bridge and is not actually abandoned, though it looks that way from the condition of the bricks underneath. It is an old one lane bridge on Furnace Road called the Barrel Bridge which was built in 1946 as part of the prison complex.

There were cars travelling over it periodically while I was there and I've even driven over it, though now that I've seen it from the other side I may avoid it ==:-O

PP - rotated slightly, cropped, levels, white balance, increased saturation, dodged bricks, cloned out small signs on the far left, colored bench to match trees, colored blueish patch in path to better match rest of path, 2nd layer (HDR, Gaussian blur, merged in multiply mode at 30% transparency), added border, resized, sharpened.

Place: 104 out of 148
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Avg (commenters): 6.2000
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Views since voting: 967
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Votes: 120
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/09/2008 11:19:21 AM
Abandoned? If the structure is part of a rail line or some other abandoned thing, the image doesn't give enough context for us to make the connection.
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11/06/2008 06:40:55 PM
Very lovely. Nicely framed.
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11/04/2008 10:16:15 PM
BEAUTIFUL shot....has a real "lonely" look to it but, just doesn't say "abandoned".
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11/03/2008 09:41:26 PM
Oh, this is beautiful!!! What a find! 7
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11/03/2008 06:57:34 PM
Meets Challenge:2
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11/03/2008 02:44:35 PM
Cool :) I like the placement of everything, nice composition.
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