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All Along The Watchtower
All Along The Watchtower

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Challenge: Rock Song Titles (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 18-135mm f/3.5- 5.6G ED DX
Location: fort Wadsworth, NYC
Date: Mar 25, 2009
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160, 1/100, 1/60
Galleries: Architecture, Military
Date Uploaded: Mar 29, 2009

The Jimi Hendrix song is one of my all time favorite songs, I immediately thought of Fort Wadsworth for this challenge. I was going to name this after Pink Floyd's "The Wall" but realized that this is more than a wall.

Fort Wadsworth protected New York City's Harbor when it was built in 1663. It was British controlled up until after the Revolutionary war in 1783. It was then handed over to New York state control in 1806 until it was reverted back to Federal control during the war of 1812. The Fort was battle tested during the Spanish American war as well and was manned by the U.S military through the Civil War when it got its present name to honor General James Wadsworth who was killed in action. The fort was manned through WW1 and 2, and finally abandoned in 1994, when the NAVY handed it over to the National Parks Service. It has the longest tenure for active military bases.

Place: 46 out of 175
Avg (all users): 6.0066
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.8028
Avg (non-participants): 6.1852
Views since voting: 1032
Views during voting: 273
Votes: 152
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/08/2009 10:48:44 AM
Really nice photo. I personally like the Dave Matthews version of this song better!
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04/07/2009 01:51:37 PM
great processing here, really like how you managed the shadows/highlights of this shot
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04/06/2009 12:20:01 AM
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fits the song well, nice image!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/01/2009 09:38:12 PM
excellent shot
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04/01/2009 04:03:22 PM
I like this shot, but I think I might have liked it more if the strong, imposing shape in the foreground hadn't been in such strong shadows. My eye seems to want to veer to the left where the sunshine is.
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03/30/2009 06:48:57 PM
I like the perspective although it's a bit dark in the middle. That's a neat old fort and is good for the song title.
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