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The theme for April is "forgotten."
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Sounds good Ted.
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A picture of my head will surely win!
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Wait ... what was the topic?
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

Wait ... what was the topic?
 
Yes, please Ted....would you elaborate?
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The theme is however you interpret the word "forgotten." I was envisioning something abandoned, left behind, remote, usually bypassed, overlooked, etc.

It could be virtually anything that time left behind, or something that's so remote or hidden that people rarely ever see it. Examples might be an old abandoned settler's cabin tucked away in the mountains, a partially exposed shipwreck, etc. There are really no wrong answers; it's all how you interpret the theme.

I thought it would be fun and challenging to get out and find stuff to take pics of that you normally don't see, off the beaten path, so to speak. Or, maybe your subject is in plain sight, but normally overlooked.

Some of those sorts of things can make for very interesting photos.
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Got it.
 
Looks like, I will have to find a substitute, but I'm up for the challenge.
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Interesting,  I don't have the camera to compete but there are old homesteads all over the place here back to the early 1800s
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maybe give some thought to increasing the format upload capacity past 1mb, to at least 5mb, allowing for detail and color loss when compression occurs.
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Here is my entry...
 
 
Sorry, I forgot to upload it.
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Excellent shot Ted.
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Nice pic Ted. Do we get a prize if we guess what it is?

Cool
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No, but I'd still like to hear what your guess is.
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I don't think that a pic can be googled so I'm totally in the dark.

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Nice shot Ted.  Was that done in HDR?
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Ted, I just looked at about 500 monument pics in Texas and each time I scrolled down I was saying to myself here it comes " WRONG ". I give up. How about someone else trying.
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Hi SEMO --
Yes, it was done in HDR, processed with Photomatix Pro + Lightroom 5...  7 exposures @ 1 EV apart, on tripod. HDR was necessary to get the detail back in the bricks while still preserving the intensity of the "fire in the sky." I saw an awesome sunset coming up, so I sat and waited until it peaked color-wise and I still had enough light to do the -3 to +3 EV bracket.

I used my Nikon D800 w/ Zeiss Distagon 25mm f/2 lens, f/8, ISO 100.

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The subject is the remains of a building at the original Baylor College site. Originally called Independence Academy, it was the first college established in the Republic of Texas (in 1845), before TX was a US state. It is located on "Academy Hill," near a small community about 20 miles from my house called Independence. Independence is close to Washington-on-the-Brazos, the original capital of The Republic of Texas, where Texas declared its independence from Mexico a decade earlier and became a sovereign country. At that time, Independence was the wealthiest town in the Republic of TX, and it had a large Baptist community, so a Baptist college was founded. Originally, it was a co-ed college, but eventually, the men's educational facilities were moved to another site ("Windmill Hill") a few miles from there, most likely due to religious objections to young, single men and women sharing the same facilities. Independence Academy at Academy Hill then became a female-only college. No structures remain of the men's college today. In 1866, the female college was re-named Baylor Female College and the male college was named Baylor Male College, after Judge R.E.B. Baylor. In the 1880's, the Baylor male college was moved to Waco, TX, merging with Waco University and becoming what is now Baylor University. The female college was moved to Belton, TX and became The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. UMHB started out as a female only university as well, but went co-ed in the early 1970's.

What you see in my pic is the only thing left of the front entrance of the 3-story Female College classroom building, built in 1857. The classroom building as it looked then is shown in the pc below. The 4 columns and the arched entrance seen in the right side of the photo below is the subject of my photo.



The only other original structural remains left of the Baylor Female College are portions of a couple brick walls of the dormitory about 75 yds east of there. Today, the site is called Old Baylor Park.


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OOPS! I didn't realize you were doing a search. I should have waited a little longer before explaining the pic to make you work for it! Sorry to spoil the fun! Big Grin
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Ted, pic after pic I kept saying one more, I think I have seem most of the monuments in Texas . A very neat pic and an equally neat story. Thanks.
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Interestingly, the majority of the locals living in the surrounding communities have no idea that's even there. Per this month's photo theme, it's literally been "forgotten." Independence is located about 12 miles north of Brenham, where I live. It's a neat old, historical town, founded in 1835, except it's really no longer considered a town any more and the name "Independence" doesn't even show up on some maps, as the folks living in that rural area have a Brenham address. It still has some original and restored historical homes, stores, and churches still remaining from the mid to late 1800's. Sam Houston lived in Independence. The county where I live, Washington County, is known as "The Birthplace of Texas," and there are a lot of interesting historical sites all around this area.

http://www.independencetx.com/
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That's terrific! Your skill sets are to be envied, Mr. Winkle!   
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