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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunset At The Fort

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40 comments:

Carletta said...

THIS WAS TAKEN AT FORT BOREMAN WHICH WAS THE SITE OF A CIVIL WAR FORT OVERLOOKING NEARBY PARKERSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA. THE FORT WAS BUILT BY UNION TROOPS TO PROTECT THE B&O RAILROAD TERMINAL AND KEY COMMERCIAL RIVER FACILITIES. TROOPS WITH THE 11TH WEST VIRGINIA INFANTRY MANNED THE FORT DURING THE CIVIL WAR. THE HILL IS LISTED ON THE NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES.

I TOOK THIS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO IN BETWEEN SNOW STORMS. IT WAS NEAR SUNSET AND I LIKED THE WAY THE SUN REFLECTED OFF THE FLAGS AND THE CANON. TODAY IT IS POURING SNOW AND WE EXPECT BETWEEN 5-10 INCHES!

Frank Williams said...

The light in this photo is superb Carletta - great shot...

Thom said...

I feel so for all you and all that damn snow back east. Enough already! Carletta I love this photo. The way the flags looks is outstanding. It's like that sun makes them just more beautiful than they already are. It's magical :)

eden said...

Such a lovely capture.I love the sunset reflected off the flags and canon too. Great shots!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Flags proudly waving! I love the light on the canon.

Rafael said...

wow, it's a very historical place
but i like the trees acting as the horizon

Evelyn Howard said...

I like the light too, very nice.

Sylvia K said...

Love the flags against the sky along with the bare trees -- beautiful in their own way! I am so hoping you get sunshine soon! Have a lovely weekend, Carletta!!

Sylvia

Patti said...

I love the lighting in this photo, directly hitting the cannon and indirectly lending late-afternoon atmosphere to the scene.

Sorry you are getting so much snow today!

Carol said...

Great photo...marvelous light....

J Bar said...

Great light.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Carver said...

Wonderful shot Carletta. I agree with others, the light is marvelous.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely capture of the sunlight on the canon and flags. Well done!

James said...

The lighting in this picture is really beautiful.

Pam said...

That is a lovely shot, Carletta. I like the how the fading sunlight shines on the canon and flags.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Beautiful light!

Lorac said...

I like the set up for this shot. Good choice!

Brit Gal Sarah said...

I really like the composition on your picture of this historic site.

Regina said...

Wow this is awesome!
Have great day and weekend.
"SkyWatch"

JunieRose2005 said...

Beautiful shot.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sunset. Love the fluttering flags.

Ebie said...

very eye catching photo! Love the light brown hue of the trees! The flag flying tall and stately!

Carolyn Ford said...

You caught that magical light! This is a stunning photo for which the scene deserves!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carletta: Very nicely captured with the flags waving in the wind.

AL said...

When I saw the flags I feel like standing up and salute. Thank you for sharing the story behind those flags Carletta.

AL

Steffi said...

Very beautiful light,Carletta!Thank you for sharing!

Gattina said...

Must be a very interesting place !
Like the sunshine on the canon ! beautiful effect !

SquirrelQueen said...

Great photo Carletta, the lighting is stunning.

Sorry you are getting more snow, hopefully it will be over soon.

Kcalpesh said...

A great sense of patriotism. Interesting place, interesting picture! Nice colors and one great composition!

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Icy BC said...

That's absolutely gorgeous picture..The lighting is perfect!

Judy said...

Beautiful picture. It gives me goosebumps just looking at it.

Manang Kim said...

It was taken beautifully. At first I thought you are somewhere Florida because I didn't see snow ^_^. Happy weekend!

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Spiderdama said...

Great shot and I like the light!
Wish you a nice evening

Stephany said...

The lighting is terrific! Great capture.

JOE TODD said...

Great subject matter and photo. When will it ever quit snowing????

Pietro said...

Great photo with a wonderful light, Carletta!

happily retired gal said...

Beautiful photo for Sky Watch this week ... you've captured such lovely end of the day light ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

MedaM said...

Everything is beautiful on this photo; the flagas, the light and the whole composition.

Girlly said...

I love the feel of this photo. It kinda of makes me feel proud to live in america. Great photo. You got the picture of the flags at the right point of the wind and the light. Perfect!

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