The fourth in a series of images from places I have not posted from yet in an attempt to fill out my TE map as much as possible.
Western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, is a very different place that the eastern and coastal part of the state. Even today, it is remote; this area, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, was effectively the American frontier. It was in this area that in the late 1700s former US President Andrew Jackson was born, to a poor family in a such a remote place that historians remain uncertain whether he was born in North Carolina or just over the border in South Carolina (Jackson himself said different things at different times on this question).
The building pictured is the old courthouse serving Jackson County, named after Andrew Jackson. It is located in Sylva, the county seat of Jackson County and a small town of just over 2,500 people. The courthouse itself was built in 1913 and served as a courthouse and jail for 80 years. Recently, it has been converted into a public library serving the area, which includes a branch of the University of North Carolina.
This shot is one of four I have that were taken in North Carolina, and the rest are shots of family friends, so this really is the only TE-worthy picture I have from the state itself.
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JFS (32459) 2012-10-12 5:55
Clean and creative shot, I like the composition, lightly to the left. The white huge house could be anything, a church, a university, a hall town...TFS!
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2012-10-12 15:50
Hi dear Andrew
Another wonderful postcard, Andrew!
I understand your intention that you slide the architecutre a little from the senter, I agree with your startegy. Top quality shot as usual. Thanks for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
abmdsudi (40174) 2012-10-13 7:46
I like the elevated eye-level and straight on pov to the focal of interest. This is an excellent captured image, the courthouse is essential to the potency and so well detailed and wonderfully blended the foreground to real life. Brilliant colors and crystal clear, pin sharp, spot on exposure and extremely good contrast too. Well done.
delpeoples (52731) 2012-10-13 16:31
This is a really beautiful piece of architecture and your photo is a good one. I'd have been tempted to clone out the traffic light which cuts across the image, but that's a personal taste thing. I like how you've composed the subject slightly off-centre with the steep staircase leading the eye nicely towards the building.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Vitaly (995) 2012-10-13 23:45
It is typical building for administrative buildings of American cities.Asymmetrical arrangement of the building gives a certain liveliness to this picture. I like the clarity and perspective of image.
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2012-10-14 2:56
Thats a beautiful building, and I love how its positioned atop that long straight staircase. The clock looks quite unusual in that the hands and numbers are directly on the wall. Lovely statue on the top too.
All the best
jemaflor (81352) 2012-10-14 9:21
An interesting pov to take this monument, perfect white tone, lovely light capture, tfs.
jmdias (52918) 2012-12-16 12:11
curious shapes of the building, I liked the long stairs in front of it.excellent light , framing and sharpness to show the architecture and even the small details. TFS.
- Copyright: Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) (7467)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Historical [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-12 5:03