Walhalla once was a town of 5,000 people. That was in the late 1800s when gold was discovered and a mine dug. As the gold ran out the town shrank. Today there are some twenty or so residents, and only a handful of surviving buildings. Just up the street you can see the Mechanics Institute and Public Library which is one of them.
Whist the town has shrunk the surrounding forest has grown. When mining was in full swing the surrounding hills were completely denuded of trees, burnt to power the mine. You'd never know it today.
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vishaal (1002) 2012-02-08 3:33
I like this photo very much. Not only because of its many qualities but also the wonderful POV, including this bench here. A depth is there with a sense of distance, along with perfect sharpness and warm color tones. Great job.
timecapturer (37152) 2012-02-08 6:20
I like this a lot. It is an everyday scene but your POV and composition makes it so enticing and attractive. Amazing sharpness and DOF that gives it impact and charm. A creative image and effective presentation.
Regards - Brian.
- Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) (6187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Sony Alpha 700, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-08 2:21