"Orchard Valley" pool wall

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Comments (6)

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 10, 2008

Wow, you have been active and that after your great success yesterday. No celebrating?

I like that one, Ryan, the beautiful curve and nice work of the fence. The snow on the fence adds to the beautiful picture. And you know, I love those old walls, showing the beauty of age.

The lines of the curve fit your mathematic solutions. ;))

Best greetings, May

© LK Kelley on May 11, 2008

I agree with Swissmay. Love the curvature. And, I was going to say the same thing about the geometrics of it, but Swissmany beat me to it.

But, frankly, I think that I will wait just a bit longer to go swimming! ;)

Ryan Calhoun on May 11, 2008

Thanks May and Kim.

The problem with these exhibits all back in the woods, is that in the summer everything is green and leafy, and in the winter everything is brown and sticky. And either time, it would be really tough to highlight the structure of all these things separate from the background. So when it snowed like this, I knew it would be a good chance.

This is actually a former swimming pool, left over from an estate called Orchard Valley, that was turned into a sculpture exhibit. The pool and the walkway here are closed now (and have been for years) because of some structural damage. The spot I'm standing is as far out as it's possible to go anymore.

May, there's no rest for the weary, not yet. Since I finished my defense with no corrections, all of a sudden it became possible for me to get the final paperwork in on Monday. So I've been sorting through the forms all weekend, and hope to be done with all that tomorrow. :)


Eva Kaprinay on July 11, 2008

Very good shot :-) I like it :) Cheers Eva from Wellington

Ryan Calhoun on July 11, 2008

Thank you Eva. :) Cheers, Ryan

Phil Kamp on January 26, 2010

Great pic, love the curvelinear line here and the snow is the icing on the cake. Ive spent many a days and nites at this pool as a younger man with friends.

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 10, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ryan Calhoun
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
    • Taken on 2008/02/01 13:44:54
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: -0.33 EV
    • No flash