Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A GLIMPSE OF MY TOWN TUESDAYS -- The Birthplace of Dr. Walter Reed



22 Comments:

Blogger micki said...

I live in a very small town on a very small peninsula, but we are an area rich in history. Now and again I will bore you with some of that history. Today is one of those days.

This little home is the birthplace of Dr. Walter Reed. He is the doctor who is credited with conquering yellow fever. Although he lived here only two years of his life, this home is well maintained and opened up a few times a year for viewing inside. I took my children a couple years ago during a celebration of Walter’s 150th anniversary of his birth. The home was very tiny…just a little house provided to his preacher father, by the church; and he had to share it with several older siblings. I might return next month to take some interior shots, but I’ll have to use my wide angle lens, it’s really tight in there.

The Plaque
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji True Definition ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/125
Aperture Setting - f-5.6 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm @ 90mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Front of Home
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji True Definition ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/20
Aperture Setting - f-22 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm @ 70mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Back of Home
Camera - Konica Minolta 70
Film - Fuji True Definition ISO 400
Shutter Speed - 1/45
Aperture Setting - f-11 Aperture Mode
Lens - Sigma 70-300mm @ 70mm
Polarizing Filter
Scanning Method - My scan from my cheap little hp officejet 5510v all-in-one copy/scanner/faxer/printer

Things I’m Thankful to Cliff For…. Rushing down to Tennessee to be with us when Serina was dying and helping Joe with everything that needed to be done.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Don said...

a nice documentary of an inherently interesting place.
I particularly like the middle picture's composition.
The inside shots would be interesting too, if you have the opportunity to shoot them.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous AG said...

What a sweet and happy little house. I love pic #2 showing just how simple and unadorned it is and with that old tree out front. I do hope you can show us interiors in due course.

9:19 AM  
Anonymous Hendra said...

You certainly live in a very wonderful town. The picture #2 tells me that. What a lovely place to live.

11:04 AM  
Anonymous outdoorexposure said...

i like this kinda place...i can spend time look around and take pictures, show some characters and history....great capture:-)

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Ashish Sidapara said...

Very beautiful, nice series.

1:11 PM  
Blogger PlasticTV said...

i like the second picture the best. It really delivers the illusion of actually being there looking through the woods at the house.

2:16 PM  
Blogger Doris said...

I love history stuff like this!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Jasp said...

It certainly looks a well kept house.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Dave MacIntyre said...

What a cool house! Love the double chimneys.

5:40 PM  
Anonymous Roger said...

I love old houses. It sounds like your in a great place for photos. Like I said I love old buildings and history. Nice one.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Interesting post! Neat looking house. Good one.

7:43 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

What a quaint little place. The fireplace chimneys are almost as big as the house.

I am never bored with history and historical landmarks.

8:01 PM  
Anonymous tuan said...

conquerer or yellow fever. Isn't that where white guys have a thing for asian girls? jks ;)

it'd be nice to be remembered for something big after you pass on..

8:12 PM  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

Thanks for the history lesson! That house so unique in shape!!

10:39 PM  
Anonymous Paul said...

Wow! Micki, if your kids hang out with you, they are going to be sooooo educated. At least they'll know everything that there is to know about their town. :-)

If they don't, at least I know that I'm learning something just by visiting.

10:50 PM  
Anonymous MikesRightBrain said...

This reminds me of the little house I lived in when I went to law school in Williamsburg. I love that old VA style. The picture in the center is awesome! I'd love to see the shots on the inside. I can envision the muffled smell of old pine inside that little house.

11:26 PM  
Blogger Chris Fry said...

Micki. These photos give a real feel for the house and it's surroundings. Looks very peaceful. I love the sunshine! :-)

11:31 PM  
Blogger Azhar said...

Lovely sohts, 1st one esp. colours clarity and a little glow.
GREAT GREAT SHOT!!!

2:35 AM  
Anonymous John said...

Nice shots, the good and great often came from humble origins.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous david said...

lovely little place; love those oh so clipped lawns (wish mine looked that good!)

8:52 AM  
Blogger frame of mind said...

That middle shot is definitely deserving of the centerpiece position - and your local history is never boring :-)

11:49 PM  

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