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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:00 PM

26 Degrees... I went outside!

I found a 77mm 9-stop ND filter from China on eBay for $17 plus free shipping. I went looking for an abandoned structure in the park and left my tripod in the car (duh!), so I had to put the camera on the ground. Doesn't really do a great job of showing the silky water falling but it does smooth out the surface quite well.





And this is the structure I left the tripod in the car for.


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Reply 26 Degrees... I went outside! (Original post)
justiceischeap Feb 2013 OP
pscot Feb 2013 #1
Solly Mack Feb 2013 #2
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #3
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #4
justiceischeap Feb 2013 #5
northoftheborder Feb 2013 #7
alfredo Feb 2013 #6
mecherosegarden Feb 2013 #8
JDPriestly Feb 2013 #9
Beacool Feb 2013 #10
Grins Feb 2013 #11
LiberalLoner Feb 2013 #12

Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:42 PM

1. Wonderful spot

There must be a hundred more pictures there. I really like the textures in that second one.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 04:57 PM

2. Nice! Love the top one especially.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:21 PM

3. Looooove that ancient rock cabin with the ginormous chimney!!!

Would be interesting to see in the summer, too, probably almost hidden.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 05:53 PM

4. The rock cabin is weird proportionally



The top of the doorway, if you wanna call it that, came to about my chest (I'm 5'4 & 1/2"). And if you look at the first pic I posted of it, you can see the rocks where the drains are, are the same rocks the cabin is built from. I think in that first pic, there's a bit of foundation you can see in the foreground, making me think the cabin was much larger at one time. There are also some remnants of what looked to be steps going towards the drains.

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Response to northoftheborder (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 06:15 PM

5. I just found this info on it, I'm so excited to know more about this place!

From a comment on Panoramio:



Mystery solved: I took the guided tour of National Park Seminary on 8-28-10 and found this picture on the wall in the old dining hall: The caption reads:

A FIREPLACE AND ROASTING OVEN FOR LITTLE PICNICS ON THE AMENTDALE ESTATE. It stands on the banks of a little stream called Minnehaha. The doorway in which a girl is standing opens into a room in which all kinds of necessary cooking utensils are kept. The other door opens into a fuel room. The girl standing nearest to the roasting oven and directly facing you helped to plan this beautiful little structure. The N.P.S girls are taught to work while they work and play while they play. It is a theory at the school that a healthy, happy girl will learn more in a hour's intensive study than the opposite would in double the time.

The Amentdale Estate was created in 1928, and was sold with the NPS in 1937, when it was renamed National Park College. The girls at the NPS typically spent two years there, so this structure would seem have been built during that time.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:30 PM

7. This history is so interesting, thanks for posting, or my imagination was about to take off into...

...making up my own fantasy!!! My background is in historic preservation, so every old interesting structure ignites a desire to know - what was it used for, what did it look like, what is it's story. It's scale implied someone's effort to build a forest elf house! The actual history is fascinating. Wish it could be restored, but if not, it is a fascinating ruin to see and photograph.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 10:07 PM

6. Long exposure seems to richen the color.

I wonder what one would find if they dug down to the floors? You can see how much topsoil has been laid down since the old picture of the house.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 01:09 PM

8. So beautiful!

It looks so peaceful too! Very nice !

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 04:11 PM

9. Beautiful. K&R.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:30 PM

10. Great shots!!

I found a little more info. on the cabin.

This was a "spring house" used to keep milk, butter, other perishables fresh. The creek was spring fed, the spring water was cold. That's why it's on the creek, containers could be placed right into the water, the stone floor remained cool in the summer and items kept inside remained considerably cooler than outside. It was probably part of the Edgewood tobacco plantation which was at the Forest Glen site although it was probably also used by the Forest Glen Seminary which had its own dairy barn. The renovated dairy barn is still up hill from the spring house, it now houses a fitness center some admin space on the Army Post.

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/11950195

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:34 PM

11. A city, state, location would help.... N/M

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Response to Grins (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:46 PM

12. Looks like DC area, on the MD side maybe?

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