The Haunting New Bedford Orphuem

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    What do you get when you spend a little over 6 hours (with permission from the building's owner) in an abandoned theatre, a camera, good friends, and a passion for photography? You get lots of photos!

    I set out to get at least one panorama or a vertorama shot in of the theatre's stage and seating. In the past I have always got just the stage and proscenium or just the seating. Well, I quickly abandoned that goal as there was so much to do.

    But when I went though the shots I had, I noticed that I did have 2 shots that might be able to be blended together to get a vertorama (an up and down panorama as opposed to side to side standard panorama).

    The 2 shots barely lined up and there is considerable, delicious (to me anyway) lens distortion using the 8-16mm ultra-wide lens. It took a whole lot of tweaking. Had to run it through 2 different pano software.

    So, what you are seeing is a very large file. It is a "pseudo-HDR".

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    "The Orpheum opened on April 15th, 1912 at a very important time in American history. Little did the people know at the ”Grand Opening” that the Titanic would sink on that very same night. This was just before World War I, when the City’s mills were busy, the economy was good even though the whaling industry was slowly declining.

    The Orpheum was constructed under the ownership of The French Sharpshooter’s Club of New Bedford. This esteemed group operated a ballroom and armored shooting range in the building for nearly fifty years. Le Club des Francs-Tireurs had many events such as dances, benefits, and shooting tournaments. The Club was instrumental in raising and training recruits for both World Wars. The theatre was leased from the Sharpshooter’s to the Orpheum Circuit of Boston."

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    1. jpsorgues... 17 months ago | reply

      Un lieu magnifique... Joli shoot.

    2. Christina Port 17 months ago | reply

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence………Christina (M)

    3. Marcello Bardi 17 months ago | reply

      Bellissima !
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    4. Teresa Mc Kenna 17 months ago | reply

      Stunning capture.. Delighted to add this prestigious award your image. Well done . Regards Tess (M)

    5. skagitrenee 17 months ago | reply

      I recognize your image as platinum talent and wish to express how much I enjoyed seeing it here. Thanks for posting and sharing it with our group.
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    6. SunStones* 17 months ago | reply

      What a lovely image you've captured here!

      Phenomenal shot that deserves to be shown as your skill is so apparent. Thank you for making `Howard and Caz`s Gallery richer with your photo as you have made this Gallery truly special with is presence……… Maria (Moderator)

    7. Christopher Harry 16 months ago | reply

      Brilliant photo that deserves to be showcased as your skill and talent make this image truly exceptional! Thank you for making Howard and Caz’s Gallery richer with your photo, as you have added something truly special with its presence…………Chris H.

    8. Greg MacKay 15 months ago | reply

      Amazing Frank ! ! !

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      great job! a master piece.

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