Coldwater One-Room School IR

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    A view taken yesterday of what is left of the old Coldwater one-room school house, located in northern Wright county Missouri, north of Hartville. The bell tower is leaning and the tin roof is starting to come off, so this old school probably won't last much longer. One-room rural schools are the often-forgotten legacy of Missouri's rural educational system from around the turn of the century, which provided education opportunities to children within walking distance of their homes. With the advent of the automobile and bus, schools were consolidated to nearby cities and towns, with the old buildings often being left to the ravages of time and weather. One of the identifying characteristics of these old schools are the row of windows on one side, which let light shine inside towards the chalkboard on the opposite wall. The students would have all been facing west in this little school house, with their backs to the windows. Hope you all are having a great weekend! This was done by attaching an infrared optical glass filter to the camera lens. You have to focus for IR, which is a little different than normal focusing. If your camera isn't IR converted (mine isn't) then you have to take a time exposure of anywhere from 45-60 seconds. With a Canon camera, the image comes out with a strong magenta cast, so I had to convert it to B&W in PS.

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    1. Gréti photo 57 months ago | reply

      This is very nice!

    2. SallyT. 56 months ago | reply

      Beautiful image. Love the IR effect and silky smooth tones. Perfect.
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    3. © Mikytz 56 months ago | reply

      No no Jerry!! U are a great photographer!!! :)
      have a nice week ahead!!!

    4. Kurlylox1 56 months ago | reply

      I love your IR buildings and scenes--other-worldly beautiful!

    5. Julie Willson 55 months ago | reply

      The clarity of this shot is incredible. I love the IR. It is something I want to try sometime. BTW we're Ozark neighbors. Might have to see if we can connect for a photo journey sometime.

    6. Jan Wedema 55 months ago | reply

      Wow..................yes!!.....this IR is stunning

      Love this

      Thanks for yours

      Jan

    7. onwatersedge 55 months ago | reply

      outstanding use of IR, it's otherworldly.

    8. Equinox27 54 months ago | reply

      I was hoping this was Coldwater, MI so I could visit. It's a beautifully processed and seen picture regardless!

    9. Becky Stillions Photography 54 months ago | reply

      Oh my gosh!!! This is so awesome and I love your processing!

    10. (:Andrzej:) 54 months ago | reply

      stunning IR picture.... marvellous composition

    11. MoodyGoat 54 months ago | reply

      Love these old schoolhouses. This one looks great in IR. Well composed shot.

    12. ikons98 53 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Beautiful BEAUTIFUL IR iamge!!!

    13. MEaves 53 months ago | reply

      What a marvelous find ... such a great looking place so nicely captured and processed .

    14. =Lobster Pot | Photography= [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

      Awesome shot. Feel like I am there

    15. MurrayH77 46 months ago | reply

      Great IR - seen in Explore / 1 yr ago!

    16. jonnyamerica 37 months ago | reply

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    17. kuntheaprum 19 months ago | reply

      Haunting beauty

    18. creyesk 6 months ago | reply

      One of the best ir pics i have seen

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