Hiwassee Union Church

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    Hiwassee Union Church, Reliance, TN. In around 1899 a community building was raised in Reliance through the joint efforts of the Hiwassee Union Church and the local Masonic Lodge. This was a two-story frame building with a full porch across the front. The upper floor was restricted to the use of the Masons with the church meeting on the first floor. During the week the church was also used as a school for local children. In 1927 the church expanded by enclosing part of the front porch. This left a narrow entrance hall with small meeting rooms on either side for Sunday School classes. This building remains as a landmark in the Reliance Historic District.

    This is seven shots tonemapped with Photomatix. It was a very dark cloudy day and it was raining.
    -Added to theCream of the Crop pool as my personal favorite
    'Old Schoolhouse/Church/Masonic Hall' On Black

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    1. joeperrin2121 81 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Masonic World, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. Alexpalma2008 79 months ago | reply

      Score 8/10 from the Score Me HDR group

    3. Jeff McGrath 79 months ago | reply

      (6/10) HDR Score Me Group

      A little on the too smooth side.

    4. JD Colourful Lyte 79 months ago | reply

      Score 8.5/10 from the Score Me HDR group

      nicely done, well composed, well processed and nice feel overall

    5. Emilio J Santacoloma 79 months ago | reply

      Score _6_/10 from the Score Me HDR group

    6. Ashley Daws 79 months ago | reply

      Nice HDR treatment. 7/10

    7. octo-boots 79 months ago | reply

      I like the subject, but the composition is pretty pedestrian, and the whole thing looks a little flat to me. I would crank up the contrast a bit if I were you. Nice work though!

      Score 6/10 from the Score Me HDR group

    8. Belutosha 79 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

      Score 9/10 from the Score Me HDR group

    9. Elisabeth Shroyer Photography 78 months ago | reply

      this building is one of a kind! I love that you wrote the history, very interesting!

    10. Lyle C 78 months ago | reply

      Very nice HDR image. I like that it is somewhat subtle and not looking too over processed. The composition is very good also. That type of weather is in my opinion, some of the best for HDR. Nice work!!

    11. Just LP 76 months ago | reply

      Stunning work ! this is a great capture.

    12. DeBBaKeR~*~ 69 months ago | reply

      Oh, man! I love this!!

    13. blankenshipimages 66 months ago | reply

      Wow. I searched for Tennessee shots and this really stood out.

    14. A Different Eye Photography Twitter: ADiffEyePhoto 58 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful image!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Sweet Southeast, and we'd love to have this and any other images you would like to add to the group!

    15. edixpexi 57 months ago | reply

      Love thename of the place

    16. amanda rayne 56 months ago | reply

      gorgeous shot

    17. Physical Pixel [deleted] 55 months ago | reply

      Great shot! Thanks for submitting to Your Personal Sunday

      What makes your sunday so memorable?

    18. w3ihy [deleted] 51 months ago | reply

      wow ...................... great job

    19. AerialAmerica 45 months ago | reply

      Patrick, you should consider entering some of your photos into the Aerial America photo contest @ www.flickr.com/groups/aerialamerica

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