Thursday, March 26, 2009

Sepia Scenes #23 Cone Estate


"Cone Estate Carriage House"
Blowing Rock, NC - February 2001 (Click to embiggen)

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Around Flat Top Manor and the Carriage house are a number of retaining walls built -- like many things in the area -- of native stone. With a layer of surprise snow it made a compelling photograph.Violence Unsilenced
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18 comments:

Annie said...

Good choice. The angle of the wall reminds me of the Rock of Gibraltar.

ewok1993 said...

The sepia toning has given this such an other worldly feel; that's just me :)

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Robin said...

Definitely very compelling. It's got a real Little House on the Prairie feel to it.

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is really pretty!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Love these old stone walls! Sepia is a perfect choice for this photo I think. The snow dusts the top like frosting on a cake!

Carletta said...

I don't know why it evoked feelings for me of soldiers and winter - we each see what we see I guess.
The sepia does make it moody. :)

Rose said...

I like this a lot...and Carletta has got soldiers in my mind now! I doubt if I would have thought that if I hadn't seen her comment.

Artist Unplugged said...

Oh yeah, this one is niiiiiiiice!

Deb said...

good job with the sepia tones, a touch of snow is always great!

Ralph said...

Stones laid in these walls without mortar is timeless. Forgive us who feel as if we are in the 1800s as we study this picture - fabulous!

kden said...

How beautiful. I like how the stones are laid and stacked. Great shot, it feels like a whole different time.

napaboaniya said...

These walls made from stones are pretty uncommon here in Singapore. But while I was in Korea, I saw them everywhere just like the one in your picture..covered in snow while I was freezing to death!! :P

nature ramblings said...

Very nicely built rock wall! The snow adds that little extra pizzazz to an already beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.

Shadow said...

to me this is a taste of things to come, minus the snow though... mmmm, i'm ready for hibernation.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm going to assume this is YOUR carriage house. ;-) Mighty spiffy in sepia.

Daryl said...

This works perfectly in sepia

ROSIDAH said...

The stacks, the snow... All add up a perfect sepia scene!

maryt/theteach said...

Just lovely, Mojo! I always love that chocolatey sepia tone! Thanks for playing... :)