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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Historic Oakwood Photo Competition

Wow, life has been busy. I have been working on the "Images of Oakwood Architectural Phtoography Contest. Details are below. If you go to my website http://www.hldphotos.com and click on "Galleries" and then "Projects" (Shoot, why don't I just give you the link here http://www.hldphotos.com/Galleries/Projects) you will see three sections, one for each of the contest categories - Public Places, Private Homes, and Parks and Cemeteries.

They said they would notify the winners about a week in advance so that they could attend the awards reception. I had pretty much forgotten it until a few days ago and then figured I had not won. Yesterday the phone rang and it was a person from the committee!!! I AM ONE OF THE WINNERS!!! WHOO -HOO!! Now if you want to know which picture was the winner, (we were only allowed to submit one photo per category I had lots which is probably why they limited it to one. Everybody would have submitted tons.) well, I will have to keep you in suspense because I DON'T KNOW!! They said they wanted to keep it a surprise. Go to my Competition photos and try to pick which one. (Choices are the Governor's mansion, the Oakwood cemetery with the flag in it, and the purple house.

I will post and let you know which one was the winner as soon as I can. By the way for those in the Raleigh area, the reception is at 418 N. Person St, Raleigh, NC, at 3PM. I have to be at work by 4PM so I won't get to stay long.

There is a Civil War Section http://www.hldphotos.com/Galleries/Projects/Oakwood-Historic-Parks/10253909_6drMa#707308817_j2hFp shown here. Samuel Scherr http://www.hldphotos.com/gallery/10253909_6drMa#707427720_ykv78 has a very unique headstone as  does William Samuel Tarlton http://www.hldphotos.com/gallery/10253909_6drMa#707457881_awZoy. I liked the inscription on his marker.

Some comments on the houses there. Yeah, the purple house looks a little odd. These are all old homes and most are painted earthy rich colors. The trees there are incredible. go look at the tree in front of the Governor's mansion http://www.hldphotos.com/Galleries/Projects/Oakwood-Historic/10190317_ndjGP#701965646_KyyUW , talk about a kids delight climbing trees!! The Governor's mansion is within the Historic Oakwood Community. Historic Oakwood is really is a nice place, so different from typical suburbs.

Images Of Oakwood: Architectural Photography
Contest 2009
Open to the General Public
Historic Oakwood, Preservation North Carolina and the Capitol City Camera Club are co-sponsoring an
architectural photography contest featuring Raleigh's historic Oakwood neighborhood. Oakwood is Raleigh's most
intact 19th-century neighborhood and a vibrant historic district. The neighborhood's full range of Victorian
architectural styles and details are set off by tree-lined streets and carefully cultivated gardens. The district also
includes the expansive Oakwood Cemetery, a fine example of the 19th-century park-style cemetery.
The contest is open to the public. Prizes will be awarded and the winning photographs will be displayed at Historic
Oakwood's Candlelight Tour, December 12–13. Submitted photographs must be taken within Historic Oakwood
(see submission form for map) and fall into one of three categories:
Private Home Exteriors
Cemeteries & Parks
Public Buildings

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