Going to step away from the Courtmacsherry pictures (for now) but wanted to share one last photo, taken from outside John Young’s famous Pier House.
This photo was taken approximately 6 hours later of the same scene. Granted, this is from an elevated and drier vantage point, but roughly the same direction. Take a look at the dots floating in the water- those are the poles being driven into the strand by the farmers in last week’s post.
I love horse races, one unfortunate aspect to last summer was, any time I traveled, I had to leave the town the day before a major event occurred.
Consequently, I was not able to capture any of the action race day. No worries, my sensei was there to witness and capture the events as they unfolded.
I realize a few weeks ago, I promised more photos of Courtmac. I have also bemoaned the lack of images featuring people.
Well now, patient followers of this blog, we have a twofer!
This photo was taken in the summer of 2013, shortly after I acquired my camera.
I only know one of the folks in this photo, the gentleman to the far right who happens to be one of the finest hosts in Corcaigh. The other four folks driving the posts in, I do not know, but as they are all Irish farmers, I’m reasonably certain they are more charming than your average human. The lady driving the tractor got it done that afternoon, and got it done quickly. Most of this landscape will be subsumed by the cold waters of the Irish Sea in a few short hours…
51.6347° N, 8.7092° W
This is the ruins of St. Agnes Hospital, found on the campus of St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh.
Not a big fan of ‘ruin porn’ but this building seems to compliment the falling snow nicely.
The walls of this building have seen a lot of souls pass through it.
Among them: Jack Johnson, legendary heavyweight champion of the world. Mr. Johnson died here in 1946 after getting injured in a car accident on Route 1 near Franklinton (St. Agnes was the closest black hospital to Franklinton in the segregated NC.)
This image was taken where the Crabtree Creek flows into the Neuse River (the Crabtree is on the right, 35.766°,-78.539°)
Given the last post’s brevity, perhaps I should expand a little on this post.
This is the second HDR I have ever processed. In the first HDR I processed (last week’s view of Raleigh) your humble host used a workflow that can be best summarized as chaos, wrapped in disorder, nested in ignorance.
This image of confluence (hopefully) represents an improvement, and that improvement (or hope therein) is this blog’s raison d’etre.