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Jun 6, 2021 17:53:16   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
This image is of a window in an old building in the small town of Gretna in central Nebraska. It was taken on 4x5 TMX film 20 years ago and I had done nothing with it. Today I photographed the negative then processed it in Photoshop. I thought it came out reasonably good. Best in Download or DDL.

I posted this earlier in the general photo section but thought it would be appropriate here also.


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Jun 6, 2021 18:24:12   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Nice shot. I wonder what all is behind that crumbling window?

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Jun 7, 2021 07:22:22   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Nice work, Jack. Good textures and tonalities.
--Bob
jackm1943 wrote:
This image is of a window in an old building in the small town of Gretna in central Nebraska. It was taken on 4x5 TMX film 20 years ago and I had done nothing with it. Today I photographed the negative then processed it in Photoshop. I thought it came out reasonably good. Best in Download or DDL.

I posted this earlier in the general photo section but thought it would be appropriate here also.

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Jun 7, 2021 07:45:14   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 

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Jun 7, 2021 09:58:16   #
charlienow Loc: Hershey, PA
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Nice shot. I wonder what all is behind that crumbling window?


Crumbling junk perhaps.

Chuck

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Jun 7, 2021 09:58:27   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Nice shot. I wonder what all is behind that crumbling window?


Thanks for looking in. Just junk from a long abandoned storage area I presume.
JackM

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Jun 7, 2021 10:03:00   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
rmalarz wrote:
Nice work, Jack. Good textures and tonalities.
--Bob


Thank you Bob. I've been pleasantly surprised how well the photographed negs have turned out in my little experiment. I always had a tendency to produce contrasty negs in the past and I think I have a little more control of that by photographing rather than scanning the negs.
JackM

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Jun 7, 2021 10:03:30   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
jaymatt wrote:


Thanks very much John.
JackM

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Jun 7, 2021 10:04:10   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
charlienow wrote:
Crumbling junk perhaps.

Chuck


Thanks Chuck. I think you're right.
JackM

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Jun 8, 2021 02:08:48   #
RodeoMan Loc: St Joseph, Missouri
 
I think this is a great shot and I like it a lot. My only quibble is that Gretna is not in central Nebraska, but in Sarpy, county just to the south of Omaha on the eastern side of the state. Thanks for sharing.

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Jun 8, 2021 09:38:46   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
RodeoMan wrote:
I think this is a great shot and I like it a lot. My only quibble is that Gretna is not in central Nebraska, but in Sarpy, county just to the south of Omaha on the eastern side of the state. Thanks for sharing.


Oh for god's sake, I had a brain fart 😒. You are absolutely correct, the picture was taken in Cozad, NE, not Gretna. I live just 15 miles from Gretna. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.
JackM

PS: Glad you liked the image. I do like to photograph this sort of thing.

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Jun 8, 2021 15:22:45   #
RodeoMan Loc: St Joseph, Missouri
 
Hey thats ok, I live in St Joseph, Mo but grew up between Council Bluffs and Sioux City about twelve miles from the town of Onawa, Iowa in the loess bluffs. Although I don't specifically remember it, I probably have been through Gretna. Another comment about your photograph. First it definitely works as photographic art, but also as historical documentation. There is so much of the "built environment" that surrounds us that we are so accustomed to having around that we find it commonplace, but once it is gone, we are grateful for having recorded it. These photographs serve not only as an index to jog our memories, but also as important documentary records of a way life now passing by. Thanks for your image and for replying.

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Jun 8, 2021 16:48:14   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
RodeoMan wrote:
Hey thats ok, I live in St Joseph, Mo but grew up between Council Bluffs and Sioux City about twelve miles from the town of Onawa, Iowa in the loess bluffs. Although I don't specifically remember it, I probably have been through Gretna. Another comment about your photograph. First it definitely works as photographic art, but also as historical documentation. There is so much of the "built environment" that surrounds us that we are so accustomed to having around that we find it commonplace, but once it is gone, we are grateful for having recorded it. These photographs serve not only as an index to jog our memories, but also as important documentary records of a way life now passing by. Thanks for your image and for replying.
Hey thats ok, I live in St Joseph, Mo but grew u... (show quote)


I used to get up around Onawa frequently to photograph in Pisgah, Preparation Canyon, Tekamah, and Decatur. I think that one of the best places to photograph anywhere in the Midwest is at Mt Mora in the fall when the oaks and maples are at their peak. I've posted a few pics from there here on UHH. The mental health hospital museum is awesome also. Plus you have several interesting little photogenic towns in the area, such as Atchison and their railroad bridge over the river, etc, etc. St. Jo is a very photogenic area IMO.

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Jun 9, 2021 02:50:46   #
RodeoMan Loc: St Joseph, Missouri
 
I usually wouldn't continue a conversation, but can't help mentioning that I was brought up on a farm about five miles northwest of Moorhead between Turin and Soldier. I have a grandmother buried at Pisgah, cousins at Preparation, my Dad rests at Turin, grandparents and great grandparents at Dunlap, people at Woodbine and etc etc. I agree about Mt Mora. I live quite close to it and could walk to it in less than 15 minutes if I didn't push myself. And to continue this discussion, I retired a few years ago from the State of Missouri Department of Mental Health. I started my career in the State Hospital and ended in the Psych Rehab Center across the street. The facility is now being mostly used as a state prison. When I was there, I was all through the place including the tunnels between many of the buildings. St Joseph is a good town for photography. It has the wonderful combination of being old enough and large to have all sorts of photographic possibilities, yet is small enough that I can be anyplace in town in less than twenty minutes. I see you are located in Omaha. Years ago, I used to eat prime rib at a restaurant, I believe, near or on the Crossroads. I forget the name of the place and the other prime rib places for Omaha I find on google don't sound like it. I have had some good chow at the Bohemian Cafe. We enjoy going up for Henry Doorley, the Joscelyn, the Old Market and just general poking around. I think I'm feeling a day trip coming on. lol. Hold the Presses. I just remembered the prime rib place. It was Ross's on 72nd I had some great meals there. It looks like it has closed and that Anthony's is the successor to it. Have you eaten at Anthony's and if so would you recommend it? Finally are there any specific restuarants in the Omaha area that you'd recommend. Well that's enough.

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