Another image from one of my favorite photographic haunts in Pennsylvania, Old Bedford Village in Bedford, Pa.

This image is of the interior of one of the one room school houses there. This is the Kniseley School and was built near Pleasantville, Bedford County in 1869 and was used until 1932. As I’ve mentioned in previous posts about Old Bedford Village, this building was indeed an original school, is not a recreation, and was moved to the Old Bedford site as part of their “living history museum.” You can see more information here: http://www.oldbedfordvillage.com

The image itself is a composite of two of my own images. Both images taken with the Nikon D300. The fields and barn seen through the window are actually from farmland near Osterburg, PA, not too far up the road. Much tinkering in Photoshop CS4, 5 and 6 (NOT the cloud), plus the addition of a hint one of my favorite textures from Florabella to enhance the mood.


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  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhoto7 months ago

    Lois, an excellent work of art.

  • Thank you, Bob!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomez7 months ago

    Super capture Lois …

  • Thanks so much, Tom!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Bruce  Dickson
    Bruce Dickson7 months ago

    Nice! Very atmospheric result Lois.

  • Hey Bruce!!! Thank you!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • tinypaws
    tinypaws7 months ago

    Love it.Great find and capture!

  • Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...7 months ago

    Pick of the Day in Bubbling Artists!! Click on the banner to see your work displayed!!

  • Vicki, thank you so very much … a wonderful honor and I truly appreciate it!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaEL7 months ago

    Stunning work Lois

  • Thank you so much, Andrea!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • RickDavis
    RickDavis7 months ago

    Outstanding photo of the old school room and I love the through the windows scene!


  • Hey Rick … thank you … and I’m glad you enjoyed the scene out the window … I really debated about adding that … so happy you think it “worked”!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • lorilee
    lorilee7 months ago

    Congratulations!! Your WONDERFUL image is being
    FEATURED in the group, “Cover Shots!!”

  • Lori, thank you so much!!!! This is a great honor!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB7 months ago

    January 27, 2014

    Beautiful work!

  • Hi Teresa!!! Thank you!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • NancyC
    NancyC7 months ago

    Love this Lois! Very nice work! :)

  • Hi Nancy!!! Thank you!!

    – Lois Bryan

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