Wise County Courthouse by Terence Russell

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The Decatur Courthouse was built in 1895 for a sum of $110,000.00. The architect, J. Riley Gordon of New York, began work on June 1, 1895, and finished in May of 1896. The courthouse is constructed of beautiful pink granite and has been pronounced architecturally perfect by noted experts in that line. The first court was held in the new building in December of 1896. The courthouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a recorded Texas Historical Landmark with the ap:propriate medallion and plaque. info from: www.decaturtx.org

For further reading: Wise County Historical Society

Camera info
Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-275mm lens
F-stop f/9.5
Exposure 1/250
ISO 100
Focus 18mm

HDR data
tripod, 3 RAW images +2 to -2, Photomatrix Pro 3.2

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  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    another beautiful courthouse. Love the clocktower!

  • Thanks! One of the great things about living in my neck of the woods is the plethora of historic courthouses. Texas has 200+ counties and a courthouse in every one of them, although not all of them are picturesque! ;)

    – Terence Russell

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 5 years ago

    fantastic! love the HDR treatment really brings out the stonework Terence!

  • Thank you, Gerry. You have to love HDR’s ability to accent the textures!

    – Terence Russell

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonover 5 years ago

    dnt you love buildings like this and its even better its protected

  • Philip, I adore these lovely old buildings. The architects of this period produced such wonderful beauty!

    – Terence Russell

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 5 years ago

    Outstanding HDR treatment Terence, excellent work my friend!!!

  • Thank you, Larry! It is a treasure to have friend like you!

    – Terence Russell

  • loiteke
    loitekeover 5 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thanks a lot, Meeli!

    – Terence Russell

  • swaby
    swabyabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • – Terence Russell

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 5 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your BEAUTIFUL photo is being FEATURED in the group, Your Country’s Best!!!!!

  • – Terence Russell

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisabout 5 years ago


  • – Terence Russell

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature in Your Country’s Best Group Excellent work my friend.
    Regards, Don. Co-Host.

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