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predawn surprise

having returned from the ride on route 3199 from arad to masada and back at a relatively decent hour, we got to bed earlier than normal. we were getting up at 4am to drive to the front entrance of masada off the 90. the plan was, of course, to get there early enough (while it was still dark) to get in line and start the tough climb up to the top before sunrise: it is ‘tradition’ to observe the sunrise from masada…

all went according to plan, though we were there earlier than we needed to be.

it did give me time to fiddle a bit before the climb. i set up the gear in front of the car and did my best to focus in the dark of the early morning; the only light source was quite a ways back at the other end of the parking lot. this shot was taken at 1600 iso with a 30-second exposure at f4. it looked interesting enough in the tiny lcd display at the back of the camera; i was pleasantly surprised at how clean the raw files were once i started editing.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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the remains (revisited)

The Remains (Revisited)

a different perspective of st. chad’s anglican church… you can compare it to the first one i posted a little while back.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes
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the remains

The Remains

en route to macqueripe bay along tucker valley road in chaguaramas national park is the former village of mount pleasant (now a national heritage site). still standing are a few shacks and the remains of st. chad’s anglican church along with a graveyard adjacent to the church.

the church was originally built in 1850 out of timbers, but after 18 years it had fallen into disrepair. it was rebuilt in 1875 – but again by 1915 had succumbed to decay. by the end of 1915 it was rebuilt yet again and in use until the area was given to the americans as a military base in 1941. the graveyard contains the prominent grave of one amelia trip and dates back to 1877.

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