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Matchetteville School 1906 -1959 by WayneBenedet Matchetteville School 1906 -1959 by WayneBenedet
I was particularly thrilled with how the clouds seem to point down towards the school house.

Located North of Holland Manitoba. This building is so remarkable, that we saw it from 2 miles away. It was only after we got close that we realized it was an old school. (It appears that the front of the building was pushed in accidentally by a piece of heavy farm machinery or maybe a truck.)

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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks tiny. How big is it actually?
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
it is quite small, one room.
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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
What an interesting old building. As a teacher, I find the history of education fascinating, and love old school buildings.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
are you a member of Awesome School Houses?
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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
no, can you link me to it? I can't search using the network here.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Home

This is probably going to open about six tabs, I don't know why, but it will get you to the group.
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bluemangoimages Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
got it, thanks!
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Brian-B-Photography Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Composition and use of the sky is brilliant work
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V-Light Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
wow! That's so beautiful! And i love the sky...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
thanks
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WinterJackal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Great photo! I've always found those small, one-room schools to be so strange.. 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
there were many of them out here, and some of them still survive.
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WinterJackal Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
Interesting :nod:
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sleurope Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
very nice! =)
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peterpateman Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree, that's a wonderful sky. I have just started using a CPL myself and you are the person who inspired me to get one, thanks for sharing Wayne.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It can make an huge difference.
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Bojkovski Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work Wayne
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
such a portrait, beautiful sky and setting!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
thanks Jasmin
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undauntedifly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Writer
Very cool! It would be awesome if there was a book displaying your pictures along with the history of the places you photograph! :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I have often thought of that Sarai.

When I did "An Old Ride - Classics in the Rough" I published a picture book, but it was a lot of work and did not sell well.  I only made limited copies and I was able to recover my costs, but beyond that there was no market, so I doubt I will attempt that in the near future again.  Two People here on dA heped me with the book, Ryan Wooley in Alberta, (he does not log on anymore) helped me with all the car data and Cindy Minguez was our editor.  She also edited my photography book "Taking Better Pictures", and we keep in touch via e-mail, but she too does not log on here much anymore though she is a wonderful poet.
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undauntedifly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Writer
Ah!! I would love to purchase a copy of that book!

I'm sad that these types of books don't sell as well as they should. We've all lost our sense of history in this technological age. It's quite depressing to me.

If you ever change your mind, I'd love to try and write some of the history portions. :) Though, I'd need to learn the history first!! :D

As always, keep up the beautiful work. :)
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I will keep that in mind Sarai.  I have talked to Cindy about doing another book and she expressed someinterest, but so far I have not had the ambition to proceed.  Having another person to write, even if it is not history, even if it was stories about the images could also be interesting.  Sometimes imagination is better.
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undauntedifly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Writer
That would be fun too! I love writing, as you know, so if you ever needed help, I'd be all over it! :D
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
That's a deal Sarai
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Another great find.  I wonder how many students were in the class room.  
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
thanks Anthony,

I really don't know how many students their were, but it probably was 1-8 and so at 3 students per grade that would be 24 students and it may have even gone from 1-12.
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It certainly was a small school 
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
lol... not the smallest I have seen, but yes it is small.
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
:wow: Perfect angle.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Thanks
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XanaduPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
You're welcome.
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ConstantineBlood Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That was a schoolhouse? That seems awfully small for a schoolhouse even for back then.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Yes, it was a one room school house
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MoonyMina Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!! what an awesome shot!! both the clouds and the impact on the wall give the impression of an implosion...
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
thank you very much
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glunac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
That deep blue sky is amazingly beautiful! I like how the clouds seem to angle towards the roof, like a runway leading us there.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
The clouds were a major feature of this shot for me Gloria.  The lighting angle was not the best, but the clouds would not last for ever, so I took what I had been give.  It was a gift.
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glunac Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank you for sharing your gift. It is a beauty!
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
beautiful shot!!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
thanks Dave
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crazygardener Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
your so welcome Wayne
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erene Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
The clouds are awesome Wayne and I like the fact that one`s eye is drawn to the part where the school has caved in.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I think those clouds were a godsend. The light was not perfect for the shot, but they clouds certainly were
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erene Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It helps to have the weather on your side.
Only a pleasure Wayne :)
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miontre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing photo.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
thanks
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mengenstrom Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   Writer
Ghost towns and empty houses are very interesting. They breath life from passing times.
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
That is so very true, it is the theme of the current show on tour called "Voice of the Pioneer"
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
or maybe sasquatch! Hard to believe something so small , with so much space around it.. and something could manage to hit it anyway!
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