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    Feb 2006
    Des Plaines, IL

    Cool Letting go of the older items ...

    Today, I took on the demolition of my son's play-fort of his youth. Age had taken its toll on the structure, as year after year, the weather and the sun soaked and baked it into unusability. The local paper-wasp population also seemed to enjoy the "cover" it provided from the elements. Always a nasty surprise in the late spring for the kids.

    Attachment 24731
    SONY A100 w/ TAMRON AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    @ 28mm - f/10 - 1/100 sec - ISO-400

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    SONY A100 w/ TAMRON AF18-250mm f/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF)
    @ 24mm - f/9 - 1/80 sec - ISO-400

    The structure was constructed with pressure-treated lumber, which unfortunately means it becomes "toxic" (like many decks constructed in the past decade of the same type of treated wood) after a number of years, as the wood breakes down. While I wish I could have handed the "fort" to someone else to enjoy ... it was too far gone to even consider it. So, for four hours ... today ... my son and I went through the entire demolition of "Fort Schap" ... reducing it to a memory of better days and his imagination.

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    Canon EOS 20D w/ EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    @ 70mm - f/5.6 - 1/250 sec - ISO-400

    The base bricks will be used elsewhere and after testing the soil for contamination, the lawn returned to its former green and lush quality.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-27-2007 at 10:11 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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