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New Castle Road

New Castle Road
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Copyright: angela LL (angela926) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 5 N: 484] (2574)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-10
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, canon EF 28-135 F3.5-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Westchester County Roads [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-09 17:25
Viewed: 1397
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A country road in New Castle New York in westchester county.

Highlights of New Castle History
1609 Henry Hudson explores the Hudson River.
1696 Caleb Heathcote purchases a large tract of land including what is now New Castle from Wampus and other Native American sachems.
1730 Quakers begin settling in the northern and western parts of North Castle, which will become New Castle.
1753-4 Quakers build meetinghouse on Quaker Road.
1776 Following the Battle of White Plains, the Quaker meetinghouse is used as a hospital for wounded soldiers of Washington's army.
1791 New Castle is divided from North Castle and becomes a separate town.
1846 The New York and Harlem Railroad, later the Harlem Division of the New York Central Railroad, reaches Chappaqua.
1853 Horace Greeley begins buying property in what is now downtown Chappaqua.
1872 Horace Greeley runs for president against incumbent Ulysses S. Grant.
1881 The New York and Northern Railroad, later the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad, reaches Merritt's Corners, now Millwood.
1902 Opening of the present Chappaqua railroad station, on property donated by Horace Greeley's daughter, Gabrielle Greeley Clendenin.
1904 A tornado sweeps across Quaker Road between the Sutton Reynolds house south of Gray Rock Lane and the Dodge house north of Marcourt Drive.
1912 The first central water system is installed in Chappaqua.
1914 Dedication of the Horace Greeley memorial statue.
1918 Dedication of Liberty Ship USS Chappaqua.
1929 Opening of the Horace Greeley School, now the Robert E. Bell Middle School.
1930 Celebration of the Chappaqua bicentennial. Opening of the railroad bridge.
1934 The Saw Mill River Parkway reaches Chappaqua.
1939 The Reader's Digest moves its headquarters to Chappaqua.
1957 Opening of the present Horace Greeley High School.
1958 Service ends on the Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad.
1966 Founding of the New Castle Historical Society.
1999 President Bill Clinton and future Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton make their home in Chappaqua.
2000 Opening of the restored Horace Greeley House.

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  • mvdisco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4459 W: 197 N: 4503] (57237)
  • [2008-12-09 17:50]

Hi Angela,
Beautiful Autumn scene well composed and presented with great colours and sharpness, Excellent POV. and DOF. great contrast and light. I love the way who put our eyes in the curve..Beautiful maple tree too..
My compliments

Nice color and composition. i really enjoy how the yellow in the leaves match the yellow in the double line on the road. Well done.

Hi Angela - nice scene, the compo's about right too with the road sweeping off into the distance in the right hand 1/3 of the frame. Nice colour - the leaves,road marking and sign all match..

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2008-12-09 19:31]

Hi Angela,
You give me the taste to take this road and lose me in this inviting autumn landscape!
Excellent rendering of the colors and very nice composition with this perspective. Really, a pleasant image!
Bravo! Annie


nice capture for this scene...well detailed and sharpness...thanks for sharing...


Merhaba Angela,
What a stunning image vith superb autumnal colours.TFS.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-12-10 0:44]

Selam dear Angela..
verynice comp.. A superb colors and focus..bravo..selamlar

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  • MYLZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 7 N: 42] (622)
  • [2008-12-10 10:24]

Nice road and tree captured, Angela..
The yellow color captured in my eyes..
Great POV..



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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-12-10 10:32]

Very nice composition, and I love these fall colors. I like this curvy road that makes me wonder whats around the next turn. TFS

Hello Angela,

Great pov and perspective.
I like how the autumnal tree anchors the f/g and is balanced by the road sign in the distance.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-12-12 14:17]

nice comp and POV
like the yellow throughtout

An excellent roadside picture Angela.
Love the yellow lines and how they balance the yellow leaves.
Well spotted and well captured scene.
- Vincent

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2008-12-17 9:09]

Hi Angela!

Nice POV! like the autumn colors...contrast is just great! good job!



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