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The Old Courthouse #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 29 May 2014 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The majestic Old Courthouse has remained over the past 150 years as one of St. Louis' most prominent architectural landmarks. The Old Courthouse was the site of the first two trials of the pivotal Dred Scott case in 1847 and 1850. It was also where Virginia Minor's case for a woman's right to vote came to trial in the 1870s.

St. Louis' Old Courthouse is listed in the National Park Service's National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. The Network to Freedom recognizes sites, programs and facilities with verifiable associations to the Underground Railroad. The phenomenon popularly known as the Underground Railroad has been broadly defined by the National Park Service as the "historic resistance to enslavement through escape and flight." The Old Courthouse is linked with the story of the Underground Railroad, and with that of slavery, as a property associated with legal challenges to slavery. It was a public forum as well as a courthouse. Slaves were auctioned from its steps in estate settlements, while one man's suit for freedom helped plunge the country into Civil War. The Old Courthouse was the site of hundreds of suits for freedom, but one gained notoriety. In 1847, Dred Scott, with his wife Harriet, sued for, and were granted, their freedom. After many appeals, the case was decided upon by the Supreme Court. The decision stated that slaves were property, and as such, had no right to sue. The Dred Scott Decision hastened the start of the Civil War.

Captured on May 4, 2014 and processed in PhotoScape's Watercolor Pencil filter.

NIKON D7000 1/320 second F/9.0 ISO 100 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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LauraS from Chico, United States

Really interesting application here. Effects can really bring a building to a new dimension. Very artistic.

29 May 2014 5:07am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

perfect shot

29 May 2014 6:00am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Another good treatment !. Nice one !

29 May 2014 7:07am

claudie from le havre, France

Belle composition !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 May 2014 12:59pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Love the drawing coming into contact with the more defined photographically elements
of the trees and the use of watercolor colors, beautiful !~

29 May 2014 2:06pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The court house makes a fine central subject. I like seeing it's setting among the other buildings. Well done.

29 May 2014 2:45pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique cadrage et traitement.....
Couleurs charmantes.)

29 May 2014 5:01pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

A superb photo !Drawing !

29 May 2014 5:48pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This has the feel of an old time postcard. Love the treatment

29 May 2014 5:49pm

fereshteh. from Iran

Excellent composition .

29 May 2014 6:15pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

amazing painting of an amazing view
so great shot

29 May 2014 6:28pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

A remarkable result after processing. The drawing seems to be real.

29 May 2014 8:33pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very creative use of the filter.

30 May 2014 2:23am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

I like this wider view better than yesterday's.

30 May 2014 3:10am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Another lovely capture of the court house. I like it.

30 May 2014 3:15am

Marc from Granby, Canada

Nice treatment , Very Well frame...... :)

30 May 2014 4:13am

Langevine from Angers, France


30 May 2014 7:35am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Simply amazing!

30 May 2014 12:24pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Interesting to see the contrasts in the skyline!

30 May 2014 12:49pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Amazing. Beautiful view and great treatment. Lovely. :)

30 May 2014 6:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I really like this one and again, super processing, Steven.

30 May 2014 9:07pm