The Mines of Moria… – #FF: Jacques Gude

So, here is a new mini-series for you guys: The mines of Moria… just kidding. They’re in Butte, but the other title sounded way cooler, didn’t it? 😀 This shot is of a building in Butte, Montana. Haha… very funny. I’ve actually never heard it called, ‘Butt’. Really. Seriously though… it really is the armpit of America, but I love it there. This is where I graduated college as a Computer Science major. Good times. Anyways, back to the picture. Butte has several Headframes standing still. Headframes were used to lower people down into deep holes for mining. You see, Butte used to be one of the biggest mining towns in America. Mainly copper. This shot was taken near one of the Headframes in Butte. I hope you enjoy it. I went back and forth with it quite a bit. I removed the power lines from the shot and changed the perspective. Unfortunately, in changing the perspective, I lost the top of the window. I wish that wouldn’t have happened, but live and learn. As usual, let me know what you think: good or bad.

Note: As is going to be the case in all future posts, I’ve included the before image as well. Please use the slider to change from before to after and let me know if you run into any problems.

Chris Kenison - Mining Building - Butte MontanaChris Kenison Photography - Mining Building - Butte Montana

Follow Friday (#FF) – Jacques Gude


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Jacques Gude is a great photographer based out of Berlin, Germany. He, in my opinion, is one of the best HDR photographers out there. I’ve learned a lot from his shots and from his video tutorial. I look up to him and look to him for inspiration. He definitely is someone you should follow! Check out his blog, and you will know what I’m talking about. Chances are, if you’re looking at this blog, you already know who he is. But, if you don’t, find him on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, or his Blog and get to know him and his work. I guarantee it will be worth your time.

Here are some of my favorite pics from Jacques:

Jacques Gude - I Heard the Bells

Jacques Gude - I Heard the Bells: Taken from December 27, 2010 Post

Jacques Gude - A Bridge to Freedom

Jacques Gude - A Bridge to Freedom: Taken from January 17, 2011 Post

Jacques Gude - Here Stands an Empty House

Jacques Gude - Here Stands an Empty House: Taken from November 20, 2010 Post

I know the title says that Jacques didn’t like it, but I loved it. So, I can put it on My 2¢! Take that, Jacques! 😀

Jacques Gude - This Photo Sucks Because...

Jacques Gude - This Photo Sucks Because... Taken from September 22, 2010 Post

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February 4, 2011 - 6:08 am

Jim Denham Great stuff Chris! Well done!
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February 4, 2011 - 7:42 am

Jesse Pafundi That is a LEGIT #FF. Well deserved, Jacques. Really like what you did with this shot and removing the power lines worked perfectly.
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February 4, 2011 - 8:14 am

Chris Wray Love the colors on the weathered wood. Great subject matter.
Nice #FF tribute to our mutual friend @fotofreq! I like following your feature #FF every week. Have a great weekend.
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February 4, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Maria Chris, Sam McCarthy turned me on to this blog site and I’m sooo glad he did – I’ve had a lot of fun this morning on your site. Keep posting, I’ll swing by again.
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February 4, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Scott Frederick Nice work here Chris. Good choice of including Jacques in your FF!
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February 4, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Chris @Scott Frederick – Thanks, Scott, for the comment!

February 4, 2011 - 8:10 pm

Chris @Jim Denham – Thanks, Jim. Appreciate the comment.
@Jesse Pafundi – Thanks, Jesse. Those power lines (and shadows) took awhile to remove, but I’m glad I did.
@Chris Wray – Thanks for that, Chris. I like the idea of a featured #FF. Otherwise, you’re just throwing names out there… which is fine, but not as meaningful.
@Maria – Hey, thanks for visiting, Maria. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed it. I post a new image everyday and I would love to hear your feedback. It makes posting worth it! I tried to visit your post, but it’s flagged as ‘Social Networking’ here at work. So, I’ll check it out tonight!

February 6, 2011 - 12:08 am

Mike Olbinski Wow, I know a guy from Butte…do you know Shay Lewis? :)
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February 6, 2011 - 12:15 am

Chris Haha, it’s a small town, but not that small. Nope, don’t know him. I was in Butte from 2002-2006 at Montana Tech.

February 6, 2011 - 12:17 pm

Deb You are very talented

February 6, 2011 - 7:57 pm

Chris @Deb – Thanks, Deb. I appreciate the comment! 😀

May 26, 2011 - 5:16 pm

Matt Hey Chris – can I license the staircase photo from you to use for the cover for a single I want to release on Itunes? It’s called “Empty House” – I think it’d be perfect! Let me know if you do that and what the cost is. Thanks a ton.

May 27, 2011 - 6:30 am

Jacques Man! I could have sworn I had commented when you posted this back in February. Thanks so much for featuring my work here. I’ve had a bunch of people come looking for me as a result. You rock, Chris!

February 4, 2011 - 6:35 am

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