October 23, 2013

Is this the Buckton Depot?

Somewhere I read that this old building was once the Buckton Station. It isn't the original depot, though; that was destroyed during the Civil War.

The railroad lines were important and often fought over. Confederate troops under Turner Ashby attacked Federal forces at Buckton Depot during the Battle of Front Royal. (See this post for more.)

I used this image to practice blank and white "quadtone" conversions for my Photoshop class. It wasn't pretty before and it still isn't, but it is suitably somber for a ruined old building.


  1. Not all pictures need to be pretty. This is a good shot of an abandoned building.

  2. great b&w capture and interesting story


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