Old School Bell in Fletcher. Photo by Gregory Peters.

Taken by Gregory Peters of Pisgah Forest, N.C.
“Old School Bell,” Fletcher, N.C.
Peters took the photo March 11, 2011 using a Nikon D70s and Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6.

Photographer’s notebook

This old school bell is alongside Howard Gap Road in Fletcher on the Fletcher Academy campus. I was told it was from the original school building which is no longer standing. The photograph shows it in a rock memorial type display.

When I saw it, I thought it resembled the old days when a school would call in the students after recess or lunch. It reminded me of my school days. My teacher would ring a much smaller brass bell that would end our fun time as well.

It is next to a building which now is used for office space, the cafe, and memorabilia of the school’s 101-year history and anniversary. Fletcher Academy was started in 1910.

I chose to make it black and white to give it the older, historical look and cropped off the front doorway. I took it with my Nikon D70s and Nikon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 at 1/350th of a second. Post work and cropping was done with PhotoFiltre software.

Gregory Peters, Pisgah Forest, N.C.
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