Fifth Time In The Pen
Photo trip number five to Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary Museum was during a special offer for photographers, in the hours pre and post twilight. I searched for subjects that I had not photographed before and found a few to my liking. First I looked outside while there was still some light and found some architectural elements from 1903 that were now weathered and worn and hiding secrets within. In one cell there were some puzzling bowls… some look like toilets and others more like planters. A mysterious red glow emanated from a left-behind box and I captured the glow that only I could see. I found a desk, bathed in warm desk-lamp light while the cool tones of twilight streamed in from above. As I walked around alone looking and thinking about those who had spent time there, I sensed the presence of lingering spirits.
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On my way home from a photography outing, I stopped at a place I had been eyeing for years. Maybe I was waiting for time to make it just right. On close inspection I saw some details that I liked. A colorful, granny square afghan hung in one window and lace curtains in others. The peeling paint and old styling called to me to photograph the rich textures years had left behind. Lonely, the old house told me a story of its last resident while I listened and recorded it with my camera.
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The day following our last big snow storm I ventured out for a second time, to see if I could capture a sunset shot with snow. It was windy and very cold but I dressed for the weather determined that a ‘try, try again’ approach would eventually pay off! I had a place and composition in mind that would include the western sky, after the sun had disappeared. As so often happens however, the sky was less than wonderful. On this night disappointment was quickly forgotten when I looked south and found a nice surprise in a scene that I liked even better!
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I ventured out in the snow-covered ‘Pines’ this morning … after a little digging out. I just love what snow does to the landscape … its so different and exhilarating! Winter has become one of my favorite times of the year to photograph. With the sun lower to the horizon in winter we have extended periods of side-lighting. And I will tell you, I don’t miss the gnats, mosquitoes, deer flies, ticks or chiggers either! In the winter its more common to have a spot all to myself. This morning I headed down a road I know well and found some nice light at a place I’ve stopped at many times before. The way the morning light was hitting the trees at the end of the now frozen stream caught my attention. Mother Nature did all the work and I was just lucky enough to be there with my camera.
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I’ve been hunting for a place where I could use my 6-stop ND filter to capture bubbles in motion and finally found a suitable place while scouting today. Bubbles are a natural occurrence found in Southern New Jersey Pineland’s streams. Prior attempts had been fun practice but the scenes were not quite what I had hoped. Today, I think I got closer to what I have been looking for. The bubbles here were being stirred up by a tiny dam just left of the frame. By using the filter I lengthened the shutter speed to 8 seconds which was long enough to record the swirling blur. I’ll surely be hunting for more bubbles to capture … this was fun!
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Found a quiet place
where a cold stream wandered through
wintry ice designs.
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