Something about an Abandoned Loo

Something about an Abandoned Loo


Whenever I am in an abandoned place I always seem to be taking pictures of the loo.  I don’t know if it is because it seems to show the decay so much or I”m just fascinated that it is still intact.  Whatever it is I have two this time around and they are both in the same abandoned house.  I shot both of these with my Fuji XPro-1 on a tripod (usually do because I bracket my shots +1, 1, -1) and…

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Word Play


This week I decided to play around with adding vintage letters and postcards as a form of texture to two of my images. The image above is an abandoned farmhouse in Pennsylvania photographed using my Fuji X-Pro1.  I used several textures by 2 lil Owls and then brought in a great french postcard that a purchased in a pack from French Kiss Textures.

The image below I photographed at Breezy Point in…

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Breezy Point

Breezy Point in B&W


I was photographing down at Breezy Point a couple of weeks ago during a stormy day.  This area was hit very hard during Hurricane Sandy and the damage to homes and the beach was massive.  I still find it to be one of the most beautiful places to photograph and if you every get a chance to head out to Gateway National Park in Queens you will be able to see this beautiful area.   Both images were…

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High Line in B&W


I went for a  walk with friends on the High Linein NYC last Saturday and was able to capture a few shots of the roads and spaces between buildings.  The light and shadows that come into play are really spectacular.  If you have never been to the High Line, I strongly recommend you put it on your list of places to see when you are in New York City.  It runs between 30th Street and Gansevoort…

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Abandoned Somewhere in Pennsylvania


I was off and running last weekend in Pennsylvania photographing an abandoned site.  I have to keep the location secret at the request of the owner of the property.  I had a blast at the site and plan on going back in the fall.

The image above really spoke to me in a graphic sense .  I loved the way the two trains framed the car and the light and shadow of decay.

I just loved the pattern the…

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Bird Portraits

Bird Portraits, a classic spin on zoo animals.


I have been wanting to capture pictures of animals in a zoo setting and turn them into a classic portrait.  The bird above was kind enough to stand still and pose for me.  I worked in Photoshop using a slight oil filter and Color Efex Pro and a great texture from Dirk Wuestenhagen I also used a lot of layers with black and blue in them to get the lighting just right.

The birds below were just…

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Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, NJ


I took a ride down to Sandy Hook, NJ with two Fuji camera’s in hand to photograph the abandoned Officer’s Houses at Fort Hancock.  This area is now part of Gateway National Park.  It is a beautiful area and consists of not only these great abandoned houses and battlements but is home to some of the most beautiful beaches and wildlife.

The image above is one of the large Officer’s houses that…

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A litte more Urban Decay

I traveled out to Scranton Lace on another Abandoned America workshop the other week and discovered some areas I had not explored before.  The image above was pitch black and it always amazes me how much more the camera sensors sees than I do.  I shot all the images with my Fuji XPro-1 and processed in Capture One, Photoshop and Nik Color Efex.  I really loved the arch and the reflection in…

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