Lukens Steel Mill

Recently, Annette and I were invited to participate in a photo shoot/workshop at the Lukens Steel Mill in Coatesville, PA.  We were excited because we love to shoot old and abandoned buildings and their contents. When we first arrived, the organizers, who were very familiar with the mill since they were part of the local …

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Agway in Greencastle

Recently, the local Photography Club was able to get access (at least to the outside of the buildings) to the closed down Agway in Greencastle, Pa.  It was in the evening after work on an overcast day.  The leader said a few words and turned us loose.  Here are some of the images that I …

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Waterside Woolen Mill

Annette and I don’t get out to shoot nearly as often as we would like.  So, we are tickled when the location at which we are shooting turns out to be a “target rich environment”.  The mill definitely was such an environment! We joined the Camera Club for a trip to Waterside, PA to a …

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Bethlehem Photo Trip

Back in November, Annette and I went with the Camera Club on an outing that took us to Bethlehem and Allentown, Pa.  It was a great day. Our first stop in Bethlehem was the cemetery on the hill overlooking the town.  It was a sad place, not only because it was a cemetery, but for …

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Pembroke, Wales

Hello, again!It’s day two in Wales.At the end of my last blog, we were waiting to go down to Breakfast.   It was hearty.  Their bacon was like a slice of ham with some fat left on.  I had yogurt with Muesli and nuts that I mixed in.After breakfast, we drove to Pembroke to see …

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Death Valley – Eureka Mine

(Since the latest blog, when posted, goes at the top, you may want to start at the last blog on Death Valley  (Badwater), which was actually the first posted (see the dates) and work your way back up to the present (this post).)Annette and I had seen an abandoned car near the Eureka Mine in …

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Death Valley – Rhyolite

Rhyolite is a ghost town on the road out of Death Valley toward Beatty, NV.  It is pretty accessible and that is why I was somewhat disappointed.  All of the building remains were fenced off.  I suppose it was for the average tourists’ safety, but it meant that we couldn’t get up close and personal …

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Anderson Grist Mill, 2012

It’s been two great days this weekend!  The only problem is…they are over!I’ll tell you about yesterday in a future blog, but for now, let’s talk about today.Last year Annette and I arranged for the camera club to go to the Anderson Grist Mill near Mercersburg, PA.  The participants who attended the photo shoot last …

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Anderson Mill

Earlier this year, the president of the Harrisburg Camera Club was looking for suggestions for photo field trips.  Before I could think, I opened my mouth and said that Annette and I had always wanted to spend some time at the Anderson Grist Mill.  He took that innocent comment to mean that I was volunteering …

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Abandoned School

Another great outing!Our camera club arranged for a shoot in an old, abandoned school in Shenandoah, PA.The J.W. Cooper School was built in the late 1800’s and went through a few iterations up until it was abandoned in 1992.  It was a high school for a while and a grade school for a while.In one …

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Limekiln Ruins at Canoe Creek State Park

I think a lot of photographers like to take pictures of abandoned pieces of yesterday.  That includes me.While I am at the abandoned sites, whether shooting or not, I try to imagine life the way it was at those sites.Was this a site where genteel people lived or those less fortunate?Did a lot of people …

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