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The Unknown

During the American Revolutionary War, Fort Mifflin was the centerpiece of the British conquest of Philadelphia. I learned that the fort was haunted a while back, so I decided to check it out. I didn’t have any ghostly encounters, but I did scare a few people with my presence in the dark rooms.

I find it’s always a good idea to carry a flashlight in your camera bag. You never know when you may need it, even during the day. The casemates are underground bunkers at Fort Mifflin, and are almost pitch black. When I entered this particular casemate, I noticed a stove in the back and walked toward it. The room was so dark that I decided to shine my flashlight on it, to help me lock in focus. After doing so, I thought it would be a good idea to utilize this light source. It was just enough contrast to allow me to fire off about 5 brackets. I didn’t want to overexpose the dark areas, because realistically I was in a dark room.

I’ll be posting a few more shots of Fort Mifflin over the next few days or so. Stay tuned!

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September 24, 2010 - 9:34 am

Pete Doyle - Great picture,Scott, I love those photos with lots of eerie atmosphere,also really appreciate the know how on getting such detail into the shot.Pete.

September 24, 2010 - 9:42 am

Scott Frederick - Thanks Peter. I always appreciate your comments.

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