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Abandoned Pool

Grossingers Resort Liberty NY, Scott Frederick Photography, Urbex, Black and White, LE

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/22, ISO, 100, 120 seconds, ND 10-stop

Our visit to this abandoned Catskills resort in upstate NY was cut short not too long after this image was captured. We were asked to leave after being spotted by a retired NY State Policeman and although we walked right onto the property without seeing any signs to stay away, he wasn’t too happy to see us!  After shooting this outdoor pool, we headed over to the indoor pool area and fired off a few shots before being asked to leave, which we willingly cooperated.

One of the things I like most about this image, is that it combines a few elements of my work that defines who I am as a photographer.  The exploration of abandoned and forgotten places and things, along with a B&W Long Exposure element, that until now I have not achieved!  As I move into the new year,I plan to scale back a bit from Urbex Photography and focus more on Fine Art B&W work.  This image is a great way to show this transition and although I have enough images in my catalog to continue to post Urbex throughout 2012 and will, I plan to shoot mostly Long Exposures and not quite as much HDR!

I’m looking forward to see what the new year will bring. My son Max was just born last Thursday December 15th and as he brings new life, I’m excited to bring new work to my portfolio.

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December 22, 2011 - 4:35 pm

Jim Denham - Very cool!

December 22, 2011 - 4:40 pm

Curt Fleenor - First, congratulations on the new addition to your family! Second, this is a terrific capture. The motion and smooth texture of the clouds provides an excellent contrast to the rough and gritty texture of the pool.

December 22, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Cindi - Great photo Scott and congratulations on the arrival of your son!

December 22, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Edith Levy - This is a beautiful shot Scott. Just love it.

December 22, 2011 - 8:31 pm

Bob Lussier - Love the contrast between the soft and gritty. I think I know what resort you went to. I was thinking of trying to hit it some time early next year. It is only a few hours drive from Boston.

December 23, 2011 - 12:12 am

Deborah Sandidge - This is a beautiful example of long exposure photography! Congratulations to you and your wife on the arrival of your son, how exciting!

December 23, 2011 - 12:14 am

Deborah Sandidge - This is a beautiful example of long exposure photography! Congratulations to you and your wife on the arrival of your son Max!

December 23, 2011 - 12:34 am

Scott Anderson - Congratulations on the birth of your son, Max! Awesome news. And as usual, another visual masterpiece, photographically. I love the sky, and as with most of your long exposure shots, I can’t stop looking at this very cool image.

December 23, 2011 - 3:25 am

chris maskell - This is simply outstanding Scott. I love your black & white long exposure shots . I also scaled back on urbex this year, returning more to my first live of landscapes and pushing myself in new techniques. I hope you find it as rewarding as I did.
Congratulations on the birth of your son and enjoy your first Christmas with him.

December 23, 2011 - 9:22 am

Brian Furbush - This is straight up dirty dude…absolutely love it. And I’m looking forward to the transition, your B&W stuff rocks.

December 23, 2011 - 10:22 am

Mike Criswell - Great image Scott, love those clouds! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

December 23, 2011 - 11:45 am

Doug Arrington - Another strong image, Scott! Amazing doesn’t begin to describe the clouds!

December 27, 2011 - 10:24 am

Dave DiCello - Damn Scott, look at that sky! This is beyond incredible!

I hope that you and your family enjoyed the holidays!

January 1, 2012 - 9:27 pm

Mike Olbinski - Friggin’ brilliant.

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