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.