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Drink & Fold

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/4, ISO 400 Wouldn’t it be great if every load of laundry included a beer?  I may never get the folding completed!  But that’s ok, because my wife would argue that I never actually move my clothes from the side of the bed. Never mind the washing machine! Hey, […]

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October 12, 2012 - 4:29 pm

Scott - Very Nice!

October 13, 2012 - 9:28 pm

Wayne Woodruff - I’m thinking that washing machine has some cool details worth exploring, the swirl marks in the paint look pretty cool. A different twist on this would have your camera on the shelf, closer to the beer can consuming (no pun intended) the left 1/3 of the frame with the washer in the background on the right 2/3 (so says the armchair quarterback).

Prison Stares

Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 320 The York County Prison makes use of a center stair case and 4 cell blocks on each floor.  You can get a real sense of what it must of been like to move around in this building, if you had the opportunity to as an inmate. […]

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October 9, 2012 - 3:30 pm

Ken Holtermann - Very sad to have to spend you life or a good part of it in a hole like this…great capture.

November 14, 2012 - 5:31 am

Peter Murphy - great shot


Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/4, ISO 400, 244 seconds I recently had the opportunity to visit the Old York County Prison in Pennsylvania, with permission from the owner.  He and his family are interested in selling the property and because of it’s history, it deserves to be photographed!  One person who is helping […]

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October 8, 2012 - 3:36 pm

Kim Seng - Nice one Scott Frederick.

October 9, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Scott Frederick - Thank you!

October 12, 2012 - 3:26 pm

Jim Denham - That is a pretty cool find! Well done!


Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 400 It’s very rare that I will push my ISO to 400 when bracketing for HDR.  However this is the max ISO I’ve ever utilized.  No noise reduction was applied to this image and for good reason.  Why would you want to soften all that texture?  ISO […]

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September 26, 2012 - 11:30 am

Jim Denham - Great textures for sure – I’ve used higher ISO settings depending on the situation and time and you’re right, having sufficient brackets is much more important! Good stuff Scott!

September 26, 2012 - 11:39 am

Curt Fleenor - Tasty textures Scott! I seriously need to play with the new 32-bit files out of LR. I’ve been shooting just 3 brackets for a while and can say that I noticed a considerable increase in the amount of noise generated during merge. And that’s just using ISO100.

October 10, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Scotty Lauman - I love this shot, well done. I am a new photographer trying to learn my way. Actually Joe Mathews turned me on to your work and I really enjoy it. I’m still learning about filters, ISO, white balance, etc. I really enjoy your shots though. Are they that way directly from the camera, or are those post editing? What is your favorite editing techs? I too have some cool shots from Eastern State Penn if you’d like to check them out and lend some pointers I’d really appreciate it. Have a nice day!

October 12, 2012 - 2:37 pm

Scott Frederick - Hi Scotty! Thank you very much. I see you’ve moved into Joe’s old space. He is out in LA now? Some of my first photography works were hanging in that space! Photography is a great way to exercise creativity. I tend to capture my images in a RAW format and later, enhance or manipulate then in Lightroom and/or Photoshop!

October 12, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Scotty - I need to learn more about HDR. Nice!

November 19, 2012 - 5:11 am

Nancy - I love photography.Really HDR effects can change a photo completely and produce an eye-catching image.

Eternal Sleep

  Nikon D7000, Nikkor 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5, 10mm, f/8, ISO 200 This image I finished almost 2 months ago but never posted it!  After going through my catalog just now, I realized it was just sitting there. Sleeping! Seeing this image reminded me again what a great shoot I had visiting this abandoned New Jersey State […]

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September 25, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Jim Denham - Sometimes I realize that a shoot was a total bust, other times I can’t see anything while I’m there! It’s always something! Glad you woke this one up!

September 25, 2012 - 11:15 pm

Lois Bryan - Scott … this is one of your best!!! I love it!!!

September 26, 2012 - 2:59 am

Doug Arrington - You’re also refining your approach to HDR; this is a great example of just the right amount of processing (imho).

September 26, 2012 - 11:30 am

Nancy Thorington - Love the light here…

September 26, 2012 - 11:47 am

Michael - It’s great you re-discovered this photo. Like Nancy I like the light in it. The brightness here almost takes your mind off the decay of the room

September 26, 2012 - 12:14 pm

Scott Frederick - Thanks Nancy! Some benefits to having a caved in roof, I guess! ;)

September 27, 2012 - 9:04 am

Regina - Evocative…waiting…waiting on you…

October 10, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Scotty Lauman - wow, where is this place. I just moved to philly about a year ago from the midwest, so any pointers on cool places to shoot would be appreciated :)

October 12, 2012 - 2:40 pm

Scott Frederick - Hey Scotty, Thanks! I don’t give out abandoned location information usually. It’s an urban explorer code of conduct! ;)

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