Rooms in the Mayflower Building at Pennhurst

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Two more photos taken at Pennhurst when I went there for the Abandoned America workshop a couple of Saturday’s ago.  These were taken in the Mayflower Building.  I again shot with my Fuji X-Pro1 and processed both in Phase 1, Photoshop, Nik and Lightroom 5 using Onone preset for vignetting. Both images are a combination of  three bracketed shots at 1 stop over and under which I layer in Photoshop.  I do not use an HDR program on these but prefer to work with the bracketed shots in Photoshop by layering and then masking what I want to bring out in terms of light and shadow.  I also use a 50% gray layer set at either overlay or soft light to dodge and burn areas. It’s non destructive this way and if you change your mine you just trash it!

If anyone lives or works near Englewood, NJ please stop by Gallery Two Seventy located at 10 N. Dean Street and see “The 21st Century Handmade Print“.  This show is featuring works by John Dugdale, Jefferson Hayman, Richard Kagan, Peter Liepke, George Tice and my absolute favorite Michael Massaia. These photographers shoot film and use the vintage processes of toned silver gelatin, platinum/palladium, gum bichromate, and cyanotype.  You have to see their work.  Tom Gramegna is the Director of the Gallery and really has top notch shows.  He is a super nice person and I really appreciated the invite to the Gallery opening for this show!

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