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Saturday, April 2, 2011


Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center in Wingdale NY, now long abandoned and left to ruin. When I drove by this place last month, I vowed to come back to do a little photography. It's on Rt 22 north of Pawling and sits on hundreds of acres, largely abandoned buildings. There is juvenile center in the back and of course trespassing is not welcomed.

This image was taken through a broken window used as an offset frame, framing the decay and disarray inside. Despite the grunge, I noted the color left and thought that this would be a good HDR subject. Perching the camera on the window ledge, I shot 3 exposures, one stop apart and combined and tone mapped them in Photomatrix Pro. I like the result. Jeff

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