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Abandoned Train Station – Liberty State Park

Visited the Liberty State Park in NJ this weekend for a quick photo shoot.  An opening in the fence line allowed us to get in and take this shot of the abandoned train terminal located there.  Applied some HDR tone mapping to bring out the textures.

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

On the ride home from Montauk we stopped at the Arthur Kill in Staten Island.  There is a hidden area there with hundreds of old and decomposing vessels all rumored to be part of a ship graveyard.  The noon sun was too harsh for the right lighting, but with the help of HDR, I was
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Paperwork

Found this dark room full of file cabinets in the basement of an abandoned building we were exploring.  It had paperwork strewn all over the floor.  The papers and the mirror looked like interesting centerpieces in the foreground, so I took some photos.  Room was very dark but with the help of longer exposures, and
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Chair in a Stairwell

At the basement level of a stairwell in an old abandoned building, we found this chair sitting in the middle of the light that filtered down from above.  It provided the centerpiece to a strange, yet quite colorful scene.  Decided not to de-saturate the colors because they seemed to make a positive impact on this
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Exit Doors

After spending more than an hour in the creepy darkness of an abandoned building, sun light peeking through these exit doors provided a very welcome sight.

Two Chairs

Did some exploration in some abandoned buildings located up north along the Palisades.  Mid-day sun was really too harsh for outdoor photography but helped provide some lighting to the interiors of these creepy buildings.  Found these two chairs sitting in a dark hallway with sun light from a window just barely lighting them up.  HDR
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Tarrytown Lighthouse

A closeup of the Tarrytown Lighthouse in Tarrytown, NY.   Looks like it is in need of repairs.  Added some HDR Tone mapping to try and bring out the details.  De-saturated the colors to try and create a darker mood.

Decaying Trees

A set of decaying trees located in the Manasquan Reserve in NJ, just after a small snow storm.

Casino Building in Asbury Park

Grabbed this image of the old and abandoned Casino building, located on the Boardwalk in Asbury Park, NJ., during a recent snow storm.  Applied some HDR techniques to try and bring out more details.

Decaying Stairs

Found this old and abandoned staircase in Tarrytown.  Thought it would make an interesting image with HDR tone-mapping applied.

Docks in Rockport Harbor

A view of a harbor in Rockport, MA.

Wall Decorations

Looks like some old lobster trap buoys hung on a wall for decoration.  This building was right on the harbor in Rockport, MA.  

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Old Building

Some of my favorite “Decay” photography.  Anything old and abandoned that catches my eye.  Usually post-processed with HDR techniques to bring out the texture.

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