Doing some practice on getting the “silky” effect with water flow.  Not too bad.

Grings Mill.1

This is the Grings Mill & Recreation Area that I frequent quite often with my camera.  I shot this in B&W and added a bit of HDR.  Looks like it snowed.  The Pond in the foreground used to be a holding area for Canal barges back in the early 1800’s.


One of the buildings that belong to the Pennhurst State School & Hospital, that is now long abandoned and just left to crumble away into History.  This area has a reputation of being very haunted by the patients that were once housed here.  Pennhurst was once a Mental Hospital with 12 other buildings on the grounds and were all connected by under-ground tunnels.  It was also featured on a documentary by Ghost Adventures in which they filmed and recorded a bunch of un-explained noises and sightings.  I did not go into this area, because of Private Property signs posted everywhere. Venture in here, and you don’t know what’s going to happen!

Thank you for reading.


4 thoughts on “B&W IMAGES

  • Your blog is becoming one of my favorites, Les! I love history and great photography, and you combine both for a part of the US that is rich in history and, I’m finding out, lovely and interesting places to photograph. You do the area proud!

  • Great to see and read another post Les.
    I love this kind of history and information.
    Old abandoned buildings are plentiful throughout the world and its always a shame to see them in such a poor state of repair, but gives us great photographic opportunity.

  • I have been to Pennhurst (inside and out) but aside from some great imaging – there was nothing much else there – although I know I would get an argument from those who want to experience something – nice shot of one of the buildings however.

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