Posted by
Laurie (New Jersey, United States) on 31 October 2008 in Abstract & Conceptual and Portfolio.


Happy Halloween!

It's creepy in the moonlight. Enter if you dare. Go know you want to!

OK I confess this wasn't actually shot in the moonlight. It was shot in broad daylight. When I was doing the black and white adjustments for the image at one point the sky went to nearly all black and I thought, wow that almost looks like it was shot during a bright full moon. So I went with it.

This is actually a house I know quite well. It breaks my heart to see it in such a state. When I was a child I ran in it's halls while my Uncle would jokingly (I think) stomp is feet and say gruffly that children should be seen and not heard. Meanwhile my Aunt spoiled me with little trinkets and treasures.

It was actually a grand old farmhouse. To me it was magical with all the antiques and wonderful treasures in every elegant room, and its grand staircase and fireplaces. To a small child it was larger than life. I was especially fond of this giant calliope music box that was very much like this one. It played tunes from these large metal disks that were stored in the bottom of the case. I don't know what happened to it.

Years before my Aunt died, not long after my uncle passed, she had turned the huge property over to the Hunterdon County Park System with survivorship rights so she could finish out her days there. She did not want to see this beautiful open space developed with McMansions and strip malls. The park is called Hoffman Park and I visit there regularly.

NIKON D200 1/250 second F/11.0 ISO 200 11 mm

Coming back to AM3 after a long hiatus. I hope to be more active in the coming months.

1/250 second
ISO 200
11 mm