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Rochester's Abandoned Psychiatric Hospital

Friday, November 28, 2014

Rochester's abandoned psychiatric hospital includes the ominous 16-story Terrance Building. The structure was operated by New York state from 1959 until 1995.

Devil's Lake Sunset

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Sunsets are magical. They provide a chance to pause and reflect on the passing day — or epoch — depending on your particular sense of time and space. They give the Earth a chance to show off its beautiful mix of serendipitous chemistry.

As I was racing eastward across the flat plains of North Dakota, I couldn't help but stop a little west of Devil's Lake to photograph this amazing sunset. The rails were lit up so perfectly; it was like a reflection of the past 7,405km I'd driven across America and Canada up to this point. A seemingly endless journey to...something.

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Childhood Star Trails

Monday, November 24, 2014

During a quiet afternoon, near the end of the difficult summer of 1995, I stood in this location (close to our family's farm) and finally accepted the reality that my mom was going to lose her battle with cancer. Within a few weeks...she was gone.

During this past summer, I felt compelled to make the 2 hour drive to this location to photograph the night sky. Weather conditions weren't exactly crystal clear, but it gave me a chance to capture a few long exposures, gaze up at the sky, and think about the biggest star of my life that burned out too long ago.

Rooftopping in Belgium

Friday, November 21, 2014

Infiltrating a hotel rooftop at night in Belgium was an incredibly peaceful experience. Observing people walking and mingling, while cars were zipping through the streets, was an extended moment of zen.

Many rooftoppers climb to great heights - the top of a construction crane or an office building that rises dozens of stories into the sky. My preference is to be a little closer to the ground; at least so that I can see people's expressions and get a real sense of the city below.

Zydeco Zinger

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Zydeco Zinger is the decaying wave swinger ride in the abandoned Six Flags New Orleans theme park. The park was abandoned by the Six Flags corporation after most of the rides and property were damaged during Hurricane Katrina in August 2005.

I took this photo during the first of three consecutive days and nights of creepy and surreal exploration.

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