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Re: Letchworth Village in Thiells, New York

Post by Matt Quinn » Thu May 03, 2018 7:28 pm

Love the b&w. Do you convert in PS? Do you use Silver Effex?

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Post by Duck » Thu May 03, 2018 8:36 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:28 pm
Love the b&w. Do you convert in PS? Do you use Silver Effex?

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I just reinstalled the NIK collection so these were done in SEP2. To be honest though, I don't see anything in SEP2 that I can't do in Lightroom and Photoshop so I really don't see the hy[e over Silver Effects Pro. Unless, of course, I'm missing something.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun May 06, 2018 1:09 am

I was born in NYC (Manhattan, Jewish Memorial Hospital, upper Broadway). When I was 8 we moved to Palisades, on the "Jersey side" of the Hudson, less than 20 miles SSE of this horror that I never knew existed. That's probably just as well. I did a little research and discovered that, for example, the polio vaccine I received when I was about 10 had first been tested on human children in this facility. What the article didn't say is that after being vaccinated I must assume the helpless unresisting kids were then exposed to live virus to make sure the vaccine worked. (SMH)

I like the extreme Dutch tilt on the first shot. It speaks to the dark soul of the place.
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Post by Duck » Sun May 06, 2018 2:12 am

Thanks, Charles. I appreciate you coming by to look.
I agree, the back story to this place is horrific. It's a shame these residents (kids mostly from what I garther) had to be subjected to this form of experimentation.
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Post by minniev » Sun May 06, 2018 3:16 am

Duck wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:22 am
PietFrancke wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:02 am
Good. If I had to guess, you spent a lot of time there. :lol: :lol:
Yes, I spent a good part of the day. We left about 4pm leaving me an hour's rest before attending a networking event that evening. Quite the busy day for me.

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Unitas_Photography-Lenchworth-11.jpg
Unitas_Photography-Lenchworth-12.jpg
Unitas_Photography-Lenchworth-13.jpg
These are creepily wonderful images. More stills from horror movies. The first one is very intriguing, with that reverse vignette, the dead trees and the sepia toning. This place has endless possibilities. I would get obsessed with it. I was obsessed with an old college about an hour away, till they tore down the ruins. Decadent buildings are my favorite man-made thing to photograph.
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