This was the 54 room mansion of railroad tycoon Frederick W. Vanderbilt who along with his Wife Louise Vanderbilt purchased 211 acres of land in Hyde Park in order to build his summer dwelling overlooking the Hudson River. The Beaux-Arts architecture styled dwelling was designed by architectural company McKim, Mead & White and constructed during the period of 1896-1899. The building and its surrounding property are now part of the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site.
The building reminded me of some of the Russian Czar homes you see in photos so I shot it with that in mind.
Bronica SQ-A 6x6 medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenzanon 50mm lens. Tiffen medium yellow filter to give the sky a little definition though it was mostly cloudy and grey when we were there.
Fuji Acros, 100 ISO B&W film.
Self Developed film in Rodinal 1:100 using semi-stand development. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo.
Negative scanned with Epson V600.