Muddy Creek Forks Roller Mill

The Muddy Creek Forks Roller Mill was built in 1890 by Alex Grove and operated under water power until 1951.  Today the mill is part of the Muddy Creek Forks Historical Area along with the former general store/post office/railroad station office across the street.  Information on visiting the area can be found at: http://maandparailroad.com/visit.php

Technical Details:
Horizon Perfekt 35mm swing lens panoramic film camera. 
Kodak Tri-X 400 film shot at ISO 400.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Troubled bridge over calm waters

Sometimes known as the West Shore Drive Bridge, the Lake Ontelaunee Bridge is now closed due to it's deteriorating condition. Built in 1927, its three open-spandrel arch design crosses over a tributary of Lake Ontelaunee for a distance of 402 feet.  The bridge is 19.7 feet wide.  The structure was given a 9.4 out of 100 rating in 2007 for structural sufficiency which brought about it's closing. 

Technical Details:
Horizon Perfekt 35mm swing lens panoramic film camera. 
Kodak Tri-X 400 film shot at ISO 400.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Lake Ontelaunee Bridge

Sometimes known as the West Shore Drive Bridge, the Lake Ontelaunee Bridge is now closed due to it's deteriorating condition. Built in 1927, its three open-spandrel arch design crosses over a tributary of Lake Ontelaunee for a distance of 402 feet.  The bridge is 19.7 feet wide.  The structure was given a 9.4 out of 100 rating in 2007 for structural sufficiency which brought about it's closing. 

Technical Details:
Horizon Perfekt 35mm swing lens panoramic film camera. 
Kodak Tri-X 400 film shot at ISO 400.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Finally lost its "new house smell"

Found on the back roads of Adams County, Pennsylvania.

Technical Details:
Nikon F4S 35mm film camera.  Nikon 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 AIS lens.
Kokdak Tri-X 400 film shot at ISO 800.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass and cropped in post. 

Life will find a way

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Built in 1829 and closed in 1971 remaining abandoned for several decades before being re-opened to the public as a tourable historical attraction. 

Technical details:
Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenanon 110mm F4 PS macro lens. 
Kodak Tmax 400 shot at ISO 400.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Cracks and concrete

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.  Built in 1829 and closed in 1971 remaining abandoned for several decades before being re-opened to the public as a tourable historical attraction. 

Technical details:
Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenanon 110mm F4 PS macro lens. 
Kodak Tmax 400 shot at ISO 400.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Barn Doors

Doors to the main barn on the David Stephens Farm which for a short time served as Brigadier General Varnum's Quarters during the encampment by George Washington's Army during the Revolutionary War. 

Technical Details:
Nikon F4S 35mm film camera.  Nikon 35-105mm F3.5-4.5 AIS lens.
Kokdak Tmax 400 film shot at ISO 500.
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Unintentional pinhole selfie

I really have no idea when this happened.  I must have been adjusting something with the camera at the time.  Taken at Valley Forge National Historic Park in Pennsylvania.   

Technical details:
Zero Image 2000 6x6 wooden pinhole camera.
Ilford Delta 100 film shot at 100 ISO. 
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.

Muhlenberg Brigade hut (recreation)

The Muhlenberg Brigade was led by Montgomery County native Peter Muhlenberg. Muhlenberg was a Lutheran pastor until the outbreak of war, when he was authorized as a colonel, raising the 8th Virginia Regiment of the Continental Army. By early 1777, he had risen to the rank of brigadier general, with his troops seeing service in the Battles of Brandywine, Germantown and Monmouth. 

Muhlenberg's men were among those who arrived in Valley Forge on December 19, 1777. A series of recreated huts have been built on the site where Muhlenberg's men were encamped. The original huts were built in a matter of days within arriving at Valley Forge, with George Washington turning it into a competition among the men to see who could build fastest.  Each one of the huts would house a dozen soldiers, crammed on bunks. Many of the huts in the Muhlenberg Brigade, and around the park, are open for visitors to enter, or gaze in, to see what living conditions were like in the camp.

Technical details:
1960's era Diana 151 plastic medium format toy camera with single meniscus lens. 
Kodak Tmax 400 shot at ISO 400. 
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.
Slight toning applied in post.

Places of our past

My Parents moved into this home in 1978 and my Wife and I rented it from them from 2012-2016.  It sits empty waiting for the house buyer to finish their mortgage paperwork.  I decided to make a pass through the house back in November to see if I could capture any of the connection that one feels to a place you've come to know for so long.  The builder made the house.  My Parents always made it a home. 

Technical details:
Bronica SQ-A medium format film camera with a Bronica Zenanon 65mm F4 PS lens.  
Kodak Tmax 400 shot at ISO 400.
1 second at F16. 
Developed in Diafine for 4 minutes (part A) and 4 minutes (part B) @ 20 degrees Celsius in Paterson 3 reel tank.  5 seconds initial agitation with swizzle stick followed by 5 seconds of additional agitation ever minute thereafter. 
Negative scanned with Epson 4990 on holders with ANR glass.