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Pennhurst 12

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 29 May 2014 in Documentary & Street.

A lone chair
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SONY NEX-C3 2/5 seconds F/7.1 ISO 400 63 mm

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LauraS from Chico, United States

A really well-done series, Ruthie.

29 May 2014 5:05am

ursulakatariina from Uusikaupunki, Finland

Great shot, great colours.

29 May 2014 5:06am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A frightful sense of the history here . .

29 May 2014 5:38am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beauty abstract

29 May 2014 5:54am

Tomix from landerneau, France

Beautiful colors and textures! well done.

29 May 2014 6:04am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

I love how the HDR brings out the grittiness and age. Your composition here also gives the sense of loneliness these places have, having worked in mental health for years and for some time on hospital wards you can't help but notice that in spite of them being packed full of patients the patients themselves feel they have no one.

29 May 2014 6:36am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

These facilities mask many sad stories.

29 May 2014 7:06am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Another very excellent image. Very good processing !

29 May 2014 7:18am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

excellent bravo*****

29 May 2014 7:26am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Très belle image, très beau traitement : un tableau*****

29 May 2014 7:50am

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Superbe cette composition! j'aime

29 May 2014 8:01am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Très belle image, très beau traitement : un tableau*****

29 May 2014 8:15am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

This is superb, and my favourite of the series so far. I love the tone and the colours, the light and the decay go together perfectly, the ball on the chair is interesting and the over all shot glows with the past.

29 May 2014 8:21am

jean pierre from paris, France

traitement extra!! amitiés

29 May 2014 8:22am

gerard1948 from Spain

Wonderful, this series is fantastic. Excellent light and beautiful colors, the texture on the green part is magnificent, I like a lot.
Have a nice day.

29 May 2014 8:44am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Nice capture and processing. A lone chair gives the distinctive mood to this. Have a nice day, Ruthie. :)

29 May 2014 9:00am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

FANTASTIC colors and textures in this great image.

29 May 2014 10:20am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

almost sculpture. The distressed textures are wonderful

29 May 2014 10:42am

Devi from Chennai, India

Another wonderful image in this much lonesomeness and sadness here..
If the chair could only speak!!!!

29 May 2014 10:52am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

I can´t get enough of These excellent shots.The textures and colours are brilliant and the processing very well done.The compo of this one with the shadows really is top drawer.

29 May 2014 11:20am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

simply superb - breath-taking beauty in this hdr composition 5*'s from me

29 May 2014 12:42pm

claudie from le havre, France

Un beau tableau de cette composition !!!!
très beau traitement.

29 May 2014 12:59pm

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Superb use of color and treatment work !~

29 May 2014 2:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An exceptionally good texture shot with fine color. I find the image very interesting and effective.

29 May 2014 2:46pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Wonderful ! well done, excellent !

29 May 2014 3:06pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Great textures, as has been said, but the sadness overwhelms me; did it for you while you were there?

29 May 2014 4:16pm

@Judy aka L@dybug: Yes, It was dimly lit and I felt like crying everywhere I looked.

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Again the tones are really attractive here! The chair brings out the time!

29 May 2014 4:46pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France


29 May 2014 4:59pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I like the HDR processing. It is a shame to see how run down the place is.
Is there anyway you can downsize some of your photos before you post them. I have very slow internet service and it take a long time for the photos to appear.

29 May 2014 5:03pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une série documentaire très intéressante qui me fait penser à :

dans ma région....

29 May 2014 6:35pm

Pascale MD from MONTPELLIER, France

Vraiment de grands bravos pour cette série et le traitement, j'aime vraiment beaucoup, c'est superbe !
Bonne soirée

29 May 2014 6:35pm

yo from Ile de France, France

29 May 2014 6:37pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Une série documentaire très intéressante qui me fait penser à :
dans ma région....

29 May 2014 6:38pm

yo from Ile de France, France

excuse-moi, je recommence :

29 May 2014 6:44pm

yo from Ile de France, France

excuse-moi, je recommence :
Sanatorium d'Aincourt (Val d'Oise).

29 May 2014 6:46pm

@yo: I watched the video. The place in the video was might brighter inside due to all of the windows. Still a sad looking place.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

So many textures to look at.

29 May 2014 6:48pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Une excellente compo riche de la variété des matières et des plans!
Bonne fin de journée!

29 May 2014 6:50pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great framing of the chair !

29 May 2014 7:08pm

michel creze from le havre, France

Belles couleurs et traitement et belle composition !

Beautiful colors and nice composition and processing!

29 May 2014 7:19pm

ceteceva from Angers, France

C'est très beau , très bien réalisé !

29 May 2014 7:49pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An exquisite composition! I love the colors and lights! A picture full of wonderful textures! A hug dear friend! Adela

29 May 2014 7:53pm

Patrick M. from France, France

a beautiful work of Contents composition and colors!

29 May 2014 8:10pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful color. I love the shadows given off by the chair. So many great textures. A wonderful HDR!

29 May 2014 8:39pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Such amazing textures and colors in this place.

29 May 2014 10:38pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

It is like the ball is there to make us ask questions. "Why" is my question.

29 May 2014 11:16pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful colors and textures!!

30 May 2014 12:53am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

wonderful aged and rustic feeling captured here! the level of detail is fantastic with great textures and tones present in every element in the frame!

30 May 2014 2:15am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Wonderful! Perhaps your best of this series.

30 May 2014 2:49am

Langevine from Angers, France

j'adore ce cadrage et éléments dans cette pigmentation,bravo

30 May 2014 7:06am

@Langevine: Thank you!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid, congrats!!!

30 May 2014 7:09pm

@Tede: Thank you!

claudie from le havre, France

C'est très beau !!!!!!!!!!tu le mérites !!!!!!!!

30 May 2014 7:29pm

@claudie: Thank you!

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

. . and Congrats on the Color Feature with this one. The entire series deserves a recognition.

30 May 2014 7:59pm

@Ronnie 2¢: Thank you for your kind words. This place is very moving to visit and photograph.

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Told you this was superb! Congrats :-))))

30 May 2014 8:07pm

@Ainsley: Yes you did. thanks for your support and kind comments

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful colors and textures and excellent processing ...
Congratulations !!!

30 May 2014 8:15pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: I appreciate your kindness.

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

so different minimaling
congrats a lot

30 May 2014 8:36pm

@Mohammad/Navvab: Thank you!

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain


30 May 2014 9:18pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you!

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight. Great capture in beautiful colors and with fantastic textures.

30 May 2014 11:16pm

@Kyu: Thank you for your kind words.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Excellent work... Congratulations on Color Spotlight.

31 May 2014 1:45am

@PRASHANT: Thank you so much!

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Bravo pour ton spotlight color!

31 May 2014 8:28am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

...and congratulations on your Color Spotlight !

31 May 2014 10:11am

@Mhelene: Thank you!

Elnaz from Karaj, Iran

very amazing shot.congratulation

31 May 2014 12:24pm

Ranita Imposible from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

You extracted the object's textures nicely. Congratulations!

31 May 2014 3:34pm

@Ranita Imposible: Thank you - I appreciate your words

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Great textures & colours !

31 May 2014 5:09pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations with this color spotlight photo.

31 May 2014 7:45pm

@Willem: Thank you!

RBL from Oxford, United States

Awesome details, aged textures and subtle light!
Congratulations on the spotlight!

31 May 2014 7:57pm

@RBL: thank you so much!

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Congratulations on the spotlight! Wonderful shot and colors. Very beautiful photo job here!

31 May 2014 10:42pm

@maximage: Thank you!

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Toutes mes félicitaitons sueprbe

1 Jun 2014 2:31am

@Nicou: Thank you!

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

1 Jun 2014 2:40am

@Steve Rice: Thank you so much

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland


1 Jun 2014 10:35am

@Tomek: Thank you

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

1 Jun 2014 3:06pm

@omid: Thank you

James Brennan from Molokai, United States

This photo really grabs your attention. Great layout and attention to detail. Enjoyed seeing your SmugMug photos, too. Thanks for posting. James Brennan Hawaii

1 Jun 2014 6:00pm

@James Brennan: Thanks so much!

Frances Berry from Athens, GA, United States

Congratulations! Stunning colors and beautiful composition!

1 Jun 2014 8:25pm

@Frances Berry: Thank you!

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

I agree with Harry's comment !! A highlight in this series, although all images are so superb !!

2 Jun 2014 1:59am

Albert Manso from barcelona, Spain

Beautiful image!

2 Jun 2014 3:32pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Félicitations pour le spot...))

2 Jun 2014 4:52pm

maurizio costantino from Trieste, Italy

bellissima !

2 Jun 2014 7:50pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

I was first to comment on this, when I was up late that night, but now I have to add, Congratulations on the Spotlight, Ruthie. So nice!

3 Jun 2014 3:25am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Congrats dear friend!

3 Jun 2014 4:55pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Somehow I missed this Ruthie. Congratulations on the Spotlight! Very well deserved! Fabulous image!

3 Jun 2014 7:28pm

This image has been featured in 2 Remix collections.

U R b A n by Frances Berry

Urbex #2 by Ben