Truland Photography

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Other "Side" of Peebles Island

I've taken a lot of nature photographs at Peebles Island State Park on Peebles Island in Waterford, New York. Mainly White-tailed Deer, some birds and the occasional foliage. You can view the collection of those photographs here.

But the island also has an industrial history. A railroad line ran across it at one point and Cluett, Peabody and Company built a textile mill with a bleaching plant on the Island in the early 20th Century. Some of those buildings remain and while some now are used as State Office of Parks and Recreation facilities others remain vacant and in poor states of repair.

Here are two photographs of old towers I made a week or two ago.  It was early in the morning on a nice clear day with lots of contrast.

Canon EOS 5D, EF 24-70 2.8L at 64mm, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/320 sec.

Canon EOS 5D, EF 24-70 2.8L at 35mm, ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/200 sec.

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