Gary Pastoral

One of the Idiot Photographer’s favorite sites is the former Greif Brothers plant. Though I like the place as well, I feel it’s been hard to shoot. The key feature of the place is a series of massive halls, each easily half again as big as a football* field in size. They are impressive places to be in, but the photos taken there don’t capture their cavernous size; the sense of scale is lost. So it is that I meet IP’s enthusiasm for each visit there with a tempered optimism. Such is the frustration of the photographer, when he knows the subject has a great shot in it, but he cannot find it.


Meanwhile, here’s an angular attempt from the late fall.




Great Hall


6 responses

  1. I can see the appeal! Great shot!

    February 5, 2014 at 8:58 pm

  2. Thanks, Cynthia!

    February 5, 2014 at 9:03 pm

  3. This is where I find the wide angle lens leads you to your folly. There are a million and one great photos to be had here but almost none of them involve attempting to capture the massiveness of the empty space. Of course, I’ve only managed to catch perhaps two of those images.

    February 5, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    • Well, I like my vast ruinscapes. I’ll keep trying…

      February 6, 2014 at 7:03 pm

  4. Gorgeous light.

    February 6, 2014 at 8:17 am

    • Thanks, Dan. HDR certainly helps with that.

      February 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm

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