Bennett Povlow

I’d been a casual photographer for decades, mostly vacation shots using a Canon A-1 (a technological marvel for its time) or an Olympus compact.   I even took a black and white darkroom class in the early 80s.  But it wasn't until about eight years ago with the advent of affordable high quality digital cameras that my interest really took hold.

My initial interest in digital photography was macro work.  That was one area where you didn’t need to travel to the ends of the earth to find interesting subject matter.  Sometimes it’s literally in your own backyard.  I was also primarily interested in nature photography in general – landscapes, plants and flowers, and yes, the occasionally comely insect that found its way in front of my camera lens.

But in the last few years or so I’ve been gravitating more toward industrial, urban and rural decay.  My favorite subjects include the old Bethlehem Steel ruin in Bethlehem, PA, the New Hope & Ivyland Steam Railroad, and the Bannerman’s Arsenal ruin on Pollepel Island in the Hudson River. I often shoot using high dynamic range (HDR) and infrared (IR).  I also really enjoy night photography.

I just returned from a photography vacation in Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and Death Valley and I’ve included shots from the latter two here.  The monochrome shots are IR which I think makes for dramatic landscapes.

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