maritimehistorypodcast:

Take a minute to check out this fascinating and eerie gallery of shots from Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, essentially a mothball fleet of decommissioned or out-of-service ships kept off shore in Benecia, California.
http://amyheiden.com/suisun-bay-mothball-fleet/
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maritimehistorypodcast:

Take a minute to check out this fascinating and eerie gallery of shots from Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, essentially a mothball fleet of decommissioned or out-of-service ships kept off shore in Benecia, California.

http://amyheiden.com/suisun-bay-mothball-fleet/

Photo: “Greystone Psychiatric Power Plant”


Kirkbride asylums were constructed to be self-sufficient and most campuses contained a dairy and agricultural farm, a post office, recreational facilities, water utilities and a power plant. Greystone Park Psychiatic Hospital was no exception.

This power station generated power for the entire campus, which included the main Kirbride building, which was designed to house 450 patients, nurses quarters and all other ancillary buildings. 

(3 image pano stitched vertically, shot with Canon 17mm TS-E)

Photo: “Greystone Psychiatric Power Plant”

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Kirkbride asylums were constructed to be self-sufficient and most campuses contained a dairy and agricultural farm, a post office, recreational facilities, water utilities and a power plant. Greystone Park Psychiatic Hospital was no exception.

This power station generated power for the entire campus, which included the main Kirbride building, which was designed to house 450 patients, nurses quarters and all other ancillary buildings. 

(3 image pano stitched vertically, shot with Canon 17mm TS-E)

Photo: “Military Moonlight”

Photographing these planes was amazing, but walking amongst the giant metal parts of these bombers beneath the moonlight was even more incredible. I would love to experience that moment over and over again…

Goodbye HMCS Calgary 
#FleetWeek 
#HMCSCalgary
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Goodbye HMCS Calgary
#FleetWeek
#HMCSCalgary

Photo: “Operating Room”

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The Suisin Bay Reserve Fleet has been reduced to under a dozen ships. The bay in Benicia was once home to over 50 ships, but over the past few years, those ships have been towed away for dismantling and recycling. Sadly, this was also the case for the USS Tulare, an attack cargo ship that was transfered to the Mothball Fleet in 1986 and dismantled in 2012.


See more of my images from the Mothball Fleet, featured on the Business Insider: http://www.businessinsider.com/mothball-fleet-of-decaying-ships-off-coast-of-san-francisco-2014-10

"Before & After"

I’m a fairly simple gal when it comes to image editing (I blame the documentary photographer in me.)

Everyone has their own style, but I like mild adjustments and prefer to ensure the appearance of my images mostly resembles what I saw in person.  

For the curious, above is a sample image from a dental chair in a hospital in New York, showing the RAW vs the Lightroom edit. 

57mm Bofors Mk2 Gun
#HMCSCalgary 
#FleetWeek
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57mm Bofors Mk2 Gun
#HMCSCalgary
#FleetWeek

Photo: “Dormitory Blues”

Patient dormitory at Harlem State Hospital.

Sadly, a few months prior to visiting this hospital, the owners began to illegally abate this building, but the glowing blue from twilight still filled the room with beauty.

I long to return…
#asylum
#abandoned 
#GreyDecay2014
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I long to return…
#asylum
#abandoned
#GreyDecay2014

Photo: “Taking Over”

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Vines creeping into a window at the Forst Ward at Trenton State Hospital in New Jersey. 

Sadly, there is not much information available about this building. It appears as though it was constructed sometime between the 1920’s and 1940’s and was either Nurse’s housing or a non-secure ward for patients.

Photo: “Get Lost On the Road”

I would really love to be driving on this road right now…

In the Shadows

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Patient tub inside the Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in New Jersey.

Photo: “T-Rex Territory”

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Rex lurks on a rock near the sea hoping for a late night snack to emerge from the water.

(Dusk. 30 second exposure. Lit with a Protmachines LED2 light.)

Bronty enjoying the Sunday sunset 
#dinosaursmakeradpets 
#sanfrancisco
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Bronty enjoying the Sunday sunset
#dinosaursmakeradpets
#sanfrancisco