Category Archives: Old Buildings

Better than Neon

150115_Clowning Tavern by . Fuji X-T1, XF 18-135mm @ 44mm, f/5.6, 1/680 sec, ISO 1600

I appreciate this signage much better than bright neon lights.  This sign has caught my eyes over the years.  This day I took the time to capture a composition along with the traditional holiday wreath.  The day was comfortable but dreary.  I processed this image in Black and White, then decreased the opacity to about 50% to depict the dreary feeling.


Dewitt Hospital – 60 Years Later

150102_Dewitt Hospital Room 2 by . Dewitt Hospital Room, Williamsburg, VA – Early 19th Century

Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 52mm, f/6.4, 1/50 sec, ISO 3200

Sixty years later than my previous post, this was a typical inmate room.  What a contrast in how they thought of a person inflicted with mental illness.  Things are getting better!  The windows were still covered with iron bars.

Happy New Year!

150101_Dewitt Hospital Room by . Dewitt Hospital Room, Williamsburg, VA – Mid 18th Century

Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 23mm, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 3200

Wishing your New Year is better than the poor fellow that lived in this hospital room.  The Dewitt Hospital was the first mental institution in British North America.  This room depicts how inmates were treated in the mid 18th century.  Notice the shackles!  The single window was encased in bars.  They did not want afflicted people back out in public.  How things have changed!

Without getting fancy, I tried to adjust the light tonality to the way I pictured the room.