Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Its snowing in Baltimore now, a good night to finish up some processing on the images I captured at The Fonthill Castle. Thanks to John Barclay, who arranged for a small group of photographers to visit and gain entrance before the Castle opened to the public. This property does not allow indoor photography with a flash and they do not allow "normal" visitors to use tripods...so we were very fortunate to have John organize this shoot. The property is an amazing assortment of collections in an unorthodox concrete building, with intimate and grand spaces, filled with antique collections, and furniture. It is hard to imagine living in this place with limited light. The Edison light bulbs, used then were only 25 watts and all the electricity is strung on the surface of the concrete walls. Now the bulbs are 60 watts and cost $11.50 each! Oh and I would be amiss if I also didn't thank the "legend" Tony Sweet for hauling me up there in a snowstorm! And for AAA for coming to our aid when the keys got locked in the trunk! It was a really fun time..