Jennifer MacNeill Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jennifer MacNeill Photography [email protected] (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) Thu, 21 Sep 2023 18:37:00 GMT Thu, 21 Sep 2023 18:37:00 GMT Jennifer MacNeill Photography: Blog 120 79 The Seaside

In July we were heading home from a visit to see family in MA and we stopped for the night in CT. I love to scour Google Maps to find interesting places to stop at to stretch our legs and look around. This is the former Seaside Sanatorium built in the 1930s. It's the first institution designed for heliotropic treatment of children with tuberculosis. Later it became a home for the elderly and then for the mentally disabled. Hopefully they will find a new use for it as it was designed by Cass Gilbert who created the Woolworth Building and the US Supreme Court building to name a few. 



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Marysville, PA on Film In the summer, when my husband has off (teacher), we like to pick a little town and walk around it.

River towns along the Susquehanna are a favorite. I made these on Ilford FP4 in 2022 but am just getting around to processing the film. 

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Bethlehem Steel

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Roots Country Market One of my goals this year was to take more photos at Roots Country Market. It's one of the oldest farmer's markets in Lancaster County, PA and is right down the street from me. Not only is there an abundance of fresh produce, in warmer weather there is an excellent flea market in the adjacent lot. Roots runs every Tuesday, year round. I started an album on my website under Rural Life for photos taken at Roots and will be adding them as I make them. Here are some favorites. 


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April 14th With the rising costs of gas I have to be quite selective on the times I choose for aimless photo drives around the countryside.

Luckily we've had some incredible light lately and I'm able to see amazing things without having to go far. 

Here's a few from a solo drive on April 14, 2022.

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Fog I love these foggy mornings we get when the seasons are transitioning. 

A few from around Lancaster County. 

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Cross-processed Results from my second round of processing expired color film in chemistry made for black and white developing.

This time I used a roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 from the 1990's with Kodak D-76.

I scanned the film with an Epson V600 as if it was color film and then some very light editing (mostly dust removal) in Lightroom. 

Camera used was my 30 year old Pentax K1000 I bought as a teen.

Locations: Roze Arabians and a few from my yard. 

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Storm Flash

“There is peace even in the storm”
― Vincent van Gogh


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The last winter evening A strong cold from was moving through so I thought I would get out for a few photos. Mother Nature did not disappoint. 



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March 12 Storm The day started out with a winter storm they were calling a "bomb cyclone" and ended with a brilliant sunset and winds that were blowing the snow across the farm fields so hard that it looked almost like fog. A very interesting day for a 48th birthday. 

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Columbia, PA - March 2022

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Color Film in B&W Chemistry I had an old roll of Kodak 400 color film and I didn't want to spend the money to have it developed in a lab so I processed it myself in D-76 black and white chemistry which I had on hand. Color film is processed at a higher temp then B&W so I upped my usual temperature to 80 degrees. I have no idea what I'm doing, just playing around, so I was really happy that anything came out. I really like the color tones of the scanned images.

All photos taken on a single day, at home and then from the car and then in Harrisburg, PA.

I used a Pentax K1000 camera that I bought when I was 18 with my first paycheck out of high school. 

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Ice Storm Morning

Some say the world will end in fire,

Some say in ice.

From what I’ve tasted of desire

I hold with those who favor fire.

But if it had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate

To say that for destruction ice

Is also great

And would suffice.

― Robert Frost

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Winter Coat I love a rainy winter day at Roze Arabians. The horses take turns in the indoor arena to stretch their legs a bit. 

Even in his woolie winter coat Caden looks beautiful.  


“You are not too old
and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out
its own secret.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke

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106th Pennsylvania Farm Show I spent a few hours on a Wednesday afternoon at the PA Farm show this month.

With the Omicron variant going strong here I kept my distance and wore a mask to get a few images. 

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Farm Show Scenes from a morning spent at the Manheim Farm Show 

Manheim, PA


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Alexander Shaeffer Farm Thirty minutes due north from my house is the historic Alexander Shaeffer house and farm. The house was built in the mid-18th-century where the basement was once used to make whiskey. It is truly wonderful that these places still exist and serve as living history museums. 

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WWII Weekend World War II Weekend at the Historic Alexander Shaeffer Farm, Shaefferstown, PA. 




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Pink Moon Rising “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
― Galileo Galilei

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Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden April at Chanticleer - Wayne, Pennsylvania. 


"Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them." ~John Ruskin


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Sam at 5 Days Al Samed RZ, "Sam", at Roze Arabians

Five days old. 



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Searching for Spring Ephemerals Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve

Conestoga, Pennsylvania

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

― Rachel Carson

This same tunnel with the Enola Low Grade Line running above but taken by my husband's Great Grandfather, John A. Rineer, in 1919.

The Shenk's Ferry Hotel no longer stands. 


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The New Foal Less than one day old, Al Samed RZ "Sam", and his dam, Mistazah, at Roze Arabians. 

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Daybreak, Point Pleasant March 14, 2021

Point Pleasant, NJ

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April Begins “The world is its own magic.”

― Shunryu Suzuki


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Scenes from a Sunday Afternoon “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Last Light on the First Day of Spring

“And the Spring arose on the garden fair,

Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;

And each flower and herb on Earth's dark breast

Rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley


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Barn Cats The barn cats of Goat Flower Farm,  February 2021.

“The smallest feline is a masterpiece.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

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Eastern State Penitentiary - B&W Film Eastern State Penitentiary

Ilford Delta 100 - Canon EOS Rebel 35mm

January 19, 2020




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Columbia, PA - March 4, 2021 What caught my eye in Columbia, PA. 

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Migration “Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”

― Mary Oliver

Snow Geese Migration - Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area (some tundra swans too)

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Pigs and Smokestacks Free range pigs of Mirror Image Farms - Bainbridge, PA 

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Off-season Night A winter's night prowling the streets around Ocean City, Maryland.

December 2019. 

Ferris Wheel has been included in Don't Take Pictures online show, Dusk to Dawn


"At night, when the objective world has slunk back into its cavern and left dreamers to their own,

there come inspirations and capabilities impossible at any less magical and quiet hour."



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Winter Walk Landis Woods - Lancaster, PA - February 22, 2021

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Winter Farms Roaming in the golden hour.

February 20, 2021

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Maytown, PA “When our eyes are graced with wonder, the world reveals its wonders to us.

There are people who see only dullness in the world and that is because their eyes have already been dulled.

So much depends on how we look at things.

The quality of our looking determines what we come to see.”

― John O'Donohue

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Mount Joy, PA Mount Joy - February 15, 2021   

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Winter Morning - Lancaster County Central Park “Many of us have made our world so familiar that we do not see it anymore.

An interesting question to ask yourself at night is,

What did I really see this day?”

― John O'Donohue



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Fort Delaware I never used the blog feature on my website and I thought for 2021 I better start. Some of my posts will be from photos I took in years past like these from a visit to Fort Delaware on Pea Patch Island in 2018. It's a really wonderful historical site just south of Wilmington, DE. It was a defense facility as well as a prison during the Civil War. 

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Ephrata Cloister Winter The Ephrata Cloister was a religious community established by Conrad Beissel in Lancaster County, PA in the 1730's. The devout inhabitants lived a simple life, eating and sleeping little and taking a vow of celibacy. 

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First Snow of the Season  

"I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. "
- Andrew Wyeth

December 2020, first snow of the winter season. Always my favorite. 

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Lebanon A few images around the old steel mill in Lebanon, PA. 

January 2021


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Longwood Gardens in January Anytime is a good time to visit Longwood Gardens but I find the dead of winter is especially rejuvenating.

The crowds of Christmastime are gone and the warm, tropical air in the conservatory makes you feel like you've taken a little vacation. 

All of these photos were taken with the Lensbaby 'Sweet 50". A perfect little lens to give that dreamy feel. 



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