Jennifer MacNeill Photography: Blog https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Jennifer MacNeill Photography jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) Wed, 20 Apr 2022 15:05:00 GMT Wed, 20 Apr 2022 15:05:00 GMT https://jmacneillphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u670691321-o633791593-50.jpg Jennifer MacNeill Photography: Blog https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog 120 79 April 14th https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) barn cemetery country farm Lancaster photography road sunset https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/april-14th Wed, 20 Apr 2022 15:05:05 GMT
Fog https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/fog I love these foggy mornings we get when the seasons are transitioning. 

A few from around Lancaster County. 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/fog Tue, 19 Apr 2022 14:08:59 GMT
Cross-processed https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) arabian cross-process developing experiment film fujifilm horses pentax photography https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/4/cross-processed Tue, 19 Apr 2022 13:52:35 GMT
Storm Flash https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/storm-flash

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

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) amish barn evening farm farming home lancaster landscape lightening night pa pennsylvania photography purple sky storm thunderstorm https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/storm-flash Mon, 28 Mar 2022 13:56:13 GMT
The last winter evening https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) barn cold country dramatic farm front lancaster landscape nature photography rainbow sky storm weather winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/the-last-winter-evening Fri, 25 Mar 2022 00:15:02 GMT
March 12 Storm https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) barn bomb country cyclone farm Lancaster March PA photograph photography road rural snow snowing sunset weather winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/march-12-storm Thu, 17 Mar 2022 19:44:23 GMT
Columbia, PA - March 2022 https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/columbia-pa

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) buildings Columbia County Lancaster PA Pennsylvania photography street town https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/columbia-pa Mon, 14 Mar 2022 16:46:02 GMT
Color Film in B&W Chemistry https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) 35mm analog cross-processed developing film harrisburg k1000 pa pentax photography https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/3/color-film-in-b-w-chemistry Sat, 05 Mar 2022 20:40:36 GMT
Ice Storm Morning https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) animal death ice icy life nature photography plants skull still weather https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/2/ice-storm-morning Fri, 25 Feb 2022 18:59:47 GMT
Winter Coat https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) arab arabian arabians equine horse horses mood photography roze stable https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/2/winter-coat Sat, 12 Feb 2022 21:47:11 GMT
106th Pennsylvania Farm Show https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/1/106th-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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) agriculture animal animals cow dairy ducks farm farmer lifestyle livestock pa pennsylvania photography rural sheep https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2022/1/106th-pennsylvania-farm-show Mon, 24 Jan 2022 16:59:01 GMT
Farm Show https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/farm-show Scenes from a morning spent at the Manheim Farm Show 

Manheim, PA

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) 2021 4h agriculture animals country cow farm farming goat kids lifestyle manheim pa pennsylvania photography rural sheep show steer https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/farm-show Wed, 13 Oct 2021 16:24:14 GMT
Alexander Shaeffer Farm https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) american historic history house living history museum pa pennsylvania shaefferstown https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/alexander-shaeffer-farm Tue, 05 Oct 2021 15:20:26 GMT
WWII Weekend https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/wwii-weekend World War II Weekend at the Historic Alexander Shaeffer Farm, Shaefferstown, PA. 

 

 

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) black and white historical history PA photography reenactment Re-enactor Shaefferstown soldier WWII https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/10/wwii-weekend Tue, 05 Oct 2021 14:33:13 GMT
Pink Moon Rising https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/pink-moon-rising “It is a beautiful and delightful sight to behold the body of the Moon.”
― Galileo Galilei

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) celestial farm full Lancaster moon night PA photography pink rural https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/pink-moon-rising Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:49:49 GMT
Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) blooming chanticleer flowers garden gardening gardens landscape line main nature pa photography public spring https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/chanticleer-a-pleasure-garden Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:57:52 GMT
Sam at 5 Days https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sam-at-5-days Al Samed RZ, "Sam", at Roze Arabians

Five days old. 

 


 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) and animals arab arabian baby black colt equestrian equine foal horse horses photography white https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/sam-at-5-days Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:22:36 GMT
Searching for Spring Ephemerals https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) bluebells conestoga ephemeral ferry flowers nature photography preserve shenk's spring trillium wildflower wildflowers https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/searching-for-spring-ephemerals Thu, 15 Apr 2021 14:32:40 GMT
The New Foal https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/the-new-foal Less than one day old, Al Samed RZ "Sam", and his dam, Mistazah, at Roze Arabians. 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) animal arab arabian baby colt foal horse horses life new photography https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/the-new-foal Tue, 13 Apr 2021 19:34:05 GMT
Daybreak, Point Pleasant https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/daybreak-point-pleasant March 14, 2021

Point Pleasant, NJ

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) beach boardwalk Jersey lensbaby New NJ off photography Pleasant Point season town https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/daybreak-point-pleasant Fri, 02 Apr 2021 23:00:00 GMT
April Begins https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/april-begins “The world is its own magic.”

― Shunryu Suzuki

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) close flowers garden gardening Lensbaby macro nature photography spring up https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/4/april-begins Thu, 01 Apr 2021 22:42:43 GMT
Scenes from a Sunday Afternoon https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/things-i-saw-on-sunday “Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) agriculture America barns Country farm Lancaster landscape Pennsylvania photography river rural Susquehanna https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/things-i-saw-on-sunday Mon, 22 Mar 2021 14:03:40 GMT
Last Light on the First Day of Spring https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) crocus daffodil flower flowers garden lensbaby light photography pussywillow spring https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/last-light-on-the-first-day-of-spring Sun, 21 Mar 2021 13:58:31 GMT
Barn Cats https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/barn-cats The barn cats of Goat Flower Farm,  February 2021.

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

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) animal barn cat cats farm feline pet photography rural https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/barn-cats Fri, 19 Mar 2021 13:33:00 GMT
Eastern State Penitentiary - B&W Film https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/eastern-state-penitentiary---b-w-film Eastern State Penitentiary

Ilford Delta 100 - Canon EOS Rebel 35mm

January 19, 2020

 

 

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) 35mm and b&w black building bw camera eastern film historic history jail pa penitentiary philadelphia photography prison state white https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/eastern-state-penitentiary---b-w-film Thu, 18 Mar 2021 19:51:41 GMT
Columbia, PA - March 4, 2021 https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/columbia-pa---march-4-2021 What caught my eye in Columbia, PA. 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) buildings Columbia County Lancaster PA Pennsylvania photography street town https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/columbia-pa---march-4-2021 Sat, 06 Mar 2021 19:15:00 GMT
Migration https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) animals Area bird birds Creek fowl geese Management Middle migration nature PA Pennsylvania photography snow swan water wildlife winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/migration Fri, 05 Mar 2021 15:53:31 GMT
Pigs and Smokestacks https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/pigs-and-smokestacks Free range pigs of Mirror Image Farms - Bainbridge, PA 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) agriculture and animals black farm farming food free hog livestock pasture photography pig pigs range white https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/3/pigs-and-smokestacks Tue, 02 Mar 2021 19:15:25 GMT
Off-season Night https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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."

~H. P. LOVECRAFT

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) beach City light lights Maryland MD night Ocean OCMD off photography season town winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/off-season-night Fri, 26 Feb 2021 13:04:40 GMT
Winter Walk https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/winter-walk Landis Woods - Lancaster, PA - February 22, 2021

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) and black bw hike lancaster natural nature pa photography white winter woods https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/winter-walk Mon, 22 Feb 2021 18:13:14 GMT
Winter Farms https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/winter-farms Roaming in the golden hour.

February 20, 2021

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) barn country farm lancaster landscape pa pennsylvania rural snow winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/winter-farms Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:59:46 GMT
Maytown, PA https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/maytown-pa Thu, 18 Feb 2021 19:07:56 GMT
Mount Joy, PA https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/mount-joy-pa Mount Joy - February 15, 2021   

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) county joy lancaster mount pa pennsylvania photography small town https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/mount-joy-pa Wed, 17 Feb 2021 21:17:17 GMT
Winter Morning - Lancaster County Central Park https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) lancaster nature pa photography winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/winter-morning---lancaster-county-central-park Tue, 16 Feb 2021 23:32:29 GMT
Fort Delaware https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) civil de delaware fort fortress historical history island museum patch pea site war https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/fort-delaware Tue, 09 Feb 2021 16:23:06 GMT
Ephrata Cloister Winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/ephrata-cloister-winter Sun, 07 Feb 2021 19:01:11 GMT
First Snow of the Season https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) barn country farm first lancaster landscape pa pennsylvania road rural snow weather winter https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/first-snow-of-the-season Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:10:56 GMT
Lebanon https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/lebanon A few images around the old steel mill in Lebanon, PA. 

January 2021

 

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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/lebanon Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:28:36 GMT
Longwood Gardens in January https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/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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jmacneill@hotmail.com (Jennifer MacNeill Photography) flower lensbaby macro orchid photography plants https://jmacneillphotography.com/blog/2021/2/longwood-gardens-in-january Wed, 03 Feb 2021 19:07:37 GMT