A creepy place on a gray day.


I spent a gloomy, rainy, Saturday afternoon taking photos at the old Northern State Hospital ranch near Sedro-Woolley, Washington. There are several abandoned buildings dotting the huge plot of land. The gray tone of the day was perfect for the creepy vibe of the old structures, and the steady rain added to the overall unsettling nature of the experience. I was the only one around, the sound of the rain and the camera shutter was very calming. For the first time in months I was able to hear myself breathe. I wandered the structures, fascinated by how tones and textures change once rain is introduced into a scene. I have been to this location several times, but this was the first time it felt as raw and disturbing as I imagined it could be. The rain added depth and contrast that is usually lost on gray days.

Wet asphalt

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