Ellis Island – The Unseen

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate with the Lehigh Valley Photography Club, by visiting a “hard hat only” area of Ellis Island. We were given access to the immigrant hospital buildings, which included the infectious and contagious disease wards, kitchen and the mortuary and autopsy room. We also visited the Laundry Building, with much of its original equipment still in place, where over 3000 pieces of laundry were washed and sanitized daily. To say the experience was incredible would be an understatement. The texture and patterns are amazing. My only challenge, was not being able to utilize a tripod. However, because I shoot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1 MkII, I can handhold the camera for long exposures with the built-in 5 axis image stabilization. My two main lenses for this shoot were the M.Zuiko ED 7-14mm f2.8 PRO and M.Zuiko ED 8mm F1.8 Fisheye PRO.

























































12 Responses to “Ellis Island – The Unseen”

  1. May 23, 2018 at 11:08 pm

    Oh my goodness, amazing shots, Frank! And such a testimonial to the camera that I use and love, too. What was your second lens? Looks like you mentioned the same one twice.

  2. 3 Ric Rupnik
    May 24, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Great photos, Frank. I did not have access to the hard hat site, but your photos bring back memories of a visit a few years ago and the recordings about what immigrants encountered. Thank you

  3. 5 Peter Ewen
    May 24, 2018 at 6:58 am

    The “Statue of Liberty in the mirror” is a stunner!!

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  4. 7 Bob
    May 24, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Very nice work Frank!

  5. 9 Romano
    May 24, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Great photos, Frank. Very impressive, both the photos and Ellis Island as such. I use the same camera but am struggeling tp handhold long exposures despite the 5-axis image stabilization. Probably my hands still are too shaky…

  6. 11 David Herman
    May 24, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    great photo essay , wonderful composition and processing as always!

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