PHOTOS: Wintery Look at Kings Park Psych Center

Patch reader Thomas Gillen offers a black-and-white perspective at Kings Park Psych Center and Nissequogue State Park through a 35mm.


Patch reader Tom Gillen, of Commack, dusted off his old 35mm film camera, a Canon AE-1 from 1986, and headed out to take photos. 

Gillen capture the wintery, almost eerie, beauty of Kings Park Psych Center and the Nissequogue River State Park over the last few weeks in the photos seen above. 

Demolition of 19 buildings at the former Kings Park Psychiatric Hospital has started and starting with the most dilapidated buildings slated for demolition first. 

John J. Gallagher December 22, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Tom....wonderful.....makes me think back to my Argus in 1963.
Tom Gillen December 26, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Thank you John, I was hoping these shots would get some memories going for our fellow readers! I know that in this day and age it is impractical to be using film, and believe me I am fully on the digital bandwagon, but it is nice to break out those primitive tools we used to call cameras and mess around a bit....it's sort of like time travel! Tom
Wendy Mott March 10, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Tom, I just saw your photos. I enjoyed seeing the black and white photos. I feel that even though digital is convenient, there is a real technique and talent using the old cameras. I am glad that you shared your photos with us. Maybe you could submit more in the months to come of the Kings Park area.


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