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Buffalo Psychiatric Center
03-NOV-2005 don nieman

Buffalo Psychiatric Center

Buffalo State College campus

A few weeks ago I went on a "Moonlight Madness" bicycle ride around Buffalo with about 150 to 200 of my closest friends. On that ride we got up into the North side of Buffalo and the Buffalo State College campus. It seemed as if we turned a corner and this huge brightly lighted castle like building jumped out in front of us. It was beautiful. I went back last night and took some photographs. I learned it is the old Buffalo Psychiatric Center. A magnificent structure, my limited equipment and skills could not do this building justice.

Olympus D-580Z
1s f/3.2 at 6.8mm iso318 full exif

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Rob 07-Apr-2006 12:30
Very Gothom... i want to read some old Batman comics now....
Mark Fellows26-Jan-2006 01:27
Nice touch. Gives it an erie mode.
Tony Babauta31-Dec-2005 16:25
Great shot! Kinda makes me think of the movie "Psycho".
coaster12-Nov-2005 01:43
Nice shot! Sounds like it was a fun bike ride!
Chris Sofopoulos04-Nov-2005 18:22
Beautiful b&w. I like the angle here. It looks huge.
whiskey0104-Nov-2005 06:20
Nice shot!
Susanne04-Nov-2005 05:26
I have choosen a great angle from which to photograph this building. THe lighting is emphasized in your picture and simply makes this building appear very grant.
Graham Tomlin04-Nov-2005 04:34
good picture
Bryan Murahashi04-Nov-2005 04:33
Nicely composed shot on this very moody architecture. Excellent in b&w.
Karen Leaf04-Nov-2005 03:25
You're wrong Don. It's not the camera but the eye that can make the photo and you've got it. Superb b/w--it's classic. Sharp enough to see all the bricks.
But I'd be more than a little afraid, too.
CJ Burianek04-Nov-2005 03:23
Fascinating building. And kind of spooky looking! Not sure I'd want to be riding around in the dark around it :|
Gary Winters04-Nov-2005 03:22
Great shot, but scary. Makes me think that there are all kinds of secret experiments being done there by mad scientists. It's too gothic to be a psychiatric center (for my tastes, anyway!).
Robin Reid04-Nov-2005 02:54
Dramatic. Well photographed. And actually the "falling away" effect adds to the moodiness.
markvm04-Nov-2005 02:40
Beautiful building and I like the added angle!
Elaine (etfitz)04-Nov-2005 02:01
Wonderful building!
Focus04-Nov-2005 01:54
Great building........great shot.........
Linda Willets04-Nov-2005 01:31
Don..a great building.. wonderful details on it.
Guest 04-Nov-2005 01:25
This is nice!