Grey Towers Pool 2, Milford, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers Pool 2, Milford, Pennsylvania

Grey Towers, in Milford, Pennsylvania, was originally the summer estate of the James Pinchot family. Later, it was the primary home of Gifford Pinchot, America's first forester and founder of the USDA Forest Service, who was twice elected Governor of Pennsylvania. Mrs. Gifford's 'Finger Bowl,' a kind of watery lazy susan dining table, designed by Leah Marie Kirk, is located under a gazebo with an oculus which allows light to illuminate the water in the middle of the table. Guests would float the food on platters across the pool to diners on the other side of the table. Light entering through the openings in the gazebo supports allowed the water to reflect the surrounding foliage allowing for interesting and ever changing designs on the surface of the water. Purposely using a slow shutter speed to capture water movement and post-processing in LightRoom and Photoshop allowed me to add a painterly effect to the image.