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Bodmin Jail – The Lag

As is customary Viveca and I visited some nice decayed places over the holidays. This is a partially abandoned prison in Cornwall, UK. It was built in 1779 for prisoners of war and saw 50 public executions, the last of which was in 1909. The prison was closed in 1922 and was left to rot. [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:32:52+00:00January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured|3 Comments

Devon – Wool Grading Warehouses

Sheep have grazed upon Dartmoor in Devon for thousands of years. Mills have consequently sprung up in the locality for several hundred years. These have all but closed now as the processes become more mechanised and automated. The sheds were used for grading, spinning and washing until the 1930's when the machinery was sent away [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:37:16+00:00December 26th, 2011|Blog, Devon, Featured|3 Comments

Maison R – tell Me About It

Every urbex photographer likes a chair. I'm not sure what it evokes, but a seat in an empty room can make a picture - the subject adding interest to an otherwise mediocre space. If this chair had not been in the picture then there would have been no shot in the loft. Admittedly it was [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:04:59+00:00December 21st, 2011|Belgium, Blog, Featured|2 Comments

West Park Asylum – DRUGS

Having visited West Park around 15 times over an 18 month period, I was fairly used to seeing artefacts laying about, toys in the children's ward, beds and chairs etc. However it's shocking to see that documents and logs with patients names still left in place. Some a little disturbing making the casual visitor realise [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:24+00:00December 20th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Medical|2 Comments

Terres Rouge – Mission Drive

Terres Rouge is a huge derelict industrial  area just inside Luxembourg, so called as the earth is red. I'm not sure what these silos were for, but I suspect that they were holding coal or ore ready to be taken somewhere. I'm not all that au fait with the mining / washing and shipping process.

By |2012-01-06T21:44:11+00:00December 18th, 2011|Blog, Featured|3 Comments

Dakhla Kitesurfing – The Video

Here's a video I created using several days kitesurfing action. The camera is a Go Pro HD Hero and is mounted on the front and middle of my board and also on the kite and helmet. Its the first time I've attempted to do anything like this, so admittedly not that good, but you get [...]

By |2012-01-06T21:44:11+00:00December 12th, 2011|Blog, Featured|0 Comments

Casablanca – Hassan II Mosque

I've been a bit lazy and taken the info below from Wikipedia, but suffice is to say the mosque is a sight to behold - massive and intricate, built in only six years, it stands on reclaimed land, King Hassan declared that the throne of Allah was on water and therefore that is where the [...]

By |2013-10-27T17:42:12+00:00December 7th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Panoramas, Uncategorized|5 Comments

Morocco – Dakhla Attitude #1

Over the last week I have had the good fortune to go on holiday and indulge myself in a little kitesurfing in Morocco. Suffice is to say that I had an excellent time and really enjoyed the break. I'll add a few more images and hopefully some cool 360s over the coming week or so [...]

By |2012-09-02T16:23:18+01:00December 5th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Morocco, Panoramas|1 Comment

West Park Asylum – Frail and Bedazzled

This week has been an interesting one for me. I did my first 'photo presentation' at a local camera club. This was around HDR and urbex, more focussing on the urbex side of things and hopefully dispelling the myth that all HDR is bad. It was a very fulfilling couple of hours that I really [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:52:53+00:00November 17th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Medical|3 Comments

Last night we had Lord Mayors Fireworks in London. Some friends and I decided to venture up high to see what we could see. We were up there last year for the same event and got some good shots. This year was a little different, joined by several different groups of friendly people with the [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:34:25+00:00November 13th, 2011|Blog, Featured, London|4 Comments

Horniman Museum – Animal Nitrate

Yesterday Viveca and I went to the Horniman Museum. The Horniman is a collection of artefacts from around the world that were collected by the family may years ago when they were tea traders. There is a really wide variety of objects here, from a huge collection of musical instruments to skulls and stuffed animals. [...]

By |2012-01-06T21:44:14+00:00November 7th, 2011|Blog, Featured|3 Comments

Phlegm – Telescopes

A recurring theme in Phlegms work is the use of telescopes - really cool telescopes that go around corners and allow the viewers eye to shine out of the other end - this was placed nicely in a window frame. I've processed this fairly heavily using Nik Filters and Focal Point with a good dose [...]

By |2012-02-05T17:54:46+00:00August 3rd, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|2 Comments

Phlegm – Horseman

Finally catching up with 'stuff' after a couple of weeks out of the game dealing with real world work and life. Here's one from an abandoned school / chapel in Sheffield. Another Phlegm piece. Perfectly placed on a back wall amongst the decay and dereliction. Click the image for the full size image and rest [...]

By |2012-02-05T18:28:24+00:00August 2nd, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|2 Comments

Sheffield – Filter House

The first location we visited in Sheffield was an abandoned filter house, I believe that it was originally something to do with the local water company. The water tanks are long gone though and the building appears to be used by the local artists as their canvas. There is little tagging in here and the [...]

By |2012-02-05T18:30:18+00:00July 25th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|2 Comments

Sheffield – Phlegm – Balloon Cyclist

Here's the second work of art in the triptych, same artist - Phlegm. I believe that this was the first of the three painted - its really rather nice - very whimsical. and rather charming. I'll not say too much about the shots and let the images speak for themselves. As always my images are [...]

By |2012-02-05T18:34:33+00:00July 19th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|4 Comments

Sheffield – Phlegm #1

This weekend Viveca and I took a long drive up to Sheffield - Steel City to check some amazing street art by Phlegm. We'd both seen his work online and were keen to see it for real. You don't have to pay to go to go to a gallery like these, just a bit of [...]

By |2012-02-05T19:13:48+00:00July 18th, 2011|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|5 Comments

How It All Works

After spending a considerable time trying to figure out a streamlined way to work out this blog / image archive effort I had to illustrate the workflow to myself. The attached image is FAR simpler than the first workflow where I was ending up double posting to Facebook and Tumblr. A lot of work has [...]

By |2012-04-22T08:46:45+01:00June 20th, 2010|Blog, Featured, Tutorials, Website Integration|0 Comments

Adding a Favicon to Photoshelter

I'm slowly going to start writing about my WordPaperPress / Photoshelter site and how it was made I will hopefully go some way to explain the three constituent parts (Wordpress, Graph Paper Press and Photoshelter) and how they glue to each other to provide a seamless experience between sites. There's recently been an upgrade to [...]

By |2012-04-22T08:46:12+01:00June 16th, 2010|Blog, Tutorials, Website Integration|3 Comments
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