Images taken in the UK

Tate Entertaining

I've done some work for Tate Catering a few times in the past and was lucky enough to get asked back last week. Tate Catering do the food for The Tate, both Tate Modern and Tate Britain, its generally high end cuisine accompanied equally fantastic wine. I really enjoy shooting this sort of thing, It's [...]

By | March 19th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Battersea Power Station

A few weekends ago I went to take an image that I've been after for a long time. I was hoping to catch a pano from this spot but unfortunately my camera failed me, or more to the point, it wouldn't expose long enough to get any useful data from the ground. I may still [...]

By | March 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Industrial, London, UK|2 Comments

The Alma, Crystal Palace #3

The final instalment of my Alma set. I've devcided to add a gallery of the images rather than do many posts one after the other.  There's little more to say apart from its a great pub with excellent food created by Daniel Mayers who is passionate about his craft and the provenance of the fresh [...]

By | March 13th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, UK|0 Comments

The Alma, Crystal Palace

Here's the second 360 that I created from my visit. This took a bit of time to shoot. The road outside is quite busy and I had to time the shot well to manage to avoid there being any blurry cars! Click the square icon for a full screen experience

By | March 12th, 2012|Blog, Crystal Palace, Featured, London, UK|2 Comments

The Alma – Crystal Palace

We have a newly renovated watering hole in Crystal Palace - The Alma. Viveca and I were keen to try the pub out soon after it opened and were very happy with the turn around from the previous version. The new owner Stephen Boyd has done a great job in renovating and decorating the property [...]

By | March 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|3 Comments

Royal Exchange and Bank in The City Of London

This is the image that I went out on Sunday to capture. There's not much to say about it apart from I'm very happy. It's a testament to planning really, I knew what I wanted, where to shoot and that there would be little in the way of either pedestrian or vehicular traffic at night [...]

By | March 7th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|2 Comments

Royal Exchange

Another from my Sunday evening out. This is a three shot panorama, each made up of 9 brackets and processed through Photomatix. The building is often confused with The Bank of England which it to the left of this structure. This is the third Royal Exchange built on this spot. From Wikipedia : The third [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, UK|1 Comment

London Wall At Night

I've been pining to get out and shoot some images over the last week or two. Trawling through past shots and discovering images that I've not jet processed is fun, but no substitute for getting out there and pressing the shutter release button. I think there is some excitement in getting home and sticking that [...]

By | March 6th, 2012|Blog, Featured, London, Panoramas, UK|5 Comments

Hellingly Asylum – Bricks and Mortar

The weather had been inclement throughout the explore and as we exited the main complex of the asylum it started to rain adding to our mood. The destruction of the hall had almost completed and we both knew that within the next week destruction would be complete. Both of us got on with our work [...]

By | March 3rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Medical, UK, Urban Exploration|3 Comments

Hellingly – Gone But Not Forgotten

Whilst at Viveca's the other day she was looking at her old pictures from Hellingly Asylum, this spurred me to have a look at mine. as this was the first place I went on urbex missions my early  images are almost all rubbish, however its a good testament to my perseverance in the craft of [...]

By | February 29th, 2012|Blog, Explored, Featured, Medical, Street Art, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Composite Number One

Since I've been taking photos I've been an admirer of the work of Joel Grimes and his composites. This was partially the driver for me getting some more strobes and lighting kit. I thought 'I can do that'! Well after a few tutorials and a bit of messing about I have managed to produce my [...]

By | February 23rd, 2012|Blog, Featured, Portraiture, UK|1 Comment

Dartmoor – Underworld

Hidden under the Dartmoor turf is this little urbex gem. Its a disused pumping house. The second visit for me, first time it wasn't this damp. I was expecting there to be a little water, however I wasn't expecting it to be 18 inches plus deep. I shou8ld have taken my waders! There is very [...]

By | February 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|4 Comments

Sheffield – Phlegm

Here's some more Phlegm from the hotel!

By | February 14th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Residential, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|3 Comments

Phlegm – The Hotel

Some more work by Phlegm

By | February 9th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|1 Comment

Phlegm – Inside the Mind

Here's another one from Phlegm, this is a fairly large piece and you can see that the artist doesn't do things by halves, it's HUGE! However despite the overall size of the piece the detail is amazing. We were lucky enough to see this on a lovely clear day and although the blue sky is [...]

By | February 8th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|2 Comments

Filter House Gallery – Panorama

Just outside Sheffield is a disused filterhouse, it's a haven for creatives and their excellent art. I was lucky enough to meet one of the artists here as he was working on a new piece. It's over six months since I've been here and was amazed to see that the walls have changed - such [...]

By | February 6th, 2012|., Blog, Featured, Industrial, Panoramas, Sheffield, Street Art, UK|1 Comment

Rocket01 vs. Phlegm

I recently took a trip up to Sheffield with my friend RomanyWG. We wanted to check out a hotel that we knew was in the process of demo and had some cool street art. Luckily we had one of the artists with us which made things a little easier. I really think that we would [...]

By | February 5th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Residential, Sheffield, Street Art, UK, Urban Exploration|1 Comment

Cotehele Quay

Cotehele Quay is on the River Tamar and was once a busy transit and freight quay, market gardeners sent their wares to Plymouth from here and no doubt the local mines will have also used it. The quay and area in general is dotted with lime kilns. The lime would have been used in agriculture [...]

By | February 1st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Devon, Featured, Panoramas, UK|4 Comments

Cotehele – Potting Shed

Cotehele is in The Tamar Valley on the border of Devon and Cornwall, once this area was awash with market gardens, the steep south facing hills giving a great aspect for growing flowers. The area was mostly known for daffodils, these gardens are no longer working, however various kinds of daffs can still be found [...]

By | January 31st, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|4 Comments

Wool Grading Sheds – Ironwork

This is a pretty simple image - just an empty warehouse, but look at the lovely ironwork in the roof. They don't make them like that anymore. The room was probably the tidiest, of the buildings at site, nicely clean floors and no  rotting roofs. the sun was low as you can see and gave [...]

By | January 30th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Wool Grading – Dodgy Room #2

Here's another shot of the room with the dodgy floor. After venturing across the bridge and not being sure what to find the other side of the door I was faces with a rather large hole in the floor. Luckily the door was placed over the hole so I was able to get into the [...]

By | January 24th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Wool Grading – Two Ways

I've tried to take advantage of the wide angle lens here and split the image in two. This was an idea I saw at some of the local asylums where the corridors are acutely angled. This is testament to having my eyes open and thinking about framing images and what the camera and lens can [...]

By | January 19th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Wool Grading Sheds – The Switch

Although the mill is very stripped and just a shell there are a few interesting things left on the walls, well one or two anyway. I spotted this switch and thought it would make a nice subject and a change to use a different lens. Shooting wide angle is pretty easy, composition is a doddle [...]

By | January 17th, 2012|Blog, Devon, Featured, Industrial, UK, Urban Exploration|0 Comments

Hospital B – The Bends

This was the part of the hospital that I came to see, I'd seen several images of this bendy corridor before and was keen to find it for myself. There are not that may locations with curved corridors, so I was glad to open the door and stumble right into it. I can only assume [...]

By | January 16th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Medical, UK, Urban Exploration|5 Comments

Hospital B – Carnage!

Here's a not unusual urbex room - windows broken, metal removed and false ceiling collapsed. This was also very wet with water dripping everywhere including all over my camera, not ideal, but I had to get the shot! Another location in the hospital that I wasn't really too fussed about and If I remember correctly [...]

By | January 12th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Medical, UK, Uncategorized, Urban Exploration|2 Comments

Hospital B – Disarray

On the way back from Cornwall we stopped off at a 'nice' hospital that I'd found out about. Initially I wasn't too impressed and on return to the PC after uploading and looking at my shots i really wasn't expecting much from this set at all.Viveca and I didn't spend too long at the location [...]

By | January 11th, 2012|Blog, Featured, Medical, UK, Urban Exploration|9 Comments

Cotehele House – Ornamental Pond

Above the house is an ornamental pond, its a really nice spot in the summer with plenty of fish in the water, however they all seem to be in hiding and I didnt see any at all on this day. Maybe they were keeping warm!   I've had a few people ask how [...]

By | January 10th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas|1 Comment

National Trust – Cotehele House

The penultimate image and panorama in the series of Cotehele House showing the ornamental gardens.  

By | January 9th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, UK|1 Comment

National Trust – Cotehele Courtyard #2

The present house was built between 1485 and 1539 during the reigns of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII. Sir Richard Edgcumbe, was rewarded for his loyalty to Henry Tudor at the Battle of Bosworth (the battle was in 1485), started to completely remodel the original 13th century property. Following Richard Edgcumbe's death 4 [...]

By | January 7th, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured, Panoramas, Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 | January 2nd, 2012|Blog, Cornwall, Featured|3 Comments
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