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

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

Panorama – Southbank from Northbank

This week I went out for a bit of a photo walk along the Thames after work. I'd been finishing later than usual the week before and had noticed how nice the light was just before sundown so I endeavoured to take advantage of this. This is another set of HDR images, the first that [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:00:53+00:00October 8th, 2011|Featured, London|1 Comment

Crossness Pumpingstation and Panorama Heads

On Sunday Viveca and I went to Crossness Pumping Station. It was Open House London day and as we were a bit slow off the mark we hadn't booked to go anywhere. Its basically a weekend where-lots of usually closed houses and architectural oddities a that are normally closed are opened up to the public. [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:34:49+00:00September 19th, 2011|Featured, Industrial, London|1 Comment

Liège-Guillemins Station

Liège-Guillemins Station was built in 2009 by architect Santiago Calatrava. It's a very impressive structure, more so in in evening when it is deserted and lit. the stark white beams and supports looking somewhat futuristic and life like. It certainly felt organic and as if the whole structure could morph into something totally different. I'm [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:14:44+00:00August 23rd, 2011|Belgium, Featured, Industrial|1 Comment

Social Media Overload

I've been using the internet for quite a while now, I wouldn't say that I was anywhere the first, but I think I was online over 14 years ago, my first e-mail account was @yahoo.com, and I even has a @jedimail account before they got closed for infringement. My first browser was Netscape Navigator 2 [...]

By |2011-07-26T20:29:25+01:00July 26th, 2011|Featured|12 Comments

SNBC – Thomas Went Bad

During our summer trip earlier my friend and I returned to a location that we had both been to separately the year before - SNBC train graveyard. This is a great little explore - easy access and it seemed that the staff there or there about not really giving and regard to us as we [...]

By |2011-07-09T16:58:14+01:00July 9th, 2011|Featured|3 Comments

Runwell Hospital – Blue Bath

In contrast to the twin green baths in the ladies side of the asylum are the single blue baths for the male occupants. The setting presented lots of good processing opportunities - the shiny tiles reflecting the light from the window and the grime left on the bath itself. As the room was a bit cramped [...]

By |2011-01-24T13:19:59+00:00January 24th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Dungeness – FE119 – Gone Fishing

A welcome return to Dungeness images. I seem to have hit everything I wanted on this day out - images that I am very happy with that are in focus and fairly well composed. What really makes this set though is the light. Its not really something that I have thought about that much before. [...]

By |2011-01-14T01:07:37+00:00January 14th, 2011|Featured|3 Comments

Plymouth Hoe – Around The Bend

My second trip to The Hoe over the Christmas period was again to use the ND110 filter and to show Viveca a little of Plymouth's nicer side. On arrival we noticed that the water was flat, very flat, hardly any tidal ripple at all which pretty much negated what I had come to do. On [...]

By |2011-01-05T01:21:55+00:00January 4th, 2011|Featured|3 Comments

Manorhouse S – Close The Windows

I recently went cycling with some friends and went past abandoned house VERY close to where I live. I'd not seen it before despite the location being so close to home. Several times I've driven past, and as the leaves have fallen to the ground its been obvious to me that the place was properly [...]

By |2012-01-07T11:36:50+00:00December 19th, 2010|Featured, London|3 Comments

Runwell : FIRE | EXIT

This is the first image I took at Runwell, well second after re-framing it. I was never any good at art at school and was always more mathematically minded, however when we were introduced to perspective I was instantly more interested - art with a mathematical bent. The straight lines and vanishing point immediately appealed. [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:35:42+00:00December 7th, 2010|Featured|1 Comment

Runwell – The Windows

This shot was thought about quite a bit and took a bit of lining up. I worked hard to frame it just how I wanted getting all of the windows in place and trying not to crop the radiator. I processed this a week or so ago and think it might be a bit overblown, [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:19:10+00:00December 4th, 2010|Featured|3 Comments

Runwell – The Ladies Bathe Together

One of the few tings left in one piece at Runwell were the baths, both in the male and female wards. The curious thing was that the ladies had two baths in the same room where the guys had a bath and a shower. They make for good images, shiny tiles, decaying ceiling and moldy [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:19:10+00:00December 2nd, 2010|Featured|3 Comments

Runwell – Cubicle 1

Another from Runwell. Toilet furniture was well preserved at this location - a surprise really, most urbex WCs are smashed. I cant really think why anyone would want to smash a loo, but there you go.I'm not sure what this is - its not a toilet, or a bidet. It actually looks like something I [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:19:10+00:00December 2nd, 2010|Featured|2 Comments

West Park – The Dancer

My exploring friend said that we were going to see 'the piano' on our journey. I'd only seen one at this location before - a big grand upstairs in one of the wards and I thought that this was were he was talking about. However I was pleasantly surprised to find this upright version in [...]

By |2012-01-07T10:53:04+00:00December 1st, 2010|Featured, Medical|6 Comments

Runwell Asylum – External Thoughts

My friend and I made our way around the two story building, it was quite samey, square, stripped and decaying. The light was great though, low sunlight through clear winter skies.We didn't see anyone at all and given that the place was fairly recently boarded up there was little chance of anyone else entering making [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:19:11+00:00November 29th, 2010|Featured|0 Comments

Nocton Manor – Going Up

Stairs always present an challenge for me - photographically interesting with lots of light and shadow, but generally in an enclosed space. It's often hard to get the shot that one is after unless there is a really wide angle lens at hand. My widest is a 12mm which on my crop sensor equates to [...]

By |2010-12-28T20:44:48+00:00November 3rd, 2010|Featured|0 Comments
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