Manor House B – The Lookout

I think that this will be the last image from the series for a while. I need to have a slight change of subject. I've gone slightly stale with these so will be returning to some asylum images later this week I think. This was probably the least remarkable room of the visit, however I [...]

By |2011-03-29T21:33:40+01:00March 29th, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manor House B – Organ Close-up

Here's a great close-up of the organ at the manor house. I though it would be rude not to get the macro out and have a go at capturing the texture of the dust. There's not much to say about this - I've used my normal processing workflow - 11 image bracket Photomatix / Nik [...]

By |2011-03-28T20:43:10+01:00March 28th, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manor House B – Wine Production

One of the rooms had what looked like a bit of a wine production line going on. I wasn't sure at first as the liquid was very brightly coloured. The dust looked pretty cool on the demijohns though.The red of the fireplace jumped out at me as well. Yet another of the great things that [...]

By |2011-03-27T13:55:03+01:00March 27th, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manor House B – No Way Down

Here's an image from the top floor of the manor house. You can see it would once have been a beautiful place to reside. I believe that this is where the owners may have stayed judging by the size of the rooms. This part of the house was actually one of the least rotten, the [...]

By |2011-03-24T21:00:59+00:00March 24th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Manor House B – Bath Time

This shot was taken in one of the first rooms I ventured into. Viveca was taking control downstairs whilst I took upstairs. The floor was quite dodgy here to say the least. It can be seen that there are no floorboards towards the back of the room and if you look closely there is a [...]

By |2011-03-20T23:05:03+00:00March 20th, 2011|Featured|2 Comments

Manor House B – The Kitchen Sink

The kitchen in the manor house was one of the rooms on the ground floor that had original features intact. This shot was towards the end of the visit and I was heartened to find this room with all the facilities intact. THe kitchen sink shown, a great Aga and two hand pumps for fresh [...]

By |2011-03-19T18:13:48+00:00March 19th, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manor House B – Living is Easy

Just a quick post before retiring tonight. This evenings image has failed uploading twice, so this one will have to do . It's another of the fantastic organ left in the front room. this really was a sight to behold in the afternoon sun. Although only one half of the two windows was unshuttered, there [...]

By |2011-03-18T22:55:38+00:00March 17th, 2011|Featured|2 Comments

Manor House B – Brass Knobs

Back to some less contentious issues after the last post. The conclusion seems to be both on here and Facebook, that we should leave things as they are. If everyone were to take something from a site there would be nothing left to see - like this lovely brass door handle. the ridged hold what [...]

By |2011-03-16T22:57:48+00:00March 16th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Manor House B- Spotters Guide

I've been thinking that I might write something slightly controversial regarding the Urbex mantra- 'Take only pictures, leave only footprints' over the last few days so here goes. I think I'll be doing two posts, one a counter argument to the other. Urbex is the exploration of abandoned buildings or locations of one sort or [...]

By |2011-04-06T19:52:58+01:00March 15th, 2011|Featured|12 Comments

Manor House B – Enjoy the Silence

This weekend we made a trip fairly far afield. After seeing a contacts images of this location I was keen to go and check it out. We heard that it was due for demo, so I decided that better go sooner rather than later, otherwise I'd only kick myself afterwords for missing such a treat. [...]

By |2011-04-06T19:53:41+01:00March 13th, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manorhouse GT – Arched

Here's a typical view of the architecture and decay in the manor house - somewhat crusty, but not yet falling apart (too much). You can also see the scaffold that has been put in place to bolster / facilitate restoration through the arch. As with all of these images time was of the essence, so [...]

By |2011-03-09T21:32:43+00:00March 9th, 2011|Featured|9 Comments

Manor House GT – Shutter Detail

Here's a close-up of the awesome old skool craftsmanship in the manor house library. This shot was enhanced by the lovely morning light coming in through the windows. I was really taken with the contrast between the light outside and the way it was falling on the pretty metal work. Goes to show that in [...]

By |2011-03-08T22:03:07+00:00March 8th, 2011|Featured|7 Comments

Manor House GT – Different Faces

This image is typical of the rooms in The Manor - tidy and swept. Ready for the contractors to come in and get busy. Interestingly there were a couple of paintings on the window, probably set up by a previous visitor. Not an overly interesting subject, but easy to process using Photomatix and Nik filters, [...]

By |2011-03-06T19:13:01+00:00March 6th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Manor House GT – Servants Quarters

Right at the top of the house were a couple of rooms that were still left with 'things' in them. This was the only one with a bed though. The setting indicated that this was probably servants quarters at one point. There was even a bell above the door outside. The room looked as if [...]

By |2011-03-05T13:33:22+00:00March 5th, 2011|Featured|3 Comments

Manor House GT – Up Stairs

Another quick post as its Friday and I have to have a quick turn around. I've seen many great pictures of staircases, but never been anywhere that I've been able to grab great images myself. Consequently in this location I went into staircase overdrive. Here's the view looking up from the ground floor. Click the [...]

By |2011-03-05T13:34:13+00:00March 4th, 2011|Featured|2 Comments

Manor House GT – Rent Note

Those were the days eh! Three years rent £13! This was on top of a pile of papers left in the Great Hall (which I have now found out was a library). Thing like this I hope are kept, it shows a good deal of history about the place, there were many other artefacts laying [...]

By |2011-03-03T20:51:47+00:00March 3rd, 2011|Featured|6 Comments

Manor House GT – Neither Up Nor Down

I'ts funny that I often complain on here about not having any inspiration to process images. The advice from others - GO SHOOT. Recently I've been in good processing health and for some reason I've managed to rattle through these images really quickly - I have about 10 in the bank all ready to go.I [...]

By |2011-03-01T12:35:55+00:00March 1st, 2011|Featured|5 Comments

Manor House GT – Dinner Is Served

Not sure why I chose the title for the image, possibly as my dinner was ready after I'd finished processing. I don’t know about any of the other photographers, but when I get home I cant wait to get my shots onto the PC and look at them full size, rather like a child on [...]

By |2011-02-28T19:52:18+00:00February 28th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments

Manor House GT – Main Hall

My urbex colleague and I had been planning this one for a couple of weeks. We had originally thought about doing a south coast industrial location, however he wanted to go somewhere totally different as he's a fan of  'old places' . An early start was planned - 4am kick off for the 2 hour [...]

By |2011-02-27T20:59:06+00:00February 27th, 2011|Featured|4 Comments