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Topic: Ruins and derelict buildings
Posted By: Bob J
Subject: Ruins and derelict buildings
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 01:13
..any excuse to start a theme...

This one is for pictures of ruins and derelict buildings. Please post pictures of your own.

To start off:

Going back 800 years the area I live in was quite uninhabited. Richard de Lucy built the Abbey at Lessness in the 1170s as penance for his part in the murder of Thomas Becket - the Abbey remained until Cardinal Wolsey surpressed it in the name of Henry VIII and it was sold over to William Brereton (who came to a bad end for alleged cavorting with Anne Boleyn). The Abbey was raided for its stone over the years, but parts of the restored walls remain now, in a patch of park and woodland surrounded by London suburbs...









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Posted By: Aresee
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 02:00
Nice story to go with the pictures.

I enjoy seeing some of the old places over on your side of the pond.

If I were to take pictures of what things looked like 800 years ago, here where I live,
it would be some trees with a Native American Indian standing near by. :-)

Some day I have to get over to see some of your great castles and ruins.


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Posted By: rroland99
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 03:20
Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


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Posted By: NM Guy
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 06:02
Good stuff shown above, I like the genre. To contribute, a couple from central New Mexico, USA.

Indian dwellings, hundreds of small (less than 4x8 ft) rooms in an indian pueblo. In the background is the church the Spanish made with indian labor.


Closer view of the church. It was built in the mid 1600s and abandon within a few years. They ticked off the local plains indians (Apaches) who cleaned their clocks and sent the survivors packing back to Mexico.


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Posted By: sybersitizen
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 06:39
Here's the Cook Bank Building in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. It's only 100 years old, but sadly neglected. Look http://www.rhyolitesite.com/cook2.html - here to see how the building has deteriorated since it was built, and learn more about the town of http://www.rhyolitesite.com - Rhyolite .

Both made with the KM 5D and 18-70mm:






Posted By: Riccati
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 06:54
Jumicges Abbey, Normandy, France. Dates from 1067.

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 10:36
Originally posted by rroland99 rroland99 wrote:

Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


--Ralph


I'm afraid I'm not seeing your images ralph - not sure if it is a problem with the server, or what..

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 11:04
Ralph's photos are visible to me. Interesting perspective on Conwy Castle, 20 miles east of here, I see you got the default North Wales weather.


Posted By: I Inspiron
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 11:16
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

I'm afraid I'm not seeing your images ralph - not sure if it is a problem with the server, or what..


Can't see them either


Posted By: natamambo
Date Posted: 15 April 2008 at 11:57
I can - in the orginal post and the quote!

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Posted By: rroland99
Date Posted: 16 April 2008 at 04:27
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I see you got the default North Wales weather.

Yes, we were only there 2 days, but grey and overcast pretty much defined it -- although I'm not complaining, it was still a beautiful country. Two days certainly wasn't enough time to do it justice, it's on our list of places to return to for a longer visit!

For the folks who can't see the images -- I suspect it might be because my server is running on a non-standard port. My ISP blocks incoming port-80 connections, so I run my server on 8000. Perhaps your ISPs or local firewalls block outgoing connections to non-standard ports? I'll see what I can do about setting up a relay from another server I have on a different ISP. I am curious though whether it was only this post, or have my other posts been coming empty for some folks as well? Because this is the first anyone has mentioned it.

Oh well...
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Posted By: flattie
Date Posted: 26 April 2008 at 00:34
Here are some Mayan ruins from Coba located in the Yucatan Pensinsula in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Here is the tallest pyramid at the site standing 138' tall.











Here is the ball court. 2 teams of 4 players competed to get a 6lb solid rubber ball through the hoop by only using their knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. The games was played 1 to 3 times every 52 years to settle matters of great economic or political importance. The game ended whenever the first goal was scored. The captain of the winning team was considered a hero and was sacrificed so that he could carry the message his team represented to the Mayan gods. The teams stayed on the level area between the sloped sides of the court.


A view of one of the ball courts walls and the goal


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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 06 May 2008 at 09:51
Some pictures of the remains of Fort Medoc, a 17th century fortification.







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Posted By: dd001
Date Posted: 06 May 2008 at 11:16
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Posted By: alpha_in_exile
Date Posted: 06 May 2008 at 15:16
Not terribly old, as buildings go -- built in 1919, I think -- but it is definitely a ruin:



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Posted By: soylent-green
Date Posted: 07 May 2008 at 05:17
I love an old relic, although the building in the background (Lindisfarne Castle) on the holy island of Lindisfarne is not oficially derelict it was partially built using bricks from the priory (wall only in this shot). The weather called for rain all day, go figure.



And here's the priory.


Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 07 May 2008 at 05:30
Welcome to Dyxum, Paul, with a couple of good shots -- although with #1 I think there is just a bit too much of the priory wall.


Posted By: soylent-green
Date Posted: 07 May 2008 at 05:46
I couldn't agree more but for a "rainy day" I couldn't have asked for better clouds. I've got bucket loads more derelict pics from my UK trip but don't want to load up the forum.

Thanks for the comments.

FYI I had a 7D that went belly up with the black frame thing, SONY was nice enough to provide me with a sweet deal on an a700 (they claimed no parts available, I drove a hard bargain) and I will never look back.


Posted By: alberto
Date Posted: 07 May 2008 at 13:21
Originally posted by Riccati Riccati wrote:

Jumicges Abbey, Normandy, France. Dates from 1067.


Me too, but had a really dull wheather, so I did some imaginative post processing:



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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 08 May 2008 at 12:00
After these beautiful pictures one which is definitely aesthetically less pleasing but still a real ruin:


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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 21:53

Smashed up building at Harlech, northwest Wales, looks like it could have been a hotel.


Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 22:17
Mayan Ruins, Mexico













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Posted By: flattie
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 22:21
Konica A3,

Those are the ruins at San Gervasio in Cozumel right?



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Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 22:26
Originally posted by flattie flattie wrote:

Konica A3,

Those are the ruins at San Gervasio in Cozumel right?



Yes! Exactly. Very good catch.

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Posted By: I Inspiron
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 22:53
Excellent shots, Konica A3!
Beautiful colours

Do you have more pics of Mayan ruines to share?


Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 23:02
Those are indeed very fine pictures. It is a pity that they are so far from here for they are certainly worth taking pictures of. Thanks for sharing

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 15 May 2008 at 23:34
@ Konica A3 : One day I would like to go there, probably need to retire first.
Nice shots, such a different atmosphere from what you can find in Europe!

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Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 01:05
Originally posted by I Inspiron I Inspiron wrote:

Excellent shots, Konica A3!
Beautiful colours

Do you have more pics of Mayan ruines to share?


You twisted my arm.









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Posted By: KonicaA3
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 01:09
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@ Konica A3 : One day I would like to go there, probably need to retire first.
Nice shots, such a different atmosphere from what you can find in Europe!


One day I would love to go Europe. So much culture and history, so much to see and learn.

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Posted By: flattie
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 02:55
Originally posted by KonicaA3 KonicaA3 wrote:

Originally posted by flattie flattie wrote:

Konica A3,

Those are the ruins at San Gervasio in Cozumel right?



Yes! Exactly. Very good catch.


That stone arch over the sacbe (road) is fairly unique - as soon as I saw it I knew where it was. I was there in April of this year and took much the same photo(s)
My family in the arch





Another structure at the site



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Posted By: alberto
Date Posted: 16 May 2008 at 12:56
I will post some really old stuff: Roman ruins of Els Munts villa (Altafulla, Tarragona, First century after J. C.):

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Posted By: YourFunnyUncle
Date Posted: 05 June 2008 at 15:03
A couple from Oktoberfest. They are from Tula, Hidalgo, Mexico. It's a Toltec site, not Maya...





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Posted By: Shercando
Date Posted: 05 June 2008 at 15:58
Well over 100 years old and once proud and busy DelSanto's bar and grocery in remote Michigan UP tiny town Faithorn. The road was widened, taking a lot of the front parking away. Recently it became The Long Branch, a bawdy drug den finally closed by the law. Even the siding was taken. I am certain DelSanto turned over in his grave.



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Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 06 June 2008 at 01:59
OK , Thanks to the Dyxum members that pointed me in the right direction, these are the images posted correctly
Photo's of an old farm house in northern N.J. It is a shame that it is going to be torn down to build a $1.3 million home. The hand cut beams in the ceiling are throughout the whole main floor and hardwood floors. "if only these walls could talk"
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I am going to try and get back inside this weekend with my 24mm lens and a larger flash. My 35 - 105 was just too slow , its quite dark in there with the windows boarded up. I was very impressed at how beautiful the woodwork was inside. If I ever won the "lottery", one of my "things" would be to buy and restore old majestic farmhouses. It breaks my heart when one of these beauties gets destroyed so someone can build a mega mansion! There should be a law against this sort of thing!        TOM

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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 06 June 2008 at 02:43
Great "old" house Tom that I am sure will be mourned when it is destroyed.


Posted By: Shercando
Date Posted: 06 June 2008 at 04:58
@ Thomcher: That old house has a distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright look about it. Someone should look at it's pedigree before tearing it down. It could make the historic sites roster if so.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 14 June 2008 at 09:49
I think this building is derelict in more sense then one.

It is Fort Oelegem, part of the very early 20th century fort ring around Antwerp. Built around 1904 it has a roof of 2.5 meter of non-reinforced concrete and on that it had two big guns to keep the enemy away. By the time the Germans came in 1914 they had penny pinched the upgrades which led to 2.5 meter concrete not strong enough for the German shells and the guns too short range to reach the German guns. Don't have to tell you how long they were able to keep the Germans away.   

Currently it is jointly kept by two organizations, one of nature lovers who think the fort's whole destiny is to become even more derelict, none of the trees growing out of the roof are allowed to be cut and the only inhabitants are the bats. The other organization think the fort needs to be restored in it's old glory, with guns and troop quarters like in that time etc. They can't come to terms which each other and only fight. Resulting is some haphazard restorations not holding up and for the rest nothing. A real shame. It's pretty large so in my mind they should be able to devide it in two, one half for the bats and the other half properly restored. Who knows, maybe one day they'll figure it out.

Normally it's closed to the public, but a few days a years tours are allowed, and this shot was taken then. I'll post more as I have time to PP (probably will make an Open View thread for it)



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Posted By: Swoopy
Date Posted: 14 June 2008 at 10:03
This model of governance by two groups with diametrically opposed interests is a "favourite" in Belgium isn't it?

I like the photo, shame about the light, but it does give the building a dreary aspect. I also like the description you wrote about it!
Maybe you should have zoomed in just a little to put more emphasis on the old building itself?
You've handled distortion well (PP or straight from the camera?)... close by where I live one of the old forts in the "ring of Amsterdam" is being restored ... weather + time permitting I'll nip over there and post one myself.
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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 14 June 2008 at 11:56
Originally posted by Swoopy Swoopy wrote:

This model of governance by two groups with diametrically opposed interests is a "favourite" in Belgium isn't it?


@ Swoopy, yep, but in this case both groups speak Flemish . I'm allowed to laugh at it because I'm Dutch, and even though the Belgians don't like to be laughed at they still expect it from the Dutch

Re. the picture, see what you're saying on the crop. I tried to crop the posted one a bit tighter and it improved a bit. But then I went to the next shot taken at 20 mm and cropped off a little from the right and I think that's even better. Would be interested in your view on that.

PP was only curves and levels, no perspective correction. I'm trying to practice shots using my 10-20 such that I still get normal perspective and I think I've managed pretty well in these cases. Most important thing there is keeping the camera straight.



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Posted By: shimrod
Date Posted: 15 June 2008 at 16:27
Some shots of Tinturn Abbey taken last summer











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Posted By: brettania
Date Posted: 15 June 2008 at 16:44
Welcome to Dyxum Tim and those are some fine shots to start your posting "career" here.


Posted By: davesmith
Date Posted: 17 June 2008 at 06:43
These are the ruins of the old iron works blast furnace in Lithgow, west of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia.



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Posted By: rmscustom
Date Posted: 17 June 2008 at 08:01
An old building next to a corral in Northern Arizona.





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Posted By: Swoopy
Date Posted: 17 June 2008 at 09:00
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Originally posted by Swoopy Swoopy wrote:

This model of governance by two groups with diametrically opposed interests is a "favourite" in Belgium isn't it?

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I'm allowed to laugh at it because I'm Dutch, and even though the Belgians don't like to be laughed at they still expect it from the Dutch



Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

Re. the picture, see what you're saying on the crop. I tried to crop the posted one a bit tighter and it improved a bit. But then I went to the next shot taken at 20 mm and cropped off a little from the right and I think that's even better. Would be interested in your view on that.


I agree - better focus on the building, still shows dreary surroundings ... it works (better) for me!

Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:


PP was only curves and levels, no perspective correction. I'm trying to practice shots using my 10-20 such that I still get normal perspective and I think I've managed pretty well in these cases. Most important thing there is keeping the camera straight.


Good job on controlling the distortion, and good tip, that!



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Posted By: GPLarge
Date Posted: 06 July 2008 at 15:50
Just playing with B&W



Thanks for looking

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 06 July 2008 at 16:14
Look here in an http://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33175 - open view for another set of shots of the fort Oelegem (see above) shot the same day.

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Posted By: Gabriel
Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 18:47
http://gabriel.mp3-tech.org/pics/galleries/2008_pic_a_day/?pic=20080819_PICT0924.jpg">

Not sure if this qualifies as ruin...


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Date Posted: 24 August 2008 at 18:55


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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 11 September 2008 at 21:23
Just the remnants of a simple farmer's shed:


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Posted By: Defender
Date Posted: 12 September 2008 at 22:17


















Abandoned ghost house near Zelzate in The Netherlands. Only last picture has embedded exif; sorry for that.


Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 12 September 2008 at 22:39
Hi Defender: that is really derelict

Fine pictures also, and Black and White really stresses the loneliness and abandonment

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Posted By: JohnnyW
Date Posted: 13 September 2008 at 20:07
The great farms are slowly disappearing.

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Posted By: topazlizz
Date Posted: 13 September 2008 at 23:01
@Defender - excellent pictures, particularly like the one where a girl shows through the remnants of a doorway.

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Posted By: Inc
Date Posted: 14 September 2008 at 21:36
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Posted By: Gabriel
Date Posted: 14 September 2008 at 22:25
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Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 15 September 2008 at 00:44
This is Oakland , NJ's "stream house ". It is suppose to be restored , but time and neglect have taken its toll on her. As it stands right now , it has been declaired unsafe. An engineering firm had workers go in and place timbers outside the window frames and ran cables around the timbers and through the building with turn buckles in an attempt to keep the walls from bowing out any more.

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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 19 September 2008 at 22:38
Somewhat smaller than most other posts in this topic: a derelict bird house (or is it a ruin?)


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Posted By: Tritone
Date Posted: 22 September 2008 at 05:19
In Alberta, a lot of small towns which were built on the railway have been forced to close.

Here's the Roundhouse for the railway in Big Valley, Alberta.

(all taken with A700 and the Tamron 19-35)







The grain elevators are another part of Alberta rapidly disappearing


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Posted By: pauljg
Date Posted: 14 October 2008 at 15:19
This was the view from the window of my (very fine) room in one of the most expensive hotels in Amsterdam showing some buildings which are so derelict that they have to be kept up with beams!


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Posted By: Shercando
Date Posted: 14 October 2008 at 16:51
Not hardly a ruin or derelict but home sweet home in rural USA. I lived in one very much like this when I was born. The inside looked just like the outside. (It has since been modernized with finished walls inside and an actual stair case to the loft, replacing the crude ladder. There are two bedrooms there instead of the loft. My cousin still lives there.)

Usually far from towns, farmers and woodsmen built homes exactly like this with trees cut from timber right where they built.



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Posted By: jungen
Date Posted: 17 October 2008 at 20:25
Some autumn colors to this (not the funniest) theme







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Life's a long song


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 15:05
Another one that is falling apart:


KM5D + 80-200HS @ 135mm, f4

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Posted By: Stvr
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 15:43
Oil. This is where it all began. The fields of Oil Springs, Ontario near my home town. This old tool barn sits in the middle of an exhausted oil field where the first commercial oil wells began pumping the black gold from the earth.



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Posted By: David_S
Date Posted: 19 October 2008 at 17:02
Couple old cabins from our recent fall vaca in West Virginia taken with A700 & Sony 18-250mm





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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 04 January 2009 at 18:59
A derelict shed, right in the center of the next town "St Antonius-Zoersel" (Belgium)
Did some PP to have it look more "gritty", C&C very welcome.






All 3 A700 + 80-200/2.8


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Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 04 January 2009 at 21:35
Great location. Might need to go back there with a willing subject. For me, the PP works in some places, but not in others. In the darker areas, like around and above the window in #1, I think it's very effective and I like it a lot. In the lighter areas, like on the left side of that same image, it's not as effective and actually looks more like over-sharpening.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 05 January 2009 at 21:25
Thanks for the comment Walt, it's indeed a great location but the willing subject has not been identified yet. Agree on the PP, (real)work started again after two weeks off so no time to spend more time on it now but I'll try something different (and darker) later and repost. Thanks for taking the time to provide C&C   

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Posted By: topazlizz
Date Posted: 06 January 2009 at 22:07
Right, tired of birds that won't stay put I took my camera to the Gudhem Convent ruins. All info was removed from the signs, to preserve them from rain, sleet and snow no doubt, so I can't contribute much without doing an internet search.

Here are some wintry pictures, taken quickly before my fingers went from blue to white.









Any C&C appreciated, especially thoughts on post processing which for me is still quite a haphazard process.

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A700, A350, KM7D and too many (?) lenses.

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Posted By: DavidB
Date Posted: 06 January 2009 at 22:16
One from a couple of summers ago with the 7D and 24-105.



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Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 23 February 2009 at 01:25
Abandoned farm house Millsboro, De.

1- Side view


2- Front view



3- Forgotten staircase



A-100, Min. 28-135 Crossed xx, #1, 45mm, F8, ISO 400, #2, 35mm, F22, Iso 400, #3, 28mm, F22, ISO 400 handheld, RAW.

TOM

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Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 09 March 2009 at 12:31


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Posted By: Craig144
Date Posted: 16 March 2009 at 22:07
The Barber Paper Mill



A700 & Minolta 28mm f2.8 @ f11, 1/200, ISO800

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Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 12 April 2009 at 14:40
About a year after this old house was completely renovated, the government condemned it so that they could widen the road. They moved it 100 meters, and declared they would use it for school offices or some such. That was maybe 10 years ago. This is today:



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Posted By: romancandle
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 05:33
This is a run down house near Mono Lake - Eastern Sierras, California. The Sierras in are in the background. Also, this is the end of summer, thus little snow.







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Posted By: happyjack
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 06:57
Great renditon Walt, love it.
Howard

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 10:27
Hadn't seen Walt's post here, so a belated comment that I like it. The PP goes well with the story and the current state of the building. What a shame, when properly taken care of this type of buildings can be beautiful places with a nice atmosphere.

romancandle, beautiful scenery and nice sharp and colorful captures. Compositions are a bit "flat" with the main subject quite central and no real eye-catcher or leading lines in the foreground. Maybe something to think about next time you're there.

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Posted By: wross
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 11:38
Thanks, Howard & Pieter. It really is a shame, and I'm glad the image worked to convey that.

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 17 April 2009 at 11:44
Former Padarn Railway carriage shed, not far from my house. This is actually a listed building (i.e. it's supposed to be protected)





Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 18 April 2009 at 09:44
Seems they had a fire in there, what a shame. Any chance it might get back to real intended use by one of the many museum steam trains? The one where I used to work moved some of these structures (but a bit smaller) "stone by stone" from where they were found to our line and restored them in their old glory.

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Posted By: ants
Date Posted: 05 May 2009 at 13:25
Vastseliina Episcopal Castle




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Posted By: sydknee
Date Posted: 20 May 2009 at 08:27
Many years ago I used to pass this place on my way to school. A chinese family lived there and had a thriving market garden. Not very fond memories of his saltpetre gun and accuracy, as we were more than a little impolite at times. Now it is abandoned and the garden has long been over grown. There is a family of hawks residing in or near the building that I intend to investigate one of these days



Posted By: Defender
Date Posted: 27 May 2009 at 00:01
Abandoned since 1968 because the widow got pregnant from the priest, and she ended in jail for murdering the unwanted child.









Posted By: ricardovaste
Date Posted: 27 May 2009 at 14:07
What a brilliant location, 'Defender'. I love 2 & 3 in particular. I really like the simplicity of the compositions, that really let us see the environment fully. You've really captured and processed the lighting effectively too. The conversions/toning works really well for me. Your story is chilling and adds to the atmosphere of the series... and for that reason, it really makes the the second shot most powerful. Great work

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Posted By: Wayne09
Date Posted: 30 May 2009 at 07:33

Barn, A900, 24-70CZ

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Wayne


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 30 May 2009 at 13:35
Nice shot wayne, I like how the shadow in the foreground leads your eye through the meadow to the barn (or what's left of it). It looks a bit like a stranded Arc of Noah   



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Posted By: Wayne09
Date Posted: 30 May 2009 at 16:03
Thanks, Pagelli
I have watched this barn for years, but finally took the time to shoot a few. I don't think Noah would want to be in this arc.

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Posted By: badjak
Date Posted: 30 May 2009 at 16:29
Originally posted by Defender Defender wrote:

Abandoned since 1968 because the widow got pregnant from the priest, and she ended in jail for murdering the unwanted child.


good story, equally good photographs. i really like No 2, the way the light enters the room, the way the door is open, and the way it fits the story. i like the perspective too the mega wide angle gives it. is this without any correction for distortion? (assuming you used the sig 12-24)


Posted By: Wayne09
Date Posted: 02 June 2009 at 03:33

A700, 16-80CZ

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 02 June 2009 at 07:49
Very smart use of the sunny reflections Wayne which goes well with the gritty PP of the wall. Have you considered getting a program that can correct barrel/pincushion distortion? (eg PTLens), I think especially shots like these need to be really fishy or corrected to be straight. Just a thought (and did you guess I'm an engineer by education )

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Posted By: Wayne09
Date Posted: 03 June 2009 at 23:32
Thanks Pegelli, you are correct! I took it back in PS and straightened things a bit.

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Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 04 June 2009 at 06:22
Originally posted by Wayne09 Wayne09 wrote:

I took it back in PS and straightened things a bit.


Big improvement

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Posted By: Winwalloe
Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 22:59
At Alcatraz



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Posted By: Winwalloe
Date Posted: 02 August 2009 at 14:36
Former theater



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Posted By: Stan53
Date Posted: 19 August 2009 at 10:40
Old Hut north of Cardwell, Queensland, Australia


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Posted By: thomcher144
Date Posted: 19 August 2009 at 23:14
Tool shed at an abandoned farm in Millsboro, De. USA



A350, Tamron 17-50@ 17mm, F5.6, ISO 100

TOM

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Posted By: davesmith
Date Posted: 24 August 2009 at 06:32
The old blast furnace in Lithgow, NSW.

A700 & 18-70 kit





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Posted By: JT National Park
Date Posted: 20 September 2009 at 15:23
What is left of Ryan Ranch, part of the Ryan Ranch Trail, inside Joshua Tree National Park. A700, Tamron 24-135, 3.5-5.6













Posted By: Wayne09
Date Posted: 20 September 2009 at 15:40
Barn


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Posted By: Craig144
Date Posted: 23 September 2009 at 13:49
"The Hermitage" in the Dundas Valley near Hamilton, Ontario.

A700 & Minolta AF 17-35 F2.8-4 D. PP in Lightroom and perspective corrections in PTLens.

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Posted By: svjetlana
Date Posted: 02 October 2009 at 02:42



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